Face recognition is a form of biometric identificationthat relies on data acquired from face of individuals & comparedwith the database of individuals. The objective of this paper wasto develop a real time hardware face recognition system based onField Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). The chosen imageprocessing algorithm is Sobel Edge Detection algorithm. Thehardware platform is based on Altera DE2-70 developmentboard with TRDB-D5M 5 Mega pixel digital camera and LCDTouch Panel Module (LTM) board from Terasic Technologies.Verilog HDL was used as hardware programming language forreal time sobel edge detection system using Quartus II 13.1 webedition. The final output of the system is given to the Alarmsystem and Door motor control system.