UK School Introduces Facial Recognition Technology

UK School Introduces Facial Recognition Technology


A Cambridge school has abandoned standard morning registration in favour of a facial recognition system.

City of Ely Community College will now scan Sixth-formers faces as they enter and leave the school every day. The scanning apparently, developed by Aurora, takes just 1.5 seconds and uses infra-red light to match their features with information stored on the system.

Scott Preston, vice-chairman of the school, told Cambridge News :

The system is working really well – sixth-formers and staff are pleased with the efficiency of it.  Only today (Thursday, 05 March) we had a fire alarm test and the administration staff were able to quickly and effectively print data off from the system showing who was on site.

The system apparently is not only of benefit to security but will also save teachers about an hour and a half a day.

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