Monday, December 20, 2010

TSA Luggage Lock

Heard of such kind of luggage lock?
I stumbled into one when I wanted to get myself a luggage lock. TSA stands for Transport Security Administration.

There are 2 main TSA approved suppliers: 

Travel Sentry

 Safe Skies

In some cases, most likely always happen in airport, screeners will open your luggage bags for further checking. If your bag has the TSA certified lock, then it would not be a problem. The screeners will be able to open the lock with a special tool and inspect the content of the luggage without damaging the locks.
If you do not have a TSA recognized locks, then the locks may have to be broken. The worst part is that you will not be allowed to claim for damage of your locks or zippers on the bag.
There are also some TSA locks which has indicators that the security officer had open the lock. Usually it's marked in red near the body of the lock.

Example of a TSA accepted luggage lock.

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