Been a while — if I said it's been a very busy end of the year, would you possibly believe that? Anyways, I'm here again, so stay tuned!
Imagine a fire alarm. How much would it take to trigger one in your building? Use an alarm button? Trick like three smoke sensors at a time? Make a small campfire of your own maybe?
Of course, in case of fire, all occupants need to leave the building. And they need to do this immediately. They will obviously crowd in tight staircases, halls and doorways. There is going to be really lots of them. Way to many to notice if everyone has their ID card on them. Not to mention, in a hurry it’s so easy to lose one.
To let people safely leave the building, all the doors need to get unlocked. No-one gets in, but everyone has to get out.
Doesn’t it sound ridiculously easy for a cleaning person to leave the building with the CEO’s laptop full of confidential data and just vanish once they’re out?
So, maybe it’s worth having a closer look at emergency situations that lower the physical security level? Worth not less, then the information that may be stolen when the emergency situation is abused.