ALPVISION
FINGERPRINT®

PHYSICAL PRODUCTS
PROTECTION

COVERT ANTI-COUNTERFEITING AND
AUTHENTICATION SOLUTION FOR PHYSICAL PRODUCTS

AlpVision Fingerprint® is a unique, breakthrough, and invisible anti-counterfeit solution. It authenticates and tracks mass produced objects manufactured by processes such as molding, stamping, rolling, and tooling.

The principle is simple, AlpVision Fingerprint® relies on the verification of the surface structure of physical products by comparing it to a previously acquired reference image. This information is then saved and the smartphone application will detect if the product is genuine or not.

PROTECT ALMOST ANY PHYSICAL PRODUCT

Almost all industries can protect their physical products with AlpVision Fingerprint®. It has been applied to a wide variety of products produced by molding or tooling, including bottles and caps, electrical appliances, mechanical parts, imaging supplies, and watches. Some examples include:

  • Pharmaceutical products – vial flip-off tops, syringes
  • Fashion – shoes, watches, jewellery, perfume
  • Automotive parts – lubricants, brake pads
  • Electronic products – circuit breakers
  • Tobacco – e-cigarettes, e-liquid packaging
  • Food and beverage – bottle closures
  • Wine and Spirits – bottle closures
  • Precious metals – gold, silver, platinum, palladium and rhodium ingots or coins

If the product or packaging has printed parts, then the AlpVision Cryptoglyph® is an ideal solution.

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A SMARTPHONE AS DETECTION DEVICE

Products are verified using a smartphone application on Android and iOS. The app works in real-time and provides instant product authentication which takes less than 3 seconds.

While AlpVision Fingerprint® is not a complete track and trace system, it can identify the original mold cavity, help locate the equipment manufacturer, and determine the approximate production date. Consequently, non-trustworthy suppliers are less likely to smuggle molded parts to counterfeiters. The dedicated authentication application is customizable and can also be integrated into existing applications.

IMPLEMENTATION WITH NO PRODUCT CHANGES

With no changes to standard production practices, AlpVision Fingerprint leverages the intrinsic microscopic surface irregularities, for instance found in a mold, and uses these unique characteristics as the means of authentication (as opposed to adding security features). The process captures a digital image of the surface of a manufactured part and stores it in a database. This image is then used as a reference to perform product authentication.

This technology can be applied retroactively. This means we can take the reference images from the current production channels and even products already on the market can also be authenticated as long as the cavities have not been replaced.

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STATISTICS AND REPORTING – BRAND MONITORING SYSTEM

The Brand Monitoring System – BMS – is a centralized server collecting valuable information in real-time related to authentication of your product worldwide. Activities, such as product authentication, are saved in the system, along with information such as location, market data, number of authentications, dates, and images. The intuitive web interface is a powerful interactive tool to perform in-depth analysis of the global counterfeiting activities. As an additional benefit, even if the detection is done offline, the detection information will be saved on the phone and automatically uploaded later onto the BMS platform. Find out more.

the MAIN ADVANTAGES of alpvision fingerprint®

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INVISIBLE
SECURITY

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AUTHENTICATE WITH
A MOBILE PHONE

product authentication

PRODUCT
NOT MODIFIED

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No additional
consumables

Moreover, this technology works retroactively. Which means that even if the product is already on the market, it is still possible to authenticate it.

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