NetDespatch has launched a secure parcel delivery system called SecureScan that requires two cryptographically paired encoded barcodes to be matched on delivery to confirm the recipient’s ID, replacing the need for hand written signatures.
The system, which has been developed by NetDespatch and First Ondemand, uses internet, auto-id and wireless communication technology and is designed to provide a fully authenticated proof of delivery.
When goods are ordered SecureScan creates a matched pair of unique digital tokens which are produced as barcodes. One is assigned to the recipient of the goods and the other to the package.
On delivery a positive ID is provided by scanning and matching the two parts.