Security Label protects against tampering and counterfeiting.

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Utilizing Secure-ID® technology, OTF Security Label can be completely removed without leaving any residue behind. Gentle push or slight increase in temperature will cause label to show number strings, logos, or different visual elements so that any attempt to tamper with device or packaging is instantly identified. Based on counterfeit protection system SECUDATA®, micro color code particles were also added to label, enabling identification of originals.

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OTF Security Label Provides Protection Against Tampering and Counterfeiting

3S Simons Security Systems presents new opening protection solution

Nottuln, Germany, -- 3S Simons Security Systems GmbH has developed the OTF security label specifically designed to protect security-relevant devices and premium packaging used for quality products. This also ensures that online terminals used for cashless payment transactions, for example, are protected against tampering. The advantage of the new closure seal: It is based on Secure-ID® technology and can be completely removed without leaving any residue behind. In contrast to Void films, adhesive residues which might contaminate the protected device are thus avoided. Only a gentle push or a slight increase in temperature will cause the OTF security label to show number strings, logos or different visual elements so that any attempt to tamper with a device or packaging is instantly identified. Based on the counterfeit protection system SECUDATA®, micro colour code particles were also added to the label enabling identification of originals. This anti-forgery measure can be combined with traceability systems, such as data matrix or RFID. That way, 3S ensures seamless security along the entire supply chain. The expert for legally binding counterfeit protection will be showcasing its wide range of products and solutions at Hannover Messe, in hall 8, stand no. D06/10, from 8 - 12 April 2013.

No sticky residue after removing the labels

In the manufacturing, retail trade and services sector different technical devices, such as online terminals for cashless payment transactions, are used which must not be opened by unauthorized persons. Void labels used to be applied in order to document unauthorized opening of devices or original packaging. The word "void" appears when removing this type of label. The disadvantage of this method: Sticky residue may stay on the device and contaminate it. This especially applies to leased devices.

Based on Secure-ID® technology, the new OTF security label by 3S Simons Security allows for complete removal of the labels without leaving any adhesive residue. Number strings, logos or different visual elements are embedded in the opaque thin film which remains completely invisible until activation. By a gentle push or a slight increase in temperature (e.g. if someone tries to remove the seal using a hair dryer), these elements will become visible so that tampering with devices can be instantly detected. Premium packaging for quality products (e.g. watches, jewellery, perfumes, consumer electronics) can also be secured sustainably when using 3S' new solution for opening protection.

Combined protection against tampering and counterfeiting

Protection against unauthorized opening is just one of the many aspects involved in OFT security labelling: On the basis of SECUDATA®, 3S' solution for counterfeit protection, micro colour code particles are compounded in the security label allowing for identification of originals. These particles are made of melamine alkyd polymers, manufactured in different sizes beginning at eight micrometers (µm). Colour-code protection is invisible to the naked eye. However, a standard pen microscope suffices to identify the code. The code consists of four to ten different colour coatings layered on top of each other. The layers which are prepared with normal, ultraviolet or infrared colours are extremely temperature and chemical resistant. The colour-code system has been forgery-proof for over 15 years and is therefore accepted as evidence by courts.

Each customer using the OTF security label receives his own unique micro colour code providing definite proof of authenticity. It is also possible to implement additional security features such as 2D codes, variable data, serial numbers, security punching, ultraviolet and infrared properties. Another option is to combine the colour codes with traceability technologies (e.g. data matrix or RFID). This aspect is becoming increasingly important because, contrary to what is often claimed, traceability codes provide no anti-counterfeit protection. Micro colour codes are directly applied onto the product or its packaging to ensure counterfeit-proof traceability. Commodity management or traceability code and the product are thus protected against counterfeiting in a manner that cannot be legally contested. In this way, the OTF security label ensures seamless protection of the entire flow of goods and materials.

Active anti-forgery strategy strengthens corporate image

Not only does the new OTF security label offer protection against tampering and counterfeiting, but it also consolidates the image of a company as a guarantor of proven quality and great transparency. Given the worldwide activities of gangs of forgers, both distributors and consumers are increasingly giving credit to a manufacturer's involvement in the fight against product piracy, including communication to the public. "After all, counterfeit protection is also consumer protection", says Rolf Simons, Managing Director of 3S Simons Security Systems GmbH. "In view of the risks associated with counterfeit products, consumers should be able to identify any product as original, in particular if it affects their health and lives."

3S Simons Security Systems GmbH

3S Simons Security Systems GmbH is an internationally renowned manufacturer of labelling systems for legally binding counterfeit protection. On the basis of the world's smallest micro colour codes SECUTAG, 3S has developed several industry solutions against product piracy. They allow users to secure products, spare parts and accessories, tools, drugs, cosmetics, textile and sporting goods, lifestyle articles, art objects, primary and secondary packaging, quality and closure seals, pallets, documents, certificates and ERP data, among others. Moreover, 3S security solutions can be combined with traceability systems (e.g. data matrix, RFID) so that the entire production and supply chain is seamlessly protected against counterfeiting.

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3S Simons Security Systems GmbH

Rolf Simons

Managing Director

Lise-Meitner-Straße 6

48301 Nottuln


Phone: +49 (0) 25 02 / 23 33-0

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