Physical product security refers to security features that are directly incorporated in the product or its packaging. It begins with tamper protection (prior opening indication) and continues with a broad portfolio of complex authentication technologies.
SECURIKETT® is a pioneer in the development and production of security labels. As the basis on which every other technology relies, effective tamper protection is the core challenge – any authentication technology is useless without tamper protection.
Suppose that you put a variable code on your packaging to enable verification of the product; without appropriate tamper protection, the code can quite easily be transferred to a counterfeit product, and the verification system serves no purpose at all.
This cannot happen with SECURIKETT® security labels; with its innovative proprietary technology, SECURIKETT® is a leader in the field of tamper protection.
Reliable and unambiguous authentication is the basis for differentiating genuine articles from counterfeit products. Basically, authentication features can be differentiated by the level at which they operate:
Overt authentication: Overt authentication features are recognisable and verifiable with the naked eye, making reliable authentication possible for the largest possible number of people, including end customers. All that is required is for the feature to be properly communicated. Probably the best-known features in this category are what are referred to as Digital Optically Variable Devices (DOVIDs), which are often simplistically understood as a kind of hologram. Since nothing else suggests security as well as holograms do, they are regarded as the classic form of security.
Covert authentication: Covert authentication features are, as their name suggests, not recognisable at first sight. To verify them, you have to know exactly what you are looking for. In some cases they cannot be checked without the use of artificial aids, such as magnifiers. Classic examples of covert features include microtext, hidden information and fluorescent ink.
Forensic authentication: Forensic authentication features offer the highest level of non-ambiguity, but are checkable only with special artificial aids or in the laboratory. Verification is therefore possible only for a limited group of appropriately trained and equipped inspectors. In most cases forensic authentication features are chemical markers referred to as taggants.
The SECURIKETT® toolbox offers you authentication features for all 3 levels. These can of course be combined with each other, to offer different types of authentication for different target groups on one and the same security label.
Product serialisation also can be integrated directly in the security label by variable data printing.
This involves bringing into harmony with each other the different respective requirements of the printing process, the supply chain and the underlying coding. This is a process whose extreme complexity is all too often underestimated.
However, with the company's years of experience in process-accompanying number management, SECURIKETT® has the capability to control and document the exact location of any code in its batch.
For your serialisation, make the most of the advantages of the CODIKETT® Cloud Platform – combining this with variable data printing is very simple.
A SECURIKETT® security label is always a solution adapted to your specific requirements, both in terms its technical implementation and its design.
The design is customised to match your corporate identity. Logos, symbols and lettering can be directly embedded in the security features.
The SECURIKETT® Toolbox offers a broad palette of versatile, ready-to-use features. Discuss your challenges in detail with SECURIKETT®'s experts. They will be happy to put together the right package for you.
We design and produce individualised security labels for optimum security of your products from tampering, counterfeiting and grey trade. Choose from the SECURIKETT® Toolbox:
Holograms / DOVIDs
Variable data printing / serialisation
For optimum state-of-the-art product security and transparency, these products can be combined with our digital product security solution CODIKETT®.
Dr. Marietta Ulrich-Horn (CEO)
Your contact for security label research and development, new technologies and RFID/NFC integration.
The individual SECURIKETT® security labels with tamper protection are available for luxury goods, premium drinks, pharmaceutical and automotive industries and many others. Take a look at all 13 application groups at a glance.