Hotel In-Room Safes- Not so Safe?

How to Find Hidden Cameras in Your Airbnb

POSTED May 3rd 2019 BY Travel Writer
Hidden cameras in Airbnb’s are rare but are highly invasive, creepy, and can be devastating if the images are posted to the internet.  It is worth taking a “sweep” of your accommodations for your peace of mind. Putting a surveillance device in an area like the bedroom or bathroom is against Airbnb’s rules. If you find a camera contact Airbnb. There’s no surefire way to be...
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Why You Need to Pack a Portable Travelsafe

POSTED June 22nd 2018 BY Travel Writer
Your laptop, phone, and wallet are not just valuable to you, they are valuable to others too, so protect your gear virtually anywhere with a portable safe. Safes are no longer just metal boxes, and they’re definitely not just for homes, portable travel safes offer security in hotels, vacation rentals, vehicles, RVs, boats, offices, dorms, and even outdoors too! The latest safe designs are packable and...
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Portable Door Locks for Travel

POSTED May 12th 2018 BY Travel Writer
Which Portable Door Lock / Alarm is Best for My Travel Needs?  A portable door lock or door stopper with an alarm can offer peace of mind for you and your family whether on vacation, for an overnight stay, or at home. Do you have a student in a dorm? Are you staying in a vacation rental or cabin? Chances many of these locations just...
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How Safe Are Hotel Room Safes?

POSTED February 7th 2018 BY Beth Williams
Every “how to” article about keeping your valuables secure in a hotel recommends placing them in the in-room safe.  Your hotel safe is a good place to keep valuables out of view and it is a much better solution than trying to hide them in your room.  However, no room safe is 100% secure, here’s why. All hotels have a backdoor or “special way” so...
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Hotel Room Safes: They May Not Be as Safe as You Think

POSTED September 11th 2017 BY Beth Williams
For years, you have always been told not to leave your valuables out in plain view when you leave your hotel room. Thefts of valuables from hotel rooms, while not rampant, are a real problem. Master keys and master key cards in the wrong hands make the thefts easier and faster. See what happens when thieves gain access to a hotel’s master key card system or...
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How to Open a Hotel Room Safe

POSTED September 24th 2011 BY Beth Williams
How to Open a Hotel  Room Safe with a Paper Clip Not all hotel room safes are created equal. The quality and level of security hotel room safes provide varies. In some cases you can open a hotel room safe with a paper clip. It’s best to plan ahead if you want maximum security. You can bring your own portable safe ( which only you...
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