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Iris Cameras

The IRIS Camera System uses a biometric device that digitizes a photograph of your eyes at an access point in order to gain entrance into a facility or area of a building.  There are two parts of the biometric process – enrollment and recognition.   Enrollment is completed at the Eagle Card Center where a representative will make a digital photographed iris pattern (or D-PIP) of your eyes using the IRIS Camera System. Then the IRIS Camera System photo recognition software stores your D-PIP on our server. When a user uses a camera at any Dining Commons, Lakeside DC, the Recreation Activity Center or other location, the IRIS Camera System compares the D-PIP at a recognition station to all others on our server for verification.



Your digital photographed iris pattern (or D-PIP) cannot be reverse engineered back to the original photo of your eyes.  This biometric data is only for use of Georgia Southern University.



The IRIS Camera System provides Eagle Card holders with a hygienic and hands-free entry method of entry. Eagle Card holders can use the camera without ever touching the device and still enjoy the same great access that swiping an Eagle Card provides.



The IRIS Camera System provides Georgia Southern’s campus with a hands-free method of entry to many facilities around campus.


Eagle Dining Plan users will not need their Eagle Card for entrance into these facilities. However, you will need your Eagle Card if you are using one of your Guest Passes, Dining Dollars or Eaglexpress.

Be Advised: If you have some kind of visual impairment, colored contacts, or ocular prosthesis (“glass eye”), please notify an Eagle Card Services representative during enrollment.


Last updated: 12/8/2017