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HID Global fingerprint technology selected for Singapore Police biometric eKYC system



The traffic branch of the Singapore Police Force has chosen HID Lumidigm V-series Fingerprint Sensors from HID Global to verify the identity of driver’s license applicants through an electronic Know Your Customer (eKYC) process.

The speed and efficiency of identity verification have improved significantly with the use of HID Lumidigm sensors with patented multispectral imaging technology, rather than the previous paper-based process, according to the company announcement. The technology’s liveness-detection capabilities also decrease the risk of fraudulent applications being accepted.

HID partner Secur Solutions Group deployed the new eKYC system at Singapore’s three driving schools, with applicants using kiosks to complete the enrollment process in seconds by matching fingerprints with NRIC or work permit records. The Force is enrolling 500 to 700 people per day at the kiosks, while requiring nearly 1,500 less hours of workforce labor per month.

“The HID Lumidigm sensors have outperformed all alternatives with respect to speed, accuracy and consistency of image acquisition regardless of finger or environmental conditions,” says Secur Solutions Group CEO Tseng Wun Hsiung. “New opportunities are being considered for service enhancement and parts of the eKYC system are being evaluated for integration.”

In order to serve the population of diverse range of ages, ethnicities, and skin types served by the Singapore Police Force, it is important that the eKYC system’s fingerprint capture technology be capable of capturing surface and subsurface characteristics, HID says.

“HID Global is delighted that our Lumidigm V-series sensors are delivering unparalleled accuracy in fingerprint data capture for the Singapore Traffic Police’s new eKYC system,” comments Sujan Parthasaradhi, director of APAC for the Extended Access Technologies Business Area of HID Global. “We have no doubt our solutions will continue to give the Singapore Traffic Police the confidence of standards-validated spoof protection at their driving schools while helping them sustain the highest levels of efficiency and customer service.”

Lumidigm fingerprint sensors were certified for presentation attack detection last year.

HID also appointed Björn Lidefelt as President and CEO just weeks ago.

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