HOW TO CHECK THAT YOU HAVE BOUGHT A GENUINE GATES PRODUCT?
OPTION 2: USE YOUR SMARTPHONE OR A BARCODE SCANNER
You can easily use your smartphone to check whether you have bought a genuine Gates timing belt. As of July 2015 all our timing belt boxes will have a QR code on their label.
Download the free TecIdentify app or Neoreader app. Once you have installed the app, simply scan the QR code on the timing belt packaging and get one of following responses:
OPTION 3: CHECK THE PRIOSPOT LABEL
The tesa PrioSpot® label incorporates different security features and is very difficult to forge. Checking it is very simple. Just follow below steps.
CHECK THAT EACH PACKAGE HAS A UNIQUE CODE
The tesa® PrioSpot® on each product is unique which means that every code exists only once.
CHECK UNDER DIRECT LIGHT
The security code and the Gates logo shimmer in rainbow colours in direct light. Under direct light a moving digit is visible, repeating the last digit of the security code. By changing the angle of the PrioSpot® label in direct light the last digit will move up and down
CHECK WITH A MAGNIFYING GLASS
With a magnifying glass check that a 10-digit code appears under the Gates logo. The last four digits of this 10-digit code correspond to the security code and also the last four digits of the alphanumeric code.