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Detect and Prevent Counterfeiting

Cryptoloc QA is a highly effective anti-counterfeiting solution that has the power to eradicate counterfeit products from the supply chain, as well as detect and inform you of potential counterfeiting operations in real time.

What happens when loss prevention meets cybersecurity? You end up with the ultimate Counterfeit Prevention technology. Cryptoloc QA is a highly effective anti-counterfeiting solution that sets a new standard for counterfeit prevention. 

 

It allows anyone to verify that they are holding a genuine product in their hands, simply by using a free smartphone app. It detects potential counterfeiting through an advanced algorithm that knows when someone is trying to cheat it. It tells you in real time exactly where and when counterfeit products were scanned. It identifies the geographical spread and distribution of counterfeit products.  It feeds you valuable data on your distribution network and it makes supply chain traceability more accurate and secure than ever.

It works by adding a QR code to your product, which contains a unique serial (hash) number. That number is the key to unlocking encrypted data about that product, such as a serial or batch number, date of production, description, expiry, manufacturer name and more. 

When a code is scanned, QA forensically examines the audit trail for that code, such as when and where it was last scanned. If QA suspects the code has been duplicated it immediately flags the code as a counterfeit and notifies you of the exact geolocation of the scan. 

QA codes cannot be duplicated without being detected and every code is unique thanks to our patented encryption solution which combines AES 256, RSA 4096 and RSA OAEP into one unified technology. 

It can be applied to any product and your customers can either use our free QA smartphone app or your own custom branded app.

This is a new era for Counterfeit Prevention.

Benefits for business

  • Highly effective anti-counterfeiting solution

  • Detect geolocation and distribution of counterfeits

  • Creates a supply chain audit trail for every product

  • Virtually impossible to duplicate or fake codes

  • Can be applied to any product

  • No major changes to industrial processes required

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How it works

Generate New Codes

Before starting a new production run, you send a list of serial or batch numbers and product information to QA (using either a web portal or direct integration with your CAM software). QA then securely generates a list of codes in CSV format. Your labelling process then generates a 2D QR code for each code and applies this to the product, labelling or packaging. Alternatively codes can be applied to boxes of products, paperwork or even whole shipping containers.

Authenticity Check

The end user, distributors, freight forwarder or customs agents can verify the authenticity of your product, by scanning the QR code using a free smartphone app (a ready made out of the box app is available on the app stores, alternatively a fully customised app can be created to your requirements).  Because each code is unique you can fully track where and when a code was scanned, making it ideal for quality control, recall or traceability applications.

Detect Counterfeits

QA features a powerful counterfeit detection algorithm. It is impossible to duplicate or produce a fake QA code. If anyone tries to scan a fake QA code or a duplicate QA code you will be instantly notified of the geolocation and time of scan. This helps pinpoint counterfeiting operations as well as detecting the spread of counterfeit products before they have entered the supply chain.

Behind the code

Cryptoloc QA works by adding a QR code containing a unique string. That string contains an encrypted version of the product serial or batch number, expiry/ production dates (if applicable), product name and support information.

 

Only you can generate new codes, if anyone scans a suspect code, you will be instantly notified of the geolocation - helping you carry out enforcement before a counterfeit product enters the supply chain.

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Behind the smartphone app

Your customers or distributors scan the code to verify the authenticity of the product using the free smartphone app. A ready to use app is available for both Android and iOS, alternatively the app can be custom branded and feature things like product information, support information, user guides, warranty registration and more.

Because each code is unique, QA uses a powerful algorithm that determines if a code is genuine or not. For example if a code is scanned in Tokyo, then the same code is scanned 2 hours later in New York, QA determines the code has been compromised because it is not possible to travel between those two locations in that time. 

 

If a fake code is scanned you are instantly notified of the Geolocation. 

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Works with any product

Whether it's a banknote or a battery pack, Cryptoloc QA can be applied to any product quickly and easily.

 

The use of 2D QR codes means it can be recognised and incorporated into any design discretely without adversely affecting the aesthetics of a product.  The code can be added directly to the product, it's packaging or as a form of infill such as a printed card or label. 

QA works best with serialised products however the very minimum requirement is a batch number or manufacturing/ expiry date.

Integrates seamlessly with your industrial process

QA can seamlessly integrate with your industrial process application, right from the CAD stage through to production.  It can be integrated with your CAM software to generate new codes and then applied to the product or packaging using any print technology including silk screening, inkjet printing, thermal labelling or digital litho printing. It can even be machined onto a product through using laser CNC.

Because of it's flexibility you can integrate QA into your existing industrial process without having to purchase additional equipment or heavily modify your production line. The actual QA codes are generated on our servers meaning you don't require any additional computing equipment either, unlike some blockchain solutions. Our in house design team will work with you to fully integrate QA with your industrial process and ensure it is rigorously tested before commencing any new production run.  In a hurry? QA can be deployed in as little as a few days.

Can be combined with other technologies such as RFID and Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS)

QA can be easily combined with other labelling technologies including RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) and EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance).

 

Make EAS source tagging a breeze by disguising it behind a QA code. Simply apply the QA code to an RF or AM security tag label and the result is a powerful counterfeit and loss prevention technology. 

Add traceability to your RFID application by adding a QA code which enables you to add a full audit trail to your product, showing the date/ time and location of each scan.  Because QA uses a widely used 2D QR code technology, it can be scanned using any 2D barcode reader or handheld computer, meaning you can further enhance it's use by integrating it with your logistics software.

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