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(null) > Interesting ways of entering a building covertly > idea
by: Stig-Magnus Gjerald

I have always liked the thief approach,for instance grappling hook from adjacent building, then rapelling down to the window of an empty office. How about he sets off the alarm on purpose, then enters the building while it goes off(ofc in another part of the building). Or he sets off the alarm multiple times, in response they get service crew to take alook. He lies in wait for the maintenance people and uses for instance the neuralring i suggested earlier to knock em out. Uses a special device to put his own pic on id card,then simply walks into the building.
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Thomas, good ideas. I especially like the one about constantly tripping alarms until they're switched off. It's totally amazing that security guards would do something so stupid but also totally believable, and there's a timeless simplicity about that technique that would probably work on any security system.
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(null) > Weird spy > Paranoia.
What kind of personal habits could a spy have that would make them seem weird? They don't have to be related to their job, they could just be weird personal habits in general. Amusing personal habits would be best, to give the audience a laugh.
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Is the phone bugged? Is the room bugged? Is somebody watching me? Who's that odd person that appears to follow me? Let's make a nonsensical route change with the car and see if the other car keeps following...

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(null) > Interesting ways of entering a building covertly > idea
by: Stig-Magnus Gjerald

I have always liked the thief approach,for instance grappling hook from adjacent building, then rapelling down to the window of an empty office. How about he sets off the alarm on purpose, then enters the building while it goes off(ofc in another part of the building). Or he sets off the alarm multiple times, in response they get service crew to take alook. He lies in wait for the maintenance people and uses for instance the neuralring i suggested earlier to knock em out. Uses a special device to put his own pic on id card,then simply walks into the building.
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Another variant on the alarm trick is tripping it all the time so the adversary just switches it off. I heard about infiltration of an embassy. The embassy had vibration sensors on windows. The adversary kept occasionally throwing little rocks on the windows, which triggered the alarm and attracted guards. Who after couple days of multiple alarms per night got tired of it. THEN the embassy was infiltrated through a window. Yet another possibility is infiltrating the guards' comm lines. Take a transceiver tuned to the same frequency they use (assuming the most common situation that they don't use encrypted walkie-talkies), listen for a while to get used to their habits, then lure or instruct them to go out of your way. Basically hijack their communication to insert yourself into their OODA loop.
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(null) > Interesting ways of entering a building covertly > Get hired or contracted
What are the most interesting and/or coolest ways that a character could gain entry to a government building without permission? They could be physical ways (e.g. cutting open a window) or social ways (e.g. distracting the guards), or anything else you can think of. These do not have to be realistic, this is not a realistic film. However, these do have to be filmable with a modest budget, so no helicopters or anything that requires a lot of money.
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Janitors, security guards, computer technicians, copy machine repairmen, plumbers, electricians... and many many more have potential access even to sensitive areas.

Few people will afterwards remember seeing anything else than a man in overalls with a stepladder or manipulating some infrastructure. Look like something normal, expected, easy to ignore.

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(null) > Non-violent ways of temporarily disabling people > 3-methylfentanyl
by: Thomas Shaddack

Dissolved in halothane, it can be used as an aerosol. An innocent-looking bottle of perfume in a lady's purse may contain a powerful knock-out agent. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3-methylfentanyl This chemical was likely already used in tactical situation, though with some casualties, during the Moscow theatre siege in 2002. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_hostage_crisis_chemical_agent
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That's great, it's nice to have some kind of realistic name for a disabling spray.
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(null) > Non-violent ways of temporarily disabling people > Elevator
by: Thomas Shaddack

When the person rides an elevator, wait until it is between the floors, then trip the breaker on the power circuit that feeds the motor. Unless there is a way to passively let the cabin move down, the person stays out of commission until help arrives.
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Ahaa... yeah. And that's a nice spin on the cliche of a spy deliberately stopping a lift to climb out of it.
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(null) > Non-violent ways of temporarily disabling people > radioactive poisoning:
by: Yan Pagh

http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Former_Russian_spy_Litvinenko_dies%2C_radioactive_poisoning_suspected Takes more acting than special effects. Any substance will do to represent the radioactive element.
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Thomas, that's a good idea (though of course we wouldn't use that particular name as it has rather nasty connotations).
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(null) > Non-violent ways of temporarily disabling people > Elevator
Some of the characters in the story may try to temporarily put certain people out of action. It would be nice to get some suggestions on how non-violent action of this kind could be shown easily, cheaply and in a way that looks cool. For example, one of the James Bond films had a cigarette which the user blew into and it spat sleeping gas from the other end, disabling the person next to them.
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When the person rides an elevator, wait until it is between the floors, then trip the breaker on the power circuit that feeds the motor. Unless there is a way to passively let the cabin move down, the person stays out of commission until help arrives.

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(null) > Non-violent ways of temporarily disabling people > mobile phone
by: mehmet ramadan

Mobile phones are great aren't they. They have so many applications. This one has earphones to protect the user and when a certain number is dialed a sonic signal is sent to disable anyone in the immediate vacinity. Could even be an add-on son somebody inadvertantly disables themselves.
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Prior art: remotely activated bomb in a cell phone. Used by Shin Bet to assassinate Yahya Ayyash. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahya_Ayyash
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(null) > Non-violent ways of temporarily disabling people > 3-methylfentanyl
Some of the characters in the story may try to temporarily put certain people out of action. It would be nice to get some suggestions on how non-violent action of this kind could be shown easily, cheaply and in a way that looks cool. For example, one of the James Bond films had a cigarette which the user blew into and it spat sleeping gas from the other end, disabling the person next to them.
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Dissolved in halothane, it can be used as an aerosol. An innocent-looking bottle of perfume in a lady's purse may contain a powerful knock-out agent.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3-methylfentanyl

This chemical was likely already used in tactical situation, though with some casualties, during the Moscow theatre siege in 2002.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_hostage_crisis_chemical_agent