Harcor introduces a new bag security seal and chamber to the market. Monday 01 February 2016 @ 13:24
This time when it came to the design aspects of a new security seal, security was not the only area that the development team catered for. Two other security seal topics have been popping up over the years.
The first topic was automation. More and more businesses are automating processes. With the increased popularity of business smart phone use, automation did not look like it was going to slow down anytime soon. So a decision was made to add barcodes to a range of stock standard new style bag seals. This will give customers the ability to order off the shelf security seals with bar coding instead of placing custom orders.
Adding barcodes to stock security seals enables customers to instantly change processes to include electronic recording of serial numbering.
The second topic was seal number legibility. Harcor took a "go big or go home" approach to the design of the new seals and ensured the flag would be large enough to print extra large numbering or a barcode.
Large numbering saves clients time when auditing numbers, as it can be done quickly without having to move closer to the seal for inspection. In dark environments such as warehouses, larger numbering will be a real time saver. The larger seal design not only creates a larger print area but also improved handling.
The new security chamber shares the most significant security feature that is inherent in the original Tec Chamber series. This feature is the "fracture safe" break out points. Tamper evidence will show if an attempt is made to remove the chamber from a bag. The chamber's legs (Tamper Indicator Points) will break out and this will be visible prior to re-opening it. Harcor is the only company that offers patented security chambers with "fracture safe" break out points. This feature results in tamper evidence not being limited to the security seal, but also the security chamber.The updated design also includes other features such as "false lock protection" and easy insertion, amongst other security modifications.
What is the new security seal called?
The seal has been titled Themis. The name Themis is fairly unidentifiable to the majority of people unless you are into Greek Mythology. The seal's name was inspired by Themis, the ancient Greek Titaness. Themis was described as "of good counsel", and is the personification of divine order, law and custom.
The Themis seal is compatible with all security bags that include the new TEC 8 V2 Chamber. The Themis seal and security bags that house the TEC 8 V2 chambers, will be made commercially available early next year.
Is the security seal patent protected?
The Themis security seal is protected by a twenty year patent term.
Will the new security seals cost more?
Harcor envisions that all clients, over time, will move over to the new seal and chamber combination, especially as it offers more advantages than its predecessor, with no increased cost to stock numbered seals.
Themis Security Seal product details can be found here.