8 Replies Latest reply: Mar 19, 2013 5:21 PM by GemPrincess RSS

Has your door lock been picked?

red-in-la Platinum 1 Reviews
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This is rather disconcerting after leaving stuff out in plain sight when leaving the room.

Apparently there is some new electronic gadget that was reported on by the Today show not too long ago about how to open our door locks without a key.  And how to make the device is on, of course, YouTube.

Here's a link to the Today episode.  It's followed by another episode talking about hotel chains and their points.
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/39788177?launch=50100430


I found a number of videos on YouTube with a search "Hotel Door Hack"


Wow, this "insiders" website is terrible, convoluted, hard to navigate, impossible to find a place to add a comment and frustrating, not to mention completely lacking intuitive design.  If you can't find "post a new topic" of your choice in 5 minutes of searching there's something wrong with the blog site.  I finally settled for this category that's not remotely related to my post just because there's no other place I could get into to post it.

But....  that's just me.

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  • Re: Has your door lock been picked?
    jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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    red-in-la,

     

    Sorry to hear you are having trouble with the site!

     

    But do want to thank-you with your post!

     

    It is helpful and something we all need to sadly be aware of!

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  • Re: Has your door lock been picked?
    nanaglo45 Gold 3 Reviews
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    OMG! Thanks for pointing this out. What a worry and a disappointment! What's one to do, I wonder.

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  • Re: Has your door lock been picked?
    traveler2 Platinum
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    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. This is really scary stuff!

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  • Re: Has your door lock been picked?
    GemPrincess Alumni Steward Platinum 17 Reviews
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    red-in-la

     

    we have been having more than normal problems on MI site recently, I think because of the new upgrade.

     

    NathalieF is in process of fixing this, and perhaps can either comment, or provide a link to explain the problems and fixes in process.

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  • Re: Has your door lock been picked?
    californian Platinum 37 Reviews
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    Wow!  This makes one feel uncomfortable in a hotel room.  Thanks for the info.

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    • Re: Has your door lock been picked?
      GemPrincess Alumni Steward Platinum 17 Reviews
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      maybe I go back to the old days, when I use to slide a piece of furniture in front of the door, or minimally prop a chair up against the door nob.

       

      Last couple of properties had the secuirty bar, security latch, and a lock, so it really doesn't matter if they do have the electronic key, they won't be able to get in

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