IF Design Award 2023 for DK&A and Sector Alarm

DK&A’s work for Sector Alarm’s Smart Alarm System won the iF Design Awards 2023 in the category “Product User Experience (UX)”.

The Smart Alarm System (SAS) by Sector Alarm is a turn-key smart home security system. It creates peace of mind for the user, and provides safety, security, and convenience. The SAS consists of several interactive components: a portable voice unit, keypad, mobile app, remote control, and key tags.

The SAS UX has been created to be personal, ergonomic, and immediate before all else. Moving from a simple control mechanism for the alarm system to a full-fledged smart home control center introduces a lot of complexity in a high-stakes environment. The user experience has been designed to reduce stress and anxiety by providing the most relevant information in a user-centric fashion.

“DK&A is a reliable and flexible partner, and their team delivers high quality. However, what I value most is the trust-based, open approach to communication on both sides. Together we can address issues transparently and make changes quickly if needed.”

- Kalle Asikainen, Group Product Director, Sector Alarm

We at DK&A designed, developed, and validated the mobile channel for the visionary Smart Alarm System. Our team worked closely with Sector Alarm’s Head of Design and engineers, along with EGGS Design. Together we delivered a coherent, enjoyable experience across all touchpoints. Our efforts focused on the digital experience on mobile devices, as well as supporting tooling and design processes.

Sector Alarm is one of Europe’s leading safety providers with a long history of supplying high-quality alarm systems for homeowners and businesses in the Nordics.

The iF Design Award is one of the most important design prizes in the world. It honors design achievements in all disciplines: product, packaging, communication and service design, architecture and interior architecture as well as professional concept, user experience (UX) and user interface (UI). The jury consisting of 133 international design professionals judged the nominees based on impact, idea, form, function and differentiation.