Preparing for the worst, and securing your door.

 

In part 1 of Hotel Safety, we addressed some pressing statistics and discussed ways to avoid less than desirable situations while traveling. We live in an imperfect world where violence, theft, and other crimes are an unfortunate reality that anyone could come face to face with. That being said, there are ways to lessen the chances of that face to face combat that we all want to avoid. After addressing the scary truth in statistics, I want to discuss the demanding importance of securing hotel doors.

 

A hotel room door is the main source of protection against theft when you are gone from your room, or against assault when you are inside of your room. Your door needs to be shut, locked and secured.

 

5 ways to add additional security to your hotel room door:

 

Rubber door wedge:

 

This is a small and easy way to add security to your door. You simply slip it under the door jam, that way when someone tries to open the door there will be a good amount of resistance. These work best on hard wood floors or tiled floors, however, there are some that come with velcro strips to keep them from slipping on the carpet. There are even some wedges with alarms that will sound when the wedge has been disturbed.

 

Travel door alarm:

 

These may not keep someone from breaking through the door, but there is a high chance that the alarm will scare off an intruder (especially if they are there to steal). Thieves have no interest in being caught. The alarm also has the potential of reaching someone else’s ears in your hall, which provides a greater chance of help being called.

 

A lock for your lock:

 

If you are concerned about those who may have a key to your door, and your door has a deadbolt, this device could be very handy for you. This is a device that comes in two pieces. One fits around the handle, the other fits around the deadbolt. When you combine the two, it provides increased security to your door whether someone has a key or not. This device is commonly called The Lock Locker and can be ordered online.

 

Force Guard:

 

This portable locking mechanism is extremely durable and will provide extensive protection against invasion to your hotel room. It’s made up of stainless steel, intense research, and testing. Made to hold off a lot of weight, yet small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Let’s be honest, some hotels don’t have great locks, and on top of that you can never be sure who has keys to your room. Keys can be copied. This device will eliminate the concerns, giving you peace of mind during your travels.

 

Motion sensor with alarm:

 

These are designed to ward off potential intruders, and call attention to the area. They come in many different shapes, designs and sizes, giving you the freedom to find one that best fits your needs.

And if you ever need a locksmith in the Tucson area give us a call!