Now, these core principles have been thoroughly scrutinized by the independent German IT security institute AV-TEST, resulting in the Nuki Combo being considered the safest Smart Lock in the test.
Six Smart Locks in the testIn the test six Smart Locks from various suppliers were examined in the IoT laboratory of AV-TEST:
- Nuki Combo, Austra
- August Smart Lock, USA
- Danalock V3, Denmark
- eQ-3 Bluetooth Smart Lock, Germany
- Burg-Wächter secuENTRY, Germany
- Noke Padlock, USA
Not only did the security aspects of Nuki come to the fore during the course of the test, but the simple installation and the high level of data security were also praised. Regarding the data security, the testers analyzed the data privacy statements of all suppliers in detail.
In addition to the encrypted locking commands, the software update behavior was also examined. Since Nuki uses a completely encrypted connection to retrieve the software updates (and a physical action at the lock is required to initiates the update), the highest security standards were also awarded in this respect.
The log files of all Smart Locks in the test were also checked to determine whether the data from the log files allowed user information contained to manipulate the Smart Lock. Nuki never creates or stores a log file so there are no vulnerabilities to exploit. Note: the log file must not be confused with the protocol. The locking protocol is stored locally on the Smart Lock. The locking protocol also does not contain any security-relevant data, but – if activated – only records when a user has operated the Smart Lock.
The Nuki Combo emerged as the unanimous best Smart Lock in the test. The result is very pleasing for all of us at Nuki, but we will continue to give our best so that your Nuki Smart Lock remains permanently secure whenever and where ever you need it.
The whole test is available here: AV-TEST