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    Default Protecting your hotel room from keyless entry

    Never leaving valuables unsecured in your room is of course common sense, but I thought this was pretty cool. [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAkJRpKeyYg[/YOUTUBE]
    You can also make a hotel room look occupied by leaving a light on, the TV or radio on and the 'do not disturb' hanger on the door (though it might deter housekeeping too).

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    interesting stuff. and scary.

    i remember the good old days when we used to use a credit card to open a door.
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    Good to know (and Good God!). A thief would be bored to death in my hotel room.
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    Pretty slick trick. At night, I always wedge a room chair next to the door when I travel. Will try the handy towel trick next time
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    I put the chain on when I'm in there. Use the do not disturb sign,too.
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    Interesting. Thanks.

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    I like the reference to "Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

    (towel/movie/book)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zee View Post
    Pretty slick trick. At night, I always wedge a room chair next to the door when I travel. Will try the handy towel trick next time

    Yep so do we. At least it give you time to jump out of bed to be ready to kick ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zee View Post
    Pretty slick trick. At night, I always wedge a room chair next to the door when I travel. Will try the handy towel trick next time
    Best trick: buy a door wedgie thing from Home Depot-one of those triangular shapped things. Works! Weighs ounces. I keep one in my suitcase.
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    I like this one: http://www.leevalley.com/gifts/page....104,53221&ap=6

    It gets much tighter than one of those ordinary ones.

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    The towel trick is clever - must remember that. I also use the chain, but three colleagues of mine died in a hotel fire overseas, so I'm always a bit nervous of how impregnable the door is. You want it to keep out the bad guys, but let in the good ones (like firemen). And I always, always, always check the fire escape route as soon as I reach my room.
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    These are great tips!

    A friend of mine was trying to get into her hotel room once but her key wasn't working. A housemaid was passing and she just let her in. When my friend got in the room, she realised she was actually on the wrong floor and so was in someone else's room (bimbo!). I thought it was bad that the maid just let her in.
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