What many of these guidelines fail to realize, however, is that a person is much more vulnerable outside of their home, in unfamiliar territory so to speak. Especially when you’re traveling…
If you’ve ever been the victim of a pickpocket, mugging, or theft, you probably weren’t in your own home. Opportunistic criminals make a habit of targeting travelers, precisely because tourists are generally unfamiliar with their surroundings and a little disoriented. They’re easy targets and they stick out like a sore thumb.
Recently, I came across this list of hotel/motel security tips and it got the wheels turning…
Here are the top 7:
- Select a hotel room on the third to fifth floor which will generally keep you out of reach of criminal activity from the street but still within reach of most fire truck ladders.
- Familiarize yourself with escape routes in case of fire or other catastrophe.
- Avoid discussing your business or travel plans and movements during your stay, especially in public areas where they may be overheard.
- Do not discuss your room number while standing in the lobby.
- Do not leave your room key on restaurant or bar tables.
- Use the door chain or bolt lock whenever you are in your room.
- Use the door viewer (peephole) before opening the door to visitors.
What are your best hotel and traveling security tips? Together, we create a comprehensive list of travel security tips! Leave yours in the comments section.
I’m always amazed at the unique and resourceful ideas that readers like you come up with.