With ever increasing reliance on high technology to manage every aspect of our lives, including security, it is very easy to forget that:

  • Over half the world’s population has no reliable or regular access to the Internet – not to mention areas in many developed countries where access is unreliable like London in the UK.
  • The more high tech equipment is required to authenticate or verify an identity document, the fewer the people that have access to the technology required to authenticate the document.
  • The fewer people are able to verify or authenticate an identity, the easier it is for criminals to create counterfeits that pass inspection by an untrained individual or official who does not have access to the authentication technology.