The Ila Wedge can make your hotel room safer

Staying alone in a hotel room can make even an experienced traveler nervous. Whether you’re male or female, sometimes you just “get a bad feeling,” which can make it darn near impossible to sleep.

If you get a creepy vibe from someone at the front desk, it can be hard to relax in your room knowing that they have access to a key. The security chain is a good precaution, but we’ve all seen far too many movies (and Law & Order episodes) where predators bust open a hotel room door, ripping the security chain right out of the wall.

If you are looking for one more layer of security, here’s an idea: the ila Wedge Door Alarm. This bad boy may look cutesy, but it packs a 130 decibel siren — an achingly loud sound level considered the sonic “threshold of pain.” If someone tries to open your door, they will almost definitely be scared off by that alone. The fact that it’s a doorstop means that getting inside would require time and effort they’re not likely to expend while the alarm is going off.

It’s a pretty simple idea, and for an anxious traveler, a bargain at $19.99. You can get one at