IMQ services to ensure and optimise the security and effectiveness of the Internet of Things (IoT)

Within the framework of smart homes and smart buildings, the IoT is showing year-on-year growth of 35% in Italy. The market for IoT relating to smart cities is currently worth approximately 3.7 billion euros per year in Italy. And these figures will only rise with the roll-out of 5G network technology.

Proven security at network and device level is a pre-condition of the continuous evolution of the Internet of Things. And this is the area that our IoT services cover, with particular reference to: 

  • Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Test (VA-PT)
  • Verification of interoperability, particularly of communication systems
  • EMC immunity.

In addition to these services, in terms of management and protection of personal and sensitive data, IMQ offers businesses a voluntary certification scheme that certifies their conformity with the requirements of the GDPR - the new EU Regulation 679/2016 on privacy.

Smart homes and smart buildings

  • Performance
    Expected performance levels should be verified on the basis of guidelines on quality so as to ensure functionality and increase consumer confidence.
  • Interoperability
    Products used in connected systems must be able to successfully communicate with other products in the network.
  • Data privacy
    Data must be protected at all times against new vulnerabilities and intrusions.
  • Test Protocols
    Producers are required to meet numerous long- and short-range global test standards for successful product distribution.
  • Regulatory compliance
    Meet international and country-specific regulatory requirements covering product distribution.

Smart cities and smart mobility

  • Inspection and supervision
    The transition to smart city status often makes existing inspection and supervision processes obsolete. IMQ provides support in the development of these services for the new framework.
  • Certification and auditing
    The Public Administrations of smart cities may require suppliers to provide certification of the quality, security and conformity of their products. IMQ conducts third-party audits of suppliers and issues certification of products and systems
Management system certification is the endorsement enjoyed by organisations that have chosen to equip themselves with efficient management systems and suitable skills and structures, aimed at continuous improvement. And the higher the prestige of the awarding body, the higher the value of the guarantee. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, our laboratories have full capability to put products through all the checks required by the major European directives and international standards. The certifications issued by IMQ are synonymous with trust. They guarantee safety, performance, efficiency and quality standards. More than 10,000 companies have turned to IMQ to certify their products and stand out on the market. Notified body for the main EU directives, IMQ offers tests and CE certifications to assess the conformity of the products to the requirements required to be marketed on the European market. Inspections and audits validate the conformity of electrical installations, equipment, supplies and services with the applicable technical and legislative specifications. IMQ services add value and enhance brand image by distinguishing organisations that have invested properly in safety and quality. They are internationally recognised, managed by expert personnel and constantly updated, on the strength of IMQ’s membership of the main working groups on international standards. From the market’s point of view, IMQ services testify to the transparency and reliability of the organisations that choose them. And they cut time to market.