Unique holograms for TÜV SÜD certificates
TÜV SÜD is stepping up its preventive actions in the battle against certificate forgery. All product and system certificates of Product Service GmbH issued since September 1, 2015, now carry a forgery-proof data matrix hologram. TÜV SÜD has launched a comprehensive security package including a QR code and unique Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) to make forgery of certificates all but impossible.
The new hologram incorporates a two-dimensional data matrix code as well as further visible and invisible security features such as microscript.
Designed specifically for TÜV SÜD, its tailored combination of state-of-the-art security features delivers outstanding, cutting-edge protection.
QR code – protection through transparency
The QR code offers quick and easy access to all certificate information in TÜV SÜD’s central database. The information saved in the database includes the name of the certificate holder, the designation of the certified product, the certificate type, the standards and regulatory acts underlying the certification and the certificate’s period of validity.
With the QR code, customs officers and market surveillance authorities, procurement officers and users need only take out their smartphone or tablet to verify rapidly and easily whether certificates are genuine and whether their validity period has expired.
Unique certificate ID
Every TÜV SÜD certificate is also registered with the global issuing agency GS1 under a unique GTIN, and can thus be clearly and unmistakably identified.
TÜV SÜD’s comprehensive package of security measures thus adds significant value to TÜV SÜD certificates, applying the latest security standards to prevent forgery and guaranteeing certificate holders the maximum protection against misuse.