Travelling comes with its own dangers even if you’re staying at a five-star hotel. Here are several hotel security tips you should keep in mind the next time you go out of town.
Don’t rely on the security system of the hotel. Who knows if the management is in cahoots with potential intruders of your room? Set up your own surveillance system in your room.
Start by performing a bug sweep. This may seem paranoid, but if you believe that there is great interest in what you have stored in your hotel room then there’s nothing to lose and everything to gain with this action. There are also other detectors you may use to determine presence and location of hidden cameras.
If you are completely assured that your hotel room is secured, the next thing to do is putting it under surveillance. Install wireless, battery-operated hidden cameras in strategic locations. Toss in a decoy camera or two to mislead potential intruders.
Make sure your cameras are web-ready to allow remote and online access your surveillance system. Do not set up your DVR system in your hotel room as this will obviously give you away. Set it up somewhere else and make sure that you will never run out of disk space.
Install alarms and other security gadgets to prevent unauthorized access and break-ins to your room. Besides doors and windows, vents in your ceiling may also be another way to get into your room so be sure to fortify these as well.
Hotel Security Tips against Employees with Ill Intent
Again, you need to be on your guard against even the individuals in the hotel’s employ. Hotel-issued keys are not enough. Use manual locks and practice common sense. Consider the tips below.
Do not allow housekeeping or any other hotel employee inside your room if you are not present. Inform hotel management about this to ensure that your room remains safe and secure.
Never leave your room unlocked or unattended. It only takes a few seconds to create a huge amount of trouble if you know what you’re doing. » Read more: Hotel Security Tips For Business Travelers