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TMCNet:  My Stuff Lost & Found Provides Holiday Travel Tips to Avoid Lost Laptops and Airport Security Delays

[December 11, 2012]

My Stuff Lost & Found Provides Holiday Travel Tips to Avoid Lost Laptops and Airport Security Delays

Atlanta, Georgia, Dec 11, 2012 (PRWeb.com via COMTEX) -- My Stuff Lost and Found (http://www.mystufflostandfound.com) offers four steps savvy holiday travelers are taking to protect valuable laptops and streamline the airport TSA security process this holiday season.

1."Checkpoint Friendly" laptop bags, recently encouraged by TSA on their official website, are now available for travelers to protect valuable laptops and streamline the security process by allowing laptops to remain in bags for screening. "Checkpoint Friendly" laptop bags produce a clear and unobstructed image of the laptop when undergoing x-ray screening.

With screening 2 million passengers per day in 450 US airports, TSA's tasks are daunting; any way to make the job easier and to streamline the security process is in the best interest of the traveler.

"Checkpoint Friendly" laptop bags have a designated "laptop only" section that can lay flat on the belt, with no metal zipper, snaps or buckles and no pockets inside and outside.

2.Only the laptop is placed in the laptop compartment - nothing else.

"Checkpoint Friendly" bags, all of which open flat on the belt, come in three styles - sleeve style (single), butterfly style (double) and trifold style (triple).

Whichever style is used, the "Checkpoint Friendly" bag must be completely unfolded to lay flat on the belt with nothing on top or under the laptop section.

3.Laptops and all other bags must be carefully retrieved after the screening process.

This should be obvious, but more than 12,000 laptops are left at airport security checkpoints every week in the US alone. That's nearly 2,000 lost laptops per day. Unfortunately, less than one-third of these are returned because finding the owner is just too difficult. The remaining unclaimed laptops are sold as salvage.

Losing a laptop is expensive. An independent research study conducted by the Ponemon Institute for Intel Corporation in 2009 finds the average value of a lost laptop is $49,246 and rises significantly to $115,849 if the loss extends beyond one week, creating a substantial risk for controlling electronic equipment, data breach and lost intellectual property costs for any institution, company or individual.

4.Okoban's free global lost and found service adds protection and security for laptops as well as phones, keys, cameras, passports, credit cards, luggage and other valuables and is available at http://www.mystufflostandfound.com. My Stuff Lost and Found has partnered with Okoban(R) and Travel Sentry(R) for the online sales of Okoban tracker tags and luggage tags to provide "free for life" global lost and found service for personal and business valuables.

Innovative and sturdy, the Okoban tags provide convenient online access to Okoban's free global lost and found service for life (no annual renewal fees) to place and register valuables in a secure, private tracking system to protect and recover lost valuables anywhere in the world.

Purchasers affix a luggage tag or tracker tag on the valuable and register the item on a secure personal account at http://www.okoban.com. The finder of the lost valuable enters the Unique Identification (UID) on the website. The system immediately notifies the owner with a secure email and text message of the found valuable and its recovery location through a worldwide network serving 400+ airline companies in more than 2,000+ airports and travel industry "frequent finders" including TSA, rail, maritime, coach, rental car and hotel companies.

"Now, with Okoban, any lost laptop or valuable can find its owner," says Gordon Burns, CEO of My Stuff Lost and Found. "Often, the lost valuable finds the owner before the owner realizes the item is lost," says Burns.

Okoban is owned by Travel Sentry, the company that licenses the TSA accessible locks sold at tens of thousands of retail outlets, by over 400 luggage manufacturers worldwide and currently installed on 200 million luggage products everywhere. They are the only property registration system linked to the airline industry tracing system and directly linked to the SITA/IATA World Tracer system. WorldTracer is the world's leading automated service for tracing lost and mishandled baggage and property.

My Stuff Lost and Found, founded in 2012, provides convenient worldwide online sales and service of Okoban's sturdy tracker tags for laptops, phones, tablets, passports, luggage, cameras, pets and other valuables. Mystufflostandfound.com is the online gateway to Okoban's tracking service for valuables and free global lost and found service for life. Goodwill and technology can now protect valuables at http://www.mystufflostandfound.com Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/lostlaptop/lostandfound/prweb10220515.htm PRWeb.com

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