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TECHNOLOGIES TO
FIGHT PRODUCT
COUNTERFEITING

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COVERT Anti-counterfeiting solutions

Covert anti-counterfeiting solutions are security features which are invisible to the naked eye. Verifying an invisible authentication feature usually requires some kind of equipment, such as special lightning, special readers, magnifying glasses or other such objects. Covert anti-counterfeiting security features are considered more secure yet are known to be slightly more complicated to use.

Here at AlpVision, we believe we have simplified the use of covert security features, allowing consumers to easily check the authenticity of an item. Invisible anti-counterfeiting technologies are used across industries, such as tobacco, pharmaceutical, lubricants, precious metals, and wine and spirits.

We encourage companies to choose a covert security feature. Even if counterfeiters are aware of the presence of covert security features, the fact that it is not visible makes copying much harder. Moreover, it has been observed that counterfeiters become lazy when faced with the difficult task of duplicating covert security features.

Finding the best suited authentication solution for a product is not an easy task. Therefore, AlpVision has created a guide containing the best-known invisible anti-counterfeiting technologies on the market. In the following list, you will have the opportunity to discover the technical aspects of not only our competitors’ technologies but also our solutions, such as the Cryptoglyph, the AlpVision Fingerprint and the Secured QR code.

Selecting your anti-counterfeiting technology may be a real challenge.

ANTI-COUNTERFEITING
TECHNOLOGY
Overt/
Covert
Application Security
(duplication)
Security
(forging)
ROLLOUT
COST
COST
PER ITEM
READER
COST
Deployment
complexity
Target
Audience
AlpVision Fingerprint® is a product authentication technology using the product’s surface as an authentication element. More
Overt Covert Semi-Covert
N/A
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
Company Internal Law Enforcement Consumers
Cryptoglyph® is a digital, invisible product authentication technology using artificially introduced pseudo-randomly distributed micro-defects on the surface of printed products. More
Overt Covert Semi-Covert
Printed
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
Company Internal Law Enforcement Consumers
Digital Watermarks are imperceptible modification of digital media, such as images and videos, in order to add additional information. More
Overt Covert Semi-Covert
Digital
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
Company Internal Law Enforcement Consumers
Fluorescence is a light emitting effect where the outgoing light has a lower frequency than the incoming light. More
Overt Covert Semi-Covert
Printed
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
Company Internal Law Enforcement Consumers
The Product Fingerprint authenticates products based on intrinsic characteristic of a product surface. It is similar to a human fingerprint and allows for individual product identification or batch based identification for molded or stamped products. More
Overt Covert Semi-Covert
N/A
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
Company Internal Law Enforcement Consumers
A Raman detection is a hardware device that is able to detect the presence and concentration of molecules. More
Overt Covert Semi-Covert
N/A
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
Company Internal Law Enforcement Consumers
RFIDs are electronic devices that respond with an electromagnetic wave when stimulated with the same. More
Overt Covert Semi-Covert
Stick/Glue
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
Company Internal Law Enforcement Consumers
Secured QR Code is a standard QR code with an additional layer of security that allows to detect copying. More
Overt Covert Semi-Covert
Printed
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
Company Internal Law Enforcement Consumers
Thermochromic is a kind of special ink that changes colour when exposed to different temperatures. The colour remains the same at lower temperature. More
Overt Covert Semi-Covert
Printed
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
N/A
High Medium Low
Company Internal Law Enforcement Consumers

Counterfeit products

BRAND PROTECTION
Pharmaceuticals
 
BRAND PROTECTION
Tobacco
 
Document Security
Government
 
BRAND PROTECTION
Precious Metals
 
BRAND PROTECTION
Wine & Spirits
 
BRAND PROTECTION
AUTO LUBRICANTS
 

Our digital invisible technologies for product authentication and counterfeit protection can be applied to a broad range of branded products across a multitude of industries, including: Household Appliances, Electromechanical parts (e.g. circuit breakers), Agrochemicals (e.g. pesticides), Cosmetics, Oil & Gas (e.g. lubricants), Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage and more.

 

Counterfeit Products Market

BRAND PROTECTION
PHARMACEUTICALS
BRAND PROTECTION
TOBACCO
Document Security
GOVERNMENT
BRAND PROTECTION
PRECIOUS METALS
BRAND PROTECTION
WINE & SPIRITS
BRAND PROTECTION
AUTO LUBRICANTS
BRAND PROTECTION
OTHER INDUSTRIES

Our digital invisible technologies for product authentication and counterfeit protection can be applied to a broad range of branded products across a multitude of industries, including household appliances, electromechanical parts (e.g., circuit breakers), agrochemicals (e.g., pesticides), cosmetics, oil & gas (e.g., lubricants), consumer goods, food & beverage and more.

 

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    WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

    Brand Protection

    “I’m so impressed at how easy this solution was to deploy. We have a huge inventory of Pharmaceutical products – and protection of our market is vital. The team at AlpVision understood our unique challenge from day one – and delivered exactly what we need. Amazing!”

    – CEO
    Internationally operating pharmaceutical company

    In close collaboration with AlpVision we developed an AI/ML model to support chemical process development.  The idea was to show our management the power of machine learning in bringing our company into the digital era, AlpVision provided as with tailor made solution. AlpVision demonstrated their expertise in the field and it was a real pleasure to collaborate with them.

    – Project Manager
    International Pharmaceutical Company

    Excellent company to work with. Developed and implemented exactly as per customer requirements. A company that goes the extra distance to ensure they deliver a quality product and on going support.

    – Head of product security
    European registered pharmaceutical company

    AlpVision consistently demonstrates a deep expertise in anti-counterfeiting technologies, but also their detailed understanding of implementation and various use scenarios. They are a true partner we have relied on to support our Anti-counterfeiting strategy and deployment over many years and also the years to come.

    – Anti-counterfeiting manager
    Multi Billion pharmaceutical company

    AlpVision gave us the lead we needed when we were implementing our global anti-counterfeiting strategy. The collaboration with them was always very effective and solution-oriented. It is a pleasure to work with them.

    – Manager Anti-counterfeiting Program
    International Pharma Company