A rub­ber doorstop to keep you safe in a ho­tel room

Muscat Daily - - WORLD -

Lon­don, UK - Some­times trav­el­ling alone can make you feel vul­ner­a­ble - but this one item might make you feel safer. No mat­ter how much fun you have along the way, at times trav­el­ling alone can be un­nerv­ing and make you feel vul­ner­a­ble.

When asked, what the best se­cu­rity de­vice is to travel with in­ter­na­tion­ally when you only have hand lug­gage, sea­soned trav­eller David Klain shared his wis­dom on Quora. All you need is a rub­ber doorstop.

“When stay­ing in a ho­tel,” David ex­plains, “you can put that door stop un­der the door pre­vent­ing some­one from break­ing in (the chain on the door will stop no one).”

He even goes on to cite how a rub­ber doorstop could help in an ex­treme sit­u­a­tion say­ing: “In the case of a ter­ror­ist at­tack or lone gun­man/ac­tive shooter in­ci­dent, typ­i­cally they will go through all rooms but, if they can’t get the door open, move on to other rooms be­fore work­ing their way back to the doors that wouldn't open. This buys you time for you to get away/po­lice to re­spond/etc.”

Of course, if some­one re­ally wants to en­ter your room then they may very well find a way to do so.

But Klain’s tip cer­tainly sounds as if it would put some­one off enough. He also adds that ‘the doorstop can also be used in an of­fice or other lo­ca­tion should a sit­u­a­tion take place’.

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