Updated March 20, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 7 Best Travel Door Locks

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in March of 2016. If you're worried about an upcoming trip and want a little added security, try one of these travel door locks. Not only do they offer a temporary solution to keeping intruders from entering a hotel room or rental property, but most are extremely compact and lightweight, so you won't mind adding them to your luggage. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best travel door lock on Amazon.

7. DoorJammer Portable

6. First Watch Security 1846

5. Port A Lock Latch Protector

4. Lokmate Deadbolt Guard

3. Corporate Travel Safety Calslock

2. Defender Security Lock-out

1. Rishon Enterprises Addalock

Editor's Notes

March 16, 2019:

While we would all like to think staying in a hotel or vacation rental is just as safe and secure as our own home, this is unfortunately not true. Unlike with your home, you and your family aren't the only ones with a means to access it. Unless you have one these travel door locks, you'll have to put your faith in perfect strangers not to enter when you aren't expecting them. We feel the Rishon Enterprises Addalock is probably the simplest and most secure option, though it is very slightly more expensive than most others. If you want something nearly as effective and easy to use, consider the Corporate Travel Safety Calslock and First Watch Security 1846, the latter of which can also be used on drawers. While most models are designed to prevent an intruder from entering when you are inside of the room, the Defender Security Lock-out is one of the few options that can actually be used when you are out exploring the town. It is worth nothing though, that it will only work with traditional round doorknobs, which means you won't be able to use it in some hotels. The Port A Lock Latch Protector is intended to be a more permanent solution, as you screw it into the door frame, making it one of the most secure options. You can also take it with you when traveling and simply slip it into place, but this does slightly reduce its effectiveness.

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on March 20, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.

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