Santander Bank Deploys Integrated Biometrics’ Kojak

Santander Bank Deploys Integrated Biometrics’ Kojak to Protect Millions in Mexico Against Identity Theft and Fraud

Posted by David Gerulski on Aug 11th, 2020 0 Comments

Spartanburg, SC, 11 August 2020 – Integrated Biometrics (IB), the world leader in mobile, FBI-certified biometric fingerprint scanners, announced today that Santander Mexico has deployed Kojak – IB’s 10-print FAP 60 fingerprint scanner – as part of a major program to give customers increased protection against identity theft and fraud.

Watch this video from Santander Mexico to see how Kojak makes enrollment fast and easy.

Founded in 1932, Santander operates around the world, with 145 million customers in more than one million communities. As of 2019, the bank’s total assets amounted to US$ 1.7 trillion. According to a statement from the bank, “Santander Mexico has begun to register customers’ biometric data to make their transactions more secure, will invest one billion pesos [+US$44M] in the next five years, and expects to register more than 3.7 million customers in the country during the first stage.”

These additional measures will increase the security of all transactions, whether in-person, at ATMs, or via mobile devices. Mexico is the second country within the Santander Group, after Brazil, to use fingerprint recognition.

“What Santander Mexico has done is further proof that, when identity truly matters, fingerprint biometrics remains the world’s most effective method for securing the things we care about, whether our finances, borders, voting rights or social services,” said David Gerulski, Executive Vice President of Integrated Biometrics.

We’re extremely proud to be a pivotal part of what Santander is doing for so many millions of Mexican citizens. – David Gerulski, Integrated Biometrics Executive Vice President

Detailed information about Kojak and other Integrated Biometrics LES-based fingerprint scanners can be found on our product page here.

About Integrated Biometrics
Integrated Biometrics, LLC designs and manufactures FBI-certified fingerprint sensors for law enforcement, military operations, homeland security, national identity, election validation, social services, and a wide range of commercial applications. The company’s patented light emitting sensor technology enables lightweight scanners that outperform traditional prism-based devices in size, power consumption, portability, and reliability. Identity management solutions providers, government agencies, and corporations around the world rely on Integrated Biometrics’ products to enroll and verify individual identity quickly and accurately, even in remote locations.