We eliminate fraud from the system and offer unparalleled transparency, accountability, and an array of unmatched value across the entire ecosystem



The founders of IrisGuard spent the last 21 years supporting the most pioneering projects that defined the iris industry and delivered a number of world's firsts, providing solutions to large scale humanitarian challenges.

We created the UAE national first iris border control system when no one was sure iris recognition worked, which was followed with the development of our own world-leading camera systems that was needed to scale for millions of users with 100% accuracy.

Another world first and one of the defining moments of our growth was the design of the EyeGuard® AD100 iris scanner, the most accurate iris imaging system ever built.

IrisGuard products have been on the market for decades due to unmatched UK quality and engineering and our newest cameras are based on the same early principles we pioneered and patented, and which we’ve continued to build on.

Now, we are leading the way in iris payments, Blockchain and microfinance, having developed our own hardware, software and APIs which help bring assistance to millions of unbanked and annually processing USD$ 1.2 billion in humanitarian aid funding, equivalent to 9.3% of total global aid.

"Our deep understanding of iris recognition and the intricacies of detail, continued research & development, combined with our vast field experience has ensured our success and leadership in this field. However, most importantly, it is the mix of technology as well as implementation and direct field deployment in the real world that sets us apart from many other biometric providers"

Imad Malhas, Founder & CEO

How our clients benefit

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Faster software integration & cost control

IrisGuard’s iris recognition technology is being increasingly deployed to ensure 100% accurate identification - verifying one individual out of millions without cards, pin numbers or bank accounts. Getting aid directly to the people who need it most in under 3 seconds.

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IrisGuard acclaimed hardware & software

  • Our partners benefit from our own renowed iris imagers designed and developed in the UK & full-service packages based on their needs
  • These include source code samples, developer user manuals and software development kits
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Data management & security

  • Any personal data and biometric records collected by our clients/partners remain under their ownership stored on their own servers
  • No PII or Iris records held on any of our deployed devices
  • All our EyeCloud® products in their fixed, portable and embedded range, are protected by the highest standards and are certified to ISO9001:2015 and ISO 27001 standards
  • EyeCloud® packets are protected with an end-to-end encryption scheme, which uses the latest industry-standard cryptographic algorithms
  • Our EyePay® Phone has full compliance to PAD (Presentation Attack Detection) ISO 30107-3 Level 1 testing, performed independently by iBeta labs in the USA

Reliable & Rapid Beneficiary Registration

  • Register millions of people in real-time (less than 3 seconds) with unmatched iris image quality & 100% accuracy
  • Verified onboarding eliminating duplication
  • No need for any other ID token regardless of the size of the iris database
  • Fixed, tethered and mobile, contact-free ‘one time only’ onboarding platform
  • Safe, non-intrusive and trusted technology for adults and children
  • Integrates with existing databases & payment platforms
  • Cloud-based inside or outside of country

Cost effective & efficient transfer platform

  • EyeCloud® platform is unrivalled in cost effectiveness and speed in the most advanced distribution of cash and food assistance
  • Card-less and fraud-proof system eliminating ghost beneficiaries and double-dipping, creating a virtual bank account and providing alternative KYC solution to service providers and finance institutions
  • Eliminating the need for a separate onboarding by a service provider/bank


Flexible and sustainable charging models

  • We invest in the initial infrastructure and provide flexible charging options including both a CAPEX and OPEX model.
  • Depending on the longevity, size and structure of the project, we work with our customers to establish the most efficient and cost-effective payment model with the aim to minimise set-up costs and run on a pay-as-you-use basis throughout the duration of the operation.