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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Harcor update head office signage, representing the latest branding and business progression. Tuesday 20 September 2016 @ 08:35

The new signage reflects the dynamic brand that Harcor is and the progress achieved over the last few years in our Bag Supplies, Emergency Essentials and Technology Portfolio.

Security Seals Sign

Having a large number of commercial bags frequently exported, winning the Fire Awareness Awards for product design, and providing the hardware for the world’s first deployment of the ASSA ABLOY’s newest wireless keying system, it is safe to say Harcor is a multifaceted business. The key thing that has remained rock steady is the reliable service that Harcor is known for.

Security Seals Sign 2

When it comes to Security Sealing solutions Harcor is still the number 1 supplier of choice. Clients continue to benefit from the expertise gained from constant innovation and over 47 years in the Security Seal industry.

Clients are always welcome to visit the Harcor offices to meet with our friendly staff. It is recommended that an appointment is made prior to visiting so that samples and relevant product literature is prepared in advance. Our contact details can be found here.

Harcor is a commercial brand owned by Harcor Security Seals PTY LTD

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Hot AFAC16 Fire Fighter Bag specials Monday 22 August 2016 @ 10:08

AFAC16 is the action packed event which attracts delegates and visitors from the emergency services sector from within Australia and world-wide. The event is running from 30 August to 1 September 2016 at the Brisbane Entertainment and Convention Centre. Harcor look forward to meeting customers and other contacts at AFAC16. If you have any questions for the team, you will find our friendly and knowledgeable staff at stand number 304.

Fire Fighter Bag Sale 3

If you are not able to attend the event, you can still take advantage of our AFAC16 special offers now.

The first special is up to 50% off the price of all medium size fire fighter gear bags. The reduced prices are currently being displayed on the website. Click here to see the full range.

The other special offer is FREE full colour printing on orders of 10 or more large premium fire fighter gear bags. The bags print area is 220mm width x 110mm height. Click here for more details.

If you are attending AFAC16, please visit the Harcor stand. On display you will find innovative products such as the Fire Awareness award winning Harcor Arm Core Cooler Harness. The Harcor Arm Core Cooler Harness combats heat stress plus speed up recovery. This is achieved by hand and forearm water immersion. Studies from around the world have shown forearm and hand submersion cooling to have significant advantage over ice packs, cooling vests, misting and other forms of passive cooling methods. Other heart stress recovery products on show include the custom cooler bag for bottled water with ice bricks.

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Learn about the first security seal stamping operation in Australia. Friday 08 July 2016 @ 15:19

Harcor run a dedicated security seal printing service in Australia! It is the first, and to Harcor’s knowledge, the only dedicated security seal stamping operation in the country. The security seal printing offered by Harcor includes both thermal transfer and hot foil stamping. 

Security Seals Stamping

To get a better insight into the security seal printing process, I asked Harcor’s Stamping Manager, Adam Glass a few questions:

What is the difference between thermal transfer and hot foil stamping? 

Thermal transfer is the process of using pre-printed thermal tape to print on security seals whereas hot foil printing requires a physical die to stamp artwork or numbering onto a security seal.

Security Seals Stamping 1

What are the advantages of the different printing methods?

Thermal transfer can be used for very detailed artwork when required. Due to the set up time required for thermal transfer, hot foil stamping is a better suited option for lower volume security seal printing.

As a security seal''s print area is limited and precision is critical, what part of the print process do you believe is most challenging and why?

The initial setup for a thermal transfer security seal printing is the most critical, due to having to ensure the digital formatting is correct. The transfer tape is tested prior to running the job.

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From the security seals that you have been asked to print, which stands out the most and why?

A security seal that I printed for one of Australia’s largest courier companies required a large sequential alpha character positioned to the left of the logo, barcode and matching number. This was a very different format to any security seal that Harcor had printed before.

The integrity and accuracy of security seal serial numbering is crucial, what system does Harcor have in place to avoid errors?

Harcor’s custom Exact & Track software provides serial number tracking that integrates essential number duplication safeguards. In addition Harcor has a three check processes. The first is automatically done as it is an inherit check in the print formatting software. The other safeguards include physical labels applied to transfer tape spools and then recorded in serial number ledgers. The information collected allows Harcor to associate the stamping machine used to the serial number printed.

The standard colours that can be printed on security seals due to the printing foil tapes that Harcor carry in stock are black and white for thermal transfer printing, and black, white, blue, green, yellow and red for hot foil stamping.

Security Seals Tape Colours

If you are looking to have security seals stamped with logo, barcodes or something out of the ordinary, contact Harcor for assistance and professional advice.

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HARCOR is providing the latest wireless electronic keying system for the world’s first deployment of the ASSA ABLOY product. Friday 03 June 2016 @ 12:15

The electronic keying system is called eCLIQ. Harcor is the local distributor for this innovative product. Having gained overwhelmingly positive feedback from their aviation industry client, Harcor has been catapulted into focusing on building increased awareness for eCLIQ.

Electronic Keying System

eCLIQ was in development stage as Harcor, in conjunction with ASSA ABLOY, were working on providing an electronic keying solution to one of Australia’s largest aviation businesses. This resulted in the fast tracking of this product to Australia prior to its worldwide release!

Having ASSA ABLOY’s latest system being adopted first in Australia, continues to show that when it comes to companies migrating to technology that offers improved efficiencies, Australia are not afraid to lead the way.

What makes eCLIQ a fantastic product is that it offers an electronic access system without the need for wiring that can retrofit into current doors and locks. One of the many advantages of this is the reduced cost of installation and the ability to provide seamless access control in remote locations. The product also offers the type of features you would expect from the latest technology such as programmable access rights, time scheduling, audit trails, blocking of lost keys and more. What might come as a pleasant surprise to clients is that it's also a cost effective solution.

For more detailed information visit the product page or contact HARCOR, the ASSA ABLOY® eCLIQ official distributor (Australia).

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