Human Holes in Security

Sometimes, when public transport connections are worse than the direct distance between our hotel and the place the guest has to be, I offer them transport in our own limo.

So done this morning. The guest had to be at a very highly secured Dutch Government building. There was a line up of cars in front of the gate. Two security guards were standing at the gate. Every car driver had to show his security badge for a reader in order to open the gate. I had to stop outside the gate and my guests had to go out and let their credentials be verified inside the gate house. Apparently the security reader was not functioning very well. When I was waiting I saw the security guards use their own badge to open the gate for several car drivers in order to keep the line up as small as possible.

I just thought: “I could have been inside already with a copy of a security badge and this kind guard’s cooperation”