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Hotels can offer great convenience and even luxury, but no matter how expensive or well-rated a hotel is, it’s important to take steps to protect personal security and valuables when traveling. The safety and security experts at created a list of tips for travelers to keep belongings safe and secure when staying in a hotel.

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Being smart while traveling starts with knowing how to properly secure valuables in a hotel room.

For frequent travelers, a hotel room can seem like a home away from home, yet even the most seasoned travelers often neglect to take proper security measures when staying in a hotel. A hotel can create personal security vulnerabilities that travelers may not even consider. People often take extra precautions when it comes to protecting a house, including installing the best alarm system for the home that is available, but neglect to take similar precautions when staying in a hotel.

There are a few steps that travelers can take to ensure the same safety and security experienced within the home is also experienced when staying in a hotel, according to the security professionals at is a site offering reviews of the top security equipment and companies, including cellular home alarm systems and the best wireless alarm system reviews.

When staying in a hotel, recommends travelers take the following precautions to protect security and valuables:

1.    Prior to leaving for a trip, copy all important identification numbers and documents including credit cards, travel documents and any tickets or reservation confirmations. It’s also a good idea to take a photo inventory of all valuables that will be included with items brought on the trip.

2.    Always use the hotel safe or leave valuables at the front desk when planning to leave the hotel room. When leaving valuables at the front desk, ask for a written receipt of all items. It’s also a good idea to understand what is covered by the hotel in case of theft.

3.    If someone knocks on a hotel door unexpectedly claiming to be a member of the hotel staff, call the front desk to confirm a staff member was sent, and also ask to see identification through the peephole of the door.

4.    Leave a TV or radio on at all times, even when away from the room, to give the appearance someone in located inside.

5.    Leave a Do Not Disturb tag on the door at all times, even when away, to give to illusion someone is inside the room.

6.    Whenever possible, choose a hotel with electronic guest room locks, rather than old-fashioned key locks. This will prevent the possibility of someone having a duplicate key. If a key is lost is stolen, travelers should have the hotel re-key the door immediately.

7.    At night, even when away from the room, leave a light on and the curtains cracked a bit, to give the appearance someone is occupying the room at all times.

8.    If possible, don’t hang tags on the door to ask the maids to clean the room. This is advertising the absence of the room’s guest. During a room cleaning, maids may also leave the door cracked, which means someone could enter the room, and the maid likely won’t know whether the person entering is the actual room guest or a thief.

9.    Keep suitcases locked at all times, and store them in a place that is out of sight, such as the closet.

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