Israel Airports Authority partners with Safe Skies to strengthen luggage security

7 July 2014 (Last Updated July 7th, 2014 18:30)

Israel Airports Authority (IAA) has partnered with US-based company Safe Skies to improve luggage security.

Israel Airports Authority (IAA) has partnered with US-based company Safe Skies to improve luggage security.

The partnership will allow IAA's baggage screening officers to identify Safe Skies luggage locks, open them using a proprietary set of master tools to check the luggage and relock them back if a physical inspection is required.

"Passengers can now have confidence that Israel Airports Authority screeners are prepared to open Safe Skies luggage locks."

Safe Skies products are designed to allow screeners to safely inspect luggage without clipping the lock.

Safe Skies founder David Tropp said: "This agreement unifies security standards across multiple worldwide security agencies and gives travelers even more freedom to travel the world without luggage safety concerns.

"Passengers can now have confidence that Israel Airports Authority screeners are prepared to open Safe Skies luggage locks."

With the proprietary torch symbol, the Safe Skies lock is the only luggage lock in the world protected by multiple patents, including a US Patent and two Australian patents.

Safe Skies locks are recognised and accepted by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Zurich Airport Police and Zurich Airport Customs Inspectorate.

The Safe Skies' product range includes TSA-accepted padlocks, combination locks, cable locks and luggage straps.