This one won’t talk about any new injuries (yay!) nor is it about training. More of a security related topic this time around.
The gym I am currently back to using provides combination locks on the lockers — which is handy. However, it recently [belatedly] hit me what a potential security issue these things can be.
Real quick: The way these locks work is pretty straight-forward.
- Put your stuff in locker
- Close locker door
- Set your code
- Twist lock lever clockwise to lock
- Scramble the numbers
When you get back you just set the numbers back to your code and twist the lock lever back counter-clockwise and open the locker.
I walked up to a locker yesterday as another member, whom I have seen many times before, was walking away. Want to guess his code?
Now, just theoretically, if I ever see him there again and can identify what locker he’s in, I will be able to open it since I very likely know the code he likes to use.
I see some guys at this gym frequently. I see some of these guys with briefcases and/or laptop cases. Do the math.
Take away? When done with a locker of this type, be sure to scramble those numbers before walking away!