F18 is an innovative biometric fingerprint reader for access control application. With high-performance firmware functions and compact design, it has become one of ZKTeco’s most popular devices. It is applied with ZKTeco’s latest firmware with user-friendly UI and flexible user privilege settings for multi-level management. The new hardware platform uses ZMM210 core-board with 1.2Ghz CPU. With optimization of both hardware platform and firmware, the new f18 is able to verify fingerprints with even higher efficiency. The device offers flexibility of both standalone installation and installation with any third-party access control panels which support standard Wiegand signal. TCP/IP and RS485 are also available which enable F18 to be applied in different network.

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Product Features

TFT Color Screen

Audio-visual indication for acceptance and rejection of valid/invalid fingerprints

More simple and convenient operation

Slim and Elegant Design

Streamlined and slim design for narrow spaces

New Platform

ZMM210 hardware with 1.2GHz CPU further speeds up processing time

Easy Installation and Connectivity

Wiegand input & output

Network interface by TCP/IP or RS485

Full Access Control Features



Access control interface for 3rd party electric lock, door sensor, exit button, alarm and doorbell

New Firmware

Adopts new firmware which optimizes various functions and supports flexible user privilege setting for multi-level management

Technical Specifications


2.4-inch TFT LCD Color Screen

Fingerprint Capacity


Card Capacity

5000(Optional) ID /Mifare/HID card

Transaction Capacity



ZK Optical Sensor

Algorithm Version

ZK Finger V9.0&10.0

ZK Finger V9.0&10.0

RS232/485, TCP/IP, USB-host

Access Control Interface

3rd Party Electric Lock, Door Sensor, Exit Button, Alarm, Doorbell

Wiegand Signal

Input, Output,SRB


DST, Record Query, Anti-passback, External RS485 fingerprint reader, Printer(Optional)

Power Supply

12V DC, 3A

Operating Temperature

0 °C- 45 °C

Operating Humidityc

Operating Humidity

SDK and Software

Standalone SDK,ZKAccess3.5 software