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Old 09-06-2011, 03:46 PM   #1
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In room safes - check for default password

This post on boingboing.net points to a video on YouTube about the in room safes in many hotels (including Disney resorts). Unless the hotel changes the default password, they can be opened with the factory-programmed default password.

Not sure if anyone has checked the Disney resort safes, but I'll be doing that next time I'm there:

http://boingboing.net/2011/09/06/def...otel-safe.html
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:44 PM   #2
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They were practical key entry (no keypad) last time I went, and I believe they still are. Just don't lose the key....big replacment bucks.
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It depends on where you stay @ Disney - some are keypad, some are keycard, and I think some are still keys.
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The Poly safes are just like the ones in the YouTube where you get to make up your own combination.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:58 AM   #5
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Management at any hotel can open the safes - they have master keys, default passwords, whatever. They're not about to damage the safe or call in a locksmith every time a guest loses a key/forgets a combination, or leaves something in the safe after checkout.

Management also has the combination to the safes behind the desk/bell services.

Both of these are standard operating procedure.

However, mousekeeping and most maintenance people (the ones most likely to be in your room) generally don't have those keys or codes.
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BCVs and BWVs still have the key entry type safe. We just hide the key if we are locking something up. We don't carry it with us each day so that way it can't get lost and have to pay the big bucks to replace it. Never had any trouble doing it this way. The Hard Rock at Universal has the keypad type and we have never had any trouble putting in our own code. As a pp said, the resort management has access to this safes - housekeeping and maintenance shouldn't.
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Both of these are standard operating procedure.

However, mousekeeping and most maintenance people (the ones most likely to be in your room) generally don't have those keys or codes.
That's the theory that's being challenged by the story. My guess is that WDW resorts are responsible enough to set a new default passcode that they use to open the safe if a guest forgets. Any hotel that doesn't set a new default passcode leaves their guests vulnerable to this.
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