Barry Smith luggage lock with TSA , allowing TSA personnel to check your luggage without damanging it.
In the United States the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires access to luggage without the passenger being present; to allow travelers 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 in order 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.