Dark Spellmaster, on 03 May 2014 - 01:25 AM, said:
So many hand signals are used now-a-days just for fun. Things that normally could be used for a warning are, in some cases, already taken up as just normal gestures. This would have to be swiftly thought about.
On a side note, I like the idea of easy to access stations for IRT. Could we have some on different floors as well in the hotel by the rooms?
The thing you need to keep in mind is that IRT, as well as every other department of the convention, is not only volunteer run but over worked as it is. Because everyone in the convention is a volunteer, and essentially "paid" in food, hotel rooms and comp badges, I imagine there's a limit to how many people they can have in any department without raising badge prices to cover the cost of everything. The idea here is to streamline things so that it's easier for IRT to do their jobs better. Not everyone is staying in the same hotel, heck not everyone is even staying in a convention affiliated hotel, so we can't really expect the convention to provide security for all of the hotels, and if they're only providing security in, say, the Hyatt, then that's not really fair to the rest of us who aren't staying there.
If you feel threatened at your hotel, either go to a crowded place or get to your hotel room as quickly as you can, and depending on the situation you can call the front desk and ask them for help. Keeping con attendees safe during convention sponsored events is the convention's job, but when it comes to keeping guests safe at the hotels, that's the responsibility of the hotels themselves and the fact that a convention is taking place on the premises doesn't change that.