Schiphol-Amsterdam - Airport security at its best

7 years ago

There i was at gate D83 (or should i say 53?), waiting for my flight back to Portugal when something suddenly starts beeping. I turn to look and see a man washing the floor who had just stepped through an unused set of security gates that is laying around there (see picture).

If i'm not mistaken, these (probably older) gates used to have security checks done here, instead of at the main central place where this happens nowadays. I saw these a couple of times before, though i always assumed them to be deactivated. So when the cleaning man passed through it i couldn't help but thinking the potential for experiments. I mean, anyone can potentially play around with it and "try out" which items go through undetected and which will be safely concealed. Call me paranoid, but i think it's already bad that the general public is allowed to be near these things unsupervised, much less the damn things being turned on.