Security seals are commonly used for sealing or closing trucks. This is necessary as they make road journeys or when they make journeys via air or sea. Here is everything you should know about security seals for trucks.
WHAT ARE SECURITY SEALS USED FOR?
Security seals are used for a number of things. Here are two of them:
· Sealing and protection of goods: One of the primary uses of security seals is to add extra protection to what is offered by the truck’s doors. It goes without saying that to avoid damage to or loss of the goods inside the truck, the door of the truck must be up to the task.
· Detecting opening or closure: security seals are also used to detect openings by unauthorized persons. They can be used over and over again. When anyone without permission attempts to open it, the seals detect the attempt. Some truck security seals even go further and prevent such entries.
CLASSIFICATIONS OF TRUCK SECURITY SEALS
There are two major categories into which truck security seals are classified. However, in today’s official government terms, there are three categories. Here are the two main classes:
INDICATIVE SECURITY SEALS
The main duty of this type of seal is to indicate if there was any attempt to tamper with the seal. They aren’t designed to stop break-ins but to show evidence of the said break-ins. Indicative security seals aren’t built to offer another layer of protection and so, they can easily be cut through with some tools.
Barrier seals do a two-in-one job of keeping out intruders and providing tamper evidence. They most often serve as a one-time lock designed to keep thieves out. In order to break this seal, high-grade tools must be used.
CLASSIFICATION ACCORDING TO GOVERNMENT TERMS
According to the New ISO-17712, there are three classifications of truck security seals. These classes are listed according to strength. Here they are:
These are seals that can be removed by simple tools such as shears but present tamper evidence.
These seals are slightly harder to open than indicative seals. They also offer tamper evidence and can do the job of protection well if used right.
These seals are the hardest to cut through. Not only do they provide tamper evidence, but they also offer maximum protection from thieves.
TIPS OF USING A TRUCK SECURITY SEAL
Having a security seal isn’t enough. It is also important that you actually know how to use it so you can get the best out of it. Here are some tips to keep in mind.
· Use other devices: Don’t rely on just your security seal. You can use other tools such as tape, multiple security seals, and several matching labels.
· Make use of warning labels: To avoid tampering by well-meaning individuals, it is a nice idea to place a warning label in addition to the tamper seal.
· Make use of vendor-assisted programs: Making use of vendor-assisted programs such as inventory control can help the work your security seal can do.