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Security Labels and its crucial role in COVID control of Sanitisation and Quarantine

Security Labels and its crucial role in COVID control of Sanitisation and Quarantine
Security Labels can play a crucial role in reducing cross contamination of diseases. It gives a clear indication on whether your hotel room, rental car or even office space has been sanitised.

The scenario – A flight arrives from overseas and according to Australian Government rules, all 300 passengers on board need to undergo a 14-days quarantine period in a hotel. The 300 passengers are temperature checked at the terminal and directed to waiting buses to ferry them to the various hotels located across town.

Seals HQ Sanitisation and Quarantine Labels

Upon arrival at the hotel, the passengers are given to the keys to their room and asked to enter their room immediately and not leave till allowed to do so. As the first passenger from the plane arrives at room 401, the cleaning crew exits from room 403 and tells the passenger that room 401 has not been cleaned and he has to wait.

Disaster averted? What if the passenger that was going to stay in room 401 was not infected with COVID19 but caught the virus because the room was contaminated and had not been cleaned by the crew yet? Is there any way we can indicate whether a room has been cleaned and sanitised?

SECURITY LABELS TO PREVENT CROSS-CONTAMINATION IN HOTELS

Seals HQ is working together with a large hotel in Australia to develop a solution which is cost-effective yet provide a clear and accurate indication that a room has been sanitised.

Upon completion of cleaning and sanitising the room, a Non-Transfer Security Label is applied onto the door to indicate that the room is ready for its next guest. Additional information i.e. Date of sanitisation and which team sanitised the room can be written on the label using a pen or sharpie. Any subsequent authorised or unauthorised entry to the room will cause a VOID message to appear on the label.

Security Labels for Sanitisation and Quarantine

The same concept is also used for quarantining purposes. After guests are checked into the room, a Quarantine label is applied onto the door. When the guards change shift, the new team of guards does a walk-by and checks to see if any of the labels are showing a VOID message.

SECURITY LABELS FOR SANITISATION OF CAR RENTALS OR NEW CARS

Security labels can also be used to indicate sanitisation of rental cars. Once a car is returned to the depot, a team sanitises the car and applies a label once the sanitisation is complete. Any subsequent entry to the car will cause a VOID message to appear on the label which will indicate that an authorised / unauthorised entry has been made.

Security Label for Sanitisation and Quarantine

The security labels are also serialised with a unique sequential number and barcode. This unique serial number can be recorded on all paperwork to ensure compliance.

 

SECURITY LABELS TO PREVENT CROSS-CONTAMINATION IN CO-WORKING SPACES

According to industry statistics, there were nearly 19,000 co-working spaces worldwide in 2019, covering over 80 million square feet of real estate. 3 million co-workers worked in a shared co-working space in 2019. Freelancers are the largest co-working demographic in the world.

Security Labels for Sanitisation and Quarantine

The chances of a cross-contamination are very high in a co-working environment as there are a very high number of people traversing through co-working spaces every day. We can’t just rely on hand sanitisers at entrances to co-working spaces as the only defence against cross-contamination.

Security labels should be applied on office doors after the office is sanitised by the cleaning crew. Again, additional information i.e. Date of sanitisation and which team sanitised the room can be written on the label using a pen or sharpie. Any subsequent authorised or unauthorised entry to the room will cause a VOID message to appear on the label.

Security Labels for Sanitisation and Quarantine

Security labels are a versatile yet simple method to reduce cross contamination. Security labels are a very effective verification method to ensure spaces are properly sanitised before being used by the next person.

All Seals HQ's security labels are customisable and can be printed with various custom designs. We are able to add your own company logo, custom text, serial numbers and graphics. 

We offer a quick dispatch time of 24 hours for any orders. Contact Seals HQ today to find out more.

Tamper Evident VS Tamper Proof - Which is correct?

Tamper Evident VS Tamper Proof - Which is correct?
I have often heard customers referring to Security Seals as ‘Tamper-Proof’ Seals. When someone uses the word ‘proof’, it gives the assumption that ...

I have often heard customers referring to Security Seals as ‘Tamper-Proof’ Seals. When someone uses the word ‘proof’, it gives the assumption that it is impermeable to something. Some examples include: 

  • A safe advertised as fire-proof guarantees that the safe will not fail when on fire.
  • A petrol car with a fuel tank inlet that is designed smaller than a diesel nozzle is considered as fool-proof.
  • A rain jacket is made to be water-proof to ensure that the wearer does not get wet 

However, to term Security Seals as tamper-proof seals gives the false illusion that the security seal is not susceptible to tampering and will provide adequate security to prevent tampering. Instead, the accurate term for Security Seals will be Tamper Evident Seals.

TAMPER EVIDENT SEAL

Well designed Tamper Evident security seals are designed to show clear evidence in case of tampering. It is not completely wrong that security seals are used to physically prevent tampering as well. Firstly, using a security seal is the first deterrent to tampering. Depending on which security seal you are using, the security seal also offers different levels of barrier resistance.

However, the main purpose of a security seal is to show evidence when a seal has been used or tampered. For example, let’s have a look at Seals HQ’s Cable Seal 2.5:

Seals HQ Cable Seals

The Cable Seal 2.5 (and all of our other Cable Seals, by the way) is made from non-preformed galvanised wire. The wire frays at the point of cutting which renders the seal useless when it is cut. There is no way for the seal to be reused after the cable is cut. Here is a video of how the wire frays:

Seals HQ Cable Seals

Hence, the Cable Seal 2.5 presents evidence that the seal has been tampered when the wire is frayed.

To combat pre-tampering, our new Fixed Length Barcode plastic seal has security ribs at the entry to the locking chamber to prevent any attempts to pre-tamper the seal. The security ribs serve as a visual evidence to indicate whether an attempt was made to compromise the locking chamber.

Seals HQ Pre-tampering Rib

As illustrated in the 2 examples above, security seals can be designed using a wide variety of methods to increase tamper evidence. Gone are the days of a single piece moulded plastic seal which its only tamper evidence is that the seal is broken. As criminals devise more and more methods to defeat a security seal, the design of security seals is also constantly evolving to stay one step ahead.

In conclusion, Seals HQ decided to use the term Tamper Evident Security Seal across our platforms to avoid confusing customers and to standardise our content that we supply our customers. However, if we hear a customer asking for a tamper proof seal, rest assured that we won’t turn you away but will still gladly assist you… That is our Seals HQ guarantee.

Seals HQ launches Australia's First Biodegradable Security Bags

Seals HQ launches Australia's First Biodegradable Security Bags
Seals HQ's Security Tamper Evident bags are not just recyclable but are 100% Biodegradable.

Seals HQ Biodegradable Security Bag

While all Seals HQ's Security Tamper Evident Bags are already 100% recyclable, we have gone one step further in our goal to provide the widest range of sustainable security tamper evident solutions to Australia. 

Seals HQ's Biodegradable Security Tamper Evident Bags combines our innovative and secure Security Tamper Evident Bags with Biodegradability. 

Top 7 Environmentally Friendly Features of Biodegradable Security Tamper Evident Bags

Some of the environmentally friendly features of our Biodegradable Security Tamper Evident Bags are:

  1. Evaluated and tested in accordance to oxo-biodegradable standards, including ASTM D 6954-04, British Standard 8472 and UAE Standard 2009: 5009;
  2. Will degrade within 24 to 36 months when disposed of in a landfill or soil in the presence of oxygen, heat and stress;
  3. Doesn't start the biodegradation process while on the shelf;
  4. Photo-degradation tested in accordance with ASTM D5208;
  5. Not formulated with heavy metals including lead, arsenic, mercury, cadmium, selenium, barium, chromium, nickel, antimony and silver, and are in compliance with CONEG regulations;
  6. Complies with Federal, Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDA) and the European Union Regulation EU No10/2011 on food contact plastic materials.
  7. Ecotoxicity testing verifies that there are no residuals left such as metabolites, un-degraded components and inorganic components which exert a negative influence on plant growth, earthworms or freshwater organisms. 

All Seals HQ Biodegradable Security Bags still maintain its security features and are suitable for protecting high value assets. The Biodegradable Security Bags are highly customisable and features our standard security features as shown below:

Seals HQ Biodegradable Security Bag

 

To know more about Biodegradable Security Tamper Evident Tape, contact us using one of the methods below:

1) Call us at 1300 920 778
2) Email us at sales@sealshq.com.au
3) Fill out our simple CONTACT US form

MultiTape Security Tamper Evident Bag - Now Available

MultiTape Security Tamper Evident Bag - Now Available
Read how Seals HQ's MultiTape Security Tamper Evident Bag can assist your organisation protect the Chain of Custody in your operations.

Our Product Feature for today is Seals HQ's MultiTape Security Tamper Evident Bags.

Seals HQ's MultiTape Security Tamper Evident Bag is designed for securely storing valuable contents while allowing for multiple access to the contents. There are many applications where our MultiTape Security Tamper Evident Bag can be deployed i.e. storage of police evidence and storage of medical specimens.

Seals HQ MultiTape Security Tamper Evident Bag

Conventional Security Bags that has just one seal only allows one single access to the contents. The user will need to transfer the contents into another Security Bag for storage. Furthermore, all records will need to be updated to reflect the serial number of the new Security Bag. The Chain of Custody is compromised as errors might happen if multiple serial numbers need to be recorded, or the user forgets to update the serial number on the record. 

Advantages of MultiTape Security Tamper Evident

Our MultiTape Security Tamper Evident Bag does not break the Chain of Custody by removing the need to transfer the contents to another Security Tamper Evident Bag. The MultiTape Security Bag can be opened to access the contents, and resealed using the next security tape on the Security Bag. 

Seals HQ MultiTape Security Tamper Evident Bag

The main purpose of the MultiTape Security Tamper Evident Bag is to protect the Chain of Custody. The MultiTape Security Tamper Evident Bag:

  • Eliminates the need to transfer the contents to another Security Bag after opening;
  • Eliminates the probability of errors caused by updating the serial number of the new Security Bag;
  • Eliminates the possibility of losing items when transferring contents from one security bag to another.

 

ALSO READ: What is a Level 4 Tamper Evident Bag?

How to Use MultiTape Security Tamper Evident Bag

Using the MultiTape Security Tamper Evident Bag is no different from any normal Security Bags. The same method of sealing the bag still applies:

Seals HQ MultiTape Security Tamper Evident Bag

If you need to find an effective method of preserving the Chain of Custody in your operations, talk to Seals HQ today on how our MultiTape Security Tamper Evident Bags can help you.

To know more about MultiTape Security Tamper Evident Tape, contact us using one of the methods below:

1) Call us at 1300 920 778
2) Email us at sales@sealshq.com.au
3) Fill out our simple CONTACT US form

Security Tapes and Labels 101

Security Tapes and Labels 101
Learn more about different Security Tapes and Labels. What is the difference between Non Transfer and Total Transfer? What options do you have for colours, printing, sizes and shapes?

You've just been tasked to buy some Security Labels or Security Tapes for the business and you came to Seals HQ's website (not surprising as we are the leading Security Labels and Security Tapes provider in Australia).

However you are unsure about which Security Labels or Security Tapes to use. You have questions about what is the difference between Non Transfer or Total Transfer Labels and Tapes, what options are available to you when it comes to sizes, shapes and custom design printing.

Well, this blog post is for you. We'll try to cover most of the common topics regarding Security Labels and Security Tapes:

1) What are the differences between Non Transfer and Total Transfer? Does one have more advantage over the other?

2) What are the options available? Can I do a specific colour, or size, or shape?

3) Are the Security Labels and Security Tape customisable? 

NON TRANSFER SECURITY LABELS AND TAPES

Non Transfer simply means that when the Security Label or Security Tape is peeled off, there will be no residue on the application surface. The VOID message appears entirely on the Security Label or Security Tape itself. 

Seals HQ NT Label

There are a few important observations from the picture above:

1) Seals HQ Non Transfer Security Label securely adheres to the application surface and VOIDs without needing any extra adhesion time. 

2) When the Non Transfer Security Label is peeled back, the VOID message appears clearly on the label but there is no residue on the application surface. 

Seals HQ Non Transfer Security Labels and Tapes

Non Transfer Security Labels and Security Tapes are ideal for applications requiring the application surface to remain clean after peeling the label off while still being able to show clear tamper evidence. Examples might be First Aid Kits, Safety Deposit Boxes, Asset Labels etc. 

TOTAL TRANSFER SECURITY LABELS AND TAPES

Total Transfer Security Labels or Security Tapes leaves a layer of residue on the application surface after the Security Label or Security Tape is peeled off. The residue is almost impossible to remove without using special chemicals. 

Seals HQ Total Transfer Security Label

Again, there are a few important observations from the picture above:

1) Seals HQ Total Transfer Security Label securely adheres to the application surface and VOIDs without needing any extra adhesion time. 

2) When the Total Transfer Security Label is peeled back, the VOID message appears clearly on the application surface to indicate tamper evidence. 

Seals HQ Total Transfer Security Label

Total Transfer Security Labels and Security Tapes are ideal for applications requiring clear tamper evidence on the application surface if the label has been peeled off. Examples might be Warranty Labels, Food Packaging, Manufacturing Labels etc. 

IS ONE BETTER OVER THE OTHER?

No. Seals HQ recommends either Non Transfer or Total Transfer Security Labels or Security Tapes depending on your application. Both Non Transfer and Total Transfer has its own purpose and is deployed according to your requirements.

CAN WE CUSTOM DESIGN OUR SECURITY LABELS OR SECURITY TAPES?

All Seals HQ Security Labels and Security Tapes are fully customisable. We are able to print your Company Logo, Text, Image and even include barcodes on the labels. 

Seals HQ Security Labels

Visit these pages below to see our options for Custom Printing:

Click HERE if you need to print 5,000pcs and below
Click HERE if you need to print above 5,000pcs

NEW TECHNOLOGY - DUAL COLOUR SECURITY LABELS

A Dual Colour Security Label reveals a 2nd hidden colour after the Security Label is peeled off. This allows for very clear tamper evidence. Furthermore, a Dual Colour Security Label is not easily replicated and thus provides the highest tamper evidence. 

Seals HQ Dual Colour Security Label

CONTACT US

Our Product Specialists are ready to answer any other questions you might have regarding Security Labels and Security Tapes. Contact us using one of the methods below:

1) Call us at 1300 920 778

2) Email sales@sealshq.com.au

3) Complete an easy online Enquiry Form

 

Custom Branding as a Security Feature

Custom Branding as a Security Feature
What if Seals HQ told you today that we can optimise custom branding on your Security Seals and use it as a security feature? What if by being creative with how we brand your Security Seals, you're staying one step ahead from being pilfered?

[Part 3 of a 4-part Series on Custom Branding Security Seal]

I'm sure all Security Seal users have heard the standard sales pitch when it comes to custom branding your Security Seals - "Custom branding your seals creates brand awareness. Users will know immediately that the seal is yours."

But what if Seals HQ told you today that we can optimise custom branding on your Security Seals and use it as a security feature? What if by being creative with how we brand your Security Seals, you're staying one step ahead from being pilfered?

OPTIMISATION 1: ROTATING THE COLOURS OF YOUR SECURITY SEALS

A criminal who is intending to pilfer your goods is aware that your Security Seals are always Yellow in colour, printed with your logo and the serial number is sequentially numbered. Nothing is stopping him from going on Alibaba, find an identical seal, request it as a sample and suddenly he's in possession of an identical seal with what you're using (Refer to Part 1 of this series if you want to know how easily identical seals can be obtained from Alibaba).

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By rotating the colours of your Security Seals, you are making it difficult for someone who is familiar with your operations to be able to obtain an identical seal.

Seals HQ recommends that Security Seal colours are rotated at least every quarter.

OPTIMISATION 2: ADDING AND ROTATING PREFIXES ON SERIAL NUMBERS

According to ISO17712, a Security Seal needs to be marked with a unique serial number. However, most companies just purchase security seals in sequential order - 0001, 0002, 0003...

Another method of custom branding Security Seals as a security measure is to add a prefix or suffix to your serial number - A0001, A0002, A0003, and rotating the prefixes or suffixes on the Security Seals on a regular basis. For example, if you use approximately 1000 seals per month, then Seals HQ can provide you with A0001 - A1000, B1001 - B2000, C2001 - C3000 etc. Better yet, randomise the prefix and don't follow alphabetical sequence.

By adding and rotating prefixes / suffixes in your serial numbers, you are adding an extra layer of protection against someone getting an identical seal with a serial number that will match a number in your system.

OPTIMISATION 3: ADDING A CHECK DIGIT IN YOUR SERIAL NUMBERS / BARCODES

Check Digits were initially designed to guard against errors caused by the incorrect transcription of an ISSN (International Standard Serial Number). A calculation is applied on a serial number to create a single digit that is added as a last digit on a serial number. For maths lovers out there, click HERE for an example of a Modulus 11 Check Digit calculation. Let's take a look at this sequence of serial numbers:

50000012 - 50000029 - 50000036 - 50000043 - 50000050 - 50000067 - 50000074 - 50000081 - 50000098 - 50000104

What if I were to tell you that these 10 numbers above are actually in sequence? The construction of the serial number is shown in the table below:

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The last digit in the Serial Number is actually the Check Digit. By looking at the serial numbers without knowing that a Check Digit is used, the numbers don't look like they are in sequence when in actual fact, they are.

The 3 methods recommended above are just some of the many ways Seals HQ utilises custom branding Security Seals not just for the single purpose of brand awareness, but actually as one of the tools to increase the effectiveness of your Security Seals.

If you would like to discuss custom branding on your Security Seals, please contact Seals HQ using one of the methods below. One of our team members will contact you to discuss what Seals HQ can do for you. 

  1. Click HERE to fill in our Contact Form
  2. Send us an email at sales@sealshq.com.au
  3. Call Seals HQ at 1300 920 778

This is Part 3 of a 4-part series on Custom Branding Security Seals. Follow Seals HQ on LinkedIn to stay updated as we release our articles.

Laser Marking vs Everything Else

Laser Marking vs Everything Else
There are many methods that can be used to brand your Security Seals. There are benefits and disadvantages to certain methods, which we will cover in our article today.

[Part 2 of a 4-part Series on Custom Branding Security Seals]

There are many methods that can be used to brand your Security Seals. There are benefits and disadvantages to certain methods, which we will cover in our article today.

HOT STAMPING - In the old days, the most common method to brand a security seal was a process called hot stamping. A copper block is heated to between 135°C - 150°C and is used to stamp a coloured foil onto the security seal. The heat will transfer the colour from the foil onto the security seal according to the engravings on the copper block.

INKJET PRINTING - Imagine using an inkjet printer and printing dot matrix style markings on the security seal. This is what Inkjet Printing is.

THERMAL TRANSFER - Thermal Transfer printing is an advanced methodology that follows the hot stamping method described earlier. The only difference is that a copper block is no longer needed. The custom design is drawn on a computer and fed to the machine, which will then print the design onto a foil which is then transferred to the security seal using heat.

LASER MARKING - The crème de la crème of methodologies used in branding a security seal. The design is drawn using a computer and fed to the laser marking machine, which then uses mirrors to guide a laser beam to etch a permanent marking on the security seal.

Briefly, here are the benefits and advantages to the various methods listed above:

SealsHQ_MarkingComparison

With more YESSES that Simon Cowell gives out in a typical episode of American Idol, it is obvious that Laser Marking is the best method to brand your security seals.

Seals HQ is committed to bringing the latest and best technology to Australia. We have invested in a Fibre Laser marking machine that is due to be commissioned in the next few months. As far as we know, Seals HQ is the FIRST and ONLY security seal provider in Australia to have our own laser marking machine.

Once the machine is commissioned, Seals HQ will be able to offer branded seals from as low as 100 seals. Follow us to be informed on when the machine is commissioned and watch a video of us christening it by breaking a sacrificial bottle of champagne over the machine as it is named aloud and launched (We won't actually do that - the champagne will break the machine, but we'll still officially commission the machine).

If you would like to discuss branding on your security seals, please contact Seals HQ using one of the methods below. One of our team members will contact you to discuss what Seals HQ can do for you.

  1. Click HERE to fill in our Contact Form
  2. Send us an email at sales@sealshq.com.au
  3. Call Seals HQ at 1300 920 778

This is Part 2 of a 4-part series on Custom Branding Security Seals. Follow Seals HQ on LinkedIn to stay updated as we release our articles.

Seals HQ launches 24-hr QuickPrint Service for Security Labels

Seals HQ launches 24-hr QuickPrint Service for Security Labels
If you require a small quantity of Security Tamper Evident Labels printed with your custom artwork, Seals HQ offers a quick 24-hour Printing Service. Printed right here in our NSW factory, we are able to print logos, linear and 2D barcodes, custom text and serial numbers.

In line with our focus on customer satisfaction, Seals HQ has launched our 24-hr QuickPrint service for Security Labels. Based out of our facility in Castle Hill, we are able to turnaround an order for security labels in a mere 24 hours upon artwork approval. 

ZebraPrinter

The Security Labels are printed using a state-of-the-art Zebra printer with genuine Zebra Wax / Resin Thermal ribbons to ensure the labels are robust when exposed to moderate chemical / abrasion. 

Seals HQ Customised Security Labels

The ordering process is simple:

1) Choose between Total Residue or Non Residue
2) Choose a colour and size
3) Place your order

Once you have placed your order, send your logo and a brief explanation of your artwork requirement to sales@sealshq.com.au. Our team will send you an artwork to confirm before proceeding with manufacturing.

If you require a small quantity of Security Labels printed with logos, linear and 2D barcodes, custom text and serial numbers, Seals HQ can quickly print your Security Labels for you. 

Click HERE to place your order!

Why should you brand your Security Seals?

Why should you brand your Security Seals?

[Part 1 of a 4-part Series on Custom Branding Security Seals]

Why should you consider custom branding your Security Seals? 

[Part 1 of a 4-part Series on Custom Branding Security Seals]

One question every team member at Seals HQ is trained to ask our clients is - "Would you like to custom design the printing on your seal?"

Why does Seals HQ encourage our clients to custom design the printing on their security seals? To be honest, custom printing a seal requires a lot of planning on our end. We have to draft the artwork, get customer approval, get the factory to mark an actual sample, send to the customer for final approval, plan production, juggle shipments to ensure continuity of supply... Why don't we take a shortcut and just convince our clients to go for stock standard seals with no branding and just a serial number?

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If you perform a simple search of the term "security seals" on Alibaba, one of the world's largest marketplace, the platform will return 19,475 results. Most of the security seals offered are hard to differentiate, especially to a lay-person who does not handle security seals on a daily basis.

How then can a company that values security confidently say that the seal they are using is genuinely unique, and not a stock standard seal that anyone can obtain a copy of? How sure are you that the security seal that arrived on a container from overseas is genuine and not a copy that has replaced the original seal on the container?

By adding a custom design on the security seal, you are eliminating the opportunity for anyone to break your seal, steal / sabotage the contents and replace the seal with a copy.

Furthermore, security seals nowadays play an important role in a company's brand awareness. As more and more businesses include security seals in their operations and packaging, the custom design featured on the security seals a proof of their commitment to security.

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Custom Designing the printing on your security seal might include Company Logo / Barcode (Linear and 2D) / Custom Text / Serial Number / Custom Colour / Hot Stamped Writing Panels

Seals HQ supplies a large range of security seals, and custom design options varies from one security seal to another. If you have a requirement to custom design the printing on your security seal, or would like to discuss options available to you, please contact Seals HQ using one of the methods below. One of our team members will contact you to discuss what Seals HQ can do for you.

  1. Click HERE to fill in our Contact Form
  2. Send us an email at sales@sealshq.com.au
  3. Call Seals HQ at 1300 920 778

This is Part 1 of a 4-part series on Custom Branding Security Seals. Follow Seals HQ on LinkedIn to stay updated as we release our articles.

What is a Level 4 Tamper Evident Bag?

What is a Level 4 Tamper Evident Bag?
Single Trip Security Tamper Evident Bags (STEB) are designed to secure contents in the bag and provide indisputable evidence when the STEB has been...

Single Trip Security Tamper Evident Bags (STEB) are designed to secure contents in the bag and provide indisputable evidence when the STEB has been tampered. Common commodities secured in STEB are high value items such as cash and valuables and in recent years have expanded to examination papers, biological specimens and many more.

You will often hear STEB providers referring to the security level of the STEB between Level 1 - Level 4. Generally as the levels increased, so does the security features of the STEB especially the type of tamper evident tape is used on the bag. Level 1 tape is just a hot melt glue usually found on courier satchels. Level 4 tape (highest level) offers improved features including detection of tampering using liquids and solvents, heat and freon.

A well designed STEB must have some important features that will prevent any attempt of tampering, or will show clearly when a tampering has taken place. Some common methods of tampering a STEB might be:

  • Usage of solvents to dilute the adhesive on the security tape
  • Usage of heat to soften the adhesive and allow opening the STEB without triggering the tape
  • Usage of freon to freeze the adhesive and allow opening the STEB without triggering the tape
  • Cutting the edges of the STEB to access the contents and re-welding the bag
  • Tearing the security tape off the STEB and replacing with an identical security tape

A well-designed STEB should possess some of the features below:

Seals HQ Level 4 Security Bag

Custom designs are also very useful when increasing the security features of your STEB. An example would be that we have had clients printing serial numbers on both sides of the STEB. Writing panels can also be printed with a white background to make writing on the bags easier and improve legibility.

If you are a STEB user and unsure of whether the STEB is secure or suitable for your application, contact Seals HQ today and we can assist to assess your current STEB. Contact us via one of the following methods:

Email: sales@sealshq.com.au      Call: 1300 920 778      Web: www.sealshq.com.au

Battle of the Wire Seals: Cable Seal vs Combi Seal

Battle of the Wire Seals: Cable Seal vs Combi Seal
Today we are going to look at a head on battle between our 2 most popular wire seals - The Cable Seal 2.5 vs Combi Seal 1.8L. Depending on your re...

SealsHQBlogPost_CableCombiComparison

Today we are going to look at a head on battle between our 2 most popular wire seals - The Cable Seal 2.5 vs Combi Seal 1.8L. Depending on your requirement, each seal has specific features that will suit your application. 

Firstly, let's compare the specifications:

SealsHQ_CableComparison

Both the Cable Seal 2.5 and Combi Seal 1.8L can be customised according to your specific design. Wire length can also be customised based on your requirement. 

Click on the links below to visit the Product Page for each seal:

Cable Seal 2.5 - Click HERE                          Combi Seal 1.8L - Click HERE

Contact Seals HQ today and speak with one of our Product Specialists regarding your Cable seal requirement. You can contact us using any of the below:

i) Email our Product Specialists at sales@sealshq.com.au
ii) Talk to our Product Specialists at 1300 920 778
iii) Leave a message on our contact form and our Product Specialist will respond

Stay Out Of My Food!!

Stay Out Of My Food!!
With the recent directive by the Australian Government to all restaurants to only allow takeaway or home delivery services, the urgency surroundin...

Food Safety Banner

With the recent directive by the Australian Government to all restaurants to only allow takeaway or home delivery services, the urgency surrounding food safety is becoming apparent. 

Food Safety - Delivery Drivers Tamper With Food

The above are just 2 examples of delivery partners being caught eating / tampering with the food they have been entrusted to deliver. Are you certain that the food you have just received has not had intrusive fingers in them? What guarantees do we have that a delivery partner having a bad day has not just spit into your food? 

A simple yet very effective solution would be the implementation of Tamper Evident Security Labels / Tapes on all food packaging. A restaurant packing a bag of food can easily apply a label on the bag (as shown below). Any attempt to reach the contents will result in the tape being tampered and leaving a very clear VOID message on the bag:

Food Safety Tamper Evident

The solution is cost effective yet provides maximum security in ensuring that your food that you're going to consume has not been tasted or tampered with during transit. 

The implementation of tamper evident security in food delivery forces accountability in the time unaccounted for during transit. This is a simple yet effective method to ensure that your food is delivered to you exactly as how the restaurant intended the food to be - fresh and ready to be enjoyed. 

Contact Seals HQ today to discuss how we can help you increase accountability and security in your food delivery chain. You can contact us using any of the below:

i) Email our Product Specialists at sales@sealshq.com.au
ii) Talk to our Product Specialists at 1300 920 778
iii) Leave a message on our contact form and our Product Specialist will respond