Tracy Walder, a 44-year-old former CIA and FBI agent, revealed the security techniques she learned on foreign assignments, particularly on a secret trip that left her feeling very exposed and at risk.
“Of course I can’t be very specific since it’s secret, but generally I was in another country spying on them, so I had to assume that maybe the other country knew who I was and was trying to hurt me ” she confessed.
The specialist realized that she could use her method not only as a secret agent, but also as a civilian.
Before the trip, Walder examines the area for possible threats and sets up an application on his cell phone that sends his location to his contacts in the event of an emergency. This was reported by La Tercera.
If you are staying in a hotel, your room must be between the third and sixth floors. The reason for this is that it is low enough to allow emergency access, but also high enough to prevent intruders from entering.
“When it comes to ground level, there are two things: the first is getting inside. Typically, someone who wants to cause damage will take the easiest route they can, which is the first floor, as this is the most accessible. However, if you are too high, on the 20th or 21st floor, it will be very difficult for you to get out quickly,” he explained.
She also uses security locks on the doors and a door stop as staff have easy access to the rooms, which poses a risk to them.
He also said he would never use a private apartment like those typically rented on Airbnb. “I find them extremely dangerous and risky. “You trust someone you don’t know to stay in your house,” he said.