The consulting company Frost & Sullivan has awarded Germany’s largest biometrics manufacturer Dermalog and its customised solutions and products for Africa with the “2015 African Biometrics Company of the Year Award”. Dermalog is particularly successful with a large bank installation in Nigeria.
The German biometrics manufacturer was honored with the “2015 African Biometrics Company of the Year Award”, for its outstanding achievements in 20 African countries, making it one of the leading biometrics company in Africa.
In countries such as Angola, Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia, Dermalog’s portfolio of fingerprint scanners and biometric systems contribute to solving local challenges such as identity theft, corruption, demography, and migration as well as the economic development of these countries.
In Nigeria, Dermalog currently co-operates with the central bank and 23 other banks in a major project in which all bank customers in the country are registered via Dermalog biometrics. Customers receive a bank verification number with which all of their transactions can be completed securely and reliably via fingerprint.
In 2013, Dermalog won an international tender from the Nigerian central bank for the $50-million project.
Meanwhile, the biometric installation from Dermalog has successfully registered over 18 million customers in Nigeria. So far, approximately 10 000 double identities and multiple registrations have been averted every day, thereby preventing fraud and money laundering in the financial sector thanks to the reliability of the installation. The Dermalog ABIS (Automated Biometric Identification System) has detected over 1-million individuals attempting to obtain double or multiple identities. Using Dermalog
fingerprint scanners and software, all participating banks can ensure that for all transactions, the identity reliably matches the customer because the customer must always be physically present for the registration.