This place is tight now

My housemates have all started working for the same medical supplier recently, and security there is unlike anything they’ve ever seen. They all even have to work in distinctly different departments because if you live together you’re not allowed to work together. One of them works in the data entry department, the other is a quality assurance manager, while the last is a samples carrier. All of them have to have ID badges that also serve as keyless entry. Every level of the building is known as a clean floor–that means no food or beverages of any kind are allowed. You can’t even have a bottle of water, mints, or chewing gum. I think I would go insane! I asked one of them if anyone had tried to break the rules yet; he told me that they have a video analytics team whose sole task is to monitor the floor for any breaches in protocol. I think it makes sense–they do work in medical testing after all. The building they all operate in now was outfitted exclusively for their supplier, all with up-to-date video surveillance gear plus a state-of-the-art, integrated security system. The whole thing works via their ID badges. They use them to log into workstations, enter and exit all areas of the building, and even to clock out for breaks. Different badges have different levels of clearance, so no person can enter a room they’re not qualified to go in. If a card is lost, the employee must report it within 24 hours so the card can be remotely deactivated before a breach occurs.

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