Facial recognition tech coming to New York school district next week

CNET | 5/30/2019 | Shelby Brown
rach-rach (Posted by) Level 3
Click For Photo: https://cnet4.cbsistatic.com/img/Cp3ZyJq8RKtk8eR3n6q8cPewnYM=/756x567/2019/03/28/4cdf26ed-f398-47c4-9495-b22006b4e019/facial-recognition-seq-00-04-33-00-still001.png

Aegis' goal is to keep kids safe.

To better protect kids, a school district in New York is going to give facial recognition technology a try.

Monday - Lockport - City - School - District

Next Monday, Lockport City School District will reportedly be the first US public school system to test a facial recognition program on students and staff. The district begins the "initial implementation phase" for the Aegis software suite, the Lockport Union-Sun and Journal reported Tuesday.

Aegis' applications include a facial recognition tool, Sentry, that alerts school officials if anyone from the local Sex Offenders Registry enters a school or if any suspended students, fired employees, known gang members or an affiliate enters a school, according to SN Technology, Aegis' developer. The company also offers Protector, a shape recognition tool that recognizes the top 10 guns used in school shootings and Mercury, a forensic search engine that can review unattended video.

Lockport - City - School - District - SN

Lockport City School District and SN Technology weren't immediately available for comment.

Facial recognition tech hasn't had an...
(Excerpt) Read more at: CNET
Wake Up To Breaking News!
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome to Long Room!

Where The World Finds Its News!