DURHAM, New Hampshire, July 1, 2014 / PRNewswire — Travel Sentry, the industry standard baggage security system used by every major travel lock and luggage brand in the world, today announced that the Israel Airports Authority (IAA) now recognizes and accepts Travel Sentry® Approved locks (TSA Lock®) for checked baggage security. Security officers at Ben Gurion Airport will now be able to open and relock passenger luggage that uses Travel Sentry® Approved locks when a physical inspection is required to clear checked baggage for safe transport.
Israel is the second country to adopt the Travel Sentry system in recent months. The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority [CATSA] adopted the system in April. “We are proud to announce our agreement with IAA. With the adoption of our system in Israel, and recently in Canada, Travel Sentry continues to expand the system to the benefit of security and passengers beyond the USA and Japan,” said Joel Blumenthal, Travel Sentry’s President.
Speaking for the IAA, spokesman Ofer Lefler said, “We are pleased to partner with Travel Sentry to make it possible for passengers to lock their bags yet at the same time facilitate checked baggage screening. In the interests of security we encourage all passengers to lock their bags with Travel Sentry® Approved locks.”
Since 2003, Travel Sentry has established and maintained the industry’s worldwide standards for lock and luggage manufacturers that improve baggage security. Locks are easily recognized by the distinctive Travel Sentry Red Diamond on each lock that signals that the locks can be opened and relocked by security officers, avoiding damage or delay and protecting travelers’ belongings. Today there are hundreds of different models and brands of Travel Sentry® Approved locks available, and hundreds of millions of these are already in use and are available in nearly 100 countries world-wide.
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Travel Sentry® (www.travelsentry.org) is the global standard for travel security. Travel Sentry Approved locks are officially recognized and accepted by the US Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) www.tsa.gov and the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) www.catsa.gc.ca. Over 500 lock and luggage brands are licensed by Travel Sentry to manufacture, market, and distribute products with Travel Sentry® Approved locks including Master Lock, Samsonite, Rimowa, Tumi, and Delsey.
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