Being a college student (yes, I’m only 22) I’m well aware of the hassles of a college ID. 90% of the time you never need it, so 50% of the time, when you do need it, you don’t have it. Schools across the country are looking to remedy the situation and beef up security by replacing school IDs with iris scanners.
Winthrop University is just one of many schools, ranging from elementary schools to colleges, that are employing iris scanning technology as added security measures for students, parents, and faculty. Many of these schools are putting their new systems to the test this fall and will still handout IDs to students in addition to registering their iris into the security system when the student goes through the usual ID process.
Biometrics is slowly becoming the new security measures of the future. A couple months ago I reported that Paypal spokespeople were already looking towards making fingerprints the new internet password system. However, fingerprints aren’t very accurate and quite susceptible to false negatives and positives. Tricking or faking an iris scan is damn near impossible.
Give it a couple months and someone will figure out how to crack the system though. Would you like to see more schools and businesses implement biometric security systems, or do you think it’s a waste of resources?
Source – CNN