When securing your cargo against theft, it’s advantageous and in the company’s best interest to consider plastic security seals as an essential crime deterrent. Plastic Security Seals, also called plastic indicative seals, are considered an inexpensive way of providing tamper evidence of intrusion into sensitive spaces and can also help to detect contamination, either accidental or deliberate.
|Such seals are commonly used to secure vehicles, chemical drums, tote containers, airline duty free carts and utility meters.
Depending on your security seal needs, there are three basic types of plastic security seals to choose from: Fixed Length Plastic Security Seals, Variable Length also calledAdjustable Pull-Tight Plastic Security Seals, or Plastic Padlock Seals.
Each type of plastic security seal is cost effective, offers track and trace capabilities, is easily applied, shows immediate evidence of tampering, and is commonly used within all industries. However, the specific application of each seal type differs.
|Various types of Fixed Length Plastic Security Seals such as the Tydenbrooks Plastic Truck Seal and the Poly Lok II Trailer Seal, are designed to protect trailer doors, as well as a wide range of other applications. These plastic seals offer an ideal alternative to metal truck door seals.
Another Fixed Length Plastic Security Seal option, designed specifically for tote applications, is the Tydenbrooks Gemini Tote Seal. This plastic seal is manufactured in ‘twin’ sets with sequential numbering in pairs. It is commonly used in the retail, pharmaceutical and cargo/freight industries.
Fixed Length Plastic Security Seals have a fixed operational length, but are available in different lengths to accommodate various applications. Fixed Length Plastic Security Seals have no sliding parts; they simply 'click' into place to lock which can make them easy to fit most applications. Fixed length seals can also be branded and sequentially numbered for extra security. Fixed length is often the choice of single use security seals for transportation applications.
|Adjustable, Pull-Tight Plastic Security Seals allow users to cinch-up the seal according to their specific size requirements. Variable length seals, commonly called "pull-tight seals" can fit many applications from securing the neck of a bag or mail sack to sealing chemical drums, first aid kits and fire extinguishers. They have an adjustable length much like a cable tie but offer a much higher security level and an audit trail due to sequential numbering and the ability on some seals to be bar-coded with laser etched company name and logo.|
Adjustable Plastic Security Seals can have either smooth or beaded straps. The smooth plastic security strap features a metal clip at the point of insertion and is used when a higher level of security and higher strength are desired. The Tydenbrooks Secur-Grip Seal and the Secur-Pull are examples of smooth plastic security seals and are commonly used to secure plastic and cloth bags. The beaded plastic security seal is used for lighter duty applications or when sealing a small aperture size such as securing in-flight service equipment and fire extinguishers. Examples of beaded seals are the Tydenbrooks Tug Tight and the Equilok.
Plastic Padlock Security Seals are usually supplied as a completely plastic seal or plastic with a wire hasp, shaped as a standard padlock would be. Technically, they can be classed as a fixed length seal. They feature the same types of tamper-evident protection as variable length and fixed length have available - numbering, bar-coding and branding - but fit some different applications. The most common use for these seals is for airline duty free trolleys. One reason for this is that plastic padlocks can be placed over a locking part as any metal padlock would be to secure, but do not require keys to open, they simply break off at their built in break point using hands or a small pair of wire cutters. They are secure due to the audit trail available as a result of the sequential numbering.
|Plastic Padlock Seals are also used with electric, gas or water meters. Some of these seals are specifically designed for extended field life.
As an example, the Enduro Seal is molded in polycarbonate, having a transparent body providing visibility of the locking mechanism, thus offering clear indication of tampering. Enduro Seals can withstand exposure to sunlight and extreme weather, and a wide range of temperatures.
Plastic Padlock Seals are also used with electric, gas or water meters. Some of these seals are specifically designed for extended field life. As an example, the Enduro Seal is molded in polycarbonate, having a transparent body providing visibility of the locking mechanism, thus offering clear indication of tampering. Enduro Seals can withstand exposure to sunlight and extreme weather, and a wide range of temperatures.
For high security applications as defined by ISO 17712, "barrier" seals are used. Tydenbrooks has a complete line of bolt and cable seals in this category. Should you have further questions or require a security seal quote, please visit our website at www.tydenbrooks.com or contact our Tydenbrooks Security Seal Experts at 1 888-221-1571,firstname.lastname@example.org.