With the number of guests carrying electronic devices, now more than ever it’s critical to provide a hotel safe to store valuables. But not just any safe, your guests need a secure location large enough to accommodate 17” laptops, tablets, purses and more.
Many hotel guests, especially those traveling for business, find it necessary to carry their laptop while on the road. As much as we all love tablets and smartphones, laptops are far easier to use for updating spreadsheets, preparing presentations, etc. However, your guest is likely to leave the laptop in the room when dashing out for a quick bite or heading to the local sights.
If you’ve been on the fence about installing in-room safes, take a look at this video clip and perhaps you’ll change your mind.
Here is a link to the story on Fox News.
The individual who shot this video was discreet enough to not name the property or location, however, they did note that it took place in the US. Per several news sources, the hotel’s management team was notified and given the uncut version of the tape. While we’d all like to trust others – especially employees – videos like this are a rude awakening that valuables need to be locked up in the hotel room.
Leaving a laptop in a hotel room poses a dilemma for many people, especially those who have computers with trade secrets or sensitive information. As such, the amount of damage that could result from a stolen laptop is far beyond the actual cost of the computer.
Savvy travelers will want a way to secure their laptops and other valuables whenever they leave their rooms. Even though you may feel confident that none of your employees would steal (or snoop in the case of this video), your guests are likely not as trusitng. Many guests would rather be safe than sorry and lock up their belongings - especially if a stolen laptop could result in the loss of a job.
Being worried over laptop security can cause people to intentionally seek out hotels that offer laptop safes in guest rooms. As a result, you could find your hotel being passed over by potential guests who won't take that risk, regardless of whatever deal you’re offering them.
Don’t miss your opportunity to attract guests - especially business travelers, simply because you're not offering them what they need. Here at Safemark, we have hotel safes that will allow your guests to secure those laptops and other valuables, making them feel safe in your establishment. To find out more, contact us.