Madison software company offers schools quick visitor screening

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A software company in Madison is working to bring technology to area schools that could add an extra layer of security at check-in.

Singlewire Software is promoting tech that uses IDs and facial recognition to quickly check sexual predator databases, court orders and FBI watch lists across all 50 states when someone tries to check into a school building.

The company’s founder and CEO, Paul Shain, said Visitor Aware’s simplicity and ability to run without dedicated hardware makes it unique. That means a school’s computer or iPad could run the program.

“That product is something we had heard from our customers that they were interested in. It adds a level of safety and security for people coming into a facility,” Shain said, “so that you know that the people that you’re allowing into your facility are safe.”

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