Biometric Authentication & Verification

Delivering the most reliable identity assurance.

Discover Biometrics

Proving who we are as we go about our busy days should be done in the blink of an eye. We took that concept literally and created technology that utilizes unique biometric traits — fingerprints and faces — to authenticate, verify and identify. It’s all done with speed, accuracy and security by design. And handled in a convenient, frictionless manner. That’s by design, too.

You will appreciate superb security and efficiency. 

Users will appreciate an exceptionally convenient experience.

Touching Our Everyday Lives

Enhanced and Secure Banking Services

Transforming the Retail Experience

Fast and Easy Patient ID Assurance

Improved Border Security & Public Safety

Biometrics Across Industries

With the press of a finger or a scan of a face, biometrics empower a wide range of use cases. An everyday use case across industries is access control. For properties like government facilities, healthcare locations and corporate offices, biometric access control provides a valuable layer of protection. 

But biometrics offer more than that. We highlight the key use cases by industry in which biometric technologies are a proven solution to solve real-world challenges.

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Banking & Finance

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Customer Onboarding (eKYC)

Customer Authentication

Compliance (AML/KYC)

Fraud Prevention


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Age Verification

Customer Onboarding

Loss Prevention

POS Security


Time and Attendance

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Chain of Custody

Compliance (HIPAA/EPCS)

Fraud Prevention

Patient ID


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Travel & Transportation

Airport Check-In/Bag Drops


Border Security

Lounge Access

Passenger Onboarding

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Law Enforcement

Background Checks

Criminal Booking

Crime Investigation

Inmate Management

Rapid ID

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Background Checks

Base Access

Benefits Distribution

National ID Program

Voter Registration

HID’s Expertise in Biometrics

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Single Fingerprint

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Tenprint & Dual Fingerprints

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Palm Print

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Privacy and Security Are Our Priority

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As a global leader of powering trusted identities, HID takes privacy and security very seriously.

Our biometric solutions are designed using the Secure Software Development Lifecycle (SSDL) methodology to ensure they can be securely integrated into our customers’ infrastructures. The SSDL process also gives developers insight into potential security gaps and threats before they occur.

Our technologies are developed using Privacy by Design — ethical data collection with user opt-in/opt-out and EULA guidance that’s fully compliant with today’s privacy regulations such as GDPR.

Authenticating Users in All Corners of the World

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The enrollment phase went much faster than expected mainly because of the performance and accuracy of the HID Lumidigm® multispectral imaging fingerprint reader. This technology enabled the bank to get very good enrollment data, very quickly.

Diego Ferrario
Director General Teksol S.A.
Banco Supervielle in Argentina
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Because the HID DigitalPersona® 4500 Fingerprint Reader requires proof of presence for authentication, there is greater accountability among supervisors, which resulted in immediate cessation of POS fraud and a halt in revenue/inventory leakage.

Nainan M. Kurian
Technowave International LLC
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The HID fingerprint reader was easy to deploy across our retail locations and our store colleagues have been quick to pick up the technology.

Mark Aylward
Systems Analyst
McColl’s Retail Group
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Why HID for Biometrics

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Unparalleled Technology

Combining our patented multispectral imaging (MSI) technology with advanced Presentation Attack Detection (PAD), we deliver the strongest resilience against spoof attacks with passive liveness detection.
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Security and Privacy

Solutions are designed with Secure Software Development Lifecycle (SSDL) and privacy-by-design approach to minimize business risks and meet worldwide privacy regulations.

Compliance & Top Test Rankings

Our technologies meet regulatory compliance through rigorous industry testing, including HIPAA, JCO, DEA-EPCS, CFR Title 21 SS 130.06, FIPS 201, FDA, FBI, EBTS Appendix F, PAD, GDPR, iBETA and have earned top NIST ranking.
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Flexible, Scalable and Fully Customizable

A broad range of biometric technologies and modalities offers options to meet your changing requirements as your business grows.
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Voice of the Customer Approach

Voice of customer is a critical part of HID’s innovation process, enabling us to deliver solutions that our customers truly need for their business.
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Global Resources, Local Support

HID Global has over 4,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries — offering a global network that delivers support locally.

Leader in Biometric Authentication

Frost & Sullivan evaluated the top global multimodal biometric authentication companies in its latest report – Frost Radar™: Biometric Authentication Solutions, 2022. HID was recognized as a leader in innovation and growth.

See why HID is a top choice for biometric authentication and digital ID solutions. 

Read the full report or view the infographic.

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Award Recognition for Global Product Leadership

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Frost & Sullivan awarded HID with the 2023 Product Leadership Award for its best-in-class biometric authentication solutions. Award criteria involved a rigorous assessment of product attributes and business impact.

The impressive breadth of HID’s biometric portfolio — facial recognition, fingerprint capture, as well as tenprint and palm scanners for livescan solutions — contributed to HID earning this distinction.

See why HID biometric authentication solutions excel in the industry. Read the full report.

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