Travel Sentry® is a company that develops and licenses standards used in travel security, including a standard for luggage locks that can be opened by aviation security agencies such as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Travel Sentry® was founded in 2003 and was the first locks to be manufactured to the Travel Sentry Approved standards went on sale on November 12, 2003. Initially, only key and combination padlocks were manufactured using this standard. In 2004, the first luggage with integrated Travel Sentry® locks was introduced.
Travel Sentry® Approved
Travel Sentry® developed a lock system that is "accepted and recognized" by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and other security agencies, and allows them using special tools and codes, to open and re-lock locks. The tools provided by Travel Sentry are at every luggage screening checkpoint at all airports controlled by the TSA.
Travel Sentry® Approved is a global security system that allows luggage to be locked, while permitting airport security officers to open luggage for physical inspection when required without the need to cut off/break the lock or inconvenience to the passenger.
Red Diamond Logo
All Travel Sentry® Approved lock bears a red diamond logo.
Each lock has a special code TSA001 to TSA008, which is used by the TSA, CATSA and other security agencies to know which secure tool to use to open the lock.
Which countries are using Travel Sentry Approved system?
- Dominican Republic
- Cayman Islands
- Bosnia & Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- North Macedonia
MIDDLE EAST and AFRICA
- Ivory Coast
- New Zealand
- South Korea