TSA Locks – What they are and why you need them
What is TSA LOCK?
TSA LOCK is a global security system which allows passengers to lock their luggage, while permitting security authorities to inspect them without damage. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, was the first security agency to use the system.
What does this mean for travellers?
When travelling to airports across the USA, Canada, Japan, Israel, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, South Korea, New Zealand and soon other countries, security agencies are equipped with tools that allow them to open, inspect and re-lock any items of luggage secured with TSA LOCKS without damage. These locks can also be used for travel to all other countries.
TSA Lock – Keys
TSA Locks are combination style locks that users are able to set and change at their leisure.
TSA keys are not available to the public nor are they available to sellers of TSA approved locks.
The only keys that exist are in the possession of airport security officials.