TSA lock - what is it good for?

Why the TSA * lock?

After check-in at the airport, the baggage will be scanned. If this check is not enough, security staff will open the suitcase and inspect it in person. If the baggage is equipped with an ordinary lock, they will open it by force, even at the cost of destroying it. If you have a TSA lock on the baggage, they open it with a universal key and close the baggage again after the inspection.

The TSA system is used in the following countries: USA, Canada, Japan, Israel, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, South Korea, New Zealand. More countries are gradually increasing.

You can identify TSA locks by the TSA inscription on the keyhole for the universal key. The locks of two manufacturers, TRAVEL SENTRY and SAFE SKIES, are used in the suitcases we sell.

TSA locks exist as numeric or key. The suitcases are usually equipedwith a built-in lock. For cheap and / or older suitcases, a padlock can be used. TSA padlocks in our offer are  HERE.

* TSA stands for The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.