Laundry security

Today I realized there are 4 security points I must pass through to do my laundry in the basement.  All residents have a special coded chip to get in the doors.  I have to use my special chip to get in the front door (because laundry is in the next building), use it again to get in the basement, use it a third time to get through the first set of doors to the laundry room where the time-booking computer is, and then a fourth time in the time-booking machine, which checks whether I’ve reserved this particular time before it will unlock the final door.

I’m glad my laundry is so safe.  In fact, that laundry is safer than my family in my apartment.  It only takes 2 doors to get into our place.  Even the American Embassy takes 2 security checks, not four.  I would ask why laundry is so protected in this country, but after several encounters with people stealing my laundry time, I guess I can understand.

Still, if I ever have something valuable to hide, I think I’ll keep it down in the laundry room.  It’s the Swedish form of Swiss bank vaults.




2 Replies to “Laundry security”

  1. pnrsrdr

    Isn’t it a bit strange for a country like Sweden which has high level of development, social security, lowest crime rates, established H&M people steal the others’ clothes?

    I would think it is normal for a country like Turkey(my homecountry) which is developing, the income inequality is superb high, especially young people who are envy to wear fancy, brand clothes which they are not able to buy them.

    • hjonasson

      I actually don’t think the security is there because of clothes stealing, but for time stealing. It’s really a big problem in a lot of buildings that people steal other’s laundry time. If there is a written paper where you choose times, people will erase them. Or without a time-lock system, people will just keep going into your time. I think it’s more of a problem of selfishness on the part of some people who are only concerned with getting their own laundry done at their convenience instead of realizing that we all have to share.

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