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3M Cogent

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Bringing best-in-class, proven solutions to your market

With more than 30 years of experience in identity management, we have empowered governments, law enforcement agencies and companies all over the world with reliable, forward-thinking solutions. Our industry-leading solutions are now found virtually everywhere there's a need to establish or verify someone's identity — at borders and in airports, with police officers and in crime labs, on military bases, at building entrances and in retail stores.

Over the years, we've systematically grown our offerings with a strong commitment to research and development, strategic acquisitions and long-standing partnerships. This has allowed us to stay ahead of the technology curve and offer best-in-class solutions for nearly every aspect of the secure identity process.

Civil ID Solutions

From biometrically-enabled passports and government IDs to driver's licenses, 3M provides end-to-end solutions for enrolling citizens and creating secure credentials.

Law Enforcement

3M empowers law enforcement with fast, accurate and field-tested biometric readers, scanners and AFIS solutions.

Healthcare & Hospitals

With a variety of identification and authentication technologies as well as access control devices and perimeter monitoring solutions, 3M is sure to have the solution needed to increase the security of your employees, your patients, and their data.

Applicant Processing

As a certified FBI channeling provider, 3M Cogent fingerprinting services enable applicants to have fingerprint services to government agencies enabling applicants to have fingerprint background checks processed electronically in a non-criminal justice environment.

Access Control

3M provides adaptable, flexible access control solutions for governments and businesses requiring highly secure access to facilities and information worldwide.

Border Management

3M document and ID readers and software solutions help increase efficiency, security and safety for border control customers.


An IATA Strategic Partner, 3M provides solutions to quickly and accurately capture barcodes and passport data, and also brings special expertise in self-service applications.

Hospitality & Gaming

3M document reader solutions automate the guest check-in process, and our ID authentication solutions help protect casinos from fraud.

ID Fraud

Stolen and counterfeit IDs can lead to revenue loss for businesses requiring proof of ID with purchase. 3M biometric and document reader solutions provide fast, confident ID authentication.

Banking & Finance

Stop shopping around and fulfill all your security needs in one place. Reduce fraud related issues and increase account security with 3M document authentication and/or biometric technologies, protect secure areas with access control devices and monitor your entire facility with ALPR.