HID Takes Measures Against Forged Products In China

Shenzhen, China (August 4, 2006) – HID Global, a leading manufacturer in the access control industry, today announced that it has started using new dual anti-counterfeit feature labels on its card readers.

Investigators have recently observed the emergence of counterfeit HID products in the mainland China market. This intellectual property violation has the potential to confuse customers who have long relied on and trusted the HID brand. Responding to counterfeit products, HID has taken steps to ensure customers that they are buying the genuine product.

HID China will now apply new dual anti-counterfeit feature labels, bearing digital and laser anti-forgery technologies, on new readers. By removing the coating on the label and revealing the code underneath, customers can call HID’s country-wide quality control toll-free number to confirm the authenticity of their HID card readers. Upon reaching the quality control number and inputting the code under the label’s coating, a customer can verify that the product is a genuine HID product and not a counterfeited version.

Beginning August 1, 2006, all HID readers delivered to mainland China will bear this anti-counterfeit label. The toll-free number for quick and convenient verification of the HID product is 800-830-3155.
“We created this feature to combat forged products in the market. HID provides high quality products and we see counterfeiting as a grievous violation of the trust we have established with our customers,” said Mr. Terry Lee, General Manager of HID China. “Anti-counterfeit labels on card readers are another step HID has taken to ensure high quality for our customers and allow them to truly benefit from HID’s “life-time-warranty” promise. Counterfeiters cannot offer that promise.”

About HID Global
HID Global is a leading manufacturer in the access control industry, serving customers worldwide with proximity and contactless smart card technologies; central station managed access controllers; secure and custom card solutions; digital identity and photo card management software solutions; and RFID electromechanical cylinders. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global operates international offices that support more than 100 countries and is an ASSA ABLOY Group member. To learn more, please visit www.hidcorp.com.

HID is a trademark of HID Global Corporation. 

For more information, please contact:
Cynthia Wong (Regional Marketing Manager, APAC)
Phone:  (852) 3160 9820
Fax:  (852) 3160 4809
E-Mail: [email protected]