What are tamper evident security seals?
Security sealing elements that have both body and sealing system made of plastic are named plastic seals. Tamper evident seals are security seals used for checking the integrity of protected objects when, in the situation that they are tampered with for fraudulent actions, the security seal is permanently broken and it can not be reattached to the protected object without being noticed.
For increasing the security strength, on some models of plastic security seals has been inserted an metal component on the security lock mechanism.
So they are suitable as security sealing solution in any field of activity or any need for checking integrity control and evident tampering with of an security subject.
Plastic wire seals
Security seals all plastic made are generally manufactured in two styles according to the length of closure: with adjustable length and with fixed length.
Variable length plastic seals can fit many applications from securing the neck of a bag or mail sack to sealing chemical drums, first aid kits, online sold fashion items for wearing purpose before return, fire extinguishers, car fuel tank, and all objects surveilled for tamper evident access. This types of seals are often called adjustable closing seals, pull tight seals or pull up seals.
Fixed-length plastic seals tend to be more tamper resistant than variable length as there are no sliding parts, they simply ‘click‘ into place to lock, which can make them easier to fit than variable length seals. A fixed length tamper evident seal is often the choice of single use solution of security for transport applications.
Padlock seals are usually supplied as a completely plastic standard padlock seal look alike. Technically they can be classified as a fixed length security seal. The main use of this category of security seals will be the security sealing of the airline’s food carts and duty free carts for tamper evident action on protected items.
Pull up security seals description: a pull tight seal is a disposable tamper-evident security seal which restricts access to closed objects for those who do not have access. The tightening security seal is needed in cases where the use of more sophisticated security measures are impossible or impractical.
For adding an extra security layer most of the plastic security seals will be laser engraved or thermo transfer printed with company logo or text, unique serial number, and barcodes/QR codes/Data Matrix related to serial numbers where the security seal flag size will permitted and the client request this.
Following the latest tendencies of protecting the Earth environment some of the plastic made security seals are manufactured from plastic material that is fully biodegradable or from recycled plastic.
All the plastic made security seals are designed for one time use being destroyed upon removal. So they are disposable seals and they can be recycled.
The plastic security seal is not established for the physical protection of the object which is security sealed but for indicating attempts to interfere with. That’s why they are often called burglar-proof seals.