Biometric Sensors & Detectors

Biometric SensorsA wide range of biometric sensors & detectors are available to consumers for security and access control management. Biometrics refers to methods for recognizing individual people based on unique physical and behavioral traits. Physiological biometrics are one class of biometrics that deals with physical characteristics and attributes that are unique to individuals.

Biometric sensors/detectors are useful in several industries as well as to consumers for access control, identity access management and information technology applications.

Biometric sensors work by producing electrical currents when they scan a user’s physical characteristic. Many physical characteristics may be scanned by a biometric sensor including eyes, fingerprints, or DNA. Sensors contain an analog to digital converter enabling it to digitize the image and store the digital information in memory so that it can verify the user next time he or she needs to authenticate their identity.

There are several applications for Biometric Sensors offered by an array of companies. These applications include: fingerprint sensor, enrollment stations, MOC technologies, fingerprint locks and networking ID verification. Sensors can be touch-less, using thermal and optical stripe line sensors.

Biometric sensors and detectors for locks and safes eliminate some of the inevitable nuisances and weaknesses of the conventional lock and key. And Sensors are beginning to revolutionize computer and network security being more effective, accurate and useful in the information technology industry, providing convenience and secure user authentication at low cost.

Biometric Sensor Solution Providers:


DigitalPersona – Replace passwords with your fingerprint. DigitalPersona Pro balances the need for strong security and user’s need for convenience. DigitalPersona’s fingerprint readers make logging in easy, fast and secure. With one touch, login to networks, applications and websites. Eliminates password issues. FREE test drives or SDKs available. Over 150 million users worldwide. Products & Services: Fingerprint Readers, Biometric Sensors & Detectors, Mobile Biometrics, Border & Airport Control, Logical Access Control, Financial and Transactional, HealthCare Biometrics, Time and Attendance


Lumidigm has developed and deployed a fingerprint sensor that uses multispectral imaging to capture superior images quickly, on all people, in all environmental conditions. The Lumidigm platform also provides award-winning “liveness” protection. With commercial partners, venture funding, and government sponsors, Lumidigm provides identity management for civil identification, point-of-sale, physical and logical access, and portable electronic device applications. Products & services: Biometric Sensors and Detectors, Fingerprint Readers, Border Control / Airports, Consumer / Residential Biometrics, Fingerprint and Biometric Locks, Justice / Law Enforcement, Logical Access Control, Mobile Biometrics, Other Uses of Biometrics, Physical Access Control, Time and Attendance.


MorphoTrak, recently named Biometrics Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan, provides biometric and identity management solutions to a broad array of markets in the U.S. including law enforcement, border control, driver licenses, civil identification, and facility/IT security. L-1 has been acquired by Morpho, and is now part of Morpho, Safran’s security division. Reporting to Morpho, MorphoTrak is part of the world’s largest biometric company and leading innovator in large fingerprint identification systems, facial and iris recognition, as well as secure credentials. For more information, visit   Products & services: Biometric Sensors and Detectors, Facial Recognition, Fingerprint Readers, Iris Scanners & Recognition, Smart Cards, Border Control / Airports, Consumer / Residential Biometrics, Justice / Law Enforcement, Logical Access Control, Mobile Biometrics, Other Uses of Biometrics, Physical Access Control, Time and Attendance, Hand Readers & Finger Scanners, Middleware/Software, Vein Recognition. 


Crossmatch Technologies is a leading global provider of biometric identity management systems, applications and enabling technologies to governments, law enforcement agencies and businesses around the world. Offerings include biometric technologies capable of wireless, mobile or stationary use that encompass fingerprint, palm and full-hand scanners, facial recognition systems, iris scanning technology, document readers, biometric software, and related services. Products & Services: Border Control, Facial Recognition, Financial/Transactional, Fingerprint Readers, Hand Readers, Healthcare, Iris Scanners, Justice/Law Enforcement, Middleware Software, Mobile Biometrics, Other.


ZKTeco is a leading global developer and manufacturer of security and time management solutions headquartered in Shenzhen. It is subdivided into 5 business segment/divisions–ZKSoftware, ZKAccess, ZKiVision, ZKBiolock and ZKAFIS. Its products range from Multi-biometric and RFTD identification Time & Attendance solutions to Access Control solutions like IP-based standalone access control, networked access control panel, readers, and tripod turnstile, from IP Cameras and total surveillance solutions to consumer products, such as intelligent biometric lock, RFID hotel lock. ZKAFIS is engaging in providing economic and reliable AFIS solutions. Products and Services: Biometric Sensors and Detectors, Fingerprint Readers, Facial Recognition, Middleware / Software, Consumer / Residential Biometrics, Fingerprint and Biometric Locks, Logical Access Control, Mobile Biometrics , Other Uses of Biometrics, Physical Access Control, Time and Attendance.

Other Vendors

  • Net Com SAS
  • Zighra
  • M2SYS Technology
  • AC Technology
  • ACTAtek Pte Ltd.
  • Anviz Biometric Tech. Co., Ltd.
  • Biometric Solutions Inc.
  • Black Diamond Advanced Technology
  • Control iD
  • Fujitsu
  • iCognize GmbH
  • Identification International, Inc.
  • Identix
  • IDLink Systems Pte Ltd
  • MaxVision, LLC
  • Mitrefinch Employee Management Solutions
  • Neokoros Brasil Ltda
  • STMicroelectronics