It’s a sad fact of life, that as the cost of admission to events and festivals becomes increasingly more expensive, so the incidence of counterfeiting and payment evasion is likely to become more widespread. There are also signs that the fraudulent methods being used are becoming more sophisticated and difficult to detect.
Never has there been a better time to ensure that security wristbands are being used at your event. The possibility of lost revenue will nearly always exceed the modest cost of the wristbands. However, it is important to understand the security features which each type of wristband offers, as well as the additional features which can be added to enhance the security level. It’s important to choose both the right type of band for your event as well as budget. As a general rule, the increased security means a higher priced wristband.
TW have the lowest security rating with reliance on a self – adhesive closure with security cut. All bands are uniquely numbered.
VW have a medium security rating with a secure fastener which once closed cannot be reopened, thus preventing the wristband from being transferred for further use. In fact, the only practical way to remove the band is to cut it off.
TT have the highest security rating. The multicoloured embroidery is almost impossible to duplicate whilst the metal clasp must be secured under supervision. This ensures that the wristband is sufficiently tightened and cannot be loosened and removed for further use. We provide a number of additional features which will all help to raise the security rating.
All our Tyvek and Vinyl bands can be printed with customers logo and text. Not only does this improve the appearance of the product but is obviously more difficult to copy than a simple plain colour. Our hot foil printing on Vinyl bands offers a number of print colours which are difficult to replicate.
Holograms are a well established security feature which can be added to any of our Vinyl bands.
Adding your own numbering sequence to a wristband makes duplication impossible. Both our Vinyl and Tex Tag bands can be sequentially numbered which improves security but can also assist with entry management.
Bar Coding is the ultimate security feature, since once scanned upon entry, the band cannot be removed and then represented without showing that it has already been scanned and is being clearly reused. It’s also unlikely that a counterfeited copy would be scannable. Bar coding can be added to both Tyvek and Vinyl wristbands.
GenuPrint enables covert information to be embedded within the wristband design. The security print is hidden within the printed design and is only revealed by using a special lens that matches exactly the digital signature of the hidden image. This lock and key approach is ideal for covert information to be checked by authorised personnel at the event. The process of verification is simple and requires no electronic scanners just a lens the size of a credit card.
Iridescent Lurex Yarn offers a complex challenge to anyone who intends to produce a counterfeit wristband. The supply of the yarn is controlled and only supplied once the user is approved and verified. The irregular colour effect of the yarn makes the production of counterfeits almost impossible.
Fingerprint is a unique design created by us and allocated to an individual client that can be incorporated within a wristband design. The foil printed design has a metallic finish and therefore producing a counterfeit version using a standard laser or inkjet printer is not possible.
Holographic Foils are available in secure and controlled formats and can also be made specifically to your required design. Unique designs printed in metallic foils offer an easily monitored solution that requires only the naked eye to verify a genuine wristband.