Facial recognition software could be used at the Carnahan courthouse

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(KTVI) – Improving safety at the Carnahan Courthouse.  That’s where judges have approved a pilot program using facial recognition technology.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports if a judge or prosecutor knows of a particular threat, that individual’s photograph is put into a computer system.

It sends an alert if that person is spotted by camera at the courthouse entrances.  A group of current and retired St. Louis police officers developed the technology over eight years and recently formed a company called, “Blue Line Security Solutions.”

The St. Louis Circuit Court, a child care, and a downtown business are testing the program for free.

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