THE DELSEY SECURITY GUIDE
Does losing your luggage or computer ever worry you? In this guide, DELSEY explains how to guard against the theft, loss or damage to your property when travelling. DELSEY provides you with recommendations and tips to find a solution to every situation.
Security Guidelines - Theft and loss
- …of your luggage
DELSEY luggage usually has an outside address label. Write your name and telephone number as well the name and address of a resource person.
You should also write your destination address. Do the same thing inside the luggage, so that if the outside label is lost identification can still be made using the inside label.
Also ensure that you remove the boarding labels from your previous trips.
Always keep valuable objects, medicines, prescriptions and your keys with you (e.g. in the cabin).
Never leave your luggage unattended in a public place and secure it with an antitheft cable when possible.
Keep your luggage with you on public transport and ensure that you can always see it.
- …of your laptop computer
The serial number of your laptop computer is vital information. It is essential to keep this information with you so that if your computer is stolen or lost this information is easily accessible and can be given to the police.
Never leave your laptop computer unattended in a public place. If you have to leave it somewhere, try to protect it with an antitheft cable or put it in a safe.
- …of your computer data
Backup your files regularly: many companies lose data each year due to clumsy handling or unforeseeable losses (fires, flooding, theft etc). Automatic backup software exists but these backups can also be performed on DVD, USB keys or external hard disks.
There are many solutions for protecting yourself against viruses both upstream and downstream of the contamination, but remember a good antivirus program is worthless unless it is combined with a firewall or its databases are updated regularly.
Security Guidelines - Damage
- …outside your luggage.
Choose luggage which is strong enough to withstand handling.
If you have to use pressure to close your suitcase then it is too full. Airline companies will not pay for damage caused by overpacking.
Make a check list of all luggage checked-in and keep it in the flight ticket envelope.
Each company has its own rules for luggage dimensions and weight. You can consult your carrier's web site for information on this. You will be charged for any excess weight.
You must be able to carry your luggage alone. It is rare to find someone to help you carry your luggage when you arrive.
Rigid luggage made from polycarbonate, ABS or polypropylene and soft luggage made from polyester or polyamide requires little maintenance. Use an ordinary soft brush and soapy water to wash them.
Leather luggage is fairly heat sensitive. Therefore ensure that they are not exposed to temperatures which are too high. It is also recommended only using creams suitable for leather goods and clothing.
- …inside the luggage.
A successful journey always begins with a well-packed suitcase. The numerous interior fittings in DELSEY’s luggage (separating pockets, garment bags, dividers, etc) help you pack your case.
Do not overload your luggage. Place heavy and bulky objects at the bottom near the hinge. Your suitcase will appear to be lighter.
Always place the jacket at the bottom of the suitcase first with sleeves folded. Then place your trousers alternatively on the jacket, belt side against the side of the suitcase, with the legs overrunning each side of the suitcase.
Place shirts, pullovers, T-shirts, underwear on top of them. Then fold in the bottom of the trousers, and then the bottom of the jacket.
Favour rigid luggage for long journeys especially when flying. It is preferable to close them with a strap or a padlock to avoid any accidents.
If you have a bag, pack your trousers in one after the other and then roll them together. This will take up less space and prevent creases.
Place a towel or something soft over your things to protect them from shocks.
Roll your ties and belts up together. You can put your socks in your shoes and into shirt necks so they keep their shape.
If your clothes are creased when you arrive, hang them in the bathroom, the heat and steam from the hot water will take the creases out of them.
If travelling on business, carry your suits in garment bags to avoid creasing them.
- …to your computer.
Carry your laptop computer in a specially designed bag which is sufficiently strong to protect it against impact. Make sure your laptop is well secured inside this bag so it is not shaken around when carried.
Remember : some ‘entry level’ bags only provide skimpy protection. Try to buy a model which is fitted with foam or lateral reinforcements. ‘Second skin’ neoprene computer bags also exist which fit your PC perfectly, providing extra protection against shocks, humidity and temperature differences.
When travelling by air always keep your laptop computer with you, never in the aircraft’s hold.
Avoid rolling the power cable around the transformer as this ends up breaking the cable.
Cleaning your computer reduces the risk of dust and dirt eventually damaging it. You can buy a cleaning kit from your computer supplier but if you follow the instructions below this will not be necessary:
- The only recommended cleaning product is ordinary alcohol-based window cleaner. Dampen delicately a soft duster before using it on your laptop. Other products tend to leave marks especially on the screen.
- A soft dry cloth can be used if only dust has to be removed from the keyboard and screen. You can also use a small soft brush.
Combination straps and padlocks: incredibly strong and adjustable for any type of luggage their 3 combination locks guarantee complete security. Their modern design and range of refined colours means that you can easily identify your luggage from other luggage.
- Use a DELSEY’s luggage equipped with a unique code or the luggage’s SECURITECH CODE on the identification label for a registration on our website. The Zilone range in particular offers the SECURITECH CODE.
- Computer protection bags are very practical. Their well designed dimensions and innovative construction makes them suitable for a wide range of computers.
- Suitcase protection pouches, these expandable pouches protect your luggage in the hold during handling operations, and also provide dust protection for your suitcase in storage at home.
- DELSEY business ranges with PC protection: The majority of DELSEY Business products are fitted with high-density foam compartments with fixation straps to provide better protection for your computer when travelling.
- Teflon® treated DELSEY ranges: some DELSEY ranges have a Teflon® treated fabric. This spray which is applied to the parts which are most exposed to dirt protects the luggage against water and dirt. Other ranges are treated with water repellent which is highly effective against rain.