Security Seals, the first line of defence against unauthorised access. Thursday 13 September 2018 @ 08:30

Without applying a security seal to bags, doors, cabinets, packaging, meters, drums, fire extinguishers, containers and more they can be simply opened and closed without leaving a trace. Concerned that your contents have been accessed? This is where security seals come into play.

Security Seals - defence against unauthorised access

Security seals are a key deterrent to preventing unauthorised access due to being highly visible and quick to expose tampering. The sooner you are aware of unauthorised access the sooner the instance can be examined. Security seals can prevent unauthorised access being discovered; too far down the supply chain, or too late to effectively investigate.

Some security seals offer a physical access barrier requiring a cutting tool for removal. Others, such as the security seals used for fire extinguishers, have a low breaking strain so that the fire extinguishers can be accessed rapidly.

The emergency services industry, among many others, also use security seals to speed up inventory auditing. Fire extinguishers or medical cabinets that are no longer security sealed can be easily identified and inspected for restocking or servicing requirements.

This article’s image shows three examples of exposed tampering: the security label reveals a void/open text message while being partially removed from a surface, a cable seal’s wire unravelled when cut to prevent reattachment and a security seal’s material discolours instantly when an attempt is made to reattach two parts of the tail via a heating method.

In addition to the physical properties of a security seal, numbering is also a critical component of the seal’s security integrity. Harcor developed Exact & Track technology that manages millions of security seal serial numbers every year. The benefit being, secure serial number data storage, protection against serial number duplication and faster serial number tracking. View https://harcor.com.au/news/security-seal-numbering to find out more about Exact & Track.

Harcor offers a wide range of high security seals to suit almost all sealing applications. Click here to see the full range of security seals.

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Watch the latest video on security bag use. Wednesday 15 August 2018 @ 08:30

In this video we show you how to easily use a Themis® security bag. Most styles of Harcor reusable security bags are sealed using the method demonstrated.

In the video below, we’ll demonstrate how the Themis® security chamber exposes tampering.

Please visit our Reusable Security Bag category to view the range of styles available. Harcor is committed to continue to set the standard for bag security.

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New security seal colours available for Australian designed security bags. Tuesday 24 July 2018 @ 12:09

The Themis security bag range was quickly adopted locally after the recent launch. Last year the bags also proved to be a big hit internationally. The boost in international sales has demonstrated that the Australian designed security innovation has been recognised globally.

New security seal colours

Harcor is the only company that offers its patented security chambers with "fracture safe" tamper indicator points. This feature results in tamper evidence not being limited to the security seal, but also the security chamber. The new design also includes other features such as "false lock protection" and easy insertion, amongst many other security modifications.

Due to popular demand new Themis security seal colours pastel blue and pink are now available. Click here for more information. 

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New video demonstrating unique security seal numbering system released. Wednesday 20 June 2018 @ 09:01

The principal reason most businesses use serial numbered security seals is to track items in the supply chain. This is done to prevent product recall and theft.

Harcor have progressed serial numbering technology since 1969 and have developed what they consider to be the most advanced security seal numbering system available. It was now time to put the system known as Exact & Track into the limelight. A video was produced to show the key benefits of using a system of this calibre. The Exact & Track module was built on Exact Globe ERP software technology. Benefits of this technology include securely storing serial number data, protecting against serial number duplication and enabling fast serial numbering and tracking. Keep in mind when buying security seals, you should have peace of mind!

The Exact & Track system accurately tracks millions of new serial numbers every year, becoming a vital part of the supply chain process. This has reinforced Harcor’s reputation for reliability in the security seals sector.

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Epic Security Seal available now Tuesday 08 May 2018 @ 07:50

Epic Security Seal was released in Australia this month. The new security seal is epic by name and features. Boasting an impressive 52-kilogram breaking strain, wow! It goes without saying that it is not the type of seal that we recommend trying to break by hand, a cutting tool is highly recommended unless you are an Olympic gold medal body builder. What truly earns this seal the epic title is that it includes a translucent chamber cover, designed to reveal attempts to tamper with the seal's high strength metal locking jaw. The seal also includes gripping prongs that are ideal for gripping sacks and useful for many other sealing applications.

 Security Seal - Epic

To find out more please visit the product page or if you require additional information on any security sealing applications contact us and we will be pleased to assist you.

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New Key Management Cabinet to be demonstrated at Total Facilities 2018 Tuesday 10 April 2018 @ 07:55

Visit the Harcor stand at Total Facilities 2018 to interact with the latest key management and access control solutions. This includes the newly launched MATRIX key control system. It is the first time this intelligent key and asset management system has been on show in Australia. The marriage between simplicity and advanced technology is very evident when the system is demonstrated!

New Key Management Cabinet

Total Facilities returns to Melbourne this year from 18 – 19 April at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. The exhibit brings together a wide range of intelligent solutions over two value-packed days, featuring strategies and the right connections to future proof your building or workplace for the new era.

Click here for more information and to register online for free entry. If you have any questions for the team, you will find our friendly and knowledgeable staff at stand number H30.

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Is security a key concern? Friday 09 March 2018 @ 07:45

All those responsible for key management, rejoice, MATRIX is now available in Australia. The wall mount system, desktop system and world’s largest capacity free standing key control system, gives you full control over who has access to your keys or assets, in a state-of-the-art secure unit.

New Key Management System

Each key or asset is secured in a sealed compartment and can only be accessed by passing an identification process, either through biometrics, access control card or password, giving you the highest level of security. You decide who is authorised to access each key and receive real-time data about who has taken what, when and for what purpose. Options include every transaction automatically being registered and captured by a dedicated video camera

Please see the Technology Solutions webpage to see the MATRIX range or contact us if you require information on this or any other key or asset control solution.

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New cash bags and security seals have been identified as local innovations in a recent Retailbiz article. Monday 12 February 2018 @ 09:23

Retailbiz recently published an article titled “Are you storing your cash securely?" The article outlined the importance of having good security procedures in place. The article also recognised the “need for having the right products to make protecting your profits as simple as possible”. The Themis® security seal and chamber got recognised as a local innovation, offering a greater degree of security than standard locks, as these locks can be opened and re-locked without leaving evidence of that occurrence. Visit https://www.retailbiz.com.au to read the article.

Cash bags and security seals

Themis® security seal and chamber are patent protected.

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Five key points to consider when evaluating the use of security seals Wednesday 17 January 2018 @ 09:41

A security seal is primarily designed to show that an item has not been tampered with since the act of sealing took place. When evaluating the use of security seals for the first time these are 5 key points to consider.

Security Seals Sealing Advice

  1. An effective security seal cannot be removed without destroying it's capacity to be used again.

  2. Security seals provide a degree of security that standard locks cannot as standard locks can be opened and relocked without leaving evidence of that occurrence whatsoever.

  3. As with all security hardware, security seals require effective administration.

  4. Administration is the task of issuing, recording, applying and removing of security seals. When possible, written procedures should be in place.

  5. Ideally, serially numbered security seals should be used as the number gives each seal a recordable unique identity and deters unauthorised replacement.

For example, cargo containers require the serial number of the seal to be recorded on documentation accompanying the container on all stages of its travel. The consignee can then check the serial number prior to opening to ensure no illicit entry has taken place on route.

From Cargo to Cash Bag sealing and everything in between, Harcor are able to assist and can be contacted for expert security seal recommendations.

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Tool Less Roto Security Seal has obtained up-to-date SCEC Approval. Wednesday 20 December 2017 @ 07:35

Boasting a design that has stood the test of time, being robust and secure enough to continue to pass the SCEC approval process. The Tool Less Roto Seal is truly a classic!

Meter Security Seals

The popularity of the Tool Less Roto Seal for not only commercial but likewise Government use was clear, as Harcor received numerous requests to have this security seal submitted for an up-to-date SCEC approval. The SCEC approval was granted last month and the SEEPL catalogue will be updated soon to feature the Tool Less Roto Seal.

Meter Security Seals Instructions

The following instructions are for those that are new to using the Tool Less Roto Seal. Start by feeding the sealing wire through the seal's orifices. Then you pull the free wire ends until there is about 32mm between the seal's body and what is being sealed. The tab on top of the seal is then twisted clockwise to secure the wire in place. Once secure the tab is to be removed by bending it in either direction as shown in the illustration above. If you have any questions regarding this product or any others please feel free to contact our friendly and knowledgeable sales team.

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