Are you afraid to stay in a hotel with key-card doors due to easy entry by thiev

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  1. lisasuniquevoice profile image73
    lisasuniquevoiceposted 5 years ago

    Are you afraid to stay in a hotel with key-card doors due to easy entry by thieves these days?

    Thieves are now able to gain entry into key-card hotel room doors around the world using a small device available on the net. Holiday Inn is working on the problem, but what about the other hotels?

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  2. freecampingaussie profile image62
    freecampingaussieposted 5 years ago

    No -I  wouldnt stress about it - We don't stay in many hotels as don't like them much . I would prefer a cabin with a verander in a park as they are much nicer .

    1. lisasuniquevoice profile image73
      lisasuniquevoiceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I should try staying in a cabin. It would be lots of fun. Also I do love camping.
      Thanks freecampingaussie.
      Lisa

  3. Goody5 profile image65
    Goody5posted 5 years ago

    Aside from the coded door locks there are other locks in place to keep intruders out, like chains and slide bolts, so I wouldn't be too worried.

    1. lisasuniquevoice profile image73
      lisasuniquevoiceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Goody5,
      I guess I had a concern about what was going on in my room when I wasn't in it, and if the thief would still be in there when I got back. Thanks for your comment. Lisa

  4. Conservative Lady profile image72
    Conservative Ladyposted 5 years ago

    Using the other locks on the doors would make me feel safe enough when in the room. I always be sure to take my valuables with me when leaving the room. Most Hotels have a safe available either in the rooms or at the front desk to protect valuables as well. The higher floors make me feel safer too because it would seem that a thief wouldn't want to be in the building any longer than necessary and waiting for elevators or climbing flights of stairs exposes them to other patrons and potential witnesses.

    1. lisasuniquevoice profile image73
      lisasuniquevoiceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Conservative Lady,

      You're right the deadbolt and the chain will certainly help, and using the safe is a good idea. It would only be a problem if you purchased large items that won't fit in a safe, and you didn't have locks on your luggage. Lisa

  5. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 5 years ago

    to me it is irrelevant. if thieves want into your room, they will get in. i'd be more worried about bed bugs.

    1. lisasuniquevoice profile image73
      lisasuniquevoiceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      nightwork4,
      Thanks. I guess it's all part of traveling.
      Lisa

    2. Lizam1 profile image80
      Lizam1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree bed bugs and the dirt/virus contamination that has recently been flagged by the CBC.

    3. nightwork4 profile image60
      nightwork4posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      try to think of the good side of traveling. forget the negative stuff and it's all good.

  6. Lizam1 profile image80
    Lizam1posted 5 years ago

    It is unbelieveable that we create things that can do harm to others.  I hadn't heard about this particular item until now.  I always use the chain and deadbolt and won't worry about it.  That being said there are countries and places where I make sure not to take valuables.

    1. lisasuniquevoice profile image73
      lisasuniquevoiceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Lizam1,
      I guess we all just have to be careful in all that we do.
      Lisa

  7. TempusFugit profile image61
    TempusFugitposted 5 years ago

    When I travel I carry a wood wedge for the door. In addition to the lack of security with electronic locks and chains, this simple wedge provides a level of security that requires a lot of force and noise to defeat.

 
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