Freight & Logistics, Supply Chains

Protecting Your Supply Chain: Multi-Layered Security Strategy

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In today's fast-paced and interconnected world, securing your supply chain has never been more vital. At TydenBrooks, we understand the multifaceted challenges that companies face when it comes to safeguarding their goods in transit. From the manufacturing floor to the final destination, there are several critical touchpoints in your supply chain that require meticulous attention to security. In this comprehensive guide, we will take you through five key locations within your supply chain where security is paramount.

Multi-Layered Security Seal Solutions

Manufacturing and Warehouse

The journey of your goods commences in the manufacturing or warehousing facilities, where they await pick-up for transportation to their final destination. While most warehouses and 3PL partners employ physical security measures such as cameras and alarm systems, it is crucial to fortify this with our state-of-the-art security seals.

TydenBrooks offers an array of tamper-evident solutions, including padlocks and plastic seals that provide a visual indicator of tampering. Our plastic pull-tight seals, such as the SecurePull 342mm, SecureGrip 11", SecureTite, Tug Tight, and Gemini Seal, along with our tamper-evident tapes and labels, can be strategically applied to totes, containers, drums, sacks, and fiber cartons, effectively deterring and detecting theft, pilferage, and tampering.

Plastic Pull-Tight Seals

SecureTite® Green With Tear off, With Features Pre-marked

In stock

Original price was: £94.00.Current price is: £79.90.per box of 1,000
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SKU: 9654112WTLPUK-14.SEALED
Weight 5.7 kg
Dimensions 56 × 42 × 21 cm
Standard Stock Colours (Please choose an option:)

Green

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With Tear off, With Prongs

Materials

Polypropylene

Flag Size

51mm x 22mm

Strap Length

279mm

Average Break-Apart Strength

49kg

SecureGrip 11″ No Features Standard Markings Yellow

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£97.00per box of 1,000
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SKU: 9271111-6
Weight 6 kg
Dimensions 46 × 30.5 × 43 cm
Standard Stock Colours (Please choose an option:)

Yellow

Materials

Polypropylene

Average Break-Apart Strength

23kg, 51kg

Flag Size

56mm x 20mm

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Without Tear off, Without Prongs

Strap Length

342mm

SecurePull 342mm With Tear off, with prongs, Blue, Laser Standard Markings

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£101.00per box of 1,000
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SKU: S65903342-03L
Weight 3.7 kg
Dimensions 55 × 23 × 20 cm
Standard Stock Colours (Please choose an option:)

Blue

Strap Length

342mm

Average Break-Apart Strength

16kg

Laser Marking Options

Barcode, Standard Stock Markings, Text, Logo, Sequential Numbering

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With Tear off, With Prongs

Flag Size

40mm x 20mm

Carton Dimensions:

46cm x 43.5cm x 31cm

Applications

ATM Cassettes, Engineering Valves, Fibre Drums, In-bond Shipments, Industrial Scales, Lockout / Tagout, Measuring Devices, Mini Bars, Pouches, Tanker Trailers, Tote Boxes, Turnstile Gates, Vending Machines, Zippered Money Bags

Tug Tight Seal 15″

In stock

£126.00per box of 1,000
Blue
Red
Yellow
SKU: S32011121
Weight 5.1 kg
Standard Stock Colours (Please choose an option:)

Blue, Red, Yellow

Materials

Acetyl, Polyethylene

Average Break-Apart Strength

18.1kg

Cargo Pick-Up

When your cargo is picked up or loaded, it is essential to ensure the integrity of the barrier and plastic seals, including tamper-evident tapes and labels. The security of your shipment hinges on the visual confirmation of no tampering before loading. Prior to departure, high-security seals, boasting laser markings such as 1D, 2D, and QR Bar Codes, should be affixed to the shipment.

This information is then meticulously documented on the Bill of Lading or scanned into your system, creating a fool-proof record of the seal application. These unique markings make it nearly impossible for counterfeit seals to infiltrate your supply chain. To further enhance security, security labels can be applied to seal the corners of truck door hinges, ensuring that the shipment remains undisturbed along its journey.

Transportation

As your goods hit the open road, the cumulative security measures you've implemented come together to form a robust multi-layered security strategy. TydenBrooks' plastic seals, tamper-evident tapes, and labels provide immediate visual evidence of any unauthorized access or potential pilferage. High-security bolt and cable seals, such as the Snaptracker, Intermodal II, FlexSecure FS35, and EZ Loc, used on container and truck doors, act as strong deterrents to intrusion, especially during stops. It is well-established that cargo is most vulnerable when the truck or train halts. These measures, combined with the vigilance of the driver, create a formidable shield for your shipment during transport.

High Security Seals

Flexsecure 3.5mm Cable Seal

In stock

£143.00per box of 200
Blue
Red
SKU: FS35
Weight 8.25 kg
Dimensions 51 × 18 × 13 cm
Standard Stock Colours (Please choose an option:)

Blue, Red

ISO Classification

C-TPAT Compliant, ISO17712

Materials

Aircraft Steel

Average Break-Apart Strength

1000kg

SnapTracker Bolt Seal

In stock

£150.00per box of 200
White
Yellow
SKU: BSSNAPTRACKER-10.SEALED
Weight 13 kg
Dimensions 41 × 31 × 28 cm
Standard Stock Colours (Please choose an option:)

Red, White, Yellow

ISO Classification

C-TPAT Compliant, ISO17712

Materials

ABS High Impact Plastic Coating, Carbon Steel

Average Break-Apart Strength

1360kg

Cable Seal – EZ Loc® 3.2mm

In stock

£164.22£193.00per box of 250
Black
Mill Finish
Yellow
SKU: CEZ1812BLAC.SEALED
Weight 13 kg
Dimensions 41 × 33 × 16 cm
Standard Stock Colours (Please choose an option:)

Black, Mill Finish, Orange, Yellow

Materials

ABS High Impact Plastic Coating, Aircraft Steel

ISO Classification

C-TPAT Compliant, ISO17712

Intermodal II® Container Bolt Seal

In stock

£187.00per box of 200
Select options
SKU: A9254095L-6
Weight 22 kg
Dimensions 28 × 28 × 18 cm
Standard Stock Colours (Please choose an option:)

Yellow, Light Blue – Blank

Materials

ABS High Impact Plastic Coating, Carbon Steel

ISO Classification

ISO17712

Custom Colours

Blue, White

Average Break-Apart Strength

1000kg

Drop Off and Storage

Upon arrival at the drop-off point, it is imperative that both the driver and receiver meticulously inspect all documentation and the physical integrity of the barrier and plastic seals. Security seals with laser markings, such as 1D, 2D, QR bar codes, should be scanned into a database to keep track of inventory and ensure that all security seal markings and serial numbers match those applied at the loading site. The receiving party should have the necessary removal tools for cable and bolt seals. Once these high-security barrier seals are removed, a thorough inspection of the cargo for any signs of tampering should be conducted. Here, the same facility and warehouse security measures we discussed earlier should be diligently applied to maintain goods' security until they are sold or sent on another journey.

End of the Road

From inception to conclusion, the process of securing your supply chain with multi-layered security strategies is nothing short of pivotal. Without these measures, your supply chain remains vulnerable, and the consequences can be financially and reputationally disastrous. A well-executed security strategy, coupled with meticulous attention to detail, ensures that your supply chain remains robust and impervious to threats.

TydenBrooks has a storied history of 150 years, dedicated to developing security solutions that meet the diverse needs of our customers. We are committed to protecting your supply chain, whether it stretches locally across the UK, cross-country, or overseas into Europe.

As global leaders in security seals and chain-of-custody solutions, we continue to set the industry standard for safeguarding the world. To discuss how we can tailor the right layered security strategy for your needs in 2023 and the new year, contact us at +44 (0) 1634-393-570 or you can send an email to: enquiry@tydenbrooks.co.uk. We eagerly anticipate collaborating with you to develop the most effective strategies and tactics for your evolving security needs.

What are TydenBrooks Security Seals, and how do they work?

TydenBrooks Security Seals are tamper-evident devices designed to secure various types of containers and prevent unauthorized access. These seals come in various forms, including bolt seals, cable seals, and plastic seals. Each seal has a unique design to deter tampering and unauthorized access. When correctly applied, they provide visual evidence if tampering occurs.

Key Information:

  1. TydenBrooks Security Seals are tamper-evident devices used to secure containers.
  2. They come in different types: bolt seals, cable seals, and plastic seals.
  3. These seals are designed to show visible evidence of tampering.
How can TydenBrooks Security Seals enhance supply chain security?

TydenBrooks Security Seals play a pivotal role in enhancing supply chain security in various ways. They act as a deterrent to theft and tampering, as potential wrongdoers are less likely to target shipments that are visibly sealed. Moreover, these seals provide a clear indication if tampering occurs, helping to identify issues early in the supply chain process.

Key Information:

  1. Security seals act as a deterrent, reducing the likelihood of theft or tampering.
  2. They provide a visual indication of tampering, allowing for quick issue identification.
  3. Improved supply chain security helps protect assets, products, and reputation.
How should I choose the right TydenBrooks Security Seal for my specific needs?

Selecting the appropriate TydenBrooks Security Seal is essential for an effective supply chain security strategy. Factors to consider include the type of container, the level of security required, and any industry-specific regulations. For example, bolt seals may be suitable for shipping containers, while plastic seals are ideal for smaller, non-reusable packages.

Key Information:

  1. Consider the type of container you need to secure when choosing a seal.
  2. The level of security required and industry regulations should guide your choice.
  3. Bolt seals for shipping containers, plastic seals for smaller packages may be suitable options.
How should I correctly apply TydenBrooks Security Seals for maximum effectiveness?

Proper application of TydenBrooks Security Seals is crucial to ensure maximum effectiveness. Here are some general guidelines to follow:

  • Ensure the seal is intact, with no signs of prior tampering.
  • Insert the seal through the locking mechanism of the container or door.
  • Secure the seal by locking it, following the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Record the seal number and container information in your records.

Key Information:

  1. Check the seal for any signs of tampering before application.
  2. Insert the seal correctly through the container or door's locking mechanism.
  3. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to secure the seal and maintain accurate records.
What should I do if I suspect tampering or breach of security?

If you suspect tampering or a breach of security in your supply chain, take the following steps:

  • Do not remove the seal until proper authorities are present.
  • Document the condition of the seal and any visible evidence of tampering.
  • Contact relevant authorities, such as the police or security personnel, to investigate the incident.
  • Cooperate fully with the investigation and provide any necessary information.

Key Information:

  1. Do not remove the seal if you suspect tampering; wait for authorities.
  2. Document the seal's condition and any evidence of tampering.
  3. Contact the appropriate authorities and cooperate with the investigation.

By incorporating TydenBrooks Security Seals into your supply chain security strategy, you can significantly reduce the risks associated with theft, tampering, and unauthorised access. Choosing the right seal and applying it correctly is essential, while promptly addressing any security breaches ensures a robust and reliable supply chain security system.

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