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Anti-theft bags and gadgets for safe travel December 2018

Minimise risk and maximise safety with these tips and products to prevent theft while travelling.

Travelling to new places is often one of the most positive experiences in a person’s life, but it’s easy to get distracted in a new place and forget about the safety of yourself and your belongings.

Some bad luck is just that: bad luck. However, there are lots of ways that you can minimise risk while you’re abroad. With a few new habits and some savvy travel gear, your trip can be safer, smoother and worry-free.

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Top anti-theft bags and bag locks

Pacsafe Citysafe CS100 Anti-theft Travel Handbag - Black
Pacsafe Citysafe CS100 Anti-theft Travel Handbag - Black

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Travelon Carry Safe Backpack - in Black - Travel Laptop Backpacks
Travelon Carry Safe Backpack - in Black - Travel Laptop Backpacks

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Travel Anti-Theft Hidden Underarm Shoulder Bag Phone Holster Black Nylon Inspector Outdoor Sports Messenger Bags
Travel Anti-Theft Hidden Underarm Shoulder Bag Phone Holster Black Nylon Inspector Outdoor Sports Messenger Bags

AliExpress

Padlock Pacsafe Prosafe 400 blue accessory with address safety trip
Padlock Pacsafe Prosafe 400 blue accessory with address safety trip

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Pacsafe Venturesafe GII 25L ANTI-THEFT LAPTOP Daypack Backpack
Pacsafe Venturesafe GII 25L ANTI-THEFT LAPTOP Daypack Backpack

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Anti-Theft Hidden Phone Holster Inspector Shoulder Bag - Agent Bond 007 Bag
Anti-Theft Hidden Phone Holster Inspector Shoulder Bag - Agent Bond 007 Bag

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2015 Hot&New Waterproof high quality Anti-theft Travel Laptop Backpack 17,17.3 Inch bags for Men and Women Outdoor Free Shipping
2015 Hot&New Waterproof high quality Anti-theft Travel Laptop Backpack 17,17.3 Inch bags for Men and Women Outdoor Free Shipping

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Top anti-theft wallets

Interior Embossed Multistripe Travel Wallet
Interior Embossed Multistripe Travel Wallet

David Jones

Pacsafe Coversafe 75 Anti-Theft Neck Pouch BLACK
Pacsafe Coversafe 75 Anti-Theft Neck Pouch BLACK

Wild Earth

Hot Sale PU Leather Women Wallet 5 Colors Zipper Multifunction Long Wallets Ladies Clutch Handbag Cheap Coin Purse Card Holder
Hot Sale PU Leather Women Wallet 5 Colors Zipper Multifunction Long Wallets Ladies Clutch Handbag Cheap Coin Purse Card Holder

AliExpress

Travelon RFID Anti Theft Slash Proof Neck Wallet Passport & ID Case Holder
Travelon RFID Anti Theft Slash Proof Neck Wallet Passport & ID Case Holder

eBay

Outdoor camping equipment Travel Anti-Theft Wallet Belt Hiding Stash money Belt burglar convenient safe waistband survival tool
Outdoor camping equipment Travel Anti-Theft Wallet Belt Hiding Stash money Belt burglar convenient safe waistband survival tool

AliExpress

2015 Stealth anti-theft wallet Travel bag Waist Packs Ultra-thin Close-fitting Hidden Pockets/outdoor Documents Bag
2015 Stealth anti-theft wallet Travel bag Waist Packs Ultra-thin Close-fitting Hidden Pockets/outdoor Documents Bag

AliExpress

Lisam Wall Street Leather Double Zip Organiser
Lisam Wall Street Leather Double Zip Organiser

David Jones


Top gadgets to keep your passport safe when travelling

eGeeTouch® Smart Luggage Zipper Lock Module- NFC-Driven via Android Smartphone
eGeeTouch® Smart Luggage Zipper Lock Module- NFC-Driven via Android Smartphone

eBay

Tile for iOS and Android - For Finding Everything Personal GPS Bluetooth Tracking Helps Locate Items Key finder tracker
Tile for iOS and Android - For Finding Everything Personal GPS Bluetooth Tracking Helps Locate Items Key finder tracker

AliExpress

Gen 2 - 4 Pack - Tile app Mini Tracking Device [Never loose your stuff again]
Gen 2 - 4 Pack - Tile app Mini Tracking Device [Never loose your stuff again]

eBay

Pacsafe Metrosafe 200 GII Anti-Theft Shoulder Bag BLACK
Pacsafe Metrosafe 200 GII Anti-Theft Shoulder Bag BLACK

Wild Earth

PacSafe RFID tec 150 RFID Blocking Bi-Fold Wallet-Anti Theft-Shadow
PacSafe RFID tec 150 RFID Blocking Bi-Fold Wallet-Anti Theft-Shadow

eBay

PACSAFE RFID SAFE BLOCKING TRAVEL WALLET WRISTLET V250 ANTI-THEFT 10MHz - 3 GHz
PACSAFE RFID SAFE BLOCKING TRAVEL WALLET WRISTLET V250 ANTI-THEFT 10MHz - 3 GHz

eBay

New Royce Leather Bluetooth Luggage Bag Wallet Tracker Anti Theft Device
New Royce Leather Bluetooth Luggage Bag Wallet Tracker Anti Theft Device

eBay

Geekcook android gmail twitter anti-theft wallet free air mail
Geekcook android gmail twitter anti-theft wallet free air mail

AliExpress


Holiday safety tips to ensure you travel safely

  • Don’t flaunt your valuables. Try to be as discreet as possible with your valuables. Keep your belongings out of sight if you're travelling in a car, pack your camera into a secure bag rather than holding it around your neck, and keep wallets out of visible pockets.
  • Develop travel-savvy habits. Get into the habit of doing an automatic check every time you get up from a seat or table. Make sure that you haven’t left a bag behind, and do a quick check to make sure you still have your valuables on you.
  • Decoy wallet. If you’re travelling in a place that has a reputation for muggings and unsafe streets, a well-known trick is to use a decoy wallet. In the worst case scenario, you could get out of the situation quickly without losing your most valuable items.
  • Travel-safe luggage. Invest in quality locks and travel-safe bags. A slash-proof day bag will go a long way in preventing pickpockets and thieves from stealing your belongings when you’re out and about.
  • Scan important documents. If the unthinkable happens, paper copies of your passport, visas and other identity documents will come in handy. Keep electronic backups too.
  • Separate your money and cards. Keep your cash separate from your everyday card, which is kept separately from your backup card. Keep your passport separate from everything.
  • Avoid tourist traps. Pickpockets and petty criminals tend to gravitate towards tourist hotspots, so it’s best to avoid them when you can. If you have to go, be extra-cautious and make sure your valuables are out of sight.
  • Befriend locals and get their advice. Locals have insider information and can tell you what to keep an eye out for.
  • Get travel insurance. Travel with peace of mind and get travel insurance.
  • Get vaccinated. Check with your doctor about what vaccinations are necessary, and make sure you take backup medication if you need it.
  • Consider a travel money card. Prepaid travel cards, travel credit cards and debit cards are secured against theft and fraud. They also allow you to spend your money in multiple currencies, which means you need to carry less cash. Compare your travel money options to find the best card for you.
  • Back up your data Stuff tends to go missing on adventures. Save yourself from the pain of data loss by backing up your essentials on a hard drive or in the cloud.
  • Make sure your passwords are secure. Make sure your devices have secure passwords just in case they end up in the wrong hands.

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Stef is the Travel Editor at finder.com.au and has been writing about travel for over a decade. She's visited over 50 countries and has had some incredible experiences, including hot air ballooning over Cappadocia, hitchhiking across Romania and seeing the Northern Lights (twice!). And while she’d never say no to a luxury escape, she's far more likely to stretch her travel dollars as far as they can go by keeping her ear to the ground for unbeatable travel bargains. And she'll tell you all about them, too! Stef has had articles featured on Travel Weekly, Escape and Hostelworld.

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