Former CIA and FBI agent named the safest hotel floors
44-year-old Tracy Walder, who worked as an officer in the CIA and an agent in the FBI from 2000 to 2005, has identified the main rules of safety while traveling. In particular, she emphasized that it is very important to choose the right hotel room.
Travelers can become a target for thieves in a foreign country, so some additional security measures will not be superfluous. The words of the former CIA officer were quoted by the Daily Star (scroll to the bottom of the page to see the photo).
Tracy Walder said that she always chooses the third floor of a hotel. According to her, this height is enough to prevent thieves from climbing through a window from the street or from descending from the roof. If there are no options on the third floor, she asks for a room on the 4th or 5th floor.
In addition, the former FBI agent drew attention to emergency evacuation, which in theory could be necessary if a corridor or staircase is suddenly blocked, for example, by fire. It is safer to get out of the third floor than from higher rooms.
"When it comes to the floor level, there are two things: the first is the entrance. As a rule, someone trying to hurt you will take the easiest way through the ground floor because it's the most accessible. And if you're too high up, it's very difficult to get out quickly," she said.
In addition, she advised using an additional lock on the door. Although hotels are concerned about the safety of guests, staff can have access to the room.
For example, a key card can be stolen. The human factor should not be ruled out either, as one of the cleaners or employees at the front desk may want to break into the room for robbery.
An additional door handle stopper or portable lock will not be superfluous in countries or cities with a high crime rate.
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