Those tatty complimentary airline luggage tags that hang limply from your favorite suitcase for months, sometimes years, after a trip are the latest flight companion to be given a 21st century makeover.
Security company GoCodes has developed a unique way to identify your belongings should they go missing. Their smart plastic labels attach securely to your bags and, once scanned with a smartphone, lead the finder directly back to you in an instant.
Simply choose from a selection of different designs, and, starting at just $10, GoCodes will register you with their service. Then, once a kindly baggage handler finds your property on the tarmac a few thousand miles from where it should be, he or she will be instructed to scan the tag or visit the GoCodes website.
There your hero can leave you a message alerting you of your bag’s whereabouts, and crucially s/he won’t be informed of your identity. While a traditional tag might lead opportunists right to your address as you sun yourself and mourn the loss of your belongings, GoCodes has got that covered.
The company also offers similar stickers that use the same technology to safeguard whatever you wish. They won’t guarantee that a good Samaritan will come across your valuables, but they certainly make it easier to find you if that happens.