How are documents verified?

Ever wondered how your documents are verified and what they check for authentication? Screencheck Saudi, a leading distributor of document verification systems in Saudi Arabia explains.

Every individual needs to verify their identity through a government-issued at some point in life, the most common occasion being checking into the airport. ID verification isn’t just one step process but layers of processes that authenticate access to an individual.

Screencheck Saudi is one of the leading authentication system providers in Saudi Arabia. Experts at Screencheck Saudi explains various documentation identification systems available at the store.

An ID card has a depth of verification that starts from itself. Its key function is to hold data of the owner and of the document itself – however, all these data are subject to forgeries and alterations. This needs to protect as attaining any official identification document is a long hectic process.

Every ID has security patterns and figures like marks, prints and holograms which makes each identification document unique and real. And these features act as the tool for authenticating any Identification. Some features are easy to verify, some are not. Some can be verified just by touching and tilting the document or looking closely at it, while others require special equipment.

The first process of verification is known as first-line verification which is normally done quickly and done with great confidence. These are done mostly using passport reader devices, or manually by a person at a checkpoint. Manual checking always delays the process and there is a higher probability of the falsified result. If there is nothing extraordinary found, the check gets completed and the passport holder can move on.

During a first-line verification, printed data on the ID cards are normally verified. The system checks for security hash numbers, while it checks the document’s expiry date as well. An infrared detection system check data printed in ink on the document.

The UV dullness checks the response of the paper under UV illumination to confirm that the data is printed on a security paper. Some documents have an RFID chip embedded in them which needs digital verification. The terminal establishes a secure communication channel and extracts the digital chip content – which then can be cross-checked with the printed data.

Once the first line verification is done, a second line verification process needs to be done. The second line verification needs advanced machines for the process. Second-line verification usually is done when there is a feather of concern in the first line of verification and therefore, they need to analyze in more detail; either using special wavelengths of illuminations or applying high magnification using a microscope.

Screencheck Saudi, one of the leading access control system providers in Saudi Arabia provides Suprema passport scanners for second verification processes. These are compact readers capable of high optical zoom to check intricate details of the graphs, prints and embedded features. These systems are reliable and often employed to get a high rate of accuracy in the authentication process.