Spotlight on Our Security Features | Part 3

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To safeguard your documents and ID cards against fraud, we incorporate multiple layers of security features into our products, many of which are not detectable to the naked eye. In the third installment of our security features series, we look at three more advanced security techniques used within Nikuv’s solutions and systems.

Digital Watermarks

Digital watermarking is a great safeguard against fraud because it allows a digital ID to be placed into documents and images. Although this is undetectable to the naked eye, the digital watermark can be read and identified by computers and a wide range of scanning devices. The watermark itself can include critical information about the person holding the document and its intended recipient. The technique allows our clients to screen and prevent documents and images being emailed, uploaded online or copied when they shouldn’t be while also tracing them back to the original source.

Laser Perforation & Writing

This is one of the more widely used security techniques, to protect passports and identity cards from counterfeit. The technique is very efficient against preventing fraud because the perforations, or tiny little holes, connect the front and back of the document, which means it can’t be duplicated or faked using machines. This method is great because it can be applied to a range of surfaces using a custom design. It’s a low cost technique that is a proven safeguard in the prevention of fraud, and can be used with documents and cards around the world.

Thermal Retransfer

The explanation behind this security technique can get a little technical, but the benefits are plain to see. Thermal retransfer is a two step printing process that safeguards cards against tampering and fraud. The first step is printing your high resolution image and information onto a clear flexible film, where the image gets printed in reverse. The next step involves heating the film to transfer the image onto the card. The film thermally bonds with the card and the printed image is now visible under a clear layer. Any attempts to change or tamper with the card become obvious because the film is damaged and it cannot be replaced.


Spotlight on Our Security Features- Part 2

In the second post in our ‘spotlight’ series, we put three more essential security techniques under the magnifying glass, to highlight how our documents and information are protected against fraud and counterfeit attempts.

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Biometric data is one of the most comprehensively secure formats available for verification purposes


Optical Memory Cards

We use optical memory cards because they can store a large amount of digital data, and this makes them extremely handy for use as secure ID cards. Many of Nikuv’s clients are utilizing this technology because the cards can store fingerprints, facial images and a wide variety of transactional data. The cards are very durable, they can store approximately 3 Megabytes of data, are machine-readable, and include the most counterfeit-resistant security design features to prevent alteration of data and fraudulent reproduction. The data is loaded in an irreversible manner, each card can be customized to meet specific needs, and the reading hardware is uniquely matched to the cards.

Biometric Data

Biometric data is one of the most comprehensively secure formats available for verification purposes. The kind of information that is used for security purposes includes fingerprints, iris scans, palmprints and facial photos. When paired with demographic data about a person, such as your name, age, address and phone number, it provides highly reliable details. Our identification products, for example, enable governmental bodies to instantly verify the identity of a biometric card holder at any time, at any place in the world, using a paperless process.


WORM (which stands for ‘write once read many’) is a data storage device which ensures that once information is written it cannot be modified. When integrated into data products, this is an important security feature that prevents fraud across a range of industries. What it means is that data cannot be altered, tampered with in any way, or accidentally removed. The WORM feature is popular with large corporations and government agencies alike, due to its simple, yet efficient and robust applications.