The only TSA accepted locks that let you know when your TSA locks have been opened with the patented Security Window Alert System.
The SearchAlert® Security window changes color from GREEN to RED when the TSA secured access device is used to open the lock or when an unauthorized person has opened the lock using a counterfeit opening device.
Ever wonder during your travel if someone had opened your luggage without putting in a slip of paper to alert you? Now you can have the peace of mind of knowing for sure if someone has been in your bag or not with the Security Window!
This combination lock is set at the factory to open at all 0's when aligned between the arrows as shown in Fig A above. You can either leave it at this setting and always open the lock at all 0's or you can set your own combination in the following manner:
NOTE: If you would like us to set your combination for you, go to the accessory tab and select that option.
If a secured access device was used to open your SearchAlert lock, the color of the Security Window would change from Green to Red. To reset the window to Green see below:
1. Set dials to correct combination and pull up shackle
2. Turn shackle halfway around (180 degrees) and push down. The security window should change color back to Green.
3. Pull up shackle and the SearchAlert is ready for use.
What is a Travel Sentry Certified Lock?
Travel Sentry Certified Locks have been developed through unprecedented cooperation between luggage, lock and travel accessory manufacturers, retailers, and the TSA. Travel Sentry Certified locks are sturdy, die-cast combination devices that carry the red and white diamond-shaped Travel Sentry logo and a special TSA code on the bottom.
How are Travel Sentry Certified locks different from other luggage locks?
Only Travel Sentry Certified locks allow airline passengers once again to lock their bags with confidence. Before now, travelers either had to leave their bags unlocked or lock them and risk the locks being broken by TSA screeners if the bags need to be inspected. Because the TSA recognizes and uses the Travel Sentry locking system, its screeners can, through a secure procedure, unlock Travel Sentry Certified locks if bags need to be inspected. TSA screeners must cut off all other types of luggage locks if they need to inspect bags.
How do I know that the Travel Sentry system is secure?
The TSA strictly controls the distribution of the special codes and tools used to open Travel Sentry Certified locks. Only qualified personnel with the TSA will have access to these tools.
What about the airline check-in people, who always tell me to leave my checked bags unlocked?
Airline check-in personnel are being briefed and trained to recognize Travel Sentry Certified locks and to understand that those bags may remain locked as they go through the screening process.
What happens if I use a Travel Sentry Certified lock and it’s cut off when I travel?
The TSA has been fully trained to recognize and use the Travel Sentry Certified locks. However, if a Travel Sentry Certified lock is broken during travel, simply return the lock to us and we will replace it free of charge. We ask that customers provide your receipt, the Travel Sentry Certified lock that was broken, along with the TSA Notification of Baggage Inspection, and let us know in which airport the bag was checked (and screened) so that we may notify the TSA.
HeadlineRat (Submitted on May 23rd 2016)
Like the aspect of this lock that I know when the lock has been opened by TSA officials.