Schools test "eye scanner" security

Thursday, 24 April 2003, 12:39 AM EST

We're an appealing test site because we are a small community where everybody knows everybody,” said Michael Dean, the schools’ technology coordinator. “We’re taking a rural town and asking, ‘What is John Q. Public’s perception of this technology? What is people’s comfort level — is this easy to use?”’

The iris-scanning technology will be used to identify employees and those authorized to pick up children in the 1,800-student district. Anyone else will have to show ID before being allowed in. Students themselves will never be screened.

In the wake of shootings and child abductions, schools nationwide have been taking steps to tighten security, from installing metal detectors and video cameras to hiring extra guards.

But iris scanning has never been used in a school, according to Lina Page, director of marketing for Iridian Technologies. The company holds patents on the iris-recognition software being used here.

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