Cognitec Systems was founded in 2002 by a team of experts who recognized the growing need for software and hardware solutions in the field of biometrics. Our founders have been working on algorithms for the FaceVACS face recognition technology since 1995. Starting in 1996, government and industry customers have relied on the FaceVACS technology for a wide range of applications.

The development of our products and the growth of our company build on the extensive knowledge of our scientists and software engineers and their continuing dedication to deliver the best performance available on the market. We also offer consulting services and excellent technical support.

Cognitec currently employs more than 70 staff members. Our headquarters are located in Dresden, Germany. We opened sales and support offices in the United States and Australia.


Cognitec is a member of:
Australian Security Industry Association
Biometrics Institute
European Association for Biometrics
Int. Biometrics and Identification Association
National Retail Federation 
Security Industry Association
Silicon Trust

Cognitec is an Official Supporter of the Biometrics Institute Privacy Guidelines.

TeleTrusT awarded Cognitec the IT security quality seal:

Quality Seal: IT Security Made in Germany