A personal hotel safe is a service appreciated by many guests. But hotels must be careful to change the default master code on their room safes - or risk a lapse in security for their guests.
All safes designed for use in hotels must be able to be opened by the hotel if required.
Use a Management Override Code
Most hotel room safes allow the hotel to programme in a management override code.
If a guest forgets their code or checks out leaving their safe locked, a hotel needs to be able to open that safe with ease
This code can be used by authorised staff members to unlock the safe when necessary.
Don't Let Default Codes Become a Security Risk
When a hotel safe is delivered, it already has a default override code. This is a code set by the factory and is typically a simple combination of numbers which is easy to guess.
It is therefore essential for a hotel to reset this default code before the safe is installed in a room for use by a guest.
In this way, a hotel will ensure it is offering its guests a safe which truly protects their valuable items.