Saturday, July 17, 2021

Safescan 50 UV Counterfeit Detector

Nowadays we do not use much of bank notes in our daily transaction but instead moving forwards into digital payment. However, cash is still relevant in the event of emergency where the digital payment system don't work at certain time.

I don't hear much news about counterfeit currency of late but it could make a comeback as we are pretty much in a great depression now.

With that in mind, I decided to invest in a quality UV counterfeit detector. After shopping around and some research, I opt for Safescan 50 UV Counterfeit Detector (RM 175). Their product was designed in Europe but made in China. This type of detector can be used to verify currency, passport, travel visa, credit card and identification card.

Inside the packaging is the main unit itself with the manual. Interestingly, there is a UV-lamp removal tool at the bottom of the unit and the manual clearly shows how to use it.

It was way smaller than I initially thought. It is compact (20.6 x 10. 2 x 8.8 cm) and light (625g)

It comes with a 2 year warranty with additional 1 more year if you register the product online within 30 days from the date of purchase.

It is quite straight forward on how to use it. Just plug it to a power source and then just turn the on switch. The UV-lamp will light up instantly.

Verifying the currency under this detector is like watching an amazing light show with the security thread and fibres illuminate in multiple colours. Here is how Malaysian currency looks like under the UV light.

Same goes with other currencies such as Singapore Dollar, Thai Baht, Euro and Chinese Renminbi. Such a beauty.

I also discovered our Malaysian passport has so many security features embedded to it when viewing it under the UV-light. The same goes to our identity card.

I remember a few years ago when I travelled to China the officials were verifying my travel visa under the detector. Now I know what they are looking for.

Even though I might not use this counterfeit detector for verification purpose in the future, it is still fun to see the beauty and learn more about the security features incorporated into the currencies and official documents.

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