June 2015 brought with it news of hotel security gaffes both at home and abroad. The majority of incidents focused on in-room thefts. There were at least two break-ins that took place in Malta at major, brand name hotels. Thankfully, local law enforcement and the hotels’ security details were able to solve the two cases quickly.
In America, the hotel security incident that was on many people’s minds took place in Tennessee during a highly publicized, beauty contest. More than one room was broken into and a number of items were purportedly stolen by the thieves, who presently remain at large. That said, one can’t help but wonder, “What could have prevented all of these thefts?”
In our opinion, in-room safes would have certainly helped in all incidents. With the ability to store a multitude of items, safes secure laptops and tablets along with other travel valuables. In addition, they would have helped reassure the public that hoteliers at home and overseas take hotel security serious enough to provide their valued guests with time-tested, modern amenities.
Today’s in-room security features run the gamut. Some conscientious, lodging professionals prefer to install discrete amenities, like electronic drawer safes. The electronic drawer safes are so well made, that no one but the hotel guests and staff will even know that they are there. Other operators prefer to use highly visible, in-room safes that are built to prevent even the craftiest of hotel thieves.
Safes are not the only hotel security measures that could have prevented the recent events we mentioned in today’s post. Stationary peephole covers and security cameras should be considered. To learn more about avoiding hotel security gaffes with today’s products, please contact Safemark Systems today.