Gemalto, a leader in digital security, has announced the launch of Sealys Secure Surface, a new family of cost-effective security features for polycarbonate identity documents that strengthens protection against fraud by combining three different effects: light reflection, movement and tactile elements.
According to Gemalto, Sealys Secure Surface can be applied on the polycarbonate bodies of documents such as passport data pages, ID cards, healthcare cards, driver licenses, vehicle registrations, and resident permits.
It offers visual and tactile effects that allow fast and efficient document authenticity checks, while legitimate document holders benefit from greater security and swift identification procedures.
Sealys Secure Surface features Sealys Lens Surface, which incorporates complex shapes and combinations of elements inside the changeable or multiple laser image, further strengthening the security of this graphical feature; Sealys Optically Variable Surface, which provides brand-new optical elements with light reflective and animation effects, revealed by tilting a document at different angles and Sealys 3D Surface, that offers perceptible features for a polycarbonate document, such as surface embossing or Braille, with unmatched accuracy.
“The three new innovative features can be elegantly combined to keep our customers one step ahead in the fight against fraud. They have already been implemented in a European national program since mid-November,” said Youzec Kurp, Vice President of Marketing & Products, Government Programs at Gemalto.
“By combining Sealys Surface with Sealys Color in Polycarbonate, a remarkable innovation that allows color photographs to be permanently embedded into polycarbonate documents, Gemalto brings to the market a unique combination of graphical security features.”