With any luxury package, Business Catalysts service, or with advance request for regularly priced Signature hospitality, your in-suite safe will provide serious protection for your laptop and small valuables. The lock is based on a biometric scanner, to which only you have access; there are no override codes.
Compared to Convenience Safes
Most safes in hotel rooms—regardless of five-star luxury—are little more than deterrents against opportunism from unsophisticated travel companions and housekeepers.
Protection of Your Confidentiality
Hotel safes are not typically used to hold items of critical material value. The potentially catastrophic risks usually pertain to the risk of data breach. Easily infiltrated hotel safes illustrate the perils of insecure computing.
The most pernicious of catastrophic vulnerabilities for sophisticated targets pertain to surreptitious access to systems.
Any safe is hypothetically is portable, and cables and locks can be cut or drilled, but you will not be a victim to a potentially catastrophic invasion of your privacy via a surreptitious planting of surveillance technology.
Mere seconds of access to a smartphone or laptop can be sufficient to plant zero-day rootkit spyware, undetectable by security software and unstoppable by various other protections. Thereafter, these methods usually enable access to almost everything you type, what is displayed on your screen, almost all user data of any connected systems, entire phone calls (even if the infected device was a laptop, most people connect their cell phones—wirelessly synchronizing or charging by USB), and ambient sounds.
This particular situation presents an opportunity to use an adversary's own efforts against him. A sophisticated saboteur would see a hotel safe as an opportunity for exploitation, and would reasonably be confident in his or her ability to attempt to open it. Safes in ordinary hotel rooms are electronic for benefits to the hotel, with the same logic as an electronic room key. Yours, however, is different. With the electronic lock on your safe, you will know if someone improperly has attempted access. You would want to know if an adversary has infiltrated you to the point of attempting to breach your safe. The single instance of counterintelligence can provide you with multiple findings: awareness of your adversary's tracking methods, status, sophistication (methods used to open the safe), and determination.
From the legacy before biometrics and reinforced alloys, most embassies adopted the concept of burn safes. Now, you have the benefit of a safe that effectively provides the same mitigation, without the danger. Plasma cutters are effective on metal barriers, but the small air-tight compartment would bring internal temperatures far beyond the point of destroying the data of any hard drives and memory cards.
Cables and Locks
Optionally, we also offer titanium military-grade cables and security cases to provide further security of electronics and small possessions, which you take home with you because they are individually keyed.
Serious Bank-Vault Security
Safety Deposit Box
Some people are more comfortable with hotel safes from the front desk. Consistent with our objective for strong security, we instead provide for a complimentary small safety deposit box at a local bank, with any regularly priced Luxury package. You hold the key, and you alone have access to the box.
Beyond a Front-Desk Safe
At an ordinary hotel, a bored night manager could stay awake with impunity by rummaging through the intriguing contents of guest valuables in the hotel safe.
Limitations and conditions for advance scheduling apply. Please contact us for more information and for custom arrangements based on your particular circumstances.