PLAINVIEW, N.Y., Jan. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Security seals company, American Casting & Manufacturing, shares tips for the proper use of security seals.
When storing or transporting cargo or inventory, keeping it safe and secure is the top priority. However, simply deciding to use security seals will only get you so far. There are many best practices that companies can utilize to make a security seal most effective.
Here are four tips for the proper use of security seals that can help ensure that your goods stay safe and secure.
- Layer security methods. One type of seal alone may not be enough to get the job done. If one security method is compromised, it is important to have additional layers of protection. You can do this by mixing and matching different combinations of security seals, security tape, labels, and tamper-evident seals. You can also include visual identification methods so that there is a unique visual marker at the time of sealing that deters potential theft or tampering.
- Vary your methods. Using the same security methods over and over will allow criminals to catch on. Vary your methods to counteract predictability. Rotate the color and/or alphanumeric codes that you use randomly so patterns can't be recognized. Additionally, rotate the size, type, or model seal you use each time. Varying methods can stop people from catching on to your security methods and possibly damaging your goods.
- Use visible and psychological deterrents. Visible and psychological deterrents maximize the effectiveness of your seals because they stop people from even attempting to break through your seals. These deterrents include warning labels, pictures and serial decals to go over the seal, and unique coloring identification tactics.
- Train the involved parties thoroughly and often. People who regularly deal with cargo and inventory should be trained on seal inspection and procedures. This way, they know when seals need to be repaired, replaced, or switched out for a new type of seal. Do not just assume that your team knows what they need to do; train them thoroughly and train them often, especially when you introduce new team members or a new type of seal.
These tips will help you utilize the full potential of your security seals.
About American Casting and Manufacturing: American Casting and Manufacturing is a New York based, family-owned manufacturing company, that produces high-quality customizable security seals, including bolt seals, container seals, and trailer seals, across a wide range of industries. Through innovative production, customer service, and both employee loyalty and respect, the tamper evident seals manufacturer has been producing high-quality seals for over 100 years. The company conforms to the highest standards, meeting the requirements of ISO-9001:2008 quality management systems.
SOURCE American Casting & Manufacturing