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How to make your luggage tamper-proof

How to make your luggage tamper-proof
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Q. What brand of suitcase do you use? I know that you are a world traveler. You have a video on your site which shows how thieves break into a locked suitcase. After watching the video, I started to think that perhaps I should get a suitcase with metal zippers, but I haven't found any yet.

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My wife and I will be traveling to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic for our 25th wedding anniversary in October. This is our first passport trip abroad, and we are looking forward to it. Should I worry and update our luggage?

I see where you have a new sponsor, SCOTTeVEST. Would it be better to just buy this product, as any electronics would have to be in carry-on anyway, then just lock everything in a safe? Please let me know what you think.

-Derrick from Altona, Illinois, watches my national radio show on his schedule with Kim's Club

A. Congratulations on your silver anniversary! The short answer is that no luggage with zippers is safe. It doesn't matter if the zippers are metal or plastic, the only difference is a few seconds and a stronger push with a ballpoint pen.

Since you've seen the video, then you understand how easy it is for someone to break into a regular suitcase. If you haven't seen how easily a thief can break into your luggage, click here to find out. It will surprise you.

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