Every year, awards are granted for the most innovative do-it-yourself products. In June 2018, the Brands Group won the award for the GP SafeGuard. The wireless - and therefore smart - outdoor lamp with motion sensor won the Dobbit Best Choice award in the Electrical & Home Automation category. Frédéric van Havere received the award on behalf of the Brands Group during a gala award presentation dinner.
A total of forty products in eight categories were nominated for the most significant innovations in the DIY universe. Consumers from the Netherlands and Belgium voted for new and improved DIY products. In the Electrical & Home Automation category, the majority of the votes went to GP Batteries and the GP SafeGuard 3.1 Hybrid: a wireless outdoor lamp with built-in LED motion sensor.