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SECURE YOUR BELONGINGS WHILE TRAVELING

Security is essential when traveling. With TSA-approved locks, you can lock your suitcase and gain peace of mind knowing that your contents are secure. In the eventuality that your luggage may have to be randomly checked for security reasons, you have no reason to worry. The TSA staff has access to a bypass key which allows them to open the locks without causing damage to it.


TYPES OF TSA LOCKS

Each suitcase may carry a different TSA approved lock. Read more below to identify the type of lock your suitcase may have and read instructions.


LOCKS WITH CENTER SLIDERS

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TO SET YOUR PERSONAL COMBINATION, FOLLOW THESE STEPS:

  1. Adjust dials to original preset numbers 0-0-0 and and slide the TSA Lock Slide Bar to release the zipper pulls.
  2. Press down the small Reset Button a with a narrow tool until you hear a click sound.
  3. Set your personal combination by turning the dials to your desired code (for example 8-8-8).
  4. Slide the TSA Lock Slide Bar (toward the dials) to release the Reset Button; you will hear another click sound.
  5. Your personal combination is now set.

Note:
Some cases may come with the zipper pulls secured within the TSA lock. To release the zipper pulls, simply slide the TSA Lock Slide Bar toward the dials. If you are unable to slide the bar, simply set the dials back to 0-0-0 and try again.


LOCKS WITH END SLIDERS

Type A and Type B

These two models are found on San Clemente, San Marcos, and the Skyway Nimbus 2.0 collections

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TO SET YOUR PERSONAL COMBINATION, FOLLOW THESE STEPS:

  1. Adjust the dials to the preset code 000.
  2. Press down the Reset Button with a narrow object until you hear a “click” sound.
  3. Set your personal combination by turning the dials (for example 8-8-8).
  4. Push the Slide Bar inward toward the dials and release the Reset Button until you hear a “click” sound.
  5. Your personal combination is now set.

Type C

This model is found on Yosemite and Ocean Drive Collections

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TO SET YOUR PERSONAL COMBINATION, FOLLOW THESE STEPS:

  1. Adjust the dials to the preset code 000.
  2. Press down the reset Button with a narrow object until you hear a "click" sound.
  3. Set your personal combination by turning the dials (for example 8-8-8).
  4. Push the Slide Bar inward toward the dials and release the Reset Button until you hear a "click" sound.
  5. Your personal combination is now set.


PADLOCK STYLE

STEP 1 - Set the dial to the combination you previously set. If not set previously, turn the dials towards the front of the lock to set it on "0-0-0."

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STEP 2 - Pull out the shackle and turn it 90 degrees counter clockwise.

STEP 3 - Press the shackle in, hold it down and turn it 90 degrees counter clockwise again.

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STEP 4 - Turn the dials to set the combination you wish to have.

STEP 5 - Return the shackle back 90 degrees clockwise and don’t move the dials.

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STEP 6 - Pull out the shackle and then turn it 90 degrees clockwise again.

STEP 7 - Push the shackle in. When you push it in without turning the dials, it should not lock. Push it in again and turn the dials to lock it.

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STEP 8 - Test the lock to be sure the new combination is set. Turn the dials to the new combination and pull the shackle open.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF A TSA LOCK

We understand the travelers’ preference to lock their luggage and protect their belongings while traveling. It’s also important that TSA officers be able to inspect luggage and its contents for security reasons when needed. That’s where TSA-recognized locks come in.

In order to ensure a safe transportation environment for travelers, TSA screens all checked and carry-on luggage before it is permitted aboard commercial aircraft. Technology enables TSA to electronically screen bags without opening them, but there are certain circumstances when the physical inspection of a piece of luggage is warranted. TSA has worked with several companies to develop locks that can be opened by security officers with universal “master” keys without being cut.

When TSA officers need to open your luggage as part of the screening process, they will do so if your bag is unlocked. However, if your checked luggage is locked and unable to be opened through any other means, then the lock may have to be cut. TSA is careful not to damage personal belongings, but they are also not liable for any damage caused to bags that must be opened for security purposes. This is where the value of TSA-approved locks comes in.