Tamper Evidence Security Seals
In this current day and age, people recognize there is an importance and an acknowledgement for installing antivirus software to help protect us against web attacks such as malware, identity theft and online fraud. Our anti-virus programs are constantly being updated to the highest level of security available and that we conduct virus scans on a frequent basis to give us a ‘piece of mind’ in terms of protections from the vast growing online threats of the future. In comparison, it may come as a surprise that many companies with a need for supply chain security/protection, do not make an efforts to regularly look into the features of the security seals they choose for their supply chains. This means they are overlooking the benefits or potential risks their seals are adding to their supply chain vulnerability.
Security seal features are precisely what distinguishes poorly designed security seals from unique and innovative security seal designs. Tamper resistance- and tamper evidence features serve a real purpose, and they add value.
Many seals are being developed to meet specific criteria for different application and other international requirements, but often the requirements for security seals are entirely defined by the application or specific situation in which the security seals are being used. Within the logistics industry, a very large percentage of tampering of security seals is done, even before the tote box, truck trailer or ocean container departs from its point of loading. Therefore, users of security seals that make a conscious decision to utilize security seals that are specifically designed to provide easy detection of pre tampering, will harvest the benefits of decreased pilferage. In other words, security seals that provide easy identification of pre- tampering also serve the purpose of being “pilferage deterrent”. Often, the cost difference between using a poorly designed security seal and a uniquely designed product that adds real value in the supply chain is only a few cents per seal, so a cost-benefit analysis will most likely prove that it pays to choose good security seal designs. iSecurity Seals' products offer real value to the end users, by providing the highest level of tamper detection.
The two primary purposes of a security seal are to resist tampering and provide proof of tampering. The important challenge for the security seal industry is to continuously developing products that meet or exceed the requirements of the market while providing unique tamper detection features. Equally important is the challenge for security seal manufacturers to educate the users of security seals. This includes making educated choices on what security seals to use for different applications and situations, how to use them and what procedures should be implemented around the usage of the seals.
Product quality, precise lead times, good customer service and cost competitive pricing are ALL important parameters, iSecurity Seals recognizes the need for security seals and protecting the global supply chain.