Kensington Verimark Fingerprint Review

Kensington Verimark is a small Fingerprint USB reader which work for Windows Hello and supports Windows Biometric Framework.

  • Has 360º readability and anti-spoofing protection.
  • Works in any PC with USB 2.0, 3.0 and 3.1
  • FIDO U2F certified.
  • Compatible with Windows Hello, Windows 7, 8 and 10.
  • Compact design, small and easy to carry

First Steps

Fingerprint reader comes in a small package box, without any user manual and with a small cap to protect usb port.

Installation in Windows 10 is very easy, just plug fingerprint reader in any free USB port and windows will install automatically required drivers. 

Windows Biometric Framework

This small fingerprint USB read states that supports windows hello, let's test if fully supports WBF specification. First we try to open System Pool Sensor, which is done without problems and we try to locate sensor, which works well too. When reader is ready to accept user input, a small blue led is enabled, which is a good feature to check if sensor is working properly.

Then, I try to enroll a biometric sample. It works, but seem sensor is not very accurate because it needs 47 swipes to get a full sample.

After enroll, I try to identify previous sample and is successful.

Now, I try to create a new Private Pool Sensor. Operation is done easily and without problems. After that, I can open private storage and locate sensor.

Then I start the process of enroll and here is the most annoying bug of this sensor, ALL SWIPES HAVE POOR QUALITY, it doesn't matter how put your finger, all swipes are discarded. So it's impossible to use this sensor for private pool usage. I tried several times and always get the same result, I can't enroll any biometric sample. After some seconds, fingerprint freezes and it doesn't accepts more reads.

As conclusion, only purchase this reader if you only need access to System Pool Sensor (AKA Windows Hello), if your application requires a private storage, this Fingerprint reader is not for you. For Windows Hello is a nice small reader with an interesting small blue led that informs sensor is ready to use.

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