Hotel safes are the best place to store all your precious items, right? Well, apparently not.
One savvy traveler has gone viral after sharing a video showing why the safest place in your hotel room isn’t necessarily the safe.
TikTok user Leo Lenier pointed out a potential flaw in hotel safes by showing just how easily they can be unlocked and reset.
Leo, who is based in Las Vegas, begins the video by telling viewers to ‘never trust a hotel safe’ – even if you think it’s the best place for your precious belongings.
TikTok user Leo Lenier has gone viral after sharing a video showing why the safest place in your hotel room isn’t necessarily the safe
Leo, who is based in Las Vegas , begins the video by telling viewers to ‘never trust a hotel safe’ – even if you think it’s the best place for your precious belongings
‘You think that by locking it in a safe and making up your own combination that it’ll be safe,’ he says, demonstrating by inputting his own code.
‘It says it’s locked it says it’s safe,’ he continued, rattling the door to show it is locked.
But Leo then showed a simple trick used to unlock the safe and reset the code on the door – even if you don’t know the original code.
By hitting the ‘lock’ button twice the word ‘super’ comes up on the screen.
‘Now all you have to do is hit “zero” six times and it opens up,’ he said, as the door of the safe swung wide open revealing the contents.
‘That doesn’t seem very safe,’ Leo concluded.
And other social media users were left astounded over the clip which has been viewed over 1.5 million times since it was posted.
Many rushed to the comments, as one wrote: ‘I bring my own safe when I go on vacation.’
By hitting the ‘lock’ button twice the word ‘super’ comes up on the screen. ‘Now all you have to do is hit “zero” six times and it opens up,’ he said, as the door of the safe swung wide open revealing the contents
Viewers were shocked by the video, many criticizing Leo for sharing the trick online where anyone can see it
‘It’s less safe now you have announced it,’ snarked another.
‘Thanks for telling the world!’ another sarcastically wrote.
But some said they think it may be safe-specific, adding: ‘I just tried it in my hotel and it doesn’t work, might only be that model.’
Leo isn’t the only person touting safety warnings online. Earlier in the year, a traveler who goes by ‘Victoriasway’ shared some safety tips when staying in hotels.
Victoria’s first insights were to ‘put the do not disturb sign on the door’ and ‘lock the door,’ which are safety tips that aren’t too out of the ordinary.
She then advised to ‘close the peephole’ as she’s seen shoving a small white object into it.
Tip number four was to ‘put the washcloth in the deadbolt loop to close the gap’ – the influencer demonstrated by showing how it makes it more difficult to open.
Next, as the advice became increasingly more advanced, she said you should ‘block the door by placing the iron board against it.’
Then ‘roll up a medium sized towel and put it behind the handle to block it.’
Finally, Victoria said to ‘connect the handle and the deadbolt with a clothes hanger for added security.’
However, viewers were divided over the necessity of safety contraption.
One person wrote ‘where the hell are you staying for all of this to be necessary?’ and another added ‘If I’m that scared, I’m not leaving the house.’