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Differences Between Fake Note Detector and Fake Note Validator

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Here we discuss differences between fake note detector and note validator. Planning to buy cash counting machine, contact The JF Technology


Today, counterfeiting has become much more sophisticated, forcing countries around the world to add design elements and incorporate new materials into their banknotes to prevent counterfeiters. Training yourself to spot counterfeits is time consuming and can easily lead to human error. Detecting counterfeit notes is neither easy nor accurate when relying on counterfeit pens as they are not effective on “bleached notes” and tend to get lost and dry. With cash still in widespread use, businesses across all industries run the risk of being targeted and disrupted by counterfeiters. Whether you own a small coffee shop, retail store, your business depends on the unspoken trust of customers depositing their money. #BecauseYourMoneyMatters, our suite of counterfeit money detectors and validators makes it easy for you to take action to protect you and your business. Here in this blog we will discuss differences between fake note detector and fake note validator.

Fake Detector vs Fake Validator

While the ultimate goal of using these counterfeit scanners is to prevent the receipt of counterfeit money, the two types of detectors have different benefits depending on the operator. Some may find that the automated option is the best for them, but it depends on your business needs and budget. You see, automatic counterfeit money detectors only work with pre-programmed currencies and cannot verify the authenticity of documents. On the other hand, handheld validators can read almost any currency while providing tools to detect counterfeiters and other documents such as passports, credit cards and identity cards.

What is the difference between a fake validator and a fake detector?

1. Training:

The counterfeit detector is a handheld detector that helps users verify the physical characteristics of each bill against real currency guidelines. Users are advised to familiarize themselves with the security features of currency, passport, identity cards or documents with security features.

The automatic counterfeit detector requires no training thanks to its ready-to-use functions. Once activated, the counterfeit detector scans the bill in less than a second and automatically notifies the user whether the bill is suspicious or not.

2.  Price Point:   

The automatic counterfeit fake note detector is very sophisticated. They are designed to verify magnetic ink bills, paper authenticity, correct positioning of unique denomination-specific infrared patterns, security lines, ink reflectance and overall design – all in a fraction of a second. Counterfeit money detector combines all these data points to provide real or suspicious decisions to users quickly.

On the other hand, fake validators don’t include any scanning technology. Instead, they provide operators with tools such as magnetic heads, magnifiers, and super bright LEDs to tell if the money is real or fake. This makes manual validators generally less expensive than automated detectors.

3. Currency:

With 180 different currencies used in 193 countries, the manual counterfeit detector can be used on almost any international currency with security features. Thanks to the large banknote checking window, our manual validator can analyze banknotes of any size* by the user.

On the other hand, our automatic counterfeit detector can have between 1 and 3 pre-programmed currencies. Most are pre-programmed with USD, while some of the more sophisticated models like our D585 come with three pre-programmed currencies: USD, EUR and GBP.

4. Counterfeit goods detection method:

Our automatic detector is equipped with up to 8 possible counterfeit money detection methods, scanning in less than a second to protect you from receiving counterfeit money. Our most advanced model, the D700 has 8 counterfeit detection methods: UV, WM, MG, MT, IR, DD, IMG and CS. However, most of the counterfeit banknotes do not require many detection methods to be flagged by our machine. Fortunately, we have many detection options available to us depending on your exposure to fake accounts and your historical false losses.

Unlike our detectors, our validators have an integrated ruler (DD), white LED (WM), super bright UV LED (UV) and magnetic head (MG & MT). Some of the more advanced models, such as the LED440, have both microprint (MP) and infrared (IR) viewing capabilities. This allows our manual validator to be used with almost any currency and document that has security features.

5. Portability:

While all of our devices come with sturdy cases and a worry-free 3-year warranty*, not all of them are made for travel. Some of our automatic counterfeit money detectors come with a battery or have the option to add a battery. Our D470, D585 and D700 are all portable machines with rechargeable batteries that last between 16 and 20 hours on a single charge.

On the other hand, our handheld validator is not equipped with portability options. Super bright UV LEDs and white LEDs require a socket connection. However, they all have a standby (sleep) mode which saves you money on electricity when the device is not in use.

What should you consider when buying a fake detector or fake detector?

  • What currency does your company accept?
  • What is your experience in detecting counterfeit banknotes?
  • Do you need to validate documents such as passports and ID cards?

Hence these are some of the differences between fake note detector and fake note validator. For more details contact The JF Technology today. We are one of the top most cash counting machine supplier in Kolkata.

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