While travelling offers many amazing advantages, being a tourist can often make you a target for pickpockets and scammers. Some countries tend to be safer than others, but it's not uncommon to worry about security while abroad. It may even result in you being unable to truly relax and enjoy your adventure!
To keep safe on your next trip overseas, follow these 5 security hacks for travelling from Bags to Go and learn how to protect your valuables before even taking off.
Protect yourself from RFID devices
Modern thieves and scammers don't need to snatch your bag to steal from you anymore, thanks to RFID devices that can obtain your identity information and credit card details by simply being near your wallet. Protect yourself against identity theft and credit card fraud by blocking these radio signals with anti-theft, RFID blocking equipment.
As electronic pickpocketing is becoming increasingly popular, arming yourself with items such as our Skimming Stopper RFID Protection Card and Anti-Theft / RFID Blocking Backpack will ensure you are protected.
Keep your valuables hidden
Backpacks and handbags are easy targets for pickpockets, so it's always best to keep your valuables hidden and close to your body. Keep your cash, cards and passport safe and out of sight with a bum-bag or waist wallet.
Secure your valuables with one of our RFID Protected Waist Bag/Bumbags, keeping your possessions hidden discreetly under your clothes against your body and away from snatching hands.
Keep your luggage secure
When travelling, there are many occasions where your luggage may be left unattended and easily accessible by others, particularly in the airport. Keep your luggage safe from having items taken, and possibly planted, with a padlock or bag cage system.
Using bag protecting devices such as the ExoMesh Bag Protector will deter thieves and scammers, ensuring you are the only person who can access your bag.
Track your luggage
If your bag has ever been lost or stolen, you will know the frustration and panic that follows. Be prepared with a Bluetooth tracking device such as the Luggage Leash, so in the unfortunate event that your bag is stolen or goes missing, you can track it down.
Simply place the Luggage Leash tag into your bag and download the app to track its location. This clever invention will give you peace of mind when the time comes to check in your luggage.
Sometimes, you just need to use your common sense. It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of discovering new cultures, but you should always stay aware of your surroundings and be smart about how you carry and store your belongings. For instance, it's never a good idea to walk around with your wallet in your back pocket, but in places such as Paris that are known for pickpocketing, you're sure to quickly become a target. Make sure to invest in proper security measures and your holiday will go off without a hitch!
Don't let your concerns about security put a dampener on your travels. Be prepared with these 5 security hacks from Bags to Go so you can get back to the important stuff - enjoying your adventure!