ISO 17712 security seals are suitable for security applications, such as bulk railcars or truck trailers used in cross-border and domestic operations. Users and regulatory agencies can apply this type of ISO standard to other applications as they deem appropriate. Usually this security seals fall in the clasification category of metal seals and subcategories of container seals and cable seals.
ISO 17712 security seals standard compliant – High Security Seals
A High Security Seal is constructed and manufactured of material such as metal or metal cable with the intent to delay intrusion and have been designed to conform with world customs and ISO security seal standards.
The International Standards Organization (ISO) published the new version of ISO 17712 on 15 May 2013. The major changes in the new edition concern Clause 6, Evidence of Tampering. Changes were required due to the demonstrated impracticality of tamper related tests in ISO 17712 :2010 edition.
The current ISO security standard requires independent confirmation for testing to determine a security seals physical strength (as barriers to entry). The requirements for certain security level of seals are defined in this specific standard. The seals that belong to the High security level and Security level are also called “barrier seals”. They are made of different metals or metal alloys, meaning that they require special tools to be opened, such as bolt cutters or pliers.