Reply to post: Re: Stayed at an overpriced Hotel recently and had a WTF moment:

Hotel, motel, Holiday Inn? Doesn't matter – they may need to update their room key software

Michael Wojcik Silver badge

Re: Stayed at an overpriced Hotel recently and had a WTF moment:

Got back to find the door lock on the room had completely failed. You could just open it as if there was no lock there. Reason: low batteries...

There are two possible failure modes for this case, and neither is ideal.

The lock can fail to an unlocked state, which defeats it as a security measure. Or it can fail to a locked state, which could prevent an emergency responder from gaining access, or a parent from returning to a room with children in it, and so on.

You can debate the relative merits, but it's not clear that one is necessarily the better choice.

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