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How Can You Be More Secure In Your Hotel Room When You Travel?

Aug 16, 2008
Professional thieves tend to hang around large hotels and resorts, especially the lobbies, watching for tourists and travelers that could be easy pickings. Here are some travel tips that may help you feel more secure and safe in your hotel room when you are traveling on vacation.

Try and book a room that is on the second, third, fourth, or fifth floors, as ground floor hotel rooms are more susceptible to break ins. Keep in mind that rooms above the fifth floor may not be accessible by many fire engine ladders if a fire breaks out in the hotel.

Check to make sure that the door to your room locks properly, and that all windows or sliding doors open, but also lock securely.

It really isn't a good idea to hang a "please clean the room" sign on the door knob when you go out, because it can signal to a would be thief that there is probably no one in the room.

Do not give your hotel room number to anyone that you don't know and trust.

There is a small, battery-operated, motion-sensitive, burglar alarm that can be hung on the inside hotel door knob, or there is a wedge-shaped alarm that you can wedge under the door that accomplishes the same thing. If someone tries to open your door, the alarm will sound.

Two less sophisticated methods you can use are moving a chair in front of the hotel room door, or wedging a standard rubber door stopper under the door. Either one of these methods are also effective.
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