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Why TSA Lock Are a Great Way to Protect Your Luggage

May 21, 2008
There are times when the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will need to open your luggage and inspect the contents. If it is locked they will need to cut the locks to gain access. However, with TSA approve luggage locks the TSA can use a master key to open your locks without cutting them.

You will also know when a TSA luggage lock has been opened. When an individual opens a lock with a master key a small red dot become visible, allowing you to know when your luggage has been inspected.

TSA locks are a fantastic way of securing your luggage if you are afraid of people gaining access to your luggage contents when you are traveling. They can also save you money because the TSA will not have to cut off the lock if they want to inspect your suitcase.

If you find anything missing from your TSA standard locked luggage after a TSA inspection, you are able to file a claim for it much more easily than you would otherwise. If a TSA approved luggage lock happens to be cut off for any reason, nearly all the companies that sell them do so with a lifetime warranty replacement.

Most TSA standard luggage locks contain a combination. Someone opening a TSA standard luggage lock using a master key can't change the locks status unless the combination number is known.

This safety feature thus makes it unlikely that someone inspecting the luggage would take anything from the suitcases. Because the tamper feature would have been automatically triggered, any person that did take something would be very traceable. This offers people a greater feeling of ease whilst travelling.

Luggage locks approved by the TSA are not expensive, and normally range in price from $10-$20. Most luggage stores and travel stores sell them and they can be found with ease on the Internet.
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