TÜV SÜD is stepping up its preventive actions in the battle against certificate forgery. TÜV SÜD has launched a comprehensive security package including a QR code to make forgery of certificates all but impossible.
QR code – protection through transparency
The QR code offers quick and easy access to all certificate information in TÜV SÜD’s central database. The information saved in the database includes the name of the certificate holder, the designation of the certified product, the certificate type, the standards and regulatory acts underlying the certification and the certificate’s period of validity.
With the QR code, customs officers and market surveillance authorities, procurement officers and users need only take out their smartphone or tablet to verify rapidly and easily whether certificates are genuine and whether their validity period has expired.
TÜV SÜD’s comprehensive package of security measures thus adds significant value to TÜV SÜD certificates, applying the latest security standards to prevent forgery and guaranteeing certificate holders the maximum protection against misuse.