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Buyer’s Guide to the top 8 Counterfeit Detectors on the Market


Buyer’s Guide to the top 8 Counterfeit Detectors on the Market

August 4, 2022

Buyer’s Guide to the top 8 Counterfeit Detectors on the Market

The Best Pens

Dri Mark Counterfeit Bill Detector Pen

Dri Mark is the original patent holder and only domestic manufacturer of counterfeit detector pens. For over 25 years, the Dri Mark Counterfeit Detector Pen has been the best-selling and most success­ful counterfeit detection product in the industry. This bill checker has been the standard in counterfeit detection for over 25 years.

Dri Mark’s classic forgery detection pen tests for counterfeit bills by quickly authenticating genuine banknote paper. Simple to use. Make a small mark on US currency. A clear/amber mark indicates US currency paper. A dark mark means the bill is probably counterfeit. Since currency paper stock is not available to the public, Dri Mark’s special ink authenticates the paper’s stock by color.

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Dri Mark Dual Detector

A great alternative for a retail environment with limited space and less risk exposure would be the Dri Mark Dual Detector Pen.

In retail environments where counter space is limited, choose the Dual Detector Pen, which has a familiar counterfeit detection marker on one end and a handy UV light on the other end. The UV light reveals the UV security stripe on genuine bills which cannot be duplicated by counterfeiters. These UV features are also visible on genuine currencies from around the world, making the Dual Detector effective in many regions of the world.

Traditional counterfeit money, produced by printing forged bills from scratch, can be detected in less than a second with the original and reliable Detector Pens. The counterfeit detection markers originated by Dri Mark and used for over 25 years, are the fast and familiar way to stop counterfeits before they make their way to your cash drawer.

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The Best Counter Top Units

Cassida InstaCheck

The Cassida InstaCheck is a very good high tech scanner that provides excellent accuracy. The InstaCheck works by scanning and cross referencing a database of infrared, magnetic and ultraviolet markings to confirm that your cash is the real deal. This device works in less than a second with a clear pass/fail on the LED screen.

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Dri Mark Flash Test

Dri Mark’s Flash Test is smaller than a smartphone, faster than a scanner, over 99% accurate, and completely maintenance free. This extraordinary new technology is the first counterfeit detection device designed to sit next to the register and seamlessly integrate into your point-of-purchase protocol.

The tiny, low-profile design is barely noticeable to retail customers, and does not take up your valuable counter space. It runs on standard AC power, so there is no need to replace batteries. Use the lightning fast ink sensor to check for counterfeits in ½ a second. UV and watermark tests are included in the unit for an extra layer of protection. The Flash Test works perfectly on “bleached” bills, and most other common counterfeits, including ink jet and laser copies. See our instructional video to see how it works. This innovative product will change your thinking about counterfeit detection!

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Best on the Go Devices

B$URE Portable Counterfeit Bill Detector

The B$ure detector is a small handheld device that operates on two AAA alkaline batteries. Perfect for on the go detection or where space is incredibly limited the B$ure is a simple and accurate counterfeit detector. This device works by checking a specific spot on US and Brazilian currency denominations greater than $10 and then alerting the user using a green/red light.

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Dri Mark UV Pro

Professional quality compact ultraviolet flashlight for authentication of documents and detection of counterfeit currency.

With the Dri Mark UV Pro Counterfeit Detector, we utilize LED based technology for maximum reliability with proprietary, high quality optimal short wave UV LEDs for effective visibility of UV features.  The UV Pro uses 3 AAA batteries for over 100 hours use on a fresh set.  The UV Pro detects UV features on drivers licenses, passports, credit cards, travelers checks and most paper currencies, including the US Dollar, Euro, British Pound, Japanese Yen, Swiss Franc, Chinese Yuan and Hong Kong Dollar.  It’s perfect for restaurants and bars to prevent the passing of false identification for the purpose of enforcing the legal age for consumption of alcohol and tobacco.  It is also perfect for use by security personnel in government agencies and transportation hubs, whenever its critical to authenticate ID’s.  The UV Pro features sturdy aluminum construction, a heavy duty switch and electrical connections for years of trouble-free use.

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Best Bill Counters with Counterfeit Detection

Cassida 5520

The Cassida 5520 is a very good option for smaller businesses and financial institutions. Incredibly fast and accurate, counting 1,300 bills per minute using ultraviolet sensors to check for counterfeits. Additional functions include Count, Add, Batch and Add with Batch modes. While this device does not count mixed bills, with single denomination bills it is fast and accurate.

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Cummins Allison Jet Scan IFX i100

The Cummins Allison Jet Scan IFX i100 is the Cadillac of money counters, these industrial quality machines can count mixed bills with blinding speed with excellent counterfeit detection as well. In addition to bill counting and counterfeit detection, the Jet Scan also offers upgrades to scan checks. Of course, you pay $2500-$5000 per unit but this device offers four levels of memory, processes 1,200 bills per minute and is customizable to your needs. Great for financial institutions, or the back room of large retailers.

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