What is it?
A Secured QR Code is a standard QR code with an additional layer of security that allows the detection of copying.
How do you detect it?
Authentication of products carrying a Secured QR Code is done using a regular smartphone.
How does it work?
Standard QR codes are secured by adding micro-holes in the black parts of the QR code. The modifications are invisible to the eye and provide an additional level of security. Deep learning is used to ensure the security of the detection. It can be printed in inkjet.
What do we think about this technology?
This technology is particularly appropriate when there is already a QR code printed. Interestingly, it works with both offset and digital printing. It is a rather easy-to-deploy authentication technology, since it does not require any modification to the printing hardware or any consumable. Yet, it is invisible and easy to authenticate. However, although the QR code message can be detected using the built-in smartphone camera app, the authentication of the secured part requires a dedicated smartphone app. Once downloaded, this authentication app works offline, so it does not require any connectivity to operate.
Field of application
Products carrying a QR code and having the need for product authentication, such as folding boxes, packaging and labels.