Knox News: Caught on Camera: Facial-recognition technology part of Pellissippi program to train security experts

August 29, 2006 | Coverage


A new camera technology that recognizes individuals by scanning faces and storing the unique profile is part of Pellissippi State Technical Community College's program to train the next generation of security experts. The facial-recognition technology, from the San Francisco company 3VR Security, has the potential for use in controlling access to buildings and spaces as well as a valuable investigative tool. The system is part of the rapidly expanding biometrics industry where revenue is expected to double within five years.

Students at Pellissippi State can receive training on the camera and software as part of the school's Security Engineering and Administration Technology program. "The whole profession of security is becoming highertech and more professional," said program

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