Keys to Curbing Crime

Hotel rooms have always been havens for thieves, as Actress Jaclyn Smith, former star of the Charlie's Angels television show, found out earlier this month when a crook slipped into her suite at London's Berkeley Hotel and made off with rings, bracelets and a necklace worth about $110,000.

But some hotel owners are turning to computerized electronic locks to foil burglars. The most popular system is made by Uniqey International of Santa Ana, Calif., and is used in 20 European and American luxury hotels from the Helmsley Palace in New York City to...

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