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 portfolio includes products for facial image database search, recorded video investigation, real-time video screening and people analytics, border control, and biometric photo capturing.
Face recognition technology from Cognitec is widely used for security applications, including electronic passport control gates in airports, law enforcement investigations, passport or driver’s license issuance, video screening and analytics, and physical access control. A software development kit brings the FaceVACS Technology to integrators and allows the development of new face recognition applications.
Cognitec Systems has delivered more than 300 units of its FaceVACS-Entry product for installation in eGates at various European airports. The technology combines smart hardware for image acquisition with market-leading software for verification processes. The latest product release incorporates a new face matching algorithm, improving the overall biometric performance. The feedback monitor now displays enhanced user guidance features to direct the traveller toward the optimal standing position within the gate in less time.
After a person enters the gate, the system detects the person’s face, adjusts the position of the cameras according to the person’s height and then captures frontal images. The software instantly verifies the live images against biometric photos stored in passports, other ID documents and/or facial image databases.
Cognitec optimized the system to ensure efficiency and ease of use for travellers while capturing best-quality images that guarantee high verification accuracy, thus fully complying with guidelines set by the European Border Police (Frontex). The technology also contains a presentation attack sensor for checking human faces versus artefacts such as masks, printed images or movies.