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Smith & Locke Zinc TSA Combination Padlocks 30mm 2 Pack only £5.99 Free c+c @ Screwfix
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Smith & Locke Zinc TSA Combination Padlocks 30mm 2 Pack only £5.99 Free c+c @ Screwfix

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Posted 1st Oct
I bought some cheap one of ebay for my luggage on my last holiday and they were a nightmare when it came to opening them up in the hotel
These are the solution...B&Q are still charging £18.99.
Brand Smith and Locke
CE Standard (Tested to EN...)
TSA Approved.
Colour Silver
Max. Shackle Height 24.5 mm
Max. Shackle Width 13.5 mm
Pack Size 2
Parent Colour Silver
Pieces in Pack/Case 2
Product Height 36 mm
Product Thickness 14 mm
Product Type TSA Combination Padlocks Product Width 30 mm
Shackle Diameter 4 mm


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Heat for price but reviews are savage.
DaChinski01/10/2019 14:01

Heat for price but reviews are savage.



They cant be any worse the the b*Eggers I bought off ebay
People need to be aware that TSA keys are available on ebay for £1 from China. A TSA masterkey can unlock these and every other TSA lock. Every thief and pickpocket from India to Brazil has one on their key ring. These should only be used for travel to the US. Everywhere else use a standard padlock.
Edited by: "smala01" 1st Oct
smala0101/10/2019 14:17

People need to be aware that TSA keys are available on ebay for £1 from …People need to be aware that TSA keys are available on ebay for £1 from China. A TSA masterkey can unlock these and every other TSA lock. Every thief and pickpocket from India to Brazil has one on their key ring. These should only be used for travel to the US. Everywhere else use a standard padlock.



Eh these don't have a key.
youchoose01/10/2019 14:19

Eh these don't have a key.


He's talking about the master key (TSA key)
youchoose01/10/2019 14:19

Eh these don't have a key.



The point of a TSA lock is that a single masterkey - supposed to be only held by American ports security (TSA) - can open each and every TSA lock. Its so the Americans do not have to bolt-cut and destroy your bag. On every TSA lock there is a key slot for a TSA masterkey. You are not supposed to have a key, but that does not stop them being available from China on ebay.
smala0101/10/2019 14:22

The point of a TSA lock is that a single masterkey - supposed to be only …The point of a TSA lock is that a single masterkey - supposed to be only held by American ports security (TSA) - can open each and every TSA lock. Its so the Americans do not have to bolt-cut and destroy your bag. On every TSA lock there is a key slot for a TSA masterkey. You are not supposed to have a key, but that does not stop them being available from China on ebay.



Ah ok
smala0101/10/2019 14:17

People need to be aware that TSA keys are available on ebay for £1 from …People need to be aware that TSA keys are available on ebay for £1 from China. A TSA masterkey can unlock these and every other TSA lock. Every thief and pickpocket from India to Brazil has one on their key ring. These should only be used for travel to the US. Everywhere else use a standard padlock.


Thankyou,never realised this
TSA Locks are a deterrent only.
Almost all suitcases can be opened with a pen even with these locks present
the only reason to put a padlock on a suitcase is to stop it accidentally opening while in transit. The only places you're likely to find thieves trying to open it is once its gone thru check in and left in hotel room (then better to use zip ties)

There is no added level of security using one TSA ones, just means TSA agents can open without breaking the lock and these can be opened easily with a master key you buy off internet.... combination locks like this can be opened easily by just pulling down on lock and spinning the dials.

Unless you're using a hard sell case they can easily open the case without even undoing the lock.
shimzz01/10/2019 14:56

TSA Locks are a deterrent only. Almost all suitcases can be opened with a …TSA Locks are a deterrent only. Almost all suitcases can be opened with a pen even with these locks present



The one I got from ebay couldn't as it had lost the combination I had set it to...and no it did not go to factory reset either. Whist I was not aware of the TSA aspect of the locks I feel these should be far better then the ebay ones. And hey as soon as I get to the hotel everything of value or importance goes in the safe.
Now I bet Iwe get a load of cautionary tales of hotel safes eh
youchoose01/10/2019 15:18

The one I got from ebay couldn't as it had lost the combination I had set …The one I got from ebay couldn't as it had lost the combination I had set it to...and no it did not go to factory reset either. Whist I was not aware of the TSA aspect of the locks I feel these should be far better then the ebay ones. And hey as soon as I get to the hotel everything of value or importance goes in the safe.Now I bet Iwe get a load of cautionary tales of hotel safes eh


Errr yeah, they have master codes too. And sometimes can be unlocked by just rotating the safe, assuming that's possible. There's nothing wrong with TSA locks per say the issue is Zips being incredibly easy to bypass. Loads of YouTube videos out there to frighten you
No use on my chastity belt then :/
sashablue01/10/2019 16:12

No use on my chastity belt then :/


Didn't you hear the man?
Maccabix01/10/2019 15:17

this can be opened easily by just pulling down on *ock and spinning the …this can be opened easily by just pulling down on *ock and spinning the *als.

youchoose01/10/2019 14:03

They cant be any worse the the b*Eggers I bought off ebay


I ordered 2 off ebay last week.Tried everything but they just would not lock.Ended up in bin 30 mins later.Not sure if these are any better but may give them a go if that is a genuine reduction in price.Just read the reviews, think i will pass this time.
Edited by: "Bully" 1st Oct
shimzz01/10/2019 14:56

TSA Locks are a deterrent only. Almost all suitcases can be opened with a …TSA Locks are a deterrent only. Almost all suitcases can be opened with a pen even with these locks present


I used a normal non-TSA lock and transit security used a pen or whatever to open the zip anyway
The 3D model files for the TSA keys were leaked a few years ago. I think I have a copy somewhere.
smala0101/10/2019 14:22

The point of a TSA lock is that a single masterkey - supposed to be only …The point of a TSA lock is that a single masterkey - supposed to be only held by American ports security (TSA) - can open each and every TSA lock. Its so the Americans do not have to bolt-cut and destroy your bag. On every TSA lock there is a key slot for a TSA masterkey. You are not supposed to have a key, but that does not stop them being available from China on ebay.



Would a bit of super glue in the key slot not render the master key unusable (for use outside of the US) ?.
Didntknowya01/10/2019 17:26

I used a normal non-TSA lock and transit security used a pen or whatever …I used a normal non-TSA lock and transit security used a pen or whatever to open the zip anyway


May as well leave them without a lock then eh
Why bother even locking.... Just use a biro in seconds faster than you can unlock the padlock! As shown here:-

youtube.com/wat…84s

May as well use a cable tie and just cut it off at the hotel. If a thief wants in, he will get in sooooooooo easy.
Zameen01/10/2019 18:33

May as well leave them without a lock then eh


Same reason I don't leave my front door open. It's a deterrent.
I work in airport and I see so many suitcases open each day. My advice to everyone is to secure zips with something, be a padlock or cable ties. Reason for that is simply, bins they go in for aircraft use are so not friendly and they sit on top of each other. Only way to get them out is to pull them out as not enough room to lift them up and out. If zips are not secured they end up getting caught on bins or other suitcases and if you not careful they can pop open very easily. Also don't overfill your suitcase as it's waiting to pop open any time. Nothing worse then getting to the other end and being the last person to get your luggage. In some cases you may not even get it on same day as it has to be handled by someone else and it's major headache for everyone.
I don't understand why people keep advocating zip ties? It's so easy to open those if you've reasonably dextrous hands and something with a fine point or sharp edge. You can lock them back up again easily enough, so you'd be none the wiser that someone had been in.

I use keyed a like locks and if I'm going through the US then I'll put a tsa one on but replace it ASAP with a standard lock.
Last 3 times I flew from US to UK, the cheap pound shop padlocks were cut open by bolt cutters by the US authorities & put the remnants of them with the standard notice that it had been cut open by them. Thankfully nothing went missing from the luggage.
Edited by: "hunsbury0" 2nd Oct
woldranger02/10/2019 00:27

I don't understand why people keep advocating zip ties? It's so easy to …I don't understand why people keep advocating zip ties? It's so easy to open those if you've reasonably dextrous hands and something with a fine point or sharp edge. You can lock them back up again easily enough, so you'd be none the wiser that someone had been in. I use keyed a like locks and if I'm going through the US then I'll put a tsa one on but replace it ASAP with a standard lock.


I personally wouldn't use cable ties but they will serve the purpose of keeping things together.
I personally don't think there's many places where things would get stolen in transit but if there are then they will manage to get in your suitcase regardless of if it's left open, tied or padlocked.
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