Secugen Hamster Pro 20 USB Fingerprint Reader and Scanner

High-performance, maintenance-free optical fingerprint sensor with Auto-On™ & Smart Capture™ features.

Secugen Hamster Pro 20

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  • Item Model: HU20; Item Code: EA4-0089A
  • FBI (PIV) FIPS 201 and FBI Mobile ID (FAP 20) compliant and STQC certified (UIDAI, Aadhaar) ultra compact optical fingerprint scanner.
  • Featuring a low-profile and water-resistant design with IP65 rated rugged and advanced optical sensor resistant to dust, scratch, impact and corrosion.
  • It’s advanced fake finger rejection technology rejects spoofed latent fingerprints and 2-D images, as well as captures dry, moist, aged or scarred fingerprints.

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 Pro 20 Description

Hamster Pro 20 is a new entrant from the stables of SecuGen. It has been equipped with an optical sensor which is very advanced and rugged-in-use using patent-pending and patented technology. Not only is it ultra-compact in its design but it also FBI certified as it meets the requirements specified for FIPS 201 (PIV) and FAP 20 Mobile ID. Its uses USB to connect and produces high quality images. Add to it the low-profile and IP65 rated design which is dust and water resistant and you have a quality product in your hands.

Hamster Pro 20 has Windows Biometric framework, or WBF, support out-of-the-box which allows you to add biometric security to all purchases and access requests, for apps on Windows Store, placed on a Windows 8.1 device. WBF also supports fingerprint-based login in PCs which are running on Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012 and Windows 7,8, 8.1.

In addition, Secugen provides multiple SDKs which are available for download free of cost. These SDKs have in-built algorithms implementing SecuGen’s MINEX Certified Template Generator and Matcher. These algorithms provide an effective option to make your biometric applications PIV-Compliant. So, when you use of one these Secugen SDKs with Hamster Pro 20 your total configuration then becomes PIV-compliant.

Hamster Pro 20 Features

  • Accurate, patent-pending optical USB fingerprint sensor with 500 DPI resolution
  • Auto-OnTM automatically detects a finger when placed on the reader
  • Smart CaptureTM works with dry, moist, aged, scarred & difficult-to-scan fingers
  • Scratch, impact, corrosion & electrostatic shock resistant glass platen
  • Ultra-compact, low profile design
  • IP65 Certified for dust and water-resistance
  • FBI Certified for FIPS 201 (PIV) and Mobile ID FAP 20, STQC Certified
  • Supports SecuGen, MINEX Certified and third party algorithms
  • Supports international & U.S. biometric standards

Hamster Pro 20 Specifications

Product Name Hamster Pro 20
Model Number HU20
Optic Module U20
Image Resolution 500 DPI
Image Size 300 x 400 pixels
Platen Size 18.2 mm x 22.9 mm
Effective Sensing Area 15.24 mm x 20.32 mm
Image Grayscale 256 levels (8-bit)
Light Source / Typical Lifetime LED / 60,000 hours
Fingerprint Capture Speed 0.2 ~ 0.5 sec with Smart Capture
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) 53.9 x 58.5 x 31.6 mm
Weight 98 g
Cable Length 1500 mm
Operating Temperature -20o ~ 65o C
Operating Humidity 90% or less RH, noncondensing
Dust and Water Resistance IP65 Certified
Supported Operating Systems Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Windows Server 2012, 2008 R2, Android 3.1 and above, Java, Linux
Supported Standards FBI PIV-071006 & Mobile ID FAP 20, INCITS 378, BioAPI, ISO/IEC 19794-2, ISO/IEC 19794-4,
Compliance FCC, CE, RoHS, FIPS 201 (HSPD-12), STQC
Warranty One year limited

The perfect fingerprint reader for YOU!

FBI certified, ultra-compact, high image quality USB fingerprint reader that meets FIPS 201 (PIV) and FAP 20 Mobile ID requirements.


SecuGen fingerprint sensors are extremely tough and features a practically indestructible sensor prism.  From the sensor surface to the internal lens and electronic components,  these sensors are created to be powerful and reliable.  SecuGen sensors will deliver continual operation indoors, outdoors and in other harsh environments.


SecuGen sensors are extremely accurate due to a patented optic design that gives distortion-free images that data points are extracted from for matching.  Superior quality images equates to greater precision, less false rejection and acceptance, and better overall performance.


When a finger is placed on the reader, this feature automatically detects it for an easy and quick verification.

High durability and ruggedness

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

Reliable performance

Will always deliver reliable performances even under imposing conditions and difficult environments.

Fingerprint data protection

Fingerprint data protection prevents anyone from creating fingerprint images.

Ease of integration

Integrating into different applications is very easy when using one of our free Software Developer Kits.

Device Recognition™

This feature recognizes different fingerprint readers.


Unlike other sensors, whether optical or semiconductor-based, SecuGen sensors are made from a hard quartz-like material that does not require coatings but will resist ESD, corrosion, scratches and other harmful elements.  The optic components are tightly assembled so even if the sensor is dropped there will be no need to recalibrate.


SecuGen develops, manufactures and designs their own fingerprint sensors and they are built to last.  SecuGen guarantees the very best quality product within the entire industry, which will save you the cost of replacements and prevent system downtime.

Smart Capture™

This feature captures excellent quality fingerprints from moist, dry, scarred, aged or other difficult to scan fingers, allowing for accuracy and reliability every time.

Patented optical technologies

Using Surface Enhanced Irregular Reflection (SEIR), their patented optical technology, allows for accurate image quality along with high contrast, high-signal-to-noise ratio and virtually no distortion.

Rejection of false fingerprints

Will reject false fingerprints such as latent prints and 2-D fingerprint images such as those created by photocopies.

Greater sensor-to-sensor consistency

Greater sensor-to-sensor consistency for greater accuracy when matching fingerprints registered with different readers at different locations.

Multi-Device Connectivity™

This feature allows multiple fingerprint readers to be connected to one computer at the same time.

Hamster Pro 20 Applications

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

Look No Further Than SecuGen Hamster Pro 20 USB Fingerprint Reader

Accuracy, dependability, faster recognition, greater precision, fewer false rejections and better overall performance.  Secugen readers provide highest levels of durability and ruggedness and work very well in harsh environment.  If you want excellent flexibility, excellent support and a fingerprint sensor built to last – look no further than the leaders in the industry SecuGen.

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You have been great. We purchased biometric readers from Bayometric based on price. We were contacted by Bayometric to insure the readers would meet our needs. Our order was received promptly without issue. I would purchase from Bayometric again without hesitation.- Ben Wing, Rockiingham County

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Bayometric’s tried and trusted fingerprint identification technology has been seamlessly incorporated into various existing security environments, providing unmatched security solutions to customers in different verticals world-over.

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Great Warranty

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

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No matter where you are located, we will deliver to your doorstep. International customers save upto 60% on shipping costs.

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