More and more household devices are connected to the Internet and each other. They are called smart home devices, but many customers don’t know what that term actually means. For this reason, and because smart home devices often have major security gaps, the EU sees need for action and has agreed on new security certificates. But there are gaps not only in safety, but also in product liability. Consumer protectors are therefore also calling for them to be addressed. The full article on the new EU certificates can be found here. Please note that the article is currently only available in German.