SecuGen Hamster IV (HSDU04P)


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SecuGen Hamster IV is a compact, lightweight, FBI (PIV) FIPS 201, Mobile ID (FAP 10) and STQC certified USB fingerprint reader comes equipped with a sensor immune to scratches, impacts and vibrations. This ergonomically designed fingerprint reader is also equipped with Smart Capture™ and Auto-On™.

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Hamster IV (Model: HSDU04P) sits in the Hamster product line up of SecuGen’s legacy products and is equipped with SecuGen’s fingerprint recognition expertise in a compact and lightweight form factor.

SecuGen’s Hamster product line is already popular in a variety of use cases and has earned a reputation for its high quality and performance. Being a SecuGen fingerprint scanner, accuracy, ruggedness, and affordability are the other characteristics come naturally to it. This versatile fingerprint reader brings SecuGen’s excellence in fingerprint recognition tech with an affordable price tag.

Hamster IV is manufactured using a highly advanced optical sensor that uses SEIR (Surface Enhanced Irregular Reflection) optic technology, developed and patented by SecuGen. SEIR technology allows SecuGen Hamster IV to scan high contrast fingerprint images with very low distortion. These high contrast and low distortion images are best processed by the recognition algorithm in further states.

Portable USB fingerprint reader

SecuGen Hamster IV USB scanner features Auto-On technology, which enables it to detect finger presence on the sensing area. It allows the device to save power when idle and turn on automatically as soon as finger is placed on the sensor glass.

This portable USB fingerprint reader is also equipped with an extremely rugged sensor, which can withstand harsh usage scenarios, impacts, scratches and vibrations. Its Smart Capture™ technology can scan dry, moist, aged, scarred and other difficult-to-scan fingers even in challenging environment such as high / low temperatures, direct sunlight, etc.

Versatile and compatible

Hamster 4 is an ergonomically designed fingerprint authentication device, which means it is convenient and comfortable to use. SecuGen Hamster IV is compatible with popular operating systems such as Android (version 3.1 and later), Microsoft Windows (version 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Server2016, 2012, 2008 R2) and Linux.

Seamlessly integrates with Windows Hello

Hamster IV seamlessly integrates with Windows Hello, the biometric authentication component of the Windows 10 operating system. There is no need to install additional fingerprint software or any other tool to make it work. SecuGen Hamster driver (SecuGen WBF driver) is also installed automatically when you connect the reader with your Windows computer.

Easy to install

Connecting and setting up Hamster IV USB reader is extremely easy. When connected to a USB port, SecuGen WBF driver (Windows Biometric Framework driver) is automatically installed via Windows Update on computers with Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or higher. SecuGen WBF driver (Model: HSDU04P) is also available on SecuGen’s official website to download and install manually.

Extensive support

SecuGen offers extensive documentation and support to allow software developers and system integrators to integrate Hamster IV with their third party Android, Linux and Windows based applications. It enables users to use fingerprint instead of PIN / password for improved security and enhanced user experience.


  • FBI certified USB fingerprint scanner: compliant to PIV, FIPS 201 and Mobile ID FAP 10 specifications.
  • Meets or exceeds FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) image quality specifications.
  • Manufactured using advance optical sensor with SecuGen developed and patented SEIR™ technology. This technology ensures highest quality fingerprint capture regardless your environmental conditions.
  • Smart Capture™, another SecuGen patented technology enables Hamster IV to scan dry, moist, aged, scarred, and difficult-to-scan fingers even in challenging conditions.
  • Equipped with Auto-on technology that ensures power saving as well as availability of the device when needed. The device turns on as soon as the finger is placed on the sensor surface.
  • Highly durable platen made of hardened glass, which can withstand harsh environmental conditions, corrosion, impact, electrostatic shock, scratches, etc.
  • Maintenance-free device. SecuGen sensors do not need any coatings or special protection, unlike other semi-conductor based sensors, as they are made with hardened glass SecuGen Hamster 4’s sensors thus efficiently resist Electrostatic discharges, scratches, are corrosion-free, and can be conveniently wiped clean.
  • Comes with a tall, yet compact ergonomic design with a removable pedestal. Compact design ensures portability while ergonomics ensures usability.
  • Captures high resolution fingerprint images (at 508 dots per inch).
  • Fully compliant to international biometric standards as well as those which as specific to the United States.

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Accuracy is inherent to SecuGen sensors which stems from its patented optic design. Acquisition of distortion-free images becomes possible due to this highly advance image capture mechanism. In later stages of image processing, it becomes possible for the underlying algorithm to attain unparalleled level of accuracy due to highly precise fingerprint images. Superior quality images equates to greater precision, less false rejections and acceptances, and better overall performance.


SecuGen Hamster 4’s durability stems from the high ruggedness of the SecuGen sensor, which has an unbreakable sensor prism. Sensors give consistent high quality output even in harsh and high usage scenarios. It provides dependable performance in both indoor and outdoor conditions.


Developed and patented by SecuGen, SEIR (Surface Enhanced Irregular Reflection) optic technology allows Hamster IV’s optical sensor to scan high contrast fingerprint images with a very low rate of distortion. These types of images are considered to be best of feature extractions and matching by the recognition algorithm. Distortions beyond a level can lead to errors in matching, leading to false acceptances or false rejections.

Smart Capture™

There can be huge variations in users’ finger-skin and some of them may not be favorable for the fingerprint sensor. Keeping this in mind, SecuGen has equipped Hamster IV with patented Smart Capture technology, which allows the device to capture excellent quality fingerprints regardless the condition of finger skin.

It can capture fingerprints from hard-to-scan fingers such as dry, scarred and moist finger skin. Smart capture technology allows the device to scan fingerprints even if there is a tiny fraction of usability in it.


Hamster IV offers out of the box support Windows Hello, Windows 10’s inbuilt authentication system. Due to the native support for Windows Hello, Hamster IV integrates seamlessly with any device running Windows 10.


Left behind fingerprints are bad for your device. They become a hindrance and confuse the fingerprint recognition system during a scan, so it is important that your device has a way to avoid them unless you are okay with cleaning it after every scan.

Hamster 4 has an inbuilt mechanism to reject leftover prints as well as 2D fingerprint images, which allows Hamster 4 to avoid presentation attacks and keep up the performance. You do not have to compromise your device’s performance or security over false fingerprints, thanks to false fingerprint rejection in Hamster IV.


The Hamster IV features a sturdy, close-fitting assembly of its optic parts, which stays unaffected by day to day shocks and accidental drops. SecuGen sensors are made with a hardened material that can withstand scratches, ESD and corrosion without needing any special coating.


SecuGen offers the unmatched balance of price and features with its fingerprint recognition devices. You neither have to make compromises over brand nor on features. There is simply no trade-offs with SecuGen devices. SecuGen designs, develops and manufactures its fingerprint sensors at its in-house facility, which results in cost savings.

The benefit of cost reduction is passed to customers and that is how SecuGen is able to offer best priced devices in the industry. Despite being an affordable fingerprint reader, Hamster IV does not make any compromises with quality.


Hamster IV features SecuGen’s Auto-On™ technology. It is an automatic finger detection mechanism that can detect finger presence on the sensor surface. It makes the device to be more power efficient and allows it to turn off when not in use. However, the Hamster 4 wakes as soon as you place the finger on the sensor, thanks to the Auto-On technology.


Conforms to FBI PIV, FIPS 201 and Mobile ID FAP 10 image quality specifications, which makes it suitable for law enforcement as well as civil FBI applications.

Technical 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


Superb quality FBI certified fingerprint reader at a highly competitive price tag! Supercharge your demanding law enforcement and civil FBI applications with this highly durable, efficient and maintenance free fingerprint reader.

Just Some of Our Happy Clients

2 reviews for SecuGen Hamster IV (HSDU04P)

  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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