Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Terrorism warning to be shown in 1.2m American hotel rooms

The Dept of Homeland Security (DHS) has done a deal with LodgeNet which will allow a 15 second terrorism security advert to be broadcast in 1.2m hotel rooms across America.

LodgeNet provides the TV content to large hotel chains such as Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton and Holiday Inn. The clip shows a man acting suspiciously with a package in the boot of a cab before moving away from the vehicle. The advert then ends with the DHS slogan 'If you see something, say something. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano says the move 'is a significant step in engaging the full range of partners in our Homeland Security efforts.'

What do you think? Does this solve a potential disaster or create fear for everyone who is watching TV in hotel rooms?