Go Beyond What's Enough

January 2005
Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Jan2005, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p82
Trade Publication
The article discusses the recent technology in enforcing security. A color photo on a white card just isn't enough. There is a good reason for that, is just too easy to duplicate. Proper card design can help reduce this vulnerability. Incorporating security elements that are difficult to forge, yet easy to authenticate should be the first consideration in a secure card design. The most basic element of a secure card is a color photograph. Beyond photos, employee numbers, barcodes or other identifiers printed on the card, there is a huge range of visual elements that add security. Holography is the most prominent visual security technology used in today's identity (ID) card applications. Today, holograms used on ID cards can be loaded with high-technology, layered security features.


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