Vuzix to Showcase Biometric Smartglasses Security at GSX 2019

“Operating through the smartglasses’ embedded camera, the system can detect as many as 15 faces in under a second, and is designed to flag individuals against biometric databases of persons of interest…”

Biometrics News: Vuzix to Showcase Biometric Smartglasses Security at GSX 2019

Vuzix is going to show off the new facial recognition capabilities of its smartglasses solution at the Global Security Exchange next week.

The Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses’ biometric functionality comes by way of Dubai-based NNTC, which developed the iFalcon Face Control Mobile system in partnership with VisionLabs and New York-based Vuzix. Operating through the smartglasses’ embedded camera, the system can detect as many as 15 faces in under a second, and is designed to flag individuals against biometric databases of persons of interest, whether they’re visitors, missing people, or criminal suspects, sending a visual alert to the smartglasses’ display.

Vuzix says this technology is currently being used in public safety applications by the Gulf Cooperation Council, an alliance between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

It could prove appealing to attendees of the Global Security Exchange, where its public safety applications will be emphasized by Vuzix representatives. “The iFalcon system paired with the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses provides up to eight hours of continuous operation and the portable database can store over one million unique faces,” commented the company’s CEO, Paul Travers, in a statement announcing the GSX 2019 plans. “Due to a fast recognition speed of 15 faces per video frame in less than a second, the system proves effective in crowded environments, including but not limited to sports facilities, public events, transportation hubs and shopping malls.”

This year’s Global Security Exchange will run from September 8th to 12th in Chicago, with Vuzix slated to showcase its solution from stand #271 in Exhibit Hall A.


Like all biometrics solutions, face recognition technology measures and matches the unique characteristics for the purposes of identification or authentication. Often leveraging a digital or connected camera, facial recognition software can detect faces in images, quantify their features, and then match them against stored templates in a database.

Face scanning biometric tech is incredibly versatile and this is reflected in its wide range of potential applications. Learn more on Mobile ID World’s Facial Recognition page.