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3rd Jun '16 6:00:35 PM NotThisThing
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* Bernie, in Lawrence Block's Burglar series, comments on how his uncle lifted a sign by pretending to be maintenance. Bernie himself often uses the clipboard routine.

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* Bernie, Bernie Rhodenbarr, in Lawrence Block's Burglar series, comments on how his uncle lifted a sign by pretending to be maintenance. Bernie himself often uses the clipboard routine.
3rd Jun '16 1:49:06 PM cdrood
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** ''[[StarTrekTheOriginalSeries TOS]]'' was no better. A group of "space hippies" managed to divert the ship by taking out the one guy manning Auxiliary Control.
6th May '16 1:30:36 AM PaulA
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* Subverted in Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''[[Literature/TowerAndTheHive The Rowan]]''. After the main character gets over their fear of travel she plans to pay a surprise visit to her boss, teleporting into his office. When her second in command tells the boss he arranges to switch off the security that would otherwise fry her the second she arrived (she's not the only teleporter).

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* Subverted in Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''[[Literature/TowerAndTheHive The Rowan]]''. After the main character gets over their her fear of travel she plans to pay a surprise visit to her boss, teleporting into his office. When her second in command tells the boss he arranges to switch off the security that would otherwise fry her the second she arrived (she's not the only teleporter).
11th Apr '16 4:24:41 AM foxley
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* In ''The Outfit'', Literature/{{Parker}} is incredulous about how easy it is to break in the mansion of Bronson: a mob boss he has come to kill. He eventually theorizes that Bronson must be so confident in his cover in Buffalo that he doesn't feel the need to have obvious (or efficient) security.
2nd Apr '16 7:05:04 PM Treblain
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* In ''Series/{{iZombie}}'' characters frequently show up at the Seattle police morgue unannounced and unaccompanied. Generally they're just there to visit Liv and no one is too bothered by the intrusion, even when it's [[FriendlyEnemy Blaine]], but security seems very lax on who they give access to the police station.
2nd Apr '16 4:45:24 PM Discar
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* ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'': Quietly subverted. It seems like practically anyone can walk into the DEO's top-secret base whenever they want, but they are always accompanied by armed guards, even though no one ever draws attention to them. The one time someone got in without permission was when Supergirl let in [[Series/TheFlash2014 the Flash]], which is justified because they both have superspeed (and she'd have any necessary codes). Even then, the guards showed up within a minute.
28th Mar '16 6:20:55 PM MJC
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*** But played straight in the pilot of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''. Terry finds the Batcave just by fiddling with the clock that hides the entrance (a bat had gotten stuck in the clock face). For someone so paranoid about his identity, that was a severe lapse in competence.

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*** But played straight in the pilot of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''. Terry finds the Batcave just by fiddling with the clock that hides the entrance (a bat had gotten stuck in the clock face). For someone so paranoid about his identity, that was a severe lapse in competence. Possibly [[JustifiedTrope justified]], since this is an elderly Bruce Wayne who retired from being Batman decades ago.
26th Mar '16 11:43:47 AM rjung
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* Parodied (like everything else) in the ''Series/AngieTribeca'' episode "The Thumb Affair", when a velvet rope and a "Do Not Touch" sign are revered by art gallery visitors as though they were a high-tech security system. The thief is considered brilliant for unhooking the rope and crossing out the word "Not" to change the meaning of the sign.
18th Mar '16 6:53:41 PM foxley
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* In ''Series/TheNewAvengers'', enemy agents seem to wander into Steed's house every other episode.
15th Mar '16 2:42:38 PM Dattix
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* Anyone who's done any sort of delivery service such as UPS or pizza delivery eventually encounters a gate requiring a code. Oftentimes, they'll be given a list of gate codes for their area or are allowed to ask. Thing is, now they have the code and can give it to anyone they want, including burglars, solicitors, or even just hacks who want to harass the people behind the gates. This is why most gates have "call" features these days which serve a dual purpose: keep the code safe, and also provide a convenient way for the person to reach a given address should they not know the code or another vehicle isn't driving in that they can just tail behind. The homeowner will only let people in on official business, and since they already know you're coming and have official business it isn't an issue.
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