TRAVEL SENTRY luggage locks also
show you if the locks have been opened by a TSA
key. These locks might help you prove
a claim for damaged/stolen items.
Here's how the Travel
Sentry Search Alert locks
When the TSA override device is used, the
Security Window changes from green to red.
The Security Window also changes color
from green to red if
a counterfeit override device is used to open
Since a TSA agent is required
to leave a TSA Notice of Inspection in opened
bags, you will know if your bag was opened
by a TSA agent or by someone with a counterfeit
device. If the SearchAlert lock Security
Window shows red and no official notice of
inspection is found, travellers should take
the luggage to a TSA security person to determine
if anything is missing or
if anything has been added to the luggage.
The Savvy Traveller will replace any Travel Sentry
Certified lock purchased at The Savvy Traveller cut by
To obtain your replacement lock, you will need
the cut lock -- If the TSA cuts a lock, their policy
is to wrap it in special protective tape and place
it in your suitcase along with a Notification of Baggage
the Notification of Baggage Inspection
the name of the airport where your baggage was
screened (your origin airport or where your baggage
a copy of your sales receipt
The Savvy Traveller will immediately replace your
lock with the same model or one of equal value.
Only U.S. based airline carriers have override devices. Baggage
screeners from other airlines may cut off your lock.