If you've done a fair amount of traveling, then you've inevitably noticed the wide variety of showerheads in showers throughout the country (and possibly the world). For as simple as the function needs to be, it's remarkable to me just how complex some of these devices can be. There are now showerheads with a dozen or more variations available, which seems rather odd to me given that really all you want is a steady stream of water to soak you and rinse you when the time comes.
In thinking about this in the shower this morning, on the road yet again and wondering how to work the overly complex - and partially functioning - showerhead in front of me, it occurred to me that the security industry is often much like these showerheads. In many ways, we have a tendency to grossly overcomplicate things when we're failing at the most fundamental practices. This is not to say that we should throw away the tech that we have a revert to sticks, stones, and fires in front of offices, but it does seem to me that if we can't get the basics right, then what makes us think we can get anything else right?