posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 11:38 PM
Enjoyed reading your thread, and will definitely get one for future use!
Someone commented that they would just get a room away from the threat... and a gun/weapon wouldn't change the odds. I beg to differ. Here's
How do you know who is a threat? You would always have to know when you are a target. I am staying in a very nice hotel in a nice area of this city,
and my room is not in some far off corner. If someone was targeting me because I am traveling with my young daughter (and without the hubs), they
obviously did not care where I was staying, nor the location of the room. The only thing that stopped our intruder was the additional swing-bar lock
that does not allow the door to be fully opened - because I took an extra second to set it.
Regarding the comment about not having a weapon handy, I completely disagree. I kept my high-voltage shock-flashlight next to me as I slept. And no,
you can't accidentally shock yourself because of the way you have to slide and depress 2 separate buttons. If someone entered, they would be VERY
sorry... as well as decommissioned long enough for us to run, hide, get help... or... for me to get my .45 out and deal with them if they come to, and
make yet another stupid decision. (I do not leave my .45 out, in case my daughter wakes before me)
A few additional things for security...
Cover the peep hole, in case they have one of those reverse lenses to see in the room. I saw this on a spy show once and never forgot it! ; ) Put a
few noisy things in a bag and hang it from the door handle, so if it is turned, I would wake. Place a small table in front of the door at an angle, so
if the door is opened, the table is pushed against the wall and the door cannot open wide. Keep cell phone on nightstand for obvious reasons. If you
are traveling with a child, make sure they do not try to hop on or off the elevator without you... holding hands is always a good idea.
And that's my 2 cents...