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HSB at ID4Africa 2024

From May 21 – 24, 2024 the next Annual General Meeting of ID4Africa is held in Capetown, South-Africa. Thousands of government officials will attend this event to be updated how digital identity systems can support social development in Africa.

HSB identification will show solutions for mass enrolment with Biometric Registration kits, AI driven document authentication as applied in border control and the generation of Mobile ID’s on smart phones. Be welcome and visit us at booth C16.


ID4Africa 2024

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The 16th of September is known as International Identity Day. This special day has been initiated by many identity stakeholders (including public, governmental, nonprofit and institutions of public interest) as an outcome of the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (SDG).

It is not a coincidence that we promote this day on the 16th of the 9th month (September) as it is promoting Sustainability Development Goal 16.9: “By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration”.

According to the World Bank, an estimated one billion people around the globe face challenges in regards to their legal identity. 81% of this group is living in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The International Identity Day was first introduced in 2018 to raise awareness for this problem and the importance identity plays in empowering individuals (man and women), families and businesses to exercise their rights and responsibilities fairly and equitably in a modern society in all regions.

HSB identification helps people to create their own unique identity. We innovate and deliver electronic identification solutions. With our products and services we create unique identity for everyone! As an example we delivered a biometric identity solution in Djibouti with success. With our help Djibouti already registered:

  • More than 60.000 households
  • 300.000 + individuals

With our help people around the world will be able to identify themselves, cross borders, vote and use health care.

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Hiring New Software Developers

We are recruiting smart application developers!

Today we are servicing multiple international customers with our identity solutions. With these projects we help to make the world more inclusive and secure. Now our organization is expanding due to the higher market needs.

Are you willing to use your software development skills in software engineering, informatics and computer science for challenging identity projects?

Visit Careers or contact us at +31 348 433080 for more details.

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ID4Africa2019 Closing Statement


On the 18th – 20th June 2019, HSB identification has participated in the major event about identity, ID4Africa, which was hosted in Johannesburg, South-Africa.

HSB identification would like to thank every party involved in this major event. Including visitors, partners but also organizers who planned, organized and presented the event with much passion.

HSB identification’s team enjoyed the interesting interactions and would like to see you again next year at ID4Africa2020 hosted in Marrakech, Morocco!

HSB booth at ID4Africa2019

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HSB to participate at ID4Africa


On the 18th – 20th of June 2019 HSB identification will again participate in the major event about identity, ID4Africa, which is hosted in Johannesburg, South-Africa. Visit HSB to see and discuss solutions to create and verify unique identities, which include (mobile) registration units, biometric matching and de-duplication, identity management and authentication services. These products can benefit to markets such as: social and financial inclusion, elections, border control and civil / national ID programs (in rural and remote locations).

ID4Africa 2019 has the overall theme “Identity Ecosystems for Service Delivery” with the purpose to define context for the adoption and deployment of responsible identity systems with special attention to the use of identity in support of service delivery to enhance inclusion and access by all sectors of society.
ID4Africa is an ID-4-All movement that accompanies African nations on their journey to develop robust and responsible ID ecosystems around digital identity.

You are welcome to visit HSB’s booth C11. Contact us at
More information about our solutions can be found at: .
For the full ID4Africa 2019 exhibition and conference program please visit:

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SME register for Zimbabwe

SME Zimbabwe

A register of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) is of utmost importance as an instrument to provide services and be able to distribute benefits including loans to these enterprises. Further it provides accurate statistical information for policy making and donor organizations. The project aims to register over 2 million SME’s in Zimbabwe.

HSB has provided (biometric) registration equipment to Zimbabwe for SME registration. The registration kits include notebook, fingerprint scanner and webcam. General information of the company, its board members and other stakeholders is collected.

Online registration can be done from any office after which a second stage registration on-site is needed to collect the personal biometric information of one or more stakeholders. A deduplication system assures a unique identity for the stakeholder and prevents registration of multiple identities for the same person.

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HSB rolls out Social Safety Net in Djibouti

HSB identification has successfully completed the implementation of a nationwide Social Safety Net including a unique identity (UID) management infrastructure for the Republic of Djibouti. The platform will be used to target vulnerable households in a record time.

Social inclusion enables people to take part in society. The global challenge is to accurately and securely identify the beneficiaries. In order to define the households that need attention first and foremost, family members need to be identified and compiled in a national social register.

Following a thorough international tendering procedure, HSB has installed the end-to-end solution including biometric registration equipment, central matching system (ABIS) for deduplication as well as a dedicated Management Information System (MIS). Each household is assigned a poverty score by the system using the Proxy Means Tests (PMT) after a digital door-to-door survey.

This pioneering project is one of the first such programs funded by the World Bank in an effort to help countries promote inclusive growth and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals enacted by the United Nations.

Process flow Djibouti

The Government of Djibouti views the platform as a key stepping stone for the country: “Having unique identities in a centralized social register is of utmost importance for social inclusion of our population. We believe that the solution provided by HSB is a great means to connect new social protection schemes in a timely manner.”

“We are proud to be able to contribute to identity programs for social development.” says Marcel Boogaard, CEO of HSB. “Our technology and experience to enroll and maintain unique identities is beneficial to all governments in a need of a secure foundational ID and efficient social safety nets.”

HSB identification B.V., The Netherlands, is a global provider of large-scale digital identification solutions. The company helps governments by implementing innovative identity programs secured by biometrics. With our products and services we prevent identity fraud. And with our solutions people around the world will be able to identify themselves, cross borders, vote and use health care.

For more information about HSB please visit our website at You can also contact us by email ( or by phone +31 348433080.

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Enhanced passport control at Schengen borders

Border Control System

The European border control agencies will soon increase the number of passport and visa checks at its outside borders due to new regulations. Also the Netherlands will participate in this pan-European initiative.

Until now travelers with an EU-passport were randomly checked, which could be only visual. The new regulation requires interfaces with national and international detection systems.

HSB has supplied the Border Control Solution which enables Dutch border control agencies to check travel documents to enter the Schengen countries with multiple background checks. This includes biometric verification against the central EU-VIS database. Also the authenticity of travel documents is checked.

For more information about the Border Control Solution click here.

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HSB to exhibit at ID4Africa in Namibia

On 26-28 April 2017, ID4Africa will be organized in Windhoek, Namibia. The theme of this major annual Government Forum on Electronic Identity in Africa is “Pathways to Digital Identity”.

The meeting has a three day program with several speakers. Some of the topics are: Overcoming ID Systems Challenges in Africa, CRVS & Legal Identity, ID in Electoral System and Identity & Document Fraud. Speakers from NGO’s, African Ministries and sponsors will present these topics.

African countries can highly benefit from the proven identity solutions delivered by HSB identification across the continent to governments. HSB helps governments to provide unique identities to support social registration programs, public safety projects, health care, elections and KYC projects in multiple African countries.
HSB identification will be present at the exhibitor’s area at booth B10. We will show case a pioneering identity project deployed in Djibouti to improve social inclusion. Next to this reference our multi-modal biometric registration solutions are shown. Visit our booth in Windhoek.

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Speaker at Biometrics in Banking


HSB identification will participate in the event Biometrics in Banking and Payments organized on November 26, 2015 by the European Association of Biometrics (EAB) in Amsterdam.

Biometrics in Banking

Stakeholders of banking industry, IT, payment and insurance businesses are gathered to discuss and learn how biometrics can optimize customer interaction, operational efficiency and fraud reduction and prevention. There will be a strong focus on sharing use cases based on successful implementations and how to adapt these in the respective countries of the participants.

HSB identification, represented by Ruud ten Hoorn, will focus on The African Perspective for Biometrics and Banking. In Africa some major projects are ongoing in this market, where biometrics do support the process of payments and social benefits, Know Your Customer (KYC) principle and authorization of mobile wallets. Also biometrics in National ID can help to create a trusted payment infrastructure.

To register for this event please use this link. If you want to meet HSB, please send subject of discussion to

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