Twenty seven schools in England have begun the use of facial recognition technology system to take lunch payment from students. This new system of payment speeds up queues and reduces transmission risk of COVID-19 if children share the same fingerprint scanner.

The facial recognition technology is an on-demand and on-request capture. At the point of sale in a school, student presents themselves to a webcam and the operator at the till point touches the screen to recognize the face of the student.
At this point, the system does a comparison between the student in front of the webcam and the computer’s records of biometric templates. If there is a match then the payment is made from the associated cashless account.

Nine schools in North Ayrshire in Scotland started using the system recently and thirteen schools are billed to to follow suit.

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