Are you a traveler who takes every new mod-con with him when you travel abroad? Or are you so afraid of being pickpocketed or assaulted that you don’t really appreciate the culture and your surroundings? Read the 5 best security products every traveler needs when abroad.
1. Padlock or combination lock
Padlocks and combination locks are the most versatile security products when traveling abroad. You should use them from the moment you leave your front door until the moment you return.
You can buy a set of 4 padlocks that all have the same key. This way you don’t have to take a whole set of keys with you just to fit in your luggage! Or try a combination lock. No key is involved, but you need to remember the combination. Make sure the lock goes through the zippers on your luggage!
In all cases, padlocks and combination locks are very practical for:
- Lock your luggage on public transport or left in the hotel luggage storage.
- Lock the locker or storage box in your dorm.
- You can even use them to lock 2 or 3 pieces of luggage together. This makes them more difficult to collect and steal.
2. Wallet belt
An easy way to hide your money or credit cards when traveling is to use a wallet belt. They come in a huge range of options ranging from neck pockets, waist bands, actual belts with zipper sections and even leg straps. These are all great ways to protect your property.
If you keep those wallet belts under your clothes, there is hardly any way to get trapped. However, if you are constantly withdrawing money from your wallet in a public place, it will make it very obvious to any thieves who might try to assault you. We recommend that you continue to use a wallet with a small amount of money and keep your wallet for your cash, passport and credit cards.
3. Cable lock
Use an anti-theft cable to lock luggage together in a luggage room or connect your luggage around a seat while you sleep. They can be opened with a key or by combination. It’s a great safety product to use if you use public transportation a lot.
We have used them to go through zippers and through other padlocks to hold them together. On the night trains, we placed a bell on the cable so that no one could touch our backpacks without hearing them.
4. Mesh security products
Mesh security products are becoming very popular with tourists, especially with people who have never traveled before. They will give you the peace of mind that your backpack cannot be cut.
It is basically a purse, backpack, camera case, or many other types of luggage with a metal mesh sewn into the bag liner and strap. This will prevent any potential thief from cutting your bag. However, this will not prevent you from a snatch attack.
If you are planning to purchase mesh safety products, be sure to purchase one with the mesh sewn into the liner. Do not buy a net that goes over your luggage. They are bulky and very delicate to tie up and tie up correctly.
5. TSA locks
What are TSA locks you ask me? TSA represents the Transportation Security Administration, an agency of the US Department of Homeland Security. A TSA lock is a special type of padlock or combination lock that can be opened by customs officials upon entering the United States.
If you are not using a TSA padlock, your padlocks / combination locks may be broken by customs officials. There is also the potential that they could cut into your luggage.
Above are the top 5 security products that every traveler should use. It doesn’t depend on travel style, budget, age, or travel destination. These items will keep your personal belongings safe!