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Hotel Safes not as ‘safe’ as you may think

Posted by on 06/09/2011

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Thinking about storing your precious items in a digital hotel safe? Maybe you should reconsider after you see this.

Most hotel safes around the world are pretty much the same brand and operate in the same way. Users set a numerical pass code for locking and unlocking purposes. However there is a security function that allows hotel staffers to override the set pass code. Just like some cell phones, there is a backup password in case the user forgets his code. If hotel staff members are not thorough enough, they may forget to change that default security code, which is all zeros.

As seen in the video below the guy forgot his safe code, but got a chance to see them enter the pass code, which turned out to be all zeros. This means pretty much anyone could walk into or break into a hotel room and clear out your safe in a snap. If you do plan on using the safe, check to see if that master pass code still exists. If not, then it would be fair to say you stand less of a chance of getting your platinum vibrators stolen (unless the hotel staff themselves are thieves).

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