Guide to Luggage Locks

Luggage Lock : What is it?

Luggage Locks

A luggage lock is a security device used for securing a piece of luggage to protect its contents and prevent other people from accessing it. It is commonly used when traveling. It is available in key, combination, and electronic types.

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Types of Luggage Locks

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Kinds of Luggage Locks include the following:

Key lock

  • A key lock makes use of a key to open and close the lock.
  • The owner keeps the key in a separate and secure place.

Combination lock

  • A combination lock uses a sequence of numbers or symbols to open the lock.
  • The sequence is important in opening the lock because it is usually a specific permutation.
  • It has rotating dial or discs interacting with the locking mechanism.

Electronic lock

  • An electronic lock uses electronics to authenticate the ownership to open it.

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Choosing Luggage Locks (Buying tips)

TSA:  When traveling abroad by plane, choose a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) luggage lock for better convenience.  Due to heightened security in airports, luggage need to be opened and those with locks are usually opened by breaking the locks. A TSA lock allows the screening of luggage by airport personnel using special tools to open and relock it without breaking it.

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