Hotel Security

Fall 2000 CSANews Issue 36  |  Posted date : Mar 06, 2007.Back to list

As you prepare to head south, you'll undoubtedly be staying in a hotel for a night or two. Here are some general hotel safety tips to ensure a pleasurable (and uneventful) trip.
  • When you're in a crowded area such as the lobby, watch for a commotion that may be staged by pickpockets to distract you.
  • Although convenient, "fanny packs" aren't a secure way to carry your cash. The strap can be easily cut from behind and the entire bag will be gone before you know it.
  • Never leave your luggage unattended. If you use the bellman, the hotel becomes liable for your property. Use common sense ­ personal papers, computers and jewelry should always be hand-carried and guarded by you.
  • Cut down the distance that you have to walk outside with your luggage. Park as close to the hotel entrance as possible and remove all personal property from inside the car. If you don't want to take it into the hotel with you, lock it securely in your trunk.