Custom Bag Manufacturing Tuesday 25 July 2017 @ 08:30

Harcor has manufactured a broad range of customised bags since 1969. Some of the bag styles being manufactured include emergency, mail, pizza and security bags. The bag manufacture methodology for getting a new bag design ready for production includes: project kickoff, design and approval.

Project kickoff

Upon receipt of a bag design brief, the project team will review the brief in terms of intended use, volume required, size and material to be used. At this point the production, delivery time frames and any special requests the client has are established.

Bag Manufacturer -Custom Designs

Design & Approval

A draft design will be submitted to the client for review and approval. The design will be shaped by the client’s input and will factor the bags dimensions, material, position of zips, if required, and other features such as insulation for example. For complex bags Harcor will always provide a prototype for approval by the client before production commences.

Bag Manufacturer

If you are considering having a basic bag manufactured or something more complex, contact us for assistance and professional advice.

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Complying with ISO’s 17712 High Security Seal Standards Tuesday 20 June 2017 @ 09:16

The ISO developed a voluntary international standard including specifications and requirements for a security seals to be classified as “High Security”.

ISO 17712 Security Seals


Harcor is able to demonstrate that the “High Security” seals that have been classified as ISO 17712 compliant meet the international standard. This is confirmed by certification from an accredited independent laboratory. The laboratory conducts testing to ensure that the security seal has the required built-in tamper evidence features needed to meet the standard’s specifications. The laboratory conducting the testing should be accredited according to ISO procedures, such as ISO 17025.

The type of seals that are eligible for “High Security Seal” classification must be made from metal and therefore Bolt Security Seals and Cable Security Seal models are eligible for ISO 17712 classification.

Including an “H” mark on the locking body and bolt is one of the requirements for a Bolt Security Seal to comply with ISO 17712:2013. This is an easy element to inspect. Other requirements include strength characteristics, durability against weather, chemicals and tampering.

C-TPAT is a government program run by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Bureau that states “…a high security seal must be affixed to all loaded containers bound for the U.S. and all seals must meet or exceed the current ISO 17712 standards for high security seals.”

Harcor stock a range of High Security Seals that fully comply with C-TPAT as they have been ISO 17712:2013 high security seal certified. Please see the C-TPAT security seals webpage or contact us if you require information on any cargo security matters.

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America’s leading mechanical key management system now available in Australia. Tuesday 23 May 2017 @ 10:00

With all the highly sophisticated key management systems available sometimes what is really needed, is the perfect mechanical, non-computerised system for safeguarding keys.

Key Management System - New


The Cobra Key Management System is now available in Australia from Harcor. The patented and user-friendly Cobra Key Management System comes in a variety of sizes, ranging from 5 keys to 160 keys units. You can select a wall board or key cabinet system. It is the ideal mechanical key management system for a wide variety of applications and will save you time and money.

The key management system makes hanging keys simple and tags are easily read. Insert your numbered access key into the lock to release a set of keys when needed. Access keys are locked in by the unit when keys are checked out. The access key will not be released until the return of the borrowed keys. The system comes with key holders, access keys, Versa-Tags, 1 master key and an operating manual.

Key Management System - Example


Internationally, car dealerships, workshops, real estate agencies and many other types of businesses and educational institutions already rely on the Cobra Key Cabinet Systems.

For detailed information on the Cobra Key Management System and other key control solutions you can view the range here, or for a product demonstration, please contact us.

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Exact Software has published an in-depth article profiling Harcor this month. Thursday 20 April 2017 @ 08:30

The article features Harcor’s success relating to the deployment of custom ordering portals and the use of a unique security seal serial number tracking module.

When security seals are removed, the serial number is normally checked against the manifest or security log. The integrity and accuracy of the serial numbers being processed are vital in supply chain operations. Errors such as number duplication can lead to product recall and theft. Harcor fully understand the significant importance of serial number management, tracking millions of new serial numbers every year. The Exact & Track serial number tracking module was developed by Exact Software in conjunction with Harcor to securely store serial number data, protect against serial number duplication, enable fast serial numbering and tracking of security seals.

The ordering portal technology utilised by Harcor allows specific customers to have a unique individual ordering system with real-time stock information. As a result the customer places the order fully aware of the availability of supply. Customers can also re-order past orders, review them or save “favourite” orders, which can easily be repeated. Running numerous Synergy ECP ordering portals, tailored for use by some of Australia’s largest security and retail business, Harcor were sought out by Exact Software to comment on its appeal.

Security Seals -News from Exact

Please click here to download the full article.

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ICC Sydney opened recently with Harcor having supplied security seals and bags to support Darling Harbour’s most exciting renewal in 25 years. Friday 24 March 2017 @ 08:30

Harcor are not only supplying security seals and bags, this year Harcor will also be exhibiting at the ICC Sydney. The company will be taking part in Total Facilities (Stand F36), AFAC Exhibition (Stand 273) and the  Security 2017 Exhibition (Stand K7).

ICC Secuirity Seals

You are invited to visit the Harcor stand where you will have the opportunity to meet with the team face to face and ask any questions you may have about our products and systems. We encourage you to register online prior to the show to avoid the queues. We look forward to seeing you there.

Total Facilities 2017

Wednesday 29 March: 10am – 5pm
Thursday 30 March: 10am – 5pm

Security 2017

Wednesday 26 July: 9:30am – 5pm
Thursday 27 July: 9:30am – 5pm
Friday 28 July: 9:30am – 3:30pm

AFAC 2017

Monday 4 September: 1pm – 6pm
Tuesday 5 September: 8am – 5pm
Wednesday 6 September: 8am – 3.30pm

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Have you ever wondered why black is not a popular Security Seal colour? Monday 20 February 2017 @ 09:24

Polypropylene being a thermoplastic polymer is the preferred material to use when manufacturing plastic seals. This is due to the material warping and burning easily when heated compared to other plastics such as Nylon. If an effort is made to tamper with the polypropylene security seal and reattach two parts via a heating technique the tampering would be clearly noticeable. The example photographed below shows the blue S Grip Security Seal revealing tampering. The material's colour changes to black when heated. The colour change would have not been noticeable had the seal colour been black.

Security Seal Example

Security Seal Recommendations

Harcor plastic security seals are serial numbered. These serial numbers serve as a unique identifier. Harcor recommends having a procedure in place to record the numbers prior to use and removal. Security seals should be stored in a secure location. All security seals should be inspected for tampering before removal. A comparison should always be made against a known genuine seal. You can view the range of Harcor’s Security Seals here or contact us now to discuss how we can assist you.

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Handle cargo tracking and chain of custody from your Smartphone! Wednesday 25 January 2017 @ 09:22

New tracking products have been added to Harcor’s technology range in order to fulfil the local need for improved, secure and economical tracking services. Harcor have teamed up with Ascent Solutions to offer the Australian market cutting-edge tracking technology that can assist clients by seamlessly tracking vehicles, containers, cargo and non-motorised assets.

Cargo Tracking

The system utilises the global iSPOT cloud service platform. The platform enables clients to receive real-time alerts when cargo is tampered with in addition to fully compressive reporting on demand. The new range includes products like the iSCOUT and iSENSOR that do not require hardwiring for fast and hassle-free implementation.

Another new and unique product is U*Lock. U*Lock provides tracking and chain of custody features that are accessible using an application installed on your Smartphone via Bluetooth. If you wish to combine traditional security sealing with electronic locking the U*Lock is the ideal product, as you are able to seal the unit electronically and with an adjustable plastic security seal.

You can view the full range of Harcor’s new technology products here or contact us now to discuss how we can assist you to identify your ideal security and tracking solution.

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New wireless access control system that can remotely program keys using your phone or tablet. Tuesday 20 December 2016 @ 09:02

On the horizon for 2017 and being unveiled next month is the new version of the eCLIQ system titled CLIQ Go. It will have two major differences. The first advancement is that you can use a phone or tablet to remotely program keys via bluetooth. The second change is that unlike the standard eCLIQ wireless access control system that has been deployed chiefly by large business, the new system will be more than a suitable solution for both small and medium size clients.

If you wish to see a demonstration, act fast and contact us. Not only can we arrange a demonstration for you offsite but can also do this onsite as our Melbourne office is switching over to the new system this month.

Wireless Access Control System

HARCOR are the ASSA ABLOY® eCLIQ official distributor (Australia). Harcor, in conjunction with ASSA ABLOY were working on providing an electronic keying solution for one of Australia’s largest aviation businesses. This resulted in the fast tracking of the product to Australia prior to its worldwide release this year. For more detailed eCLIQ information visit the product page.

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Good news if you want to place an order for durable Mail Bags in low quantities. Monday 21 November 2016 @ 08:30

Harcor supply robust mail bags that are relied on to store and transport light and heavy weight postal material. Harcor’s clients have a number of different terms for mail bags such as mail satchels, pouches and sacks. No matter what you call them; Harcor continue to be the go to supplier for quality custom PVC and other style mail bags.

Mail Bags

The necessity to use mail bags that are designed and manufactured to withstand heavy handling has not changed. Therefore due to demand, a variety of hard wearing mail bag styles are now stocked and available for commercial sale in low quantities!

Please visit the mail bags webpage to see the range. The first four bags listed are in stock are ready to ship. If you cannot find the exact mail bag you are looking for, remember that Harcor manufacture bags to meet specific requirements.

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Harcor supply Woven Bags to the Blacktown City Council for a major project that fosters recycling awareness. Wednesday 26 October 2016 @ 08:20

The durable large woven bags are ideal for storing recycling. The bag features illustrations of the most common consumer recycled items: Plastic bottles and containers - Aluminium and steel cans - Glass bottles and jars -  Milk, food and drink containers -  Paper and cardboard.

Woven Polypro Bags

The woven bags are made from polypropylene material that is 100% recyclable and includes 35mm webbed handles for easy movement and storage. Woven bags have recently increased in popularity and have been substituting the plastic bags where appropriate, gaining popularity among major retail stores.

Harcor offer woven bags in a variety of sizes with various handle options. The bags supplied to Black Town City Council included laminate and printing. Woven bags were selected by the Blacktown City Council as the bags are hard wearing and easy to clean.

Please visit the contact us page if you wish to send Harcor a bag related enquiry.

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