September 27th, 2011
Most of us glaze over when the porter drops off the luggage and takes us through the ins and outs of our hotel room.
After watching the following video, you may just want to pay closer attention to the safe if you're inclined to storing your passport, jewellery or other valuables in there.
Guests are usually required to activate the safe by punching in a personalised password number. All good and nothing out of the ordinary there. But turns out these little metal boxes come standard with a pre-programmed default password. This means hotels have a back-up mechanism to open safes as and when needed. Usually the default password is a series of zeros. Hotels can
reset the default password, but apparently many do not.
While it might seem slightly alarmist, it doesn't hurt to double-check the default password, if and when you use it. If you've had any bad experience with hotel safes, why not post a comment below...
Watch the video: