With Sunday’s lab heist ever closer - and my innards in ever greater turmoil - a further summary of suggestions for how to pull it all off (lab heist, not innards):
Tilly reckons distraction is the way to go, perhaps coupled with a ’scientist delivering something to lab’ cover story.
If you take a cool box and some dry ice with some fake samples in then I bet they wouldn’t turn you away, especially if you show them what’s in the box and say that the very expensive samples are going to get ruined if you don’t get them to the lab quick.
Zoe made the point that we’re going to need people stationed in the fields of each of the security cameras.
If you’ve got people distracting security on the CCTV, then the security guards are going to be more concerned with getting them off the premises than anyone else in the grounds.
Mike thinks there may be a camera blind-spot between the out buildings and the northern fence.
Suggestions for disabling the CCTV cameras once we’re inside the building include hairspray, paint and paint-ball paint. The tricky thing here is that the cameras are mounted on very high poles. I think we’re going to struggle to disable them; perhaps we’re better off dodging them.
Re Woodburn, Zoe suggested:
If Aalia’s username is anazim, it would make sense for Duncan Woodburn’s to be dwoodburn. If we could get a password, we could hack in and potentially set up an event for Sunday which would ensure he’d be away from Prometha HQ.
Great idea, but I think we’re going to have to just hope that Woodburn is away from the office on some golf course somewhere. There’s no point giving the police any more reason to arrest us (no need to add virtual trespass to actual trespass…).
And finally, Just a friend suggested setting off all the fire alarms, which will automatically open all the doors giving us 10 minutes to search the lab and Woodburn’s office. My concern here is that if searching the lab takes, say, 11 minutes… then we’ll be very much stuffed as emergency services arrive.
Seems to me it comes down to how few laws we can break while still getting the job done. Obviously, the fewer the better. Thoughts?