SICPAGUARD HDSense gains international recognition with the 2021 Red Dot Award

SICPAGUARD HDSense gains international recognition with the 2021 Red Dot Award

After having received the Good Design Award in 2019, SICPA was honoured in 2021 to receive a Red Dot Design Award for its SICPAGUARD® HDSense device by a panel of expert juries, in recognition of the technology’s outstanding design.


The Red Dot Award is an international design competition for product design, communication design and design concepts. Established internationally as one of the most sought-after seals of quality for good design, SICPA celebrates this prestigious achievement


SICPAGUARD® HDSense is the result of the meticulous work and high-level expertise of SICPA R&D team and the close collaboration with Studio Volpi, a global leading partner for strategic design projects, who contributed to obtain a perfect integration of the high technical elements into a compact and well perceived ergonomics and appearance. 



The SICPAGUARD® HDSense is the latest generation of innovative handheld detection devices enabling end-users to conduct field checks on the authenticity of products in a reliable and secure manner.


Launched in 2019, SICPAGUARD® HDSense has since protected industries, brands and governments by successfully being implemented in security audits and tax stamps for luxury goods, food & beverages, textiles, electronics, plastics and pharmaceuticals.

SICPAGUARD® HDSense gains international recognition with the 2021 Red Dot Award

Its technological conception, selected materials and ergonomic design provides instant and easy-to-use detection, guaranteeing quality performance and efficient authentication in all its various applications along the supply chain. 


Lightweight, discreet and battery-operated, the latest cutting-edge anti-counterfeiting solution provides you with:

  • High end optical technology
  • Multiple usage for proof of authenticity due to specific SICPAGUARD® markers
  • Instant control, Bluetooth enables seamless connection to smartphones
  • Continuous non-destructive rapid detection and analysis with digital detection platform
  • Links to back-office systems, compatible with inspection and quality control platforms



SICPAGUARD® is a robust machine-readable security solution that encompasses a versatile security marker, integrated into inks or other vehicles, such as PLASTIWARD®, and a handheld detection device (HDSense), enabling on-the-spot authentication by end-users. The device can be linked to a digital detection platform through a secured wireless connection with a smartphone, allowing in-depth inspection monitoring and data analytics ensuring maximum surveillance along the supply chain. Based on patented and proprietary technologies, all elements of the solution are developed in-house and are fully customisable.

SICPAGUARD® HDSense gains international recognition with the 2021 Red Dot Award

More about the Red Dot Design Award

The origins of the Red Dot Design Award date back to 1955. Its distinction, the Red Dot, is established internationally as one of the most sought-after quality marks for good design. In order to assess the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the award breaks down into three competitions: the Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept – each is organised once a year. From products, brand communication and creative projects to design concepts and prototypes, the Red Dot Award documents the most prominent trends worldwide. The award-winning designs are showcased in exhibitions around the globe and in the Red Dot Design Museums as well as in yearbooks and online.