3/17/16

Spring is in the air and so is the hustle and bustle of families gearing up for Spring vacation! You know where you're going, all plans are in place - don't forget to keep your valuables safe while you travel with these tips from Master Lock:



1. Pack Smart and Secure: Avoid over-packing by checking the weather forecast in advance to avoid packing unnecessary items. You don't want to bring an umbrella when your vacation week is calling for sunny skies! Keep your luggage protected with on-the-go security products such as TSA-accepted luggage locks like the Master Lock 4688D or the 4680DBLK. These affordable and reliable solutions keep your valuables protected whether you're at the airport while en route to your destination, or upon arrival and storing valuables in your luggage in your hotel room.

2. Prepare for the unexpected: If you are travelling by car, have your vehicle examined before you head off. Stock up on emergency supplies like blankets, bottled water, snacks, flashlights and jumper cables. Ensure your tires have good tread, are properly inflated and make sure you have that spare handy. Be aware of road conditions before leaving and plan accordingly. 

3. Tap into technology: With new apps geared toward travelers, getting to your destination and enjoying your time away is easier than ever. There are apps that offer real-time travel advice personalized to your location, weather conditions and interests along with direction-related apps that offer tips on traffic, road conditions and construction. You can also securely store copies of travel documents, health records and passports through the Master Lock Vault app for convenient 24/7 access.

4. Enjoy the elements worry free: For less than $30, portable safes like the Sentrysafe Small Portable Combination Safe or Master Lock SafeSpace Portable Safe offer peace of mind and keep your items like cell phone, money, keys, jewelry, credit cards and other small valuables locked and secure while you enjoy a walk on the beach, go swimming or enjoy an adventure on your vacation. The compact and versatile safes feature a durable cable, which can be wrapped securely around a fixed object or serve as a carrying handle. These are great for family adventures at theme and water parks too. 

5. Limit Social Media: While it's fun to share details of your vacation via social media, it could also make you a target for cyber-savvy burglars. Publically posting the exact dates, times and locations of your trip or sharing check-ins and tagging photos with your location can create a security risk to your home. Instead of posting every single thing in real time, save some of it and post later when you get home!

Whatever you do and wherever you go, you can be sure your personal items are safe and secure with Master Lock!

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45 comments:

  1. We carry as little as possible. We keep our money in a locked container we can carry in our pocket or around our neck. We always make sure to have some travel insurance as well.

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  2. Pack jewellery, phone chargers, and valuables in carry-on, as well as an extra pair of undergarments, and one change of clothes.

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  3. Always have a first aid kit for yourself and family even if it's only a few things, you just never know when you may need it

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  4. Never leave your luggage/valuable unattended in the open especially if not locked.

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  5. I like to travel with a group and stick together so I don't get lost!!

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  6. I have a money belt that I use to carry my passport, cards and money. I also keep a little money in my purse or pocket.
    Florence C

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  7. when i travel i try not to bring too many valuables, and if i do then i use the hotel safe.

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  8. I always stay in a group and I lock everything

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  9. I always carry a cross body purse so I can see it at all times

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  10. We try to only carry essentials with us when we travel and I always use a cross body bag so I can keep it in front of me. (Judy Cowan)

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  11. Pack all medications, money, and electronics in your carry on.

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  12. Always make a backup of your documents. I take pictures of them and load them on a secure site like DropBox so I can still have access to them.

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  13. We have Samsonite suitcases that lock and I carry all my documents in my carry on until I can lock them up in a room safe. If there's no room safe, I lock them in my suitcase when we are away from the room.

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  14. I have a travel wallet that i weararound my neck, hold important papers, cash and things, I lock it up in a suitcase when in the room or whereever.

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  15. Lock everything up, and don't leave anything unattended.

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  16. Travel documents, cash or anything of value must be kept in a purse or pouch which must be kept close to the body preferably in the front where you can see it all the time.

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  17. Copies, copies, COPIES! Make copies of all your documents & keep them somewhere else separate from the original documents. Anything can happen when travelling so this is a great security measure.

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  18. Always keep your luggage near you and do not leave it unattended.

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  19. let loved ones know your travel info, departure and arrival times etc. charityk

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  20. keep attention
    keep your luggage near you

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  21. Have a photocopy of your passport in case you lose yours.

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  22. obey the countries laws, which means stunts like trying to steal a political sign off a wall in a hotel room, that has cameras, means if you get caught, you get 10 yrs hard labor. That story just makes me cringe as it was a student travel group and there was reports that the student had a seller lined up etc. ..like, common sense please

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  23. have someone collect your papers from your step; have light timers at your house so it looks like someone is home

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  24. Travel in a group and keep all your travel documents secure.

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  25. Travel in a group and carry only what is necessary

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  26. Keep all your documents secure, and out of sight

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  27. Always travel with the proper documents, do not carry extra cash if possible, keep contact with someone back home.

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  28. Always travel with the proper documents, do not carry extra cash if possible, keep contact with someone back home.

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  29. Make sure someone always knows where you are.

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  30. Use a neck wallet. They look ridiculous but man they work.

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  31. Keep all of your information, passport, credit cards on your person using a cross body bag

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  32. Lock your doors, do no carry extra cash, make sure you have all your information on you

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  33. Keep your passport in the hotel safe! Victoria Ess

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  34. make a photocopy of your important documents and carry it separately, in case your originals get lost!

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  35. Don't leave valuables unattended in your hotel rooms. Put them in a safe before leaving.

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  36. Zap straps are a great way to keep your luggage secure during transit. As long as you have scissors to cut them off after!

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  37. I don't wear expensive jewelry when traveling.
    (Debbie W)

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  38. I always keep a copy of my passport on me at all times - you don't want to end up without!!!

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  39. Use a money belt. It's a safe way to carry money when you're traveling.

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  40. My tip is to travel with only the essentials. Anything that can be left at home is safer there.

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  41. Get travel and health insurance before you leave. I know it seems a lot of money but it gives you peace of mind and in an emergency actually saves you money - as I experienced after being knocked unconscious on holiday.

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  42. My best travel safety tip is do your homework and be prepared for unexected cost and medical problems(insurance)travel as light as possible.

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