Why Use Security Seals?
Many seals are being developed to meet specific criteria for different applications, some of these criteria are defined by programs such a C-TPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) 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.