Monday, October 4, 2010

Big Brother is now in UK Schools

School installs facial recognition cameras to watch students

Two cameras produce a 3D scan of pupils and identifies faces using minute measurements of eyes, noses and face shape.

Kelli Foster, the school's sixth form head, said: 'The technology is just incredible.

'Before, each pupil had to sign in and out of reception by filling in a form but now it takes under ten seconds to gather so much more information.

'When they use the machines, they have to enter their PIN and when their faces have been matched up they select whether they are signing in or out and the reason why.

'This information is then sent to our registration system which stores it as a record so we can track each time they come in and out of school and the common room.

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