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Newark Airport Security Breach

I think this story is funny – and sad – in many ways.
So somebody simply walks up the ‘exit only’ lane next to security at the airports and nobody stops him. Security see it in a video clip and goes nuts. Airport is shut down for hours.

So, the media is all over this story and how it happened – and whats needs to be done to prevent it in the future.
How it happened is simple – the person simply walked up the ‘exit only’ side of security. Somebody was (apparently) supposed to be watching the ‘exit only’ lane but they weren’t.
Apparently now that ‘bad people’ know that can be done its a huge security concern.

How do they fix it in the future?
This is where it gets comical in my opinion.
-The politicians and media will go nuts over the security guards in question that need to manually sit and observe the exit lanes. The “Lets hire even more people to sit and look at people walking by” – while never actually eliminating the possibility that it will occur again (Any individual can drop the ball eventually so to speak).

-Or, how about the implement a solution that has used since long before I was born:

Problem solved!
No person can ever be counted upon to be 100% effective; we’ll all fail at some point. That’s why error-proofed solution almost always remove the human element. If the airports installed these types of gates on the ‘exit lane’ it would be impossible for this type of an event to occur in the future – and it won’t cost the taxpayer far less in the long run than hiring additional people.

Seems like a no-brainer to me!