launches a range of high security TSA accepted luggage padlocks

August 02, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News, one of the UKs leading travel accessory on-line retail stores, has announced the launch of its own brand of high specification travel security products.

The first exciting products to be included in the range are high security TSA Accepted Travel Sentry Padlocks.

The initial launch includes 2 x keyed TSA Brass Padlocks priced at £3.99; a 4-dial TSA combination padlock at £4.69; and high security TSA Accepted 3-Dial Cable Locks, available in silver and black, for only £3.69 each.

Essential for travel to the United States, TSA accepted padlocks and straps provide optimum security and peace of mind for travellers that check in baggage. American TSA (Transportation and Security Administration) personnel have special tools that allow them to open these locks, check the contents of the luggage for suspicious items and importantly also allow them to re-close and re-lock bags after they have been inspected.
Luggage travelling through the USA that is subjected to TSA searches, but is not secured with a TSA approved Lock, will have locks broken by TSA personnel and no compensation will be paid.

TSA Locks are now also accepted and recognized by Her Majesty's Customs officials at UK airports.

Neil Varden, Founder of says If the TSA in America want to inspect your bag then they will, end of story. If it is not secured with a TSA lock then they will break any locks used. This leaves your case in a vulnerable state, open to thieving hands and perhaps even more unscrupulous travellers inserting illegal items into the luggage. In the current climate of increased terrorist alerts, a TSA lock is essential for securing your luggage for all travel in and out of the USA.

About was founded by Neil Varden in 2006, and is fast becoming the on-line store of choice for shoppers preparing for their holidays. The store stocks many big-named brands in addition to its own brand products. The product range includes Maps and Guide Books, Travel Comfort Products, Plug Adaptors, and a wide range of travel security products. Brands stocked include PacSafe, Sigg, TravelBlue, Peli and many more.