Tamper evident security seals are mechanisms used to seal cargo or valuables when in transit and provide some level of security. But rather than providing a strong barrier to prevent entry or theft, these seals are designed in such a way as to show obvious visual evidence of any attempt to tamper with or gain entry to the goods. Such seals can help to detect theft or contamination whether accidental or deliberate. Tamper evident security seals are used in conjunction with a tracing or tracing system, like numbered seals or barcoded seals, so that if tampering is detected security officers can track down the last person in the chain that was responsible for handling the goods.

Tamper evident security seals are important because, very simply put, goods go missing.
Any business that deals in physical goods knows that it’s an inherent risk; the bigger the business, the more goods moving around, the likelier that something might go missing somewhere along the line. The same applies to anyone moving valuable assets. It’s not easy to cover all the bases. Security cameras, general checks, and proper procedures help to prevent theft and unauthorised entry in most regards, but nothing is foolproof and revenue lost due to theft is a concern for any business.

It’s not always the large volumes all at once, but smaller amounts that are the toughest to monitor – a few items go missing and it’s only noticed much later. Locks can be broken and covertly replaced; protocols can be subverted to an extent. Tamper evident security seals are commonly used to secure truck trailers, vessel containers, chemical drums, airline duty-free trolleys, utility meters and many other application. They are an inexpensive way to provide evidence of intrusion or tampering into sensitive goods and valuables.

TruSeal offers a solution by providing a dual layer of protection against unwanted entry.

Theft and tampering prevention using tamper evident security seals

Firstly tamper evident security seals are a psychological deterrent: Tamper evident security seals show signs of unwanted entry, which makes theft far more difficult. Once potential thieves realize that they cannot easily remove a few items, or open a package without anyone knowing, theft is less likely to occur. Simply because the loss is likely to be detected very quickly when it is handed over to the next person in the chain of custody.

This type of seal is a much more effective deterrent when proper inspection protocol is implemented and maintained. The chances of being caught increased dramatically, potential thieves give up before considering their next move – as the saying goes: Prevention is better than cure.

TruSeal tamper evident security seals are of the highest quality and we are focused on making the latest technology available to our clients. Our HL 036 seal is a good example of a single-use tamper evident security seal. It has a polypropylene strap with a steel insert that is heat staked together for added tamper evidence and security.

Once the seal has been disturbed by tampering, it cannot be replaced. If the proper procedure has been implemented, becoming aware of unauthorized entry is far easier than ever before. Unlike a standard padlock, the seal cannot be swapped out for another without it being obvious that a switch has taken place. Our TruSeal tamper evident seals are numbered and/or barcoded.
If upon reaching a check point, the seal is found to be broken or tampered with, or if it does not bear the correct number or barcode, the transport line can be traced back to where it was last intact, thereby assisting with the identification of handlers and potentially making it easier to apprehend culprits.

Tamper evident security seals minimise the risk of loss to your business.

Those who truly wish to protect their product, documentation, cash, or goods, TruSeal has you covered. TruSeal continues to evolve as new technology becomes available and our tamper evident seals provide world-leading security to protect your business.

TruPack bags are an important part of our range of security bags and security seals, which are designed to be strong and re-useable. This product employs the use of numbered or barcoded seals that are tamper evident applicant to a strong reusable canvas bag. Where keeping your goods safe is a priority, tamper evident seals are one of the most effective products available and can be deployed to immediate effect in drastically reducing product theft and unauthorised entry.