8 Responses

  1. Corey
    Corey 29 November 2012 at 8:30 am |

    All the more reason to ensure valuables are in a safe and the deadbolt or other entry prevention method is used when in the room.

  2. ZippyPam
    ZippyPam 29 November 2012 at 8:45 am |

    In Prague a couple weeks ago I woke up to find my room door secured only by the security chain. It had been closed and dead bolted the night before. Needless to say, I checked out that morning and didn’t return. The front desk was indifferent.

  3. Mikey
    Mikey 29 November 2012 at 9:48 am |

    Holding a neodymium magnet near the latch cylinder works also.

  4. Andrew
    Andrew 29 November 2012 at 9:51 am |

    Anyone know which hotel company(s) use this lock manufacture ?

  5. Gene
    Gene 29 November 2012 at 9:57 am |

    @Corey — Safes can be opened using a similar methodology, so no guarantees there. Still better than nothing…

    @ZiipyPam — How do you think the deadbolt was opened? I thought that the electronic keys could not unlock the deadbolt. What hotel were you at?

  6. Travel Summary
    Travel Summary 29 November 2012 at 11:29 am |

    I can’t believe the customers have to cover the cost of a security flaw in the technology.

  7. ZippyPam
    ZippyPam 4 December 2012 at 7:39 am |

    It was a small independent hotel in Prague, Alta something-or-other. Though it was just a couple weeks ago, I don’t remember if there was a key card or key but think it was a key. Perhaps I am wrong about saying “deadbolt” because the lock could have been opened with a key from the outside. It almost certainly was an employee because there was security at the front desk all night.

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