Safety and Security Concerns
Posted Nov 25, 2016
So... After an easy and pleasant check-in at about 6 pm, we went out for dinner. When we settled in for the night around 10 pm, I noticed a washcloth draped over the smoke detector on the wall. I removed it an threw it in the bathroom. At 12:15 am, we were awoken by a knock on the door. A gentleman indicated he needed to check the room because the smoke detector had gone off. I said that there was no audible alarm, to which he responded "yes there was and I need to make sure everything is alright. Someone put a washcloth over the smoke detector." After getting dressed, we allowed him to do a quick check. He then departed with the words "there is no smoking allowed in the rooms", which I found personally condicending since we are non-smokers and gave no indication that anyone had smoked in the room.In retrospect, I began to question several things: 1. Who was the individual? He did not identify himself, and I probably shouldn't have opened the door, but I was still half-asleep. 2. How did he know that there was a washcloth over the smoke detector even before he entered the room? 3. How could the washcloth have not triggered an "alarm" all evening, but did so 2+ hours after it had been removed? I suspect the washcloth was placed there as a ruse to gain access to the room.
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Jan 16, 2017 by email@example.com, Hotel Management
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