SecuGen Hamster™ Pro 20 Fingerprint Scanner (HU20-A)

SecuGen Hamster™ Pro 20 Fingerprint Scanner (HU20-A)


  • Ultra-compact, lightweight and portable
  • Ultra-affordable
  • Fast and accurate verification
  • FBI Certified for FIPS 201 (PIV) and Mobile ID FAP 20
  •  IP45 certified


The Hamster Pro 20 is SecuGen’s ultra-compact, high image quality USB fingerprint reader that is very low priced and suitable for large deployments. Featuring a low-profile and water-resistant design, the Hamster Pro is built with the industry’s most rugged and advanced optical sensor using patented fingerprint technology. The Hamster Pro can be used for authentication, identification and verification functions that let your fingerprints act like digital passwords that cannot be lost, forgotten or stolen.

Auto-On technology allows the sensor to check for the presence of a finger without having to launch specific software or terminals. The scanner will automatically sense and scan a finger once it’s placed on the reader. Smart Capture technology helps capture fingerprints from difficult fingers by automatically adjusting the brightness of the sensor. With this technology, users with dry, wet, scarred, or aged skin can use the sensor. This scanner also works in varying lighting conditions, including direct sunlight.

When used with SecuGen software, this sensor provides fast and accurate verification, latent print image removal, encryption of fingerprint templates, Fingerprint Device Recognition, and Multi-Device Connection.

Windows Hello

The Hamster Pro works with Windows Hello right out of the box for quick and secure fingerprint login to Windows 10 without a password. There is no need to install any other software. Instructions for how to login to Windows

For Developers

SecuGen provides free SDKs that support the Hamster Pro for Windows, Linux, and Android applications. All SecuGen SDKs include the tools that enable fingerprint registration, matching, and related biometric functions. Get your free download today

Benefits of Using SecuGen Fingerprint Readers

SecuGen fingerprint readers are easy to use and can be installed quickly on any Windows PC. Backed by the industry’s best warranty, years of field use and proven reliability under extreme conditions, SecuGen fingerprint readers provide consistent performance and security for a growing number of software applications for desktop, mobile, network, enterprise and Internet environments.

When used for biometric authentication as part of an overall security program, SecuGen fingerprint readers can help reduce the hassles of password overload, decrease the risks of security breaches, improve accountability and add true non-repudiation, all while making it more convenient and intuitive for any user.

Look to SecuGen for advanced, fingerprint biometric technologies that let your fingerprints act like digital passwords that cannot be lost, forgotten or stolen.


  • IP54 certified: Rugged, high-performance, maintenance-free optical sensor resistant to water, oil, humidity, dust, scratches, impact, vibration and electrostatic shock
  • FBI Certified for FIPS 201 (PIV) and Mobile ID FAP 20
  • Auto-On™ automatically detects the presence of a finger when placed on the reader for quick and easy authentication
  • Smart Capture™ – high quality fingerprint scanning of difficult fingers (dry, wet, scarred) in challenging environments and conditions such as under direct sunlight
  • Ultra-compact, low profile design, lightweight and portable
  • USB connection, USB bus-powered, no additional power supply required
  • Plug ‘n Play, hot-swappable
  • Integrated finger guide
  • Readily accessible for any finger
  • Supports SecuGen, MINEX Certified, and third party algorithms
  • Supports international and U.S. biometric standards
  • Fast and accurate verification
  • Rejection of false fingerprints such as 2-D images
  • Latent print image removal (does not accept prints left behind)
  • Fingerprint data protection with templates that cannot be used to reconstruct fingerprint images
  • Encryption of fingerprint templates (with SecuGen Proprietary templates)
  • Patented optical technologies for clear, accurate imaging with high contrast, high signal-to-noise ratio and low distortion
  • Fingerprint Device Recognition™
  • Greater sensor-to-sensor consistency for high accuracy when matching fingerprints enrolled with different fingerprint readers at different Locations
  • One year limited warranty
  • Free SDK available with a variety of free Software Development Kits to choose from, SecuGen readers are easy to integrate into almost any kind of application.


  • Improved security with convenience and reduced password reset requests because fingerprints act like digital passwords that cannot be lost, forgotten or stolen
  • Improved accountability by allowing users to quickly and easily prove their identities with their fingerprints
  • Reliable and consistent performance for an ever-increasing number of applications designed for mobile, desktop, network, enterprise, and Internet environments



Hamster Pro HU20-A Fingerprint Scanner
Fingerprint Sensor SecuGen U20-A
Image Resolution 500 DPI (PPI)
Image Size 300 x 400 pixels
Platen Size 18.2 mm x 22.9 mm
Effective Sensing Area 15.24 x 20.32 mm
Image Gray Scale 256 levels (8-bit)
Light Source Green LED
Smart Capture Speed 0.2 ~ 0.5 seconds
Features (when used with
SecuGen Pro SDKs)
Auto-On, Smart Capture, 360 Degree Fingerprint Rotation
Biometric Standards/Specs INCITS 378, ISO/IEC 19794-2, 19794-4, FIPS 201, FBI PIV & Mobile ID FAP 20, NIST MINEX, WSQ
Compliance FCC, CE, KC, RoHS, CB, WEEE, USB 2.0, WHQL
Supported OS Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7, Server 2016 / 2012 / 2008 R2, Android 3.1+, Linux
Water/Dust Resistance IP54 Certified
Model HUPx
Dimensions 53.9 mm x 58.5 mm x 31.6 mm
Weight 98 grams
Operating Temperature -20° ~ 65°C
Cable Length 1500 mm
Operating Humidity 90% noncondensing, max
USB Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Supply Voltage 5 V DC (via USB)
Max Current 130 mA (max.)
Warranty One year limited

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