Security Seals

About TruSeal Security Seals

TruSeal’s indicative seals, cable seals, tamper-evident, padlock seals, and bolt seals, are manufactured with the top of the range and best quality materials. Thats why TruSeal takes the lead as South Africa’s largest Security Seals manufacturer and supplier, producing the highest quality, most effective seals on the market. This guarantees peace of mind and security measures for nearly any industry where quality security seals or bags are needed.

Manufacturing, which occurs in-house, is simple yet effective. We research, develop and design innovative products with tried and tested top quality materials. We establish a consistent yet flexible manufacturing process, ensure effective quality control, have a fast turn around time and keep our stores well stocked.

TruSeal invests in product design. We believe that in order to provide formidable Security Seals, the seal and security bag locking mechanism is of utmost importance. The straps come in variable lengths and widths to best suit the application. Many of the products have been designed with a printing areas for logos, bar codes and sequential numbering, so that the product you purchase is completely unique, and difficult to forge.

Polypropylene, PVC nylon, stainless steel, ABS plastic and scored galvanised steel wire, are some of raw products that TruSeal uses to create its security seals and security bags. TruSeal does it’s due diligence sourcing the best raw materials to manufacture our security products. We only use trusted suppliers to provide the materials needed to create only the best products. After all, top quality and effective security products need to be made from the best materials in order to meet international standards and our stringent quality control. TruSeal’s high standards insure that our customers have piece of mind when they choose our seals to protect their information, cash and valuables from prying eyes, sticky fingers and opportunistic thieves. We apply quality control standards from the beginning of the development process to the end. Checking all the boxes, from the research and development stage, product design, testing and retesting of our seals, all the way through to customer feedback and management review. We believe in hands-on supervision to ensure that each step is applied meticulously. Routine inspections are performed throughout the process.

TruSeal applies effective policies and procedures which are communicated throughout our company from those in management to our cleaning staff. We recognise that each staff member is important and plays a vital role when it comes to supplying you, our valued customer, with the most reliable tamper-proof and tamper-evident seals in Africa. Whether its our hard working cleaning and maintenance staff, our trusty admin personnel, well-informed sales people, industrious warehouse workers, effective management team, meticulous quality controllers or our vigilant security staff, all are well schooled on TruSeal’s policies and procedures. We understand the importance of working together as a team in order to best serve you.
Here at TruSeal, you are not just the consumer, you are our customer and we live by the old adage – “the customer is always right”. We work hard to make sure that you, our valued patron, are happy with your purchase because we recognise that TruSeal’s success hinges on our customer’s satisfaction.

MORE ABOUT SECURITY SEALS
Security Seals originated centuries ago, in a time when kings and noblemen used wax seals with the signet stamp to ensure that messages arrive unread and parcels remained tamper-free.

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, we began to see the development and implementation of mechanical seals to secure rail cars, meters, and bank or courier bags. Originally, seals were manufactured with soft lead, or tinplate steel. As time passed and manufacturing techniques became more complex and efficient , the number of types of seals, evolved into the thousands that are currently available. As better systems of transportation develop, so do the means to ensure that cargo arrives intact at the destination.

Plastics, heavy metal, cable, and wires are used to manufacture seals ranging from simple plastic security seals to formidable iron and steel devices. Modern day security seals now include highly sophisticated electronic devices with remote reading, RFID data recording and monitoring functions, GPS tracking and more. There are also new adhesive labels and tapes sporting holographic images, thermal activated inks, and high-tech printed adhesives that leave an impression and/or destroy a printed pattern if the security tape is removed.

By the 1980s three major categories of seals had been developed:

INDICATIVE SEALS
Also called “tamper-evident” seals, these light duty seals that can be removed by hand or with basic cutting tools. Indicative seals are the mostly used as security seals for utility meters, valves, cabinets, lockers, bins, and cages. Other alternative applications might include being as identification labels for travel bags, luggage or even for patients in hospitals. Our Twist-tight and TM security seal range are all examples of indicative seals.

INTERMEDIATE STRENGTH SEALS
These require a special cutters and require more effort to sever than simple plastic indicative seals. Added strength can help avoid accidental breaking or easy entry, without tools. Some of these may have a metal inlay. Our TruSeal range of Intermediate strength indicative seals include our FX and LR range.

HIGH SECURITY SEALS
Commonly known as barrier seals, these hardy devices are tougher and far more difficult to destroy. Specialised tools are used to sever them. Testing for this category requires resistance to specific levels of pull, bending and crushing, exposure to extreme heat and cold and requires ISO international certification to be considered a high security seal. Examples within our range includes bolt seals, cable seals, TH seals, THL seals and bolt seals.

When complimented with rigorous security protocols all seals will act as a deterrent and will reveal any evidence of tampering. Security protocols include correct application, records for monitoring, registering, control and inspection, and make these seals are very effective. Read more about Security Seals here on Wikipedia.

IN CONCLUSION
TruSeal quality is synonymous with “effective, durable, affordable, and eco-friendly”.
We service big name brands like Standard Bank, FNB, Nedbank, as well as Spar, Checkers, Shoprite, Pick n Pay, and Fidelity Security Group. TruSeal’s products are manufactured from top quality materials. We also provide a bespoke etching service making each seal unique and near impossible to replace without the damage being evident. Not only does branding display your corporate identity, but also uniquely identifies each and every seal with bar codes and sequential numbers.

Additionally, TruSeal can give you advice on what security protocols need to be applied, with routine inspections to compliment and enhance the effectiveness of the security seals. Additionally we can advise on security procedures for training staff, choosing a seal, correct fitting, inspection methods, safe storage, removal and disposal, as well as fine record keeping.

We are proud of our customer base, proving that we are a highly reputable company. We have no doubt they will confirm the quality of our security seals. Talk to us and we will assist you to find the best security seal solution for your company’s needs. TruSeal is proudly South African, developing and expanding its market locally and internationally, providing excellent top rated security seals, products and services. Speak to one of our friendly and professional consultants, we will gladly help you choose the best security solution for your application.

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