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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.

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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:

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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...

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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:

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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...

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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

Seals HQ launches new range of Biodegradable Seals

Seals HQ launches new range of Biodegradable Seals
  A report by the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW stated that 2,223,856 tonnes of C&I waste was sent to Sydney landfil...

Seals HQ Biodegradable Seals

 

A report by the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW stated that 2,223,856 tonnes of C&I waste was sent to Sydney landfills. The 2,223,856 tonnes of C&I waste disposed to landfill in Sydney, would fill more than 7,000 Sydney olympic swimming pools or weigh as much as 1.8 million cars.

As part of Seals HQ’s Corporate Responsibility and Environment Protection Initiative, we have launched our new range of Biodegradable Security Seals.

Extensive testing has been performed to ensure that the performance of the seal has not been compromised. The special additive used not only naturally attracts over 600 different kinds of microbes, it also makes it easier for the microbes to digest and eventually consume the Security Seal! 

 

Seals HQ Biodegradable Seals

The testing which was conducted by ISO testing methods and the ASTM D5511, 5526 and 7475 testing methods for Anaerobic biodegradation show biodegradation at a baseline minimum of 60% in a year.

In the majority of testing which has been conducted over half a decade on plastic, no organisation has seen anything close to the results which are produced using the biodegradable additive technology incorporated in Seals HQ Biodegradable Security Seals.

Download the datasheet HERE.

Contact Seals HQ today to find out how we can play a role in creating a sustainable legacy for our future generations.

SEALS Hope Quest 2019

SEALS Hope Quest 2019
As we look back at 2019, the team at Seals HQ would like to thank all our clients for your support throughout the year. Thanks to faithful custome...

As we look back at 2019, the team at Seals HQ would like to thank all our clients for your support throughout the year. Thanks to faithful customers, the year 2019 has been one of record growth. We understand that our clients have many options in the marketplace, and are pleased that they have made Seals HQ their partner for tamper evident security products. 

As a business, we strive to effect change in our community and make an impact in whatever way we can. Seals HQ initiated our Seals Hope Quest this year which aims to return a small portion of our profits to the community in hopes that our contribution will create a butterfly effect that will signify the beginning of greater change in the future. 

In the year 2019, Seals HQ supported Response for Life and the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services by providing free security seals. Seals HQ also supported one80tc, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre by sponsoring a rider in their annual Sydney to Hunter charity fundraiser. Lastly, Seals HQ supported a missionary initiative in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Through your support, we managed to donate 200kgs of rice, boxes of instant noodles and basic medical supplies that went to directly help families in poor rural villages in Cambodia.

Our quest for HOPE would not have happened without all our clients, and we thank all our clients for empowering the team at Seals HQ to support initiatives close to our hearts.

If you are a registered charity in Australia and have a need for security seals, please get in touch with us and we will be happy to support you in 2020. Please send an email to sales@sealshq.com.au for more information. 

Security Seals for Irrigation and Water Conservation

Security Seals for Irrigation and Water Conservation
Australia is experiencing one of its most severe droughts on record, resulting in desperate water shortages across large parts of New South Wales ...

Australia Drought Map

Australia is experiencing one of its most severe droughts on record, resulting in desperate water shortages across large parts of New South Wales and southern Queensland. The latest report by the Bureau of Meteorology issued on 5 September 2019 focused on these key points:

  • Rainfall in the past 17 months has been below average over much of New South Wales, southern Queensland, northern and eastern Victoria, South Australia and northern Tasmania
  • Rainfall deficiencies generally persist with little change in affected areas
  • Long-term rainfall deficiencies, record-low for some periods, continue to severely limit water resources across the Murray-Darling Basin
  • Root-zone soil moisture was below average for August for most of Australia
  • Water storages in the Northern Murray-Darling Basin is extremely low, with no meaningful inflows during August
  • Below average winter filling season for water storages in the Southern Basin for the third year in a row

As water is the main necessity of life, it has become imperative that all measures are taken to secure this precious resource. However, there are cases of unscrupulous behaviour where offenders have been caught in acts of water theft. Water theft comes in many forms, mainly taking water without an access license or tampering with water meters. This is where Seals HQ’s expertise can help you.

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Our range of Meter Seals are designed to be easy to apply, resistant to UV and water exposure. Our Rotor Seals, Cable Seals and Combi Seals can be applied without any tools and can only be removed with a wire cutter. Optional features include:

  • Stainless Steel wire or plastic-coated wire ensures that the wire does not rust.
  • Customisable wire length to suit any meters.
  • Custom design available to include your company logo, text and a unique serial number.
  • Contractor ID numbers can be marked on the seal to identify which contractor installed that meter and security seal.

Contact us via one of the following methods to discuss your options with our Product Specialists:

          Phone          1300 920 778
          Email           sales@sealshq.com.au
          Web             https://www.sealshq.com.au

Securing Unit Load Devices

Securing Unit Load Devices
Freight forwarders who have registered as a Registered Air Cargo Agent (RACA) have an important responsibility in ensuring safety across the air ca...

Freight forwarders who have registered as a Registered Air Cargo Agent (RACA) have an important responsibility in ensuring safety across the air cargo supply chain.

If you are a RACA, what steps have you taken to ensure that there will be no tampering or pilferage of the cargo before uplifting international outbound air cargo which has been examined onto an aircraft?

Tamper Evident Security Seals can be used to secure ULDs. Depending on the value of the cargo, you can choose either a simple plastic indicative seal (which can be easily applied and removed by hand) or use a wire cable seal, which is designed to provide greater security as it can only be removed with a wire cutter.

ULDs with loose carton boxes can be secured with tamper evident security tapes and labels.

Seals HQ is a specialist provider of tamper evident products and solutions. With our wide range of cost effective products, RACA Freight Forwarders can now apply best practices to ensure maximum security for your packaging.

Contact Seals HQ using one of the methods below to discuss how we can help you effectively secure your packaging:

1) Send us an online enquiry - https://sealshq.com.au/pages/contact
2) Send an email to sales@sealshq.com.au
3) Call us at 1300 920 778

The Role of Tamper Evident Security in the Pharmaceutical Industry

The Role of Tamper Evident Security in the Pharmaceutical Industry
In 2018, the top 10 Pharmaceutical Manufacturers achieved a combined sales of $412.52 billion dollars [*1]. Obviously the pharmaceutical industry i...

In 2018, the top 10 Pharmaceutical Manufacturers achieved a combined sales of $412.52 billion dollars [*1]. Obviously the pharmaceutical industry is a lucrative yet important industry that contributes to the welfare of the general public. 

Many pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors have implemented methods to secure their:

  • Raw Material
  • Work-in-Progress (WIP) goods
  • Packaging
  • Distribution Network

In this post, Seals HQ will look at what type of Tamper Evident Security Solutions are suitable for each of the stages above. 

RAW MATERIAL

Whether you store your raw materials in IBCs, Storage Tanks, Roll Cages or Crates, securing raw material is the first step in ensuring that the final product is not compromised. 

WORK-IN-PROGRESS MATERIAL

Whether it is goods waiting for packaging or additional production process, it is imperative to ensure that WIP material is not compromised. 

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PACKAGING

Finished Goods are equally important to secure. Whether it is to protect against pilferage or attempts of sabotage, securing finished goods is important to maintain product integrity.

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DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

Whether your goods are distributed locally or exported, ensuring security along the distribution network ensures that product integrity is maintained. Security seals are used to secure pallets, trucks and shipping containers to protect against any attempts of pilferage or sabotage. 

Distribution

We offer customers the ability to custom design your Security Seals, Labels and Tapes. We also offer a Stock Management Program that ensures continuity of supply without requiring customers to hold stock. 

Contact Seals HQ using one of the methods below to discuss how we can help you effectively secure your packaging:

1) Send us an online enquiry - https://sealshq.com.au/pages/contact
2) Send an email to sales@sealshq.com.au
3) Call us at 1300 920 778

Best Practices for Secure Packaging

Best Practices for Secure Packaging
Have you ever wondered how effective is your current method of applying Security Tape? Unfortunately, many companies are not aware of and not imple...

Have you ever wondered how effective is your current method of applying Security Tape? Unfortunately, many companies are not aware of and not implemented best practices when applying Security Tape on their packaging.

Seals HQ has compiled the most effective method to apply Security Tapes on pallets and boxes. We have also estimated how many pallets and boxes you can secure using 1 roll of security tape.

SECURING PALLETS (Pallets measure 1.2 meters x 1.2 meters with a height of 1.4 meters)

SECURING CARTONS (Cartons measure 40cm x 25cm x 20cm)

With our cost-effective security tapes, you can now apply best practices to ensure maximum security for your packaging.

Contact Seals HQ using one of the methods below to discuss how we can help you effectively secure your packaging:

1) Send us an online enquiry - https://sealshq.com.au/pages/contact

2) Send an email to sales@sealshq.com.au

3) Call us at 1300 920 778

How to Custom Design your Security Tapes and Labels

How to Custom Design your Security Tapes and Labels
Do a search for 'Tamper Evident Labels' now on Alibaba and you'll be presented with over 100 pages of suppliers peddling their labels. Perform anot...

Do a search for 'Tamper Evident Labels' now on Alibaba and you'll be presented with over 100 pages of suppliers peddling their labels. Perform another search for 'Tamper Evident Tape' and again you are presented with over 100 pages of suppliers selling generic tamper evident security tapes. 

Why was the above exercise necessary? It's to prove to you that having a generic tamper evident label or tape is just not good enough - anyone can buy labels off online marketplaces and gain the ability to remove and replace your label without ever being noticed. 

This is where Custom Designed Tamper Evident Security Tapes and Labels greatly increases security in your operations. Whether you are securing pallets, boxes, envelopes, satchels, doors and crates, applying custom designed tamper evident labels or tapes deters pilferage or sabotage because it is unique and not readily available. 

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So now you've decided to start custom designing your tamper evident security tapes and labels. However, majority of the suppliers require a large order (usually a minimum of 250 rolls of tape or 10,000 labels) before they even consider your order. Furthermore, suppliers will charge a fee to fabricate a printing plate to be able to print your customised artwork. 

This is where Seals HQ can help you. Our Minimum Order Quantity for custom designed tamper evident security tapes starts at 100 rolls and 5,000 labels for custom designed security labels. Furthermore, printing plates are provided free-of-charge

What is the next step? Contact Seals HQ and our Product Specialist will assist you to:

1) Decide the size and shape that is most suitable for your application.
2) Decide the colour of your custom designed tamper evident security tape or label.
3) Design the artwork - logos, text, barcode or serial number.

Here are some templates that might inspire you:

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Contact Seals HQ using one of the methods below to begin the process of custom designing your tamper evident security tapes and labels:

1) Send us an online enquiry - https://sealshq.com.au/pages/contact

2) Send an email to sales@sealshq.com.au

3) Call us at 1300 920 778