Security Seal Types: What's right for your business?
Security seals are used in many industries as essential evidence of unauthorised entry or tampering and theft attempts. However, although their physical function is certainly important, the markings printed on security seals also hold valuable information. Barcodes, business logos, and numbered codes marked on the security seals all transmit key information to those working with the seals, keeping careful track of the seals location, condition, and owner. Each of these individual seals needs to be marked carefully with this information, but all security seal marking methods are not created equal. With today’s concern of terrorism, cargo theft, and tampering, security is a top priority for the storage and transportation of important goods. Security seals are effective tools for deterring and detecting unauthorised access, theft, or tampering. But like with most things, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to security seals. There are different types of seals that perform best under certain circumstances and for different tasks.
Cable seals. Cable seals are durable seals that are used to seal valves, locked doors, and other items that have a small opening through which a cable wire can be inserted. Some cable seals meet ISO 17712 ratings for high security, so can be used for high-security situations like international cargo shipping. Different size jobs require different cable lengths, although excess cable length can be easily trimmed. They also come in different cable diameters, typically ranging from 1.5mm to 5mm. You can view our range of cable seals by clicking here.
Bolt seals. Bolt seals are another high-security seal option that are designed with a complex locking mechanism yet are self-locking so do not require tools and are easy to put in place. They have a steel bolt and a tamper-evident body part that are manually attached to form a seal. They are customisable by colour, print, and barcoding for additional security layers. These seals are ideal for containers, trailer door latches, and cross border shipments. These heavy duty seals require a bolt cutter to be removed. You can view these seals by clicking here.
Fixed-length plastic seals. Fixed-length plastic seals are among the strongest type of plastic seal, with breaking strengths ranging from 35-60kg. These seals work exceptionally well for securing cargo for truck shipments. Fixed-length seals are inexpensive, so they are a good option when cost is a concern. You can view these fixed-length seals by clicking here.
Plastic pull-tight seals. Pull-tight seals are similar to fixed-length plastic seals, except that they come in a wider variety of breaking strengths and are adjustable to match specific needs. For example, pull-tight seals can be used for sealing hazardous waste, fire extinguishers, cash bags, vehicle doors, and more. Adjustable plastic seals are a good option when you have various needs as they are versatile. You can view these range of plastic seals by clicking here.
Meter and Wire Seals. Wire seals also have multiple varieties similar to plastic pull-tight seals, but their metal wires make are less likely due to break. These are ideal for when the seals need to fit through small openings. You can view our meter seals by clicking here.
Metal Barrier Seals. Metal strap seals are similar to fixed-length plastic seals, except for the material. Their material makes them more durable than plastic strap seals. You can increase the security level of metal strap seals with custom numbering, printing, and barcoding. Like the plastic option, metal strap seals are a good choice for trucking cargo. You can view these seals by clicking here.
Padlock seals. Padlock seals are relatively small seals and are extremely easy to use. They typically are used to prevent doors from being opened. Wire padlock seals are ideal for securing meters and drums, while plastic padlock seals are ideal for securing food and beverage carts, first aid kits, and zipper bags. You can view these seals by clicking here.