5 Great Tips to Protect Yourself from Thefts while Traveling
Going to places is amazing. We get a fantastic change from our routine; we see new people, get new experiences, eat new food, listen to new languages, and all this is extremely refreshing. We get a new energy to get back to our normal life. However, all the fun can be spoiled if we’re robbed of our money or other valuables. If you want to be protected from travel thefts, you can follow some simple tips. Here they are.
1. Get BagCam
How about getting a bag fitted with a camera which can video record anything in its 180 degree view and is so conspicuous that thieves will be deterred from touching your bag? A new revolutionary product has hit the market named BagCam. This is a patented built-in non-removable system that houses a camera with shatter-proof cover. It’s equipped with modern technology including app-connection, live video streaming, cloud storage, video playback and a USB port. This device can certainly minimize bag theft and give you the desired peace of mind.
2. Scan and Photocopy Your Travel Documents
If unfortunately the bag thieves stole contains your important travel documents, it can be a pretty difficult situation. Hence it’s essential to scan and photocopy these documents. While photocopies provide you additional copies of the documents, digital scan is still better because you can save it online.
3. Beware of Too Friendly Strangers
While you’re roaming around with your expensive camera and other valuables to capture some memorable snaps of the beautiful place you’re traveling in, you may meet some over-friendly strangers. They may offer a helping hand or ask you for a small favor, and try to distract you from your belongings so that they can get a chance to steal them. Never get fooled by such sweet gestures. Always be alert.
4. Never Show Off
Well, you may not show off purposefully, but maybe unintentionally you may let your expensive belongings, especially smartphone, be visible to others, and let them know that you’ve got quite a lot of things worth stealing. And then, when you leave these things in your car, in your hotel’s lobby or any supposedly safe spot, thieves get easily attracted to them. Hence, look simple and keep your valuables covered.
5. Don’t Be Terrified
Being watchful doesn’t mean being terrified with a thought that you’re going to be looted anytime. After all, you’ve come on a vacation and to have fun. When you follow the above tips always, you get habituated to them, and then you don’t have to worry. You know that you’ve taken due precautions, so relax and enjoy your vacation.