Stop The Fakes

IDVue is a handheld device that allows you spot fraudulent ID’s, cards and currency. There are a number of security features on modern iD’s and cards that are invisible to the naked eye – the IDVue highlights these features so you can easily spot a genuine ID from a fake.

Protect Yourself And Your Business

Any business that sells age-restricted items such as alcohol, DVDs and knives are at risk of losing their business because of fake ID’s. If you are presented with an ID that says your customer is over 18, but it turns out to be a fake, you are still responsible. The law change in 2010 means that any retailer found selling age-restricted items to minors (with or without fake ID’s) more than once in 2 months can lose their licence.

Whether you work in the pub & club industry, news agents, game store, or if you work in security or law enforcement – if you need to check ID’s, drivers licences, credit cards, currency or documents the IDVue helps you instantly spot a fake.

Features & Benefits:

  • Easy to operate – The IDvue requires minimum instruction, and staff can be trained in just a few minutes. No calibration is required, just fit the batteries and it’s ready to use.
  • 3 White LED’s – 2 LED’s are automatically activated when you inset the ID, instantly illuminating the card and maximising the finer details, even in low light environments. 1 externally positioned LED that is independently operated making it easier to check larger ID’s. These lights will highlight the 3 dimensional printing and colour used in genuine holograms.
  • 3 UV LED’s – Many ID’s, currency and documents have UV markers on, so the 3 UV lights (2 in the viewing panel and 1 external) will flood the ID so you can identify any UV security printing. As the UV lights are incorporated into the IDvue it also eliminates the need for separate UV lights or pens.
  • 10 x Magnification – Three magnification panels mean you can thoroughly inspect an ID for inconsistencies in the printing and finish, as well as detect security micro-printing such as that used on UK driver’s licenses.
  • LCD Screen – You can pre-programme the IDvue for +18 or +21 age restrictions. With a flick of a switch the calculation from the date of birth is automatically done for you. Clear and accurate information is then displayed on the large LCD screen.
  • For use anywhere – A moulded rubber grip and wrist lanyard mean that it is easy to hold (and keep hold of!) if you’re working the door or on mobile patrol. Alternatively the IDvue can be mounted by the till or doorway, and has 4 rubber grip feet to keep it one place.



Numerous printing techniques are now used to enhance the security of ID’s and cards etc, and the IDvue is designed to help you identify these features on genuine ID’s…and spot the fakes.

Holograms: Difficult to replicate without expensive equipment that is not widely available. Although accurate recreations are extremely difficult, using a mixture of pigments and base can create a shiny multi-coloured look that may pass a cursory inspection. IDvue uses bright light to flood the hologram so that even in low lighting you can check for genuine 3 dimensional hologram printing and eliminate the fakes instantly.

Micro-Printing: The use of text so small it is indiscernible to the naked eye – commonly used on driving licenses, currency and bank cheques (for example the UK driving licence has micro-printing on the border of the Union flag. The magnification panels in conjunction with the white LED’s make it easy to spot any micro-printing, as well as imperfections in the printing and general finish of the card.

UV Ink: Widely used on licenses, currencies, credit cards and official documents UV ink is invisible to the naked eye, and the effects are incredibly difficult to recreate. The UV LED’s on the IDvue mean you can check for UV images in the background printing, embedded into the plastic or on the signature strip, easily identifying counterfeit and forged cards within seconds.

Retailers, door supervisors, security and law enforcement officers, bar owners – You can now protect your business and bank balance in a second by identifying underage drinkers and counterfeit currency with IDVue.