De La Rue Authentication, your brand protection partner – Bringing Authenticity to Life
The need for overt security is becoming more important than ever in today’s brand protection space. There is a counterfeit crisis with illicit trade and counterfeit goods valued at $2.2 trillion, the need for overt security and robust track and trace software has never been greater. Let us help you fight the counterfeit crisis.
The World Economic Forum values illicit trade as a $2.2 trillion industry that undermines excise revenues, damages business, harms consumers and benefits criminals. An OECD study published in 2019 (Trends in Trade in Counterfeited and Pirated Goods) estimated that counterfeit and pirated goods accounted for more than 3% of global trade, a value in excess of $500bn based on customs seizure data; this value is significantly higher if it includes genuine products traded illicitly.
Brand protection is a rapidly changing industry. In both offering and capability, today’s brand protection model looks very different from how it did just a few short years ago. It requires responsive solutions that not only enable a brand to protect its products and reputation, but also create engaging consumer experiences, increase interaction and inspire trust. De La Rue understands that a complete solution is essential for the success of any brand or consumer protection programme – which must now go further than the interaction at point of sale, reach into the supply chain and keep working in the circular economy. De La Rue offers a range of solutions that combine the world’s most secure serialised tokens (designed specifically to integrate with your brand) alongside digital capabilities that enable tracking, tracing and mobile applications.
De La Rue’s Brand Protection Strategy is based on 3 key principles:
Our holograms attract end users to interact with the brand through initial inspection of the label;
Our holographic imagery integrates beautifully with the brand’s designs;
Our Traceology® platform enables enforcement officers to quickly verify the authenticity of the product.
Enhancing the customer's brand experience
Enforcing brand protection
The De La Rue Traceology® Gateway provides robust e-verification through mobile apps and analytics tools for the enforcement officer and antipiracy teams. However, with enforcement teams often being quite small, Traceology® also enables the consumers to assist as the first line of defence through the consumer mobile verification app. Every consumer scan provides brands with valuable data and analytics. Each authentication label carries a unique serial number which is recorded in the Traceology database. This code is used for traceability of the labels as they move from De La Rue factory to brand application, to the market.
In addition to e-verification the Traceology mobile app offers field enforcement officers a further, unique verification check. Using DLR Validate a user can verify the validity of a hologram. This process in conjunction with e-verification and how to tell training can confirm the validity of a label in seconds and is a valuable device for field agents who have little time to visually inspect every label.
The Traceology® Gateway app not only verifies the label but can be easily customised to your needs to guide the user through the authentication process, which include how to tell videos and images. The system analytics capture where scans are made and will capture images of suspect labels for further analysis.
Find out more about our Traceology Platform