Earlier this week I wrote about a rough experience I had at the Hyatt Regency Mainz. A member of the hotel staff entered the room without knocking at 3:10AM, while my family slept.
In the comments section, many reprimanded me for failing to utilize the hotel’s deadbolt lock. For example:
Curious as to why you don’t use your deadbolt on your door?
You never used hotel deadbolts?! Are you nuts?!
Would you not lock your front door when at home? If not, then WHY would you never use hotel deadbolt in the past? False sense of security to say the least. Or plain stupidity. Sorry but even the deadbolt may not always preventing unwanted intruders, at least it would take much longer to “break in”.
Truly amazing that a person travels so much never used the deadbolt on a hotel room door., against all security measure. The deadbolt is there for good reasons. Use your head!
Fatherhood Pre-101 is don’t go to sleep in a hotel (where anyone on staff can program anyone a key) withoit the deadbolt on.
I don’t mean to be a dead horse, but . . . you need to use the deadbolt.
And there were more…
I see the light. From this point on I will always engage my deadbolt. But I am curious…was I the only one who rarely bothered to use it?
When I was in Kabul, Afghanistan I distinctly remember using the deadbolt in my hotel room (and even mentioned it in my trip report). Perhaps it was just a false sense of security that made me think these locks are unnecessary in Germany (0r may other parts of the world). Whatever the case, it simply is worth the extra second to engage the security lock.
Chime in below, especially if you never use your hotel deadbolt. If not, why not?