New security features for transparent windows on ID cards and passport data pages
Berlin, 29 November 2022 - Veridos, the global provider of integrated identity solutions, is set to unveil its innovative new security features specifically targeting the transparent window areas on ID documents: Amber ID, Diamond ID and Spectre ID.
While the trend in recent years has been to use transparent elements on polycarbonate ID documents, Veridos aims to further enhance these security features by adding more complexity. The goal is to produce documents that are easy to verify and at the same time difficult to duplicate. With the aim of protecting ID documents against counterfeiting, Amber ID, Diamond ID and Spectre ID are the latest in a long list of new techniques and technologies developed by Veridos in the field of document security.
Amber ID appears as a metallic, optically variable window with a positive-brilliant photo of the document owner. When backlit, the window with the motif becomes almost transparent, while in front light it looks like a golden metal leaf that turns green depending on the viewing angle. As the pigments are integrated and not printed, it is the ideal solution for a brilliant personalization in a transparent window.
The Diamond ID feature helps to unambiguously verify questionable documents. It is fully transparent in day light, while it glows brilliant white under UV light in synergies with laser engraving, thanks to special smart colour technology developed in collaboration with C.S.T (Crime Science Technology).
Spectre ID, on the other hand, is a further development of Veridos' well-known Magic ID feature, which sets static images in motion. When the card is tilted, the images appear to move. Thanks to Spectre ID, this effect can now also be applied to the transparent window areas of cards and data pages in combination with the repeated holder’s image.
As the latest generation of transparent security elements, the new functions embody an evolution for ID documents. A modular system makes it possible to combine these functions. This also applies to Veridos’ "Look ID" feature, the transparent stripe, spanning the entire data page, which is used in the current passport of Latvia for example.
Thanks to the variety of options for securing transparent windows and the built-in technologies, document forgery becomes more difficult and it’s detection more easy. Furthermore, Veridos’ use of polycarbonate ensures complete fusion of the plastic layers in each card, making it very difficult to manipulate materials or security attributes without leaving visible traces.
"With our new security features, we are armed with a whole range of countermeasures to address the threat of counterfeit identity documents,” explains Andreas Kuba, Global Vice President Identity Documents at Veridos. "In that way, we are helping to limit identity theft and also responding to the market demand for innovative security features for transparent elements of polycarbonte ID cards and passport data pages. In addition to pioneering new technologies for forgery-proof documents, we are focusing on their quick and easy implementation."