A school in South Carolina is trying out some slick eye-scanning technology to prevent intruders from entering buildings.
According to Mashable, administrators at Winthrop University in Rock Hill in South Carolina have been trying out a technology for the last four months that scans their irises when standing up in front of a mirror that has a camera behind it.
The camera is connected to a computer, and special software records 250 data points on the eye, measuring the shape of the eye in three dimensions. Once the information is saved in a database, the person needs no other form of identification to gain access to a building.
The purpose? Protect children from intruders inside the building.
Winthrop will use the scanners to check people entering an early childhood education school, fulfilling a need to protect the kids inside and ensure that only authorized adults pick them up.
Is this a good idea or a bad idea? Do you think this would be allowed in Arizona?