Salto Neo gains BSI Enhanced Level IoT Kitemark

Issue 1 2021 News

Salto Systems has announced that the Salto Neo electronic cylinder is its latest product to gain the BSI Enhanced Level IoT Kitemark certification for access control systems.

Designed for doors where fitting an electronic escutcheon is not possible or required, the compact Salto Neo cylinder can be installed on standard doors, server racks, gates, cabinets, electric switches, sliding doors, and more. It’s also available in an extensive range of models suitable for use on almost any kind of door.

British Standards Institution (BSI) has been part of the collaborative work to give clarity on best practices for IoT security, subsequently developing a scheme to assess connected/IoT devices. The scheme determines whether a product has the appropriate security controls for its intended use and is suitably supported throughout its intended life. This cyber/physical security scheme forms the security element of the BSI Kitemark for IoT/connected products.

The IoT is typically a network of smart devices and systems that can be connected, enabling data to be exchanged to provide services, efficiency, and innovation. Its technology can positively enhance lives and businesses, but the complexity of IoT also means that those with criminal intent may attempt to access it to steal data, hack cameras, enter buildings, or otherwise breach security.

Like the already BSI-certified Salto XS4 One electronic lock product family, BLUEnet wireless peripherals, and Salto controllers and readers, the Salto Neo family of electronic cylinders had to undergo advanced security testing for vulnerabilities and security flaws in BSI’s IoT laboratory, enduring BSI’s most in-depth and exacting testing and analysis.

The Salto Neo cylinder provides an effective and convenient way of securing a building or assets. The clutch system is energy efficient, dropping power consumption to impressively low levels, resulting in 100 000 to 130 000 operations from just one set of batteries. Standby power consumption is also reduced, further extending battery life.

Now IP66-rated, the Salto Neo cylinder is weather resistant, making it suitable for outdoor use, even in the harshest of environments. Inside the tough Salto Neo cylinder exterior is the latest in electronic lock technology. Certified to the highest security standards, and incorporating ever-higher quality and reliability, the Salto Neo cylinder offers value far beyond security, however. It also provides greater control over the door by offering users access to audit trails, reports, alerts, and much more.


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