F.A.Q

Frequently Asked Questions

Payment

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

It depends on the volumes & type of tags. We have developed a pricing package, adapted to the market and  with the guaranteed level of security. Please contact us for more information .

Technology

WHICH SMARTPHONE CAN I USE TO CHECK THE AUTHENTICITY OF MY PRODUCT?

You can use any Android smartphone equipped with Microchip . See here full list of  phones: http://www.nfcworld.com/nfc-phones-list And iPhone : model 7 and above running IOS11 After downloading the SmartCheck mobile application on the Google Play Store, place your smartphone against the. product. The tapping place may vary from one brand to another Once the product has been scanned, you can access its authentication in a few seconds, as well as other interactive services. You need to be connected to the internet via WiFi or mobile internet connection (3G or higher)

CAN THIS BE COPIED?

Exactly  NOT.  It is impossible. Each chip is encrypted (in order words, it changes its password every time after scanned). • If someone scans it more than 3 times within a short period of time from different location. E.G. someone scans it in Brasil and someone scans it in Japan within a short period of time. It would flag up the system and we will know truly where these hackers are located by GPS. • Each chip has a unique ID number and if hackers do want to copy it, they will need to buy one new product in order to produce one fake product. So , it won’t make sense for them to do that.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE FROM QR CODE, HOLOGRAM & BAR CODE?

 SmartCheck is 100% safe,it can’t be hacked & copied and also it can be  used for logistics.  QR code and bar code are not safe at all. Holograms and QR code cannot be used for logistics. All of those - QR Code, holograms, and bar codes can be hacked.

Other

WHAT BENEFIT DOES THE TECHNOLOGY PROVIDE TO BRANDS?

The counterfeit industry is increasing every year and   at the moment it is estimated that around 19% of brands profits are lost. SmartCheck technology system can help consumers to check the product before purchasing. For our partners we will we will provide data on all scanned products which will give valuable data on consumer behaviour such as location/date/product etc.

WHAT BENEFIT DOES THE TECHNOLOGY PROVIDE TO CONSUMERS?

The guarantee to have a genuine product, never been opened, and to access a world of privileges offered by brands by simply tapping their product.

WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF COUNTERFEITING TODAY?

The value of counterfeit goods g exceeds $1.7 trillion

Footwear (Percent of Total Seizures: 38%)

In the wine industry, experts estimate that 20% of wine sold worldwide is fake

25% of imported European spirits in China is fake

Consumer Electronics (12%)

Apparel(8%)

Watches (6%) and Jewellery (4%)

Footwear (Percent of Total Seizures: 38%)

Computers/Hardware (5%)

Media (CDs and DVDs) (4%) and Toys/Electronic Games (2%)

Pharmaceuticals (4%)

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU REMOVE THE CHIP AND PUT IT ON ANOTHER ITEM (A FAKE ONE)?

The chip will become altered and will self-destruct when it comes into contact with water or any variation in its environment. Also if the person buys an geniunel product then tries to transfer the chip is will make the orginal product invalid.The chip can not be copied.

WHAT ARE THE MAIN COUNTERFEITING ISSUES ENCOUNTERED BY WINES AND SPIRITS ?

Fake labels : perfect copies and rough copies

Re-filling : real bottles filled in with fake juice

Fake bottles

Gray markets : bottles distributed outside their normal distribution channel