SecuGen Hamster IV


FBI Certified, PIV Compliant Optical Fingerprint Reader

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SecuGen Hamster IV is the most accurate, rugged and affordable USB fingerprint reader. These high-performance, versatile readers feature advance optical sensors engineered with patented SEIR technology to provide you the highest quality in fingerprint biometrics. The Hamster IV is FBI Certified as meeting FIPS 201 (PIV) and FAP 20 Mobile ID requirements with performance enhancing features like Auto-on and Smart Capture.


SecuGen Hamster IV has a comfortable and ergonomic design fingerprint reader.  Featuring a compact, two-piece, and maintenance-free design, it is one of the most affordable and popular fingerprint reader.  It is one of the most versatile single finger capture device. The optical sensor is rugged-in-use with a virtually indestructible sensor prism. It can resist electrostatic shock, scratches, corrosion and other stresses.

Certified Quality

Hamster IV is FBI Certified as meeting FIPS 201 (PIV) and FAP 20 Mobile ID requirements. It is also listed on GSA FIPS 201 Approved Products List.


With a virtually indestructible sensor prism, Hamster IV is the most dependable and consistent scanners and hence popular in the industry. It captures high contrast images even in outdoors and under harsh or high traffic environments. It rejects false fingerprints such as latentprints and 2-D images.

High Image Quality with Patented Fingerprint Technology

Hamster IV enables capture of high quality images using Surface Enhanced Irregular Reflection (SEIR), Secugen’s patented optical technology. Thus, it ensures greater precision, less false rejections/false acceptances, and better overall performance compared to competing fingerprint sensors.

Auto-On for Automatic Finger Placement Detection

Auto-On™ is an technology that automatically checks for the presence of a finger. When used with Auto-On-compatible software, the Hamster IV will turn on and scan your finger as soon as you touch the sensor – all without having to prompt the system.

Quality Fingerprint Scanning with Smart Capture

Smart Capture™ ensures quality fingerprint scanning of difficult fingers. By automatically adjusting the brightness of the sensor, Smart Capture allows the Hamster IV to capture high quality fingerprints from a wide range of traditionally difficult fingers, including those from dry, wet, scarred or aged skin, and even in bright ambient conditions such as under direct sunlight.


Unlike semiconductor-based sensors and other optical sensors, SecuGen sensors are made with hardened glass that needs no coatings or special protection. SecuGen sensors resist scratches, ESD, corrosion, and other stresses and can be easily wiped clean without fear of damage.

Greater Sensor-to-Sensor Consistency

The greater sensor-to-sensor consistency ensure high accuracy while matching fingerprints enrolled with different fingerprint readers at different locations.

Fingerprint Data Protection

The fingerprint template is unique in nature and it is not easy to reconstruct fingerprint images, thus protecting the fingerprint data.

Ideal Choice

Backed by the industry’s best warranty, years of field use, proven reliability with international industry standard certifications, Hamster IV is an ideal choice for large deployments for purpose of authentication, identification and verification functions. With Hamster IV , let fingerprints act like digital passwords that cannot be lost, forgotten or stolen.

Reliability in Multiple Environments 

SecuGen fingerprint readers provide consistent performance and security for a growing number of software applications for desktop, mobile, network, enterprise and internet environments. sensor is extremely rugged.

Compatibility with SecuGen MINEX SDK

SecuGen’s Hamster IV works together with SecuGen MINEX Certified Template Generator and Matcher to develop PIV-Compliant biometric applications. The MINEX Certified Template Generator and Matcher are available in a variety of SecuGen SDKs that may be downloaded for free.



  • Accurate, patented optical USB fingerprint sensor with 508 DPI resolution
  • FBI Certified for FIPS 201 (PIV) and Mobile ID FAP 20 Compliant
  • High-performance, maintenance-free optical fingerprint sensor
  • Listed on GSA FIPS 201 Approved Products List
  • Auto-On™ (Automatic Finger Placement Detection)
  • Smart Capture™ (Automatic Image Adjustment to Accommodate Moist & Dry Fingers)
  • Integrated finger guide and removable, weighted stand
  • Fingerprint data protection with non-replicable-templates
  • Fake Finger Rejection for enhanced security
  • Scratch, impact, corrosion & electrostatic shock resistant glass platen
  • Supports SecuGen, MINEX Certified and third party algorithms
  • Ultra-compact, low profile and portable design
  • USB Connection
  • Supports international & U.S. biometric standards




When used for biometric authentication as part of an overall security program, SecuGen fingerprint readers can help to

  • Reduce the hassles of password overload,
  • Capture high quality images for greater precision,
  • Prove identity with their fingerprints,
  • Decrease the risks of security breaches,
  • Improve accountability,
  • Add true non-repudiation,
  • Reject false fingerprints,
  • Protect fingerprint templates,
  • Implement cost effective, reliable solutions,
  • Support multi applications designed for mobile, desktop, network, enterprise, and Internet environments, and
  • Ultimately make it more convenient and intuitive for any user.

Use Cases

Use Cases

  • Computer, Mobile or network/internet security
  • Bank and financial systems
  • Medical information systems
  • Labor and attendance tracking
  • Any password-based application

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer Information

1.Part Number – Hamster IV (HU20)
2.Warranty – One Year Limited

Technical Information

Technical Information

Name: Hamster IV
Model: HSDU04P
Physical Features Dimensions (W x L x H) 53x73x84 mm (27x40x73 without  stand)
Weight 165g (100g without stand)
USB Interface USB 1.1 Full-Speed, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Cable Length 1500mm
Supply Voltage / Max. Current 5 V DC (via USB) / 150 mA
Operating Temperature -20° ~ 65°C
Operating Humidity 90% or less RH, noncondensing
Optical Fingerprint Sensor Optical Sensor SecuGen SDU04P
Image Resolution 508 DPI
Image Size 258 x 336 pixels
Platen Size 14.6 mm x 17.9 mm
Effective Sensing Area 12.9 mm x 16.8 mm
Image Gay Scale 256 levels(8-bit)
Light Source/Lifetime LED/60,000 Hours
Fingerprint Capture Speed 0.2 ~ 0.8 seconds
Compliance Biometric Standards FIPS201, FBI PIV, INCITS 378,

ISO/IEC 19794-2,1 9794-4

Certifications FCC, CE, KCC, RoHS, FIPS 201
Compatibility Supported Operating Systems
  •  Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7
  •  Windows Server 2012, 2008 R2
  • Android 3.1 and above
  • Java
  • Linux