A unique security system that features iris-recognition technology soon will be tested in one New Jersey school district as part of an $293,000 experiment funded by the U.S. Department of Justice.

The technology, called IrisAccess, will provide positive identification of teachers and some parents using a scanner to match the unique shades and patterns found in the colored part of human pupils with coded images stored in the school system's databank.

Iridian IrisAccessNot to be confused with retinal scanning—a laser-based system that scans the area behind the eye for blood vessels


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