PLAINVIEW, N.Y. 10/19/2017 /bluewireSMR/ — Custom security seals supplier, American Casting & Manufacturing, discusses security labels.
When tamper evidence is required but a plastic or cable security seal will not fit the application, security labels are a great option. Security labels are adhered to a surface to add a layer of security to a point of entry, secure and protect goods in transit, during production, and at the time of inspection. They also help to ensure that regulations are met and in compliance. Removing the label indicates that items or containers, such as boxes, equipment, file cabinets, doors, and windows, have been tampered with or opened. Custom printing, barcoding, holograms, and graphics help to make security labels easily identifiable to individuals who are handling the items.
There are several different types of security labels available to fit your application. When selecting a security label, determine if you will need a residue or non-residue label. Residue labels will leave a residue on the original applied surface, and are typically used in applications where the object or container that is being secured will not be reused. Non-residue labels will reveal a hidden pattern in the film when they are removed, but do not leave an adhesive residue on the affixed surface, saving the user from taking the time and using materials to clean up the sticky residue.
Security labels can be used in conjunction with security seals to protect cargo and goods. Seal and label users should constantly evaluate and refine their methods of safeguarding goods that will make the most of their seals and labels. Here are some steps that can be taken to effectively use security labels.
- Layer the technology. Combine devices for a useful seal—a seal plus tape, multiple matching labels, or multiple seals. Add a unique mark or indicator (enhanced visual ID) at time of locking for added protection. Segregated sealing can also be employed by having the seal separate from the barcode, RFID tag, or other identifiers.
- Vary the methods. Try different measures within standard seals and labels. Vary colors and alpha-numeric combinations on a rotating basis; vary model, style, or size from time-to-time or place-to-place; and utilize logos and custom marking symbols for quick ID and source of content.
- Request samples. Before ordering, it is a good idea to request samples from the seal manufacturer or supplier so that they can be tested.
About American Casting & Manufacturing: American Casting and Manufacturing Security Tags Company 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.
Media Contact: Brandon Wenk, American Casting & Manufacturing, 516.349.7010, Bwenk@seals.com