Secugen Hamster IV, FBI and STQC certified USB fingerprint reader

Built with the industry’s most rugged and advanced optical sensor (SEIR technology). Compatible for SWFT Plus Enrollment.

Secugen Hamster IV

$90.00 $85.99

5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
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  • Item Model: HSDU04P; Item Code: EA4-0088P. FBI (PIV) FIPS 201, Mobile ID (FAP 10) and STQC certified.
  • Compact, lightweight and portable USB fingerprint reader with removable weighted stand.
  • Maintenance-free optical fingerprint sensor comes with automatic finger detection technology and latent print image removal.
  • Secure Web Fingerprint Transmission Plus Enrollment (SWFT+) compatible.

Supported Software

A scalable, reliable and high performing biometric identification solution for seamless integration.

Fingerprint SDK

Zero learning curve for developers. No biometric programming experience required. Get access to sample codes in multiple languages including C/C++, C#.NET, Java etc.


Computer Logon

Logon to Windows, Domain, Websites and Applications using fingerprints & create a ”password free” environment. Enterprise Password Management with Seamless Interface to Active Directory.


Hamster IV Description

SecuGen Hamster IV is FBI and STQC certified USB fingerprint reader. It is made with the industry’s most rugged and advanced optical sensor using patented SEIR technology to give you the highest quality in biometric scanner.

Hamster IV optical finger scanner is ergonomically designed, resistant to scratch, impact and electrostatic discharge due to its hardened contact area. Another remarkable feature of Hamster IV is the Auto-On function, Auto-On is an Automatic Finger Placement Detection 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. 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.

Hamster IV finger reader can be used with fingerprint reader software to capture high quality fingerprint images for maintaining biometric access control. This versatile biometric device has proved its worth in applications as varied as finance and banking, point of sales machines, medical information systems, B2B transactions, e-commerce, time and attendance, etc.

Hamster IV Features

  • Patented, High 508 DPI resolution optical USB fingerprint sensor
  • Auto finger detection by Auto-OnTM, when finger is placed on reader
  • Smart CaptureTM technology for dry, moist, aged and marked fingers scanning
  • Solid optical glass platen for scratch, corrosion, and electrostatic shock resistant
  • Delegate and compact design, easy to use with any finger or thumb
  • Preinstalled user guide with removable, weighted stand
  • Supports BioAPI, INCITS 378-2004 and ISO 19794
  • Supports SecuGen proprietary, 3rd party and MINEX Certified Template Extractor and Matcher algorithms
  • Supports FIPS 201, FBI Certified as “PIV Single Finger Capture Device” and STQC Certified for UID

Hamster IV Specifications

Product Name Hamster IV
Model Number HSDU04P, HFDU04
Optic Module SDU04P, FDU04
Image Resolution 508 DPI
Image Size 258 x 336 pixels
Platen Size 16.1 mm x 18.2 mm
Effective Sensing Area 12.9 mm x 16.8 mm
Image Grayscale 256 levels (8-bit)
Light Source / Typical Lifetime LED / 60,000 hours
Fingerprint Capture Speed 0.2 ~ 0.8 sec with Smart Capture (HSDU04P) and 0.4 ~ 1.2 sec with Smart Capture (HFDU04)
Interface USB 1.1 Full-Speed, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Supply Voltage 5 V DC (via USB)

Current Consumption (max) 150 mA
Dimensions (W x L x H) 27 x 40 x 73 mm (without stand) and 53 x 73 x 84 mm (with stand)
Weight 100 g (without stand) and 165 g (with stand)
Cable Length 1500 mm
Operating Temperature -20o ~ 65o C
Operating Humidity 90% or less RH, noncondensing
Warranty One year limited
Supported Standards ANSI INCITS 378, BioAPI, FIPS 201, ISO/IEC 19794-2, ISO/IEC 19794-4
Compliance FCC, CE, RoHS, FBI PIV Single Finger, STQC
Supported Operating Systems Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Windows Server 2012, 2008 R2, Android 3.1 and above (HSDU04P only), Java, Linux

The perfect USB fingerprint reader for YOU!

SecuGen Hamster IV fingerprint reader works together with MINEX certified fingerprint template generator and matcher to develop PIV compliant biometric applications.


SecuGen fingerprint sensors are extremely robust and well tested featuring a high quality sensor prism. Reliability and consistent performance is ensured by excellent design of every component. The sensor surface, internal lens and electronic components are built to work in indoor, outdoor and harsh environments.


Patented optic design captures distortion-free images. This allows for high quality of data points to be extracted for matching. Resulting in less false positive or negative precision and high performance.


Auto-On™ feature enables automatic detection of the presence of a finger when placed on the reader for quick and easy authentication.

High durability and ruggedness

High durability and ruggedness with proven resistance to electrostatic shock, impact, drops, scratches, extreme temperatures, humidity, and contaminants such as sweat, dirt, and oil.

Reliable performance

Reliable performance even under challenging conditions and tough environments.

Fingerprint data protection

Secure template ensures that fingerprint image cannot be re-constructed from the fingerprint template.

Ease of integration

Fingerprint Software Developer Kit ensures ease of integration to develop wide variety of applications.

Device Recognition™

Identification and recognition of different fingerprint readers made possible by Device Recognition™.


SecuGen sensors are made with hard quartz-like material that needs no coatings but resists scratches, ESD, corrosion and other stresses, unlike semiconductor-based sensors and other optical sensors currently present in the market. Tight assembly of optic parts ensures that there is no need for re-calibration even if the sensors dropped.


SecuGen assures best in class product quality and durability in the industry, which results in savings by reducing and eliminating costly replacements and losses from system downtime. of SecuGen fingerprint sensors are built to last.

Smart Capture™

Smart Capture™ that captures high quality fingerprints from dry, moist, aged, scarred and difficult to-scan fingers for greater accuracy and reliability.

Patented optical technologies

Accurate and precise image quality with high contrast , high signal-to noise ratio, and practically no distortion is achieved using Surface Enhanced Irregular Reflection (SEIR™).

Rejection of false fingerprints

Recognition and rejection of false fingerprints such as latent prints and 2-D fingerprint images such as photocopies is a great security feature.

Greater sensor-to-sensor consistency

High accuracy when matching fingerprints that are enrolled using different fingerprint sensors at different locations.

Multi-Device Connectivity™

Multi-Device Connectivity™ allows multiple fingerprint readers to be used  on one computer simultaneously.

Hamster IV Applications

  • Computer, network or internet security
  • Bank and financial systems
  • Medical information systems
  • Labor and attendance tracking
  • Any password-based application…
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2 reviews for Secugen Hamster IV

  1. 5 out of 5


    We have been using the Secugen Hamster IV device for many years. It is very reliable scanner.

  2. 5 out of 5


    I recommend the Secugen Hamster IV scanner to anyone who wants to capture quality fingerprints.

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All our products come with one year warranty. For items within the warranty period, our policy is simple and uncomplicated.

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