(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.