How to protect a briefcase while travelling

How to protect a briefcase while travelling featured

First things first: Get a reliable and sturdy briefcase

Before you even think about protecting your briefcase, you need to make sure you have a good one. Invest in a high-quality, durable briefcase that is made from strong materials like leather or hard shell plastics. Look for ones that have strong locks, and if possible, consider getting a briefcase that is slash-resistant. Make sure the briefcase has enough compartments and pockets for all your belongings, so that everything can be secured, organized, and easily accessible during your travels.

Use TSA-approved locks to secure your briefcase

You don’t want to use just any lock to secure your briefcase. Use TSA-approved locks because they are recognized and accepted by the Transport Security Administration, meaning they can be opened and checked by the TSA without damaging your briefcase. Make sure to lock your briefcase securely every time you leave the room, even if it’s just for a few minutes. Locking your briefcase makes it difficult for a thief to get inside, and it also serves as a deterrent in case an opportunistic thief is nearby.

Use a GPS tracking device to monitor your briefcase’s location

Tracking your briefcase’s location can help you locate it if it gets lost or stolen. GPS tracking devices are small and can be discreetly placed inside your briefcase. They allow you to track your briefcase’s location in real-time using a mobile device or computer. Some companies even offer tracking services specifically for briefcases and luggage, which can come in handy if you travel frequently or bring valuable items with you.

Keep your briefcase close to you at all times

Keeping your briefcase close to you means you can keep an eye on it and prevent it from being stolen. When in public, hold your briefcase next to you, rather than behind or in front of you. Avoid placing your briefcase on the floor or on chairs, even if they are next to you. When in transit, keep your briefcase with you in the cabin of the plane, train or bus, rather than checking it in with your luggage. This will ensure that it’s not lost or damaged during transit, and it will give you peace of mind knowing that it’s safe and secure.

Consider getting travel insurance for your briefcase

Accidents happen, and despite your best efforts, your briefcase may still get lost, stolen, or damaged during transit. That’s why it’s a good idea to consider getting travel insurance for your briefcase. Travel insurance can cover the cost of repairing or replacing your briefcase, as well as the cost of any valuable items that were inside it. Before purchasing travel insurance, make sure to read the policy carefully and understand what is and isn’t covered, so you can make an informed decision.

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