Security holograms are labels with a hologram printed onto it available security reasons. Security holograms are very hard to forge since they're replicated from the master hologram which requires expensive, specialized and technologically advanced equipment. They're used widely in a number of banknotes around the globe, particularly those who are of high denominations. They're also utilized in passports, credit and bank cards in addition to quality products. Herman Lopata, the President of the New York-based Automatic Toll Systems, Inc., received a patent in 1987 for the charge card security hologram included in his early work with top speed highway toll collection—the predecessor of the current EZ Pass type equipment.