The video-driven home security startup Canary, maker of Canary, the all-in-one security solution with HD camera, siren and air monitor, passed rigorous testing to attain the first Internet of Things (IoT) security certification from ICSA Labs, a leading third-party testing and certification body and an independent division of Verizon.
The Canary device helps consumers safeguard their home by sending alerts to an app on a smartphone when activity is detected. Users can then view a live video stream and sound a 90-decibel siren or call local authorities via the app.
The lack of security in many IoT devices deployed in the market today is a serious concern for organizations and consumers. Consumers are fast becoming aware that with IoT comes an increased risk of cyber threats. Unsecured devices offer a new entry point into an individual’s home network and can threaten other connected devices. This can also lead to consumer data loss of personal records, credit card information, health records and more.