school deployments

KanKan Places Face Recognition Surveillance System in Chinese School

KanKan Places Face Recognition Surveillance System in Chinese School

Remark Holdings subsidiary KanKan AI has outfitted the Hangzhou Primary School System with a Smart Campus Solution with facial recognition capabilities. The surveillance platform was built to meet the 2019 Work Focus Mandate from the Chinese Ministry of Education, a piece of legislation that seeks to improve school security and student performance with AI technology.…

New York Public School District Faces Criticism for  Facial Recognition System

New York Public School District Faces Criticism for Facial Recognition System

The New York State Department of Education has asked the Lockport City School District to delay its deployment of the first facial recognition surveillance system in a public school. The news comes shortly after Lockport announced that it would begin a trial run of its $1.4 million Aegis network on Monday, June 3rd, in an…

Invixium Targets University/College Market for Biometric Access Control

Invixium Targets University/College Market for Biometric Access Control

Having demonstrated the utility of its biometric authentication technologies in heavy-duty industrial deployments, Invixium is now setting its sights on the academic market. In a new blog post, the company has outlined three key areas where its biometric access control solutions could prove highly beneficial. A fairly obvious one is in academic laboratory facilities. It’s…

Biometric Attendance Tracking Goes to School in Malaysia

Biometric Attendance Tracking Goes to School in Malaysia

“Five fingerprint readers were implemented in the school, and are being used to identify its 728 students as well as its 82 teachers.” Biometric student scanning has spread to Malaysia, with a secondary school in the town of Kota Tinggi using fingerprint readers to track attendance. As The Star Online reports, the SMK Bandar Tenggara’s…

Indian Authorities Pressure Schools to Comply with Biometric Attendance Order

Indian Authorities Pressure Schools to Comply with Biometric Attendance Order

Government authorities in India are putting pressure on some of the country’s junior science colleges to comply soon with an order to implement biometric attendance tracking for students. As The Times of India reports, the order first came down only two months ago, applying to schools in Aurangabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, and Pune, threatening to…

Texas School District to Implement Biometric Time and Attendance Tracking

Texas School District to Implement Biometric Time and Attendance Tracking

Biometric time and attendance tracking is coming to the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District in Texas. Administrators have announced that they are implementing a fingerprint punch clock system on every campus, with the aim of getting them up and running by October. The system will be used only by paid employees, and not teachers…