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AlpVision Fingerprint®

What it is?

AlpVision Fingerprint® is a product authentication technology using the product’s surface as an authentication element.

 

How do you detect it?

AlpVision Fingerprint® uses regular smartphones (Android, iPhone) and a dedicated mobile application to instantly authenticate products. Read more

 

How does it work?

AlpVision Fingerprint® technology leverages the intrinsic microscopic surface irregularities found on products and uses these unique characteristics as the means of authentication. Depending on the manufacturing process these irregularities will be repeated between different products (for instance on molded products).

What do we think about this technology?

This technology is ideal in every way for products which are either molded or stamped. Indeed, it gathers the two critical aspects of a good security feature: hard to counterfeit and easy to detect. At the same time, no modification is needed to the product, so it is totally invisible. Furthermore, it is deceptively simple to deploy since it only requires the capture of a few reference images for authenticating millions of products. In addition to its deployment simplicity, detection is easy with any smartphone. Finally, this is one of the exceedingly rare approaches which can be put in place “retroactively”, even after products are already on the market. Its main limitation is that it requires an initial qualification test since some products do not have sufficient micro-defects.

 

Field of application

Bottle caps, plastic bottles, any injected plastic parts, electronic cigarettes, flip off-tops, brake pads, circuit breakers, shoes, precious metal products and watches.

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ANTI-COUNTERFEITING
TECHNOLOGY
Overt/
Covert
Application Security
(duplication)
Security
(forging)
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AlpVision Fingerprint®

Overt Covert Semi-Covert
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High Medium Low
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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.

 

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU ?

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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