Unique and counterfeit-proof authentification of products
Barcodes and QR codes have become an integral part of today's consumer world. They transmit product information and give products a digital identity. However, this identity is not protected. It can be easily transferred and copied. Security features help to distinguish a fake from a true identity. The German ID card has 25 such security features - but there are none for barcodes so far.
With the SmartID project, we want to change that and are integrating security features that cannot be forged or imitated into barcode systems. Smart devices, such as smartphones, will be used for authentication and verification of product identities. In this way, the end consumers can check for themselves whether the product in question is genuine or a fake.