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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Eyeballing Your Way Into School

According to a number of techie blogs, including Engadget and TechWeb, it's going to be a lot harder to fake your way into a school in Freehold, NJ. The district has implemented nothing less than an iris scanner to control access to their buildings!

No word on whether they'll use the technology for things like lunches and library books, but it's a safe bet that the powers that be will look for new and innovative ways to leverage their $369,000 investment. Currently, the system's pilot allows up to four adults per child to be "enabled" for access to the building, along with teachers, staff, and-- I have to do it-- pupils.

Cool, huh?

How will it shake out? Comment this blog, and let's see where the conversation leads.
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