A luggage lock is a lock used to prevent luggage from opening by accident, usually with little or no security in mind, although they may serve as a deterrent to potential thieves. They may be built into luggage, or may be external locks such as padlocks or lockable straps. They are typically relatively simple low security locks. Luggage locks are, by definition, low security locks. The shackles have a small diameter, and are easy to clip using bolt cutters or similar equipment. Luggage locks based on a pin tumbler lock design usually use only three or four pins, making them susceptible to lock-picking even with tools as simple as a bent paperclip.
In the United States the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires access to luggage without the passenger being present; to allow travellers to lock their luggage they have accepted certain locks which they can open and relock. The TSA recommend that TSA accepted locks be used, as luggage locked using other methods must be opened by force to be inspected. Luggage locks accepted by the TSA can be opened by the authorities using publicly known universal "master" keys. Locks using this system are produced to meet standards set by Travel Sentry. Under agreement with the TSA, it is Travel Sentry that sets the standards for these locks and approves each design. Every lock with the Travel Sentry identifying mark (red diamond) is accepted by the TSA. Some TSA accepted locks feature an indicator which will appear red if opened by a master key, so the owner will know that their bag has been accessed.
Don’t get locked out again, Don't leave loved ones out in the cold solve the spare key problem with the Sterling KeyMinder. A tough, lockable strongbox, the KeyMinder can be bolted to a wall out of sight and is just the thing to securely hold a spare key. This means no more hoping that a thief won't look under the mat or in the wellies by the door! The only way to open it is with the right four-digit combination code, which means that the right people can have access, whilst everyone else is safely locked out. There are 10,000 possible combinations and the KeyMinder is fully resettable.
Basic perimeter security starts with good door locks, so make sure you get Sterling's British Standard Door Locks. Great value locks that are built to Sterling's exacting standards, these are insurer-approved. With a 20mm anti-drill bolt throw, anti-drill plates on both sides of the lock case and anti-pick curtains, Sterling's BS Locks are designed to make any potential burglar think again. Don't forget to make sure that all windows are also secured with Sterling's tough Window locks. And remember that there's nothing like a sturdy Padlock on a Sterling Hasp and Staple to safeguard the shed!
The cost of new school items can be a big expense and when these items disappear in a matter of days back at school, it adds insult to injury. The Sterling D-lock secures a bike to a rack or railing in just one easy click. Strong but lightweight, the self-coiling Sterling locking cable fits easily around a bike seat and the supplied bracket keeps it firmly in place. Sterling combination locks are ideal for children, as there are no keys to lose and they are ideal for securing school bags to lockers.
Alarms needn't be alarming with the great value range of electronic systems from sterling. With great build quality, they don't require specialist installation and won't break the bank. Choose from very simple Stand Alone alarms that can be operated with either a key fob or a four digit code, or the bigger Wireless 400 System. Stand Alone alarms each cover a single area, whilst the Wireless 400Series can be linked to cover up to 16 different areas, all controlled from a central box. With infra red movement detectors and door and window opening detectors, there is an alarm for every situation.
Home and Garden Security
Sterling has a comprehensive selection of security solutions for the whole garden. Sterling's weatherproof padlock (voted 'Best Buy' in a recent consumer magazine test on garden security products) is a must with the UK's unpredictable summer weather! The Sterling disc padlock with matching hasp and staple is a full security solution providing the most suitable padlock for a garden shed, outhouse or garage. Sterling security cables, chains and padlocks are ideal for securing garden equipment such as lawn mowers and ladders as well as ornamental pots, barbecues and garden furniture.
Keeping Things Safe & Sound
Theft in rural areas is always a major concern. Stocking up on a good range of hardwearing security products will help to secure equipment and reduce unwanted access, limiting accidents and theft. The Link&Lock range from Sterling provides a tough security solution in rural areas. The range includes strong and flexible security chains and cables. All items are long lasting, robust and weather resistant making them the ideal heavy-duty security solution for use outdoors.