Biometric Devices
for ID Verification

Contact us for consultancy on the best Biometric Hardware
for ID Verification, Agency Banking, SIM Card registration, and Government registering processes.

Why Biometric Data Capture is so important in Africa

Africa has the largest numbers of undocumented people by country, essentially due to the difficult access to rural areas and the lack of infrastructures.
Thus, almost all countries in sub-Saharan Africa have weak national identity systems.

The high numbers of the unregistered population represent a huge obstacle to financial inclusion, as this means that millions of people are unable to access financial services. These basic services include a bank account or Mobile Money transactions.

Hence, portable biometric devices have been a valuable aid to the civil registration process. Governments form partnerships with companies capable of reaching rural communities and use customer data to create National IDs.

Biometric Data Capture Challenges in Africa

Why Biometric Data Capture is so important in Africa

Africa has the largest numbers of undocumented people by country, essentially due to the difficult access to rural areas and the lack of infrastructures.

Thus, almost all countries in sub-Saharan Africa have weak national identity systems.

The high numbers of the unregistered population represent a huge obstacle to financial inclusion, as this means that millions of people are unable to access financial services. These basic services include a bank account or Mobile Money transactions.

Hence, portable biometric devices have been a valuable aid to the civil registration process. Governments form partnerships with companies capable of reaching rural communities and use customer data to create National IDs.

The Best Biometric Devices for Banks and Telcos in Africa

Hardware by Integrated Biometrics

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Kojak biometric device

KOJAK

The Kojak is a 4-4-2 fingerprint scanner and is the most demanded device for the African context. It is highly portable and resistant, two fundamental characteristics in the field and in the agent channel.

In Nigeria, the Kojak is the official device for the BVN enrolment and NIN registration processes.

• Robust and resistant – dust and sunlight do not affect its operation
• Completely portable – USB connection (no need for a power plug)
• Covid-19 free – the electricity in the scanner band acts as a sterilizer
• Ready for Android and Windows systems

Kojak biometric device

Hardware by Famoco

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FP201 by Famoco

FP201

The FP201 device integrates terminals functionalities with biometrics capture capabilities. It is ideal for sales staff of remote teams.

This Android terminal is a mobile POS and it’s used for digital payments.

The IDEMIA biometric optical sensor accurately captures fingerprints, meaning that FP201 can also be used in identification processes.

• Mobile and convenient combo device – POS plus scanner
• Suitable for customer authentication, sim card registration, etc.
• Efficient for remote teams using a digital field application (Waynbo)
• Removable battery for long operational periods in the field
• Android OS – ready to run Waynbo App

What is Biometrics used for?

Service companies, such as Banks or Telcos, use biometric devices for customer authentication. The main objective is to acquire new customers quickly and according to the rules. In heavily regulated industries, the collection of biometric data is a mandatory requirement, which is why companies integrate biometric registration into the KYC process.

License for Financial Services Providers

License for Tiered Digital Financial Services

There are more complex or higher-risk financial services that require the collection of biometric data. Thus, financial services providers (FSP) must comply with this standard to guarantee the operating and sale license.

Anti-fraud biometrics

Anti-fraud & Risk Management

The customer registration and authentication with biometrics is a much more secure business rule. It prevents companies from fraudsters’ illegal practices and facilitates risk management with greater efficiency.

Device for BVN Enrolment

BVN Enrolment

The Bank Verification Number is a biometric verification system in Nigeria to fight fraud and illegal banking operations. The BVN enrolment is then a mandatory process for Banks and other Financial Institutions operating in Nigeria.

Biometrics for ID Verification

ID Verification & Customer Authentication

In most cases, companies use biometrics for the identity verification of customers. The ID verification is applied in the KYC process, a compliance requirement in many African countries.

Anti-money Laudering

Anti-Money Laundering (AML)

Biometric data capture is a strong measure against financial crimes like money laundering. It is a helpful tool identifying criminals and avoiding reputation crises to companies from bad publicity. This can be fatal to a business.

NIN Registration Process

NIN Registration Process

The registration process for the National Identity Number (NIN), created by NIMC, collects biometric data from Nigerian citizens. In Nigeria, SIM Cards are linked to the NIN as a compliance rule in the Telecommunications Industry.

License for Financial Services Providers

License for Tiered Digital Financial Services

There are more complex or higher-risk financial services that require the collection of biometric data. Thus, financial services providers (FSP) must comply with this standard to guarantee the operating and sale license.

Biometrics for ID Verification

ID Verification & Customer Authentication

In most cases, companies use biometrics for the identity verification of customers. The ID verification is applied in the KYC process, a compliance requirement in many African countries.

Anti-money Laudering

Anti-Money Laundering (AML)

Biometric data capture is a strong measure against financial crimes like money laundering. It is a helpful tool identifying criminals and avoiding reputation crises to companies from bad publicity. This can be fatal to a business.

Anti-fraud biometrics

Anti-fraud & Risk Management

The customer registration and authentication with biometrics is a much more secure business rule. It prevents companies from fraudsters’ illegal practices and facilitates risk management with greater efficiency.

Device for BVN Enrolment

BVN Enrolment

The Bank Verification Number is a biometric verification system in Nigeria to fight fraud and illegal banking operations. The BVN enrolment is then a mandatory process for Banks and other Financial Institutions operating in Nigeria.

NIN Registration Process

NIN Registration Process

The registration process for the National Identity Number (NIN), created by NIMC, collects biometric data from Nigerian citizens. In Nigeria, SIM Cards are linked to the NIN as a compliance rule in the Telecommunications Industry.

We can help you choose
the best biometric equipment for your business

Grant

Grant Grant-Ezeronye

Biometrics Consultant & Country Manager

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