Cognitec Systems

Face Recognition, Passenger Screening, Automated Border Control, Surveillance

Cognitec is the only company worldwide that has worked exclusively on face recognition technology since its inception in 2002. Experiencing steady growth at business locations in Dresden, Boston and Sydney, the company is proud to maintain a stable, market-leading position within the industry, and to uphold the trust it has gained as a reliable, experienced provider of biometric technologies. Various independent evaluation tests have proven the premier performance of the FaceVACS® software.

Cognitec’s product portfolio includes technologies for facial image database search, video screening and analytics, border control, and ICAO compliant photo capturing: FaceVACS-DBScan compares images from different sources to those stored in multi-million image databases; FaceVACS-VideoScan performs real-time identity checks to find known persons and alert the appropriate staff, while performing anonymous face recognition to count individuals, analyze demographics and track people flow; FaceVACS-Entry combines hardware for image acquisition with software for verification processes, and is ready for integration into eGates; FaceVACS-PortraitAcquisition streamlines the production of biometric ID photos.

Corporate headquarters are located in Dresden, Germany; other offices in Rockland, MA, USA and Sydney, Australia.

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Company Profile

  • Face Recognition Technology for Automated Border Control

    FaceVACS-Entry combines smart hardware for image acquisition with market-leading software for verification processes, and is ready for integration into electronic gates (eGates) at border control checkpoints. The technology allows travelers to complete self-service border control procedures in less than 15 seconds.

    The system detects the person’s face, adjusts the position of the cameras according to the person’s height and then captures best-quality images that guarantee high verification accuracy. The software instantly verifies the live images against biometric photos stored in passports, other ID documents and/or facial image databases.

    A proprietary sensor, able to distinguish between human faces and artifacts like printed images and masks, detects presentation attacks.

  • Face Recognition Technology for Airport Security, Passenger Screening, and People Flow Management

    FaceVACS-VideoScan detects and identifies persons of interest in real time while computing demographic and behavioral data, supporting security staff and operations management in one application.

    The application detects people’s faces in live video streams or video footage and stores video sequences of cropped faces (face streams) for each appearance in front of a camera.

    Anonymous analysis of all face streams over time allows the software to compute people count, demographical information, people movement in time and space, and to detect frequent visitors and crowds.

    FaceVACS-VideoScan also performs real-time identity checks against image databases to find known persons and alert appropriate staff.


Cognitec Systems
Grossenhainer Str. 101
  • Germany: +49-351-862-920
  • USA: +1-781-616-0600
  • Australia: +61-2-9006-1510