We're living in a time where society has developed a lot and the technology is very advanced. The security options for our assets improved as well, and we now have plenty of alternatives from which to choose. So a high-tech security device would seem like the best choice in order to protect your stuff. But, we should also keep in mind that thieves methods have improved as well. We often see how high-tech devices are cracked all the time by thieves. So how can you protect your items if you travel a long distance and you will have to leave your luggage unattended at a certain point. Well, according to an old saying, the old methods are often the best and this thing applies in our case too. So bellow, we made a top of the best low-tech security devices that will keep your assets safe during your trip.
1) Retractable Cable Safe
A retractable cable is a very ingenious device based on a simple technology. It's a relatively small lock, not bigger than a cellphone but it features a 35 inch long high-strength steel cable, which it's almost impossible to cut. It's very easy to use, and all you have to do is just put the cable between the zipper pulls or even use it to lock your luggage on a rack in the room. The retractable cable connects to the lock housing, which is made from a high-impact plastic and is so well made that not even a locksmith could open it. The device can be closed with a 4-digits combo lock, and even though it's based on a simple technology, it's very effective.
2) Portable Door Lock
The portable door lock is a simple, yet very useful device, especially when you are away from home. When you're spending the night at a hotel/ motel or any other rented place, you don't really know who else might have a key to your room. The portable door lock is the best solution in this case, so you won't have any uninvited guests overnight. The door lock is very easy to install and you don't need any screws or drills in order to do that. All you have to do is just insert the device's hook into the door strike plate, close the door, slide the lock forward and the door is secured. Because the lock is inside, it would be impossible to be opened, even by a locksmith and in case of an emergency you can disable it in less than a second.
3) Travel Safe
When most people hear about a safe they think about a huge, heavy, metal box. But a portable safe is lightweight and malleable so you could take it with you in every trip and put your belongings in it. The safe is made from a steel mesh dressed in a high quality nylon. You can close the safe with a stainless steel integrated cable which has a padlock at the end. With the cable, you can also attach your safe to any fixed object in the room. Still, remember the code of the padlock or you'll be looking for a very skilled locksmith to open it for you.
4) Zipper Locks
Zipper locks are cheap, simple and easy to mount accessories. Even though they won't stop a professional thief, they can be very effective in case someone quickly unzips your bags and takes something from it. They are very simple to use and all you have to do is connect it to your zippers. No one could open your bag now without you noticing.
Now, as you see, there are a lot of low-tech security options that really work, and are still used by a lot of people. But there is no perfect safety solution as everything is subjective and based on your needs. So the only one that can choose a proper security device is you, and you should choose what fits you best.