ID Sleuth

The ID Sleuth is the first of its kind: a self-lighting, handheld ID checking device. Unlike expensive scanners, The ID Sleuth’s low price point device helps to not only identify a fake ID, but also enhances picture features to catch the ever elusive ‘Real ID, Not the Right Person’ scenario. In today’s high fraud world, this revolutionary device is designed to meet the needs of officials authenticating documents ranging from state ID’s, driver licenses, currency, Passports, and other security feature embedded documents.

“After 14 years of working every position from a bouncer to bartender to security manager, I could never find a handheld device that encompassed the different tools I need to catch under-agers and fake money under a dim, nightlife environment,” says Shaun Lager, inventor of The ID Sleuth and CEO of Lager Enterprises. “I know firsthand the consequences of fines and penalties from underage patrons as well as losing money from fake hundred dollars bills passing through the till. It’s so easy and simple to use so I’m not sure why it was not around before I came up with this idea. I just wanted to help other people like myself to protect themselves and not have it cost them a lot of money or be a hassle because that’s what it’s all about, safe yourself some money and protect yourself.”

The brilliance of The ID Sleuth is the simplicity of its design. Many documents use various security features and The ID Sleuth uses its patented technology to combine the tools that help enhance them all. In an easy to hold device, you have the ability to control a magnifying glass, a flashlight and a black light. The frame is made of tough polymer, which surrounds a 2x-magnifying window with a 4x-magnifying bubble. Two small buttons set into the frame are used to activate one of two sets of lights: 2 LEDs or 4 UVs, which enables officials to quickly and easily detect fraudulent documents such as an identification card, license, currency and Passport. With rechargeable batteries, ID Sleuth is the most effective and cost efficient way to protect your business from fraud.

“The ID Sleuth has everything you need to check identification in one basic, easy to use, cool-looking package. This device would be beneficial to any individual or establishment needing to quickly and easily verify any form of identification and I highly recommend it,” says Officer Jon Palka of the Santa Barbara Police Department.

The ID Sleuth will enhance watermarks and picture features to help bars, nightclubs, liquor stores and government agencies detect a false or fake ID’s as well as fake money. Scanners are costly and ineffective against real ID’s with the false person presenting it. The ID Sleuth traps imposters. ID theft and fraud is at an all-time high, so protect your business with the #1 easy-to-use ID Sleuth. With a price point of only $99, The ID Sleuth is the prime visual deterrent you want at your front door and behind your register.

Until now, The ID Sleuth has only been available to local Santa Barbara residents but will debut to the general national market at the Las Vegas Nightclub and Bar Convention and Trade Show, March 13th and 14th at the Exhibitor Hall. The ID Sleuth team will be offering product demonstrations and free instructions on how to properly and safely check ID’s from various states.

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