NJ elementary schools implement iris-scanning building access

Evan Blass
E. Blass|01.24.06

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Evan Blass
January 24th, 2006
NJ elementary schools implement iris-scanning building access
Right after we finish this post, we're immediately withdrawing our kids from their snobby Manhattan private schools in favor of some even better options -- in New Jersey. (Pause. Hold for laughter.) While attending one of three innovative elementary schools in the Freehold Borough School District won't necessarily make our little angels shoo-ins for the Ivy League, we'll sure feel better during the day knowing that they're being protected by the schools' new 242-point-comparison iris-scanning doors. Using a $369,000 federal grant, the district hired Eyemetrics Identity Solutions to implement hardware by LG and HP and software by IrisAccess and Newton Security that together form a system which only allows building access to so-called white-listed individuals. Each student is allowed to green-light four people, which puts a cap on the number of folks that have access to a given building, and also serves to prepare youngsters for the cut-throat social politics of high school.

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