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1. Posted by dunx_8219 (Full Member 40 posts) 10y

Hi Everybody,
A little while ago I herd about an alarm that stays in your bag and is activated when the bag gets too far away from something in your pocket that emits a radio signal (if your bag is snatched the alarm goes off because it is no longer receiving the signal). After I heard about this I went and found it on the internet but I am looking to buy one now and can't find it again. Does anyone know where to get one? I think this would be helpful to any traveller.

Cheers,

Duncan

2. Posted by dunx_8219 (Full Member 40 posts) 10y

Never mind, I found the one. It is called TrackIT Anti theft alarm. However, I haven't found anywhere to buy it as of yet. It may just be a USA thing and I live in Australia. Has anyone bough one before? Know if they are any good?

Thanks

3. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Good in theory, but I would have thought the issue would be getting your bag back, not realising it was gone.

4. Posted by Kingwindle (Respected Member 301 posts) 10y

I'd rather spend my money on a few extra days away than buying one of those. its not gonna be cheap, and where has it gone if it has been nicked, which direction?? I just think that looking after your things and being SENSIBLE is the best way to avoid theft. Travelling in pairs like with a mate and watching each others backs is one way of reducing theft greatly. Never put your bag above your head on busses/trains as the amount of times i know people have passports etc. stolen is stupid. When storing luggage in a coach, try and get a ticket for the luggage and sit on the side it is being stored.