There are several types of seals on the market. Some are purely deterrent while others offer a high level of security. There are even more sophisticated electronic models. For example, they include geolocation functionalities and are therefore traceable. They also emit signals in the event of a violation. In short, you are spoiled for choice. Although useful, this unfortunately complicates decision-making and we understand it! This is why we decided to help you. Discover our advice to find the right seal suited to your needs.
1. Find out about the different types of seals available on the market.
First of all, you need to find out about the different types of seals that exist. Find out the following details in particular:
- Their tensile strength and manufacturing materials;
- Their size;
- Their main uses;
- The level of security they offer;
- The standards they respect.
In general, plastic seals are the least resistant. They only have a deterrent role. Metal models, on the other hand, offer a higher level of security. They are sturdy and you need a bolt cutter to open them. These two types of seals also retain traces of an attempted intrusion. But for optimal security, you must opt for a padlock or an electronic seal.
2. Consider the type of goods to be transported or stored.
Next, you need to consider the type of goods to be transported or stored. Valuable and dangerous objects, for example, require a high level of security. Classified in this category are:
- Electronic devices;
- Pharmaceuticals and chemicals;
- Explosive substances.
3. Take into account the means of transport and the route.
There are seals intended for each means of transport. Find out about the subject before making your choice. You should also find out about the risks associated with traveling. Bad weather, the risk of theft or even the duration of the transfer… You must study all these parameters to find the model suited to your needs. Take the example of a container sent by sea. You must then opt for a seal:
- Resistant to bad weather and strong temperature variations;
- Suitable for long journeys;
- Meeting maritime transport standards.
4. Find out about the standards in force in the country or region of destination.
Finally, find out about the standards regarding seals applied in the destination region. This will allow your merchandise to pass through customs easily. Take the example of containers sent to the United States by sea. These must be locked with seals complying with C-TPAT standards. This measure was introduced to limit the risks linked to terrorism.
Find the right locking solution at Secur-T
At Secur-T, we offer a wide selection of locking solutions. Sealed in plastic, metal or even padlocks… You will surely find a model adapted to your needs in our catalog. We invite you to visit our site to discover the details on each device. Also, do not hesitate to contact us if you would like additional information.