Biometric Authentication

Biometric authentication is the automated recognition of an individual using unique physiological characteristics, such as fingerprints, and/or behavioral characteristics, such as keystroke pattern.

Biometric Security: “Who you are” authentication

We all have many digital identities but only one unique physical identity. HID Global provides biometrics authentication solutions — the only authentication factor directly coupled with a person’s unique physical identity.

Knowing with certainty who is performing a transaction is an essential part of a complete authentication solution. Biometrics identification is the only mode of authentication that can unequivocally validate a person's identity. HID Biometrics offers this certainty along with greater security and convenience — with no added complexity for the user.

The ability to couple and provide secure digital credentials on either a card, mobile and other smart devices, or through biometric identification is at the core of what HID Global offers. HID Global’s Lumidigm® multispectral imaging technology is designed from the ground up to provide:

  • Superior biometric security in real world environments, irrespective of race, gender, age or physical conditions
  • World class liveness detection, spoof prevention and proof of life
  • The highest level of tamper proofing and data encryption for data integrity

Our biometric authentication solutions can be found around the world in a wide variety of applications. In Brazil, Lumidigm biometric access control systems are widely used to access ATMs. In the US, biometric authentication secures access to controlled medicines and medical records. In Hong Kong, the immigration department uses Lumidigm biometric security for border control.

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Every day, millions of people use HID products and services to confirm identity—even when it seems impossible. Sandra's Epidermolysis Bullosa Dystrophica left her without an outer layer of skin — and without fingerprints. Luckily, our multispectral imaging is powerful enough to see the fingerprints hiding beneath the epidermis, allowing Sandra to see her fingerprints for the very first time.

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Best Biometric Performance
HID Lumidigm® V-Series Fingerprint Readers

V-Series Sensors

  • Secure, convenient, and reliable
  • Unaffected by operating conditions
  • Multispectral imaging technology
  • Superior liveness detection
Strong Multifactor Authentication
HID Lumidigm® V-Series V371 Fingerprint Reader

V-Series Reader

  • Fingerprint + card
  • Renowned biometric performance
  • Eliminates fraud
Economical Enterprise Solution
HID Lumidigm® M211 Desktop Reader

M-Series Sensors

  • Fast, accurate and reliable
  • Anyone can enroll and use
  • Streamlines authorized access