New concept evaluates the effectiveness of security features

Based on the ProductConnect concept, StoryConnect has developed the Dutch ID monitor (DIM) for NOID since 2015. DIM assesses how security staff nationwide actually use identity documents.

Governments and producers of travel and identity documents spend a lot of time and effort designing state-of-the-art security features. Interestingly, large-scale market research into the daily use of these security features by document inspectors has never been carried out. The National Office for Identity Data (NOID), an agency of the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations in The Netherlands, has asked the Dutch firm StoryConnect to develop a new research concept: the Dutch ID Monitor. The results of this ongoing investigation will enable the NOID to assess the effectiveness of security features in identity documents as well as measure their use during the identity verification process, and to adjust policies accordingly, if necessary.

By Renée Ong-de Jong, Daniela Orsini and Marco Koning, The Dutch ID Monitor in Keesing Journal of Documents & Identity June 2017. Reprinted by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.