After the shooting in Las Vegas left 59 dead — including the gunman who killed himself — and nearly 500 injured, some hotel executives say they are reviewing their security policies to make sure they’re prepared to handle all types of attacks.
There’s a lot of unanswered questions people have regarding hotel security. For example, how did the gunman get dozens of guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition up to his room? Why wasn’t anyone able to spot him? How was he able to wire cameras without hotel staff noticing?
iJet is a global risk management solutions company. iJet COO John Rose says two main things are going to change when it comes to keeping hotels secure and the guests safe.
“Biggest changes will be in training and additional staff. I mean, we can’t screen every bag and it’s not unusual to bring 5 or more bags into rooms. And, one particular bag, a golf bag, could have weapons and nobody would know. What you’ll see is a lot more scrutiny and facial recognition cameras so staff watching video feeds can spot abnormal behavior. So, you just have to hire enough staff on the ground and train them to spot the problems.”
He went on to say most Las Vegas hotels have a lot of security protocols in place and are pretty safe.
Rose was a guest on McIntyre in the Morning.
Sharon Reardon, KABC News