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New technology helping businesses spot fake IDs

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DANIEL ISLAND, SC (WCSC) -

Family Circle Stadium test drove some new technology Friday night to help crack down on patrons who use fake IDs to purchase alcohol.

Staff at the stadium greeted concert-goers heading to see The Lumineers with new ID scanners. The move is part of the Responsible Vendor Program the stadium has rolled out to give people a safer experience at events.

The scanners allow workers to check a large number of IDs at a time, while ensuring they are authentic.

Creator Ben Silbert says he saw a need for this kind of technology.

“It is just a visual check,” said Silbert. “It is dark, it’s loud, and there are a lot of distractions. So there needs to be a better way that technology can help them verify driver’s licenses.”

Family Circle Stadium plans to use the scanners at all nine of its concerts this summer

This was the first time the stadium used the technology.

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