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Room security check

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by makikiboy, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Really - just because some idiot can not barge into your room? You have not done anything wrong, other than wanting privacy.

    What if you used one of those door stops under the door?
     
  2. mjames1229

    mjames1229 # of visits includes only trips w/ hotel stays

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    The way I look at it, with 2000+ rooms, I am confident that other guests have more interesting and/or valuable stuff than I. Other than clothes, the most valuable stuff I bring to a Las Vegas hotel is a 10-year old DVD player and noise cancelling headphones (used on the flight). If someone really wants to lift my stuff... hell, I am in Vegas to gamble.

    Would I get pissed if my stuff gets nicked? Sure. But the unlikely chance of that happening isn't worth getting pissed in advance.
     
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  3. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

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    I was thinking more in terms of keeping scumbags who knew the swing-lock trick out and not security.
     
  4. pac1971

    pac1971 Tourist

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    The problem I have is the MB shooter was a high roller in a fancy room. I would think that people spending so much money in the casino like that guy would be afforded much more privacy than someone like me in a regular room. I wonder if the high rollers in suites have the same amount of security checks? I'm sure it's touchy for security because they wouldn't want to offend someone spending a high amount in their casino over a weekend.
     
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  5. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Actually, most (if not all) hotel terms and conditions for the rooms prohibit you from making modifications to the room. you agree to that either when you book or check in. So you would be doing something wrong
     
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    I am just telling you what I think would happen. I don't like the policy. I managed to finesse it on my last CET stay, but may have just gotten lucky.
     
  7. makikiboy

    makikiboy VIP Whale

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    I always lock up my valuables when I'm not in the room.

    I guess you could prop up a chair to prevent anyone from entering when you are in the room but with the latch I think you would know if someone entered the room. I doubt they would put the security latch back once they come in.

    Just heard that MGM is trying to change their security. They want to have slots for the passkey in the elevator so you can only go to your floor. But they admitted that this would not have helped stop the MB shooter.
     
  8. Glenn357M

    Glenn357M Low-Roller

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    Funny I was saying I would tell them I need to get dressed and stall them as long as possible. But I think it would be more fun to tell them I need to get dress while I get undressed and answer the door totally naked. Werd
     
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  9. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Lots of hotels have that already. BUT - it only blocks you from selecting floors other than your own. You can still get off on any floor that the doors open.

    As to any safety.. a little. If you are a registered guest, you can still bring in bad things. And if you do it right after the security check, you have 24 hours before anyone bothers you again. Even the MB shooter could have just brought his stuff that he really needed up at 8 that evening. Right?

    Sorry... logic often gets the best of me.
     
  10. Geogran

    Geogran gamblin grandma

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    Mirage has key entry slots for the suite floors in the tower. However more often than not they are not activated and you just push the floor button and away you go. The times I’ve had to use my room key in the slot, other people can just jump on and go to to any other of the floors that have been key selected; so it’s still an ineffective method.

    (Several times I’ve seen a working lady hanging in the elevator lobby and when the key entry was required she just jumped on when a crowd entered). I’ve actually had one waiting around and got in the elevator with me; she said she left her card and phone in the room, would I key her up. I looked surprised and said oops, I’m sorry I’m in the wrong elevator and stepped out and walked away.
     
  11. Vegasman

    Vegasman Low-Roller

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    These procedures, like most security procedures, are meant to keep the honest people honest. Pro's and the really determined, probably not.
     
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  12. elbee309

    elbee309 Low-Roller

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    My husband's the same - we really don't have anything for them to steal. I'm just happy not to have to do any "housekeeping" and have clean towels every day!
     
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  13. makikiboy

    makikiboy VIP Whale

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    Other "security" things that I scratch my head at:

    Cal and Plaza have security guards at the ground floor elevator but you can bypass security by just taking the escalator to the 2nd floor mezzanine (3rd floor at the Plaza). As others have said, the guard is just to keep honest people honest and to give guests a false sense of security.

    MSS has a guard desk by the elevators but all you have to do is to wait until they go on break or make their rounds.

    Anyplace else?
     
  14. dmr

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    Yes, any place which looks at a room key card but does not verify that it is valid. Any idiot can find a used one lying around.,
     
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  15. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I would agree that there are lots of things to keep honest people honest.

    As to somebody wanting to start shooting, none of these "security checks" will change that at all. Honest or bad people can still do it.
     
  16. subafrk

    subafrk Longing to be sipping a Scotch at the Cromwell...

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    These checks have gotten me a few times. It's to the point that I only have the "room occupied' sign up when I'm actually in there. Problem is that I'm usually sleeping during housekeeping hours.

    Last time at CW, I was sleeping when they came pounding on the door. I answered in my boxers and stood there akwardly while they went through the room. I don't know why this bothers me so much, but it does. I'm a pretty heavy sleeper, what happens if I don't let them in because I'm sleeping or naked in the shower.
     
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  17. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    or if you are in the middle of the "dirty deed"?

    I always wondered what happens if you do not open the door.
     
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  18. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty Doing retirement again and happily so....

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    I suggest next time simply don’t answer it. When they barge in treat it like robo-calls
    Figured you had the wrong room or I wasn’t interested in visiting with anyone or how was I supposed to know you were for real and not a “bad” guy.
    Report back to us with the results.
     
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  19. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Next time I should answer the door wearing a 14" strap-on.:):poke:
     
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  20. vegasdev

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    Now you're just encouraging them to barge in.
    :goofy:
     
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