A counterfeit detector is a device that allows to differentiate legitimate banknotes from counterfeits, checking for this purpose through various technologies (ultraviolet, magnetic, infrared) different ticket security mechanisms. The counterfeit detector is highly demanded by all those who handle cash, since the increasing quality of fakes makes without your help it almost impossible to distinguish counterfeits from originals. Features security of euro banknotes notes issued by a National Bank as money, so-called Bank or paper money, banknotes include security features that serve as anti-counterfeiting elements. Some of these features are published by the issuing bank to allow the public quickly determine whether a banknote is genuine or not. Others not listed in official descriptions in order to preserve its security, even though many of them are known. Detector of counterfeits the counterfeits are increasingly sophisticated and difficult of detect, having reached the perfection of counterfeiting be so high that it is practically impossible to distinguish counterfeits from originals without a counterfeit detector. Another not inconsiderable advantage of the counterfeit detector is that the team who indicates the authenticity or falsity of the ticket, avoiding to be the person who handles cash responsible for making the decision, thus avoiding compromising situations. Various features, such as guarantee, durability, simplicity of handling or rapidity of validation, should be considered in a counterfeit detector but the main undoubtedly is reliability.
We must take into account that a counterfeit detector can produce two types of faults: false negative: taken by authentic a counterfeit. False positive: taken by fake a genuine banknote. Normally the counterfeit detector manufacturer the device undergoes tests for certification of the issuing bank. For euro, the ECB and the corresponding central banks of each State in the eurozone who is the certification and checking the percentage of detection. 100% Indicates that the counterfeit detector has passed all tests of detection of counterfeits. Counterfeit detector types there are several kinds of counterfeit detector according to the security mechanisms of the ticket checking, detecting their absence: counterfeit detector pen: a stroke on the ticket with the marker, is performed if black pint is false and if it paints yellow is authentic.
UV counterfeit detector: checked only ultraviolet markings. With ultraviolet and magnetic sensors counterfeit detector: Verify magnetic inks, ultraviolet marks and metallic filament. With ultraviolet, magnetic technology and infrared counterfeit detector: detects counterfeit notes by UV, magnetism, metallic thread, and infrared. Some counterfeit detector models include very convenient, such as additional features: currency counter.