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Door Hinges on Ocean Shipping Containers
A determined thief or smuggler will remove the hinged doors without breaking the door seal. For higher security, consider an adhesive security seal/tape placed over at least one hinge on each side. More seals (each with unique serial numbers) for all the hinges provides more security.
Security Labels for Trailer Doors and Cargo Containers
Cargo door security labels are used as an added layer of security for sealing the doors on truck trailers, sea containers, and crates.
A typical application is to apply the adhesive seal across the center gap of the two hinged doors. In this application, the seal serves as the primary security seal, or as a secondary layer of protection to the shackle seal (typically a bolt seal, cable seal, barrier seal, etc). An alternative application is to apply the adhesive seal over the gap on a hinged door, one seal on each hinged door. For high security applications, determined thieves will remove the set of hinged doors at the hinges without removing the security seals on the shackle or on the keeper bars. Applying a security seal from the door to frames protects the doors from removal.
To provide a strong indication of tampering, our cargo door security labels leave a significant residue containing a repeating pattern of the words OPENED VOID on the trailer door surface when removed. If you require a low-cleanup product, please look at our non-residue labels.
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Tamper Evident Security Tape for Doors and Panels
Tamper evident security tape provides a security seal for panels, door, and other kinds of access points.
Basic security tapes are similar to standard polyester carton packing or box sealing tapes, with additional messages or a "candy stripe" pattern printed on the surface. Because it is difficult to realign two pieces of tape after they have been separated by cutting, they provide a basic indication of tampering.
To protect higher value products, we recommend tapes with additional security features, such as serial numbers and hidden messages that are revealed in the residue left behind when tape is lifted or tampered. Our premium security tapes will show tamper evidence by self destructing, leaving words or symbols on the package and in the security tape itself.
For access panels and hinged doors, you can add a layer of security by placing tape over a closed door and its adjoining surface. Applying tape over hinged sides of panels and doors provides even more security.
Typical Application Photos
Acetate Security Tape and Labels
Acetate tape and seals are frangible, which means they tear easily when removed. The “broken seal” feature of acetate signals tampering. After application, acetate material can be removed, but it is designed to tear into multiple pieces. The serrated edges (a sawtooth pattern) enhance the frangibility and security. Chemical tampering causes the solvent-sensitive inks to dissolve and smear.
When removed, acetate tape and seals do not leave any messy adhesive residue, but the film will break into several pieces. The low price of acetate security tape and seals makes this product one of the most affordable options we offer.
Acetate tape and seals are often used to detect tampering with various containers or bare metal access panels.
If applied to a reusable container or surface, use isopropyl alcohol to soak and dissolve the remaining acetate pieces and adhesive. If applied to unfinished metal, a razor can be used to scrape the remaining pieces, then clean the surface with alcohol.