Cable Security Seals

Product Overview

Cable seals are very durable and intended for higher security applications. They are available in different cable diameters and lengths for use in different applications. Our 3.5mm and 5.0mm cable seals are compliant with ISO 17712:2013 and are rated as a high security (H) seals.

We offer both stock and custom imprinted cable seals.

Choosing A Cable Seal

Indoor / Outdoor Use

Our standard seals have galvanized cables, which are suitable for outdoor applications up to 3 months. If your seal will be used in an outdoor environment for more than 3 months, we suggest you consider our seals with stainless steel wire; stainless steel cable seals are made-to-order.

Increase Productivity

Some seals have bar codes for added convenience in recording the serial number. Bar codes improve productivity and accuracy for larger projects.

Ensure Application Compatibility

If threading the cable through a hole, allow at least 10% clearance for cable thickness variation. For example, for a 1.5 mm cable, the hole size must be a minimum of 1.65 mm diameter. Inadequate clearance may cause the cable ends to unravel, which will then interfere with inserting the cable into the locking mechanism.

The usable cable length for locking is typiCally 2 inches shorter than the actual cable length because the cable is tapered.

Some cable seals have a plastic locking mechanism, which is better suited for non-conductive (thermal and electrical) applications.

Pricing Considerations

Shorter and thinner cables cost less. To reduce cost, use the shortest length and thinnest cables possible while still meeting your security application requirements.

Increased Security

All cable seals have a unique serial number. Record the serial number fo added security.

For higher security, use a longer-length cable (36 inch, 54 inch, or 76 inch) to secure both keeper bars together.

  • Medium length cables (36 inch) are ideal for securing only the locking rods on truck trailers while using another type of seal (or lock) secures the handle latch.
  • Long length cables (48, 54, and 76 inches) are ideal for securing both the locking rods and the handle latch on truck trailers or shipping containers.
  • Thicker cables offer more security because they require special cutting tools to remove them.

Industry Compliance

Shipments which cross international borders usually require a seal that is rated by ISO 17712 as high security.

To qualify as a high security seal and comply with ISO 17712:2013, the cable seal diameter must be a minimum of 3.5mm; this is the minimum cable diameter required to pass the shear test of ISO 17712. Our 3.5mm and 5.0mm cable seals are compliant with ISO 17712:2013 and are rated as a high security (H) seals.

Another requirement for ISO 17712:2013 is tamper evidence testing by the manufacturer, which we perform as part of our ISO 9001 certification.

Customize For More Security

In addition to our extensive selection of stock cable seals, we can provide custom cable seals. Custom imprintd seals offer more security.Please Call for more information.

Features & Benefits

Most of our cable seals (1.5 mm diameter and larger) are constructed of galvanized steel aircraft cable, which will unravel upon cutting. This feature minimizes unauthorized reuse of the seal, which might be attempted by re-threading the cut cable into the locking mechanism of an adjustable cable seal.

Our premium cable seals include these added features and benefits:

  • Improved locking mechanism to combat tampering.
  • Bar codes (128) that match the unique serial number for improved productivity.
  • Light-weight (but durable) construction to minimize shipping costs.
  • Cable seals are also configured as adjustable length or fixed length.

All of our cable seals are manufactured in facilities which are C-TPAT compliant.

Typical Applications

Cable Seals

Fixed Length Cable Seals

Cable Seals Fixed Length

Locking Mechanism

Cable Seals

Cable Seal with Optional Hologram

  • Shipping containers
  • Trucks
  • Rail Freight
  • Utility meters and valves
  • Valves in petrochemical industry

Adjustable Cable Seals

After threading into the locking channel, adjustable length seals can be tightened for a snug fit.

Fixed length seals are secured by inserting the metal pin into the locking chamber. Wrap the cable as needed to minimize slack before locking.

After the locking mechanism is engaged, the cable seal can only be removed with a cable or bolt cutter. Cable seals are a one-time use product.

For added security, an optional custom imprinted hologram label can be added to the cable seal housing. Please Call for more information.  

Installing Adjustable Cable Seals

Cable Seal Installation

  1. Thread the loose cable end into the locking channel and push through the locking mechanism.
  2. Pull the cable snug to minimize slack.
  3. Pull on the locking mechanism (or reverse pull the threaded cable) to fully engage the lock onto the cable.
  4. For MAXIMUM security, after installing, cut the cable flush with the locking mechanism. The cable will begin to unravel when cut; this minimizes tampering and unauthorized reuse of the seal, since the cable cannot be reused once it starts to unravel.

Installing Fixed Length Cable Seals

Cable Seals Fixed Length

  1. Wrap the cable around locking rods; minimize slack
  2. Push pin into the locking mechanism
  3. Pull on the cable to confirm the locking mechanism is engaged.

Removing Cable Seals

Cable Seals Fixed Length

  • Cut with bolt cutter or wire cutter; wear safety glasses.
  • As an added precaution against unauthorized re-use, cut the adjustable cable at the fixed end -- not the adjustable end -- when removing.

To prevent re-use, cut the fixed cable end when removing

For fixed length seals the pin and locking mechanism are permanently sealed to the cable ends. Therefore, the fixed cable can be cut at any point.

Stock Cable Seals

Each package contains 10 seals with consecutive serial numbers. If purchasing multiple packages, we cannot guarantee the packages will be consecutive.

For larger quantity orders, consecutive serial numbers are possible by purchasing in full case quantities. Click on the link for "more info..." (next to the above photos) for information about full case quantities on the selected cable seal.

Premium Cable Seal, 5.0 mm diameter (0.196 inch), Adjustable Length, Black, Bag of 10, MS-C5.0

Cable Seal

C-TPAT Compliant
C-TPAT and ISO 17712:2013 Compliant High (H) Security Seal
Product Specifications
Security Rating "H" High Security
Cable Type Adjustable Length
Locking Body Aluminum, Black
Stock Imprint
  • "SECURED" Text
  • Unique Serial Number
  • Bar Code
Stock Imprint Color White
Packaging Bags of 10 Seals

more info View Video

Custom Imprint Options

Minimum Order Quantity: 500 Seals

Price For Custom: Add $0.40/Seal

Ready To Ship: 4 Weeks

Product Code $/Seal
  10 50 100 200 500 1,000
Add to Cart
Code: MS-C5.0-12K
Size: 5.0mm x 12 inch
$3.50 $2.78 $2.40 $1.75 $1.44 Call
Add to Cart
Code: MS-C5.0-36K
Size: 5.0mm x 36 inch
$4.00 $3.47 $3.00 $2.45 $2.00 Call
Add to Cart
Code: MS-C5.0-54K
Size: 5.0mm x 54 inch
$4.50 $3.89 $3.45 $3.25 $2.99 Call
Add to Cart
Code: MS-C5.0-76K
Size: 5.0mm x 76 inch
$5.00 $4.40 $3.85 $3.60 $3.35 Call

DualGuard Premium Bolt Seal (8 mm) & Cable Seal (5 mm) Combination, Adjustable Length, Black & Yellow, MS-C5B9-76KY

DualGuard - Bolt Seal Cable Seal Combination

C-TPAT Compliant
C-TPAT and ISO 17712:2013 Compliant High (H) Security Seal

Our DualGuard seals include a 5mm cable seal and 8mm steel bolt seal in a unitized construction. Both the cable and bolt seal are both C-TPAT compliant and meet the new design and construction standards of ISO17712:2013, which provides improved security.

The cable is 76 inches long, which typically allows for a triple-wrap around the locking bars. The bolt seal secures the latch.

Sold as individual seals (Full Cases = 50 DualGuard Seals)

barrier seal more info Add to Cart Code: MS-C5B9-76KY

Features & Benefits
  • Matching serial numbers on the cable lock, bolt, and bolt lock
  • Matching bar code on the cable lock
  • Anti-Spin feature on bolt provides added security to prevent un-authorized entry
  • Extra thick steel bolt for added durability
  • Wider head on bolt and locking mechanism for added security
  • Longer operational length bolt for added clearance for bolt cutter access to cut the bolt for removal
  • For added security, to remove, the cable and bolt must be cut separately
  • Bolt lock and cable lock have the words "SEALED" imprinted on them
Specifications
Security Rating "H" High Security
Cable Length 76 in
Cable Diameter 5 mm
Cable Type Adjustable Length, non pre-formed steel
Cable Locking Body Aluminum, Black
Stock Imprint on Cable Lock
  • "SEALED" Text
  • Unique Serial Number
  • Bar Code
Bolt Seal 8mm dia steel; 10.5mm OD of plastic coating; Yellow Plastic Coating
Stock Imprint on Bolt Seal SEALED + Matching serial number on bolt and bolt lock
Selling Units Individual Seals
Weights Single: 0.659 lbs, Case (50 qty): 32.95 lbs
Custom Imprint Options

Our premium bolt cable seals are also available custom imprinted. There is a minimum order quantity of 100 seals. Please Call for more details and to place a custom order.

  • Cable Dimensions: 5mm DIA x 76 in length
  • Bolt Seal Dimensions: 8mm DIA steel / 10.5mm DIA plastic
  • Minimum Order Quantity: 100 seals
  • Ready to Ship: Allow 6 weeks
  • Selling Units: Individual Seals
Custom Imprint Pricing Per Seal
100+ 200+ 500+ 1,000+
$6.00 $5.75 $5.50 Call
Additional Photos
Bolt Cable Seal
Bolt Cable Seal
Documents/Guides
Pricing Information
Quantity (Seals) $/Seal Total
1 $10.00 $10
5 $8.00 $40
10 $6.50 $65
25 $6.00 $150
50 $5.00 $250
100 $4.75 $475
200 $4.50 $900
500 $4.25 $2,125
1,000 Call Call

Premium Cable Seal, 3.5 mm diameter (0.138 inch), Adjustable Length, Blue, Bag of 10, MS-C3.5

Cable Seal

C-TPAT Compliant
C-TPAT and ISO 17712:2013 Compliant High (H) Security Seal
Specifications
Security Rating: "H" High Security
Cable Type Adjustable Length
Locking Body Aluminum, Blue
Stock Imprint
  • "SECURED" Text
  • Unique Serial Number
  • Bar Code
Stock Imprint Color White
Packaging Bags of 10 Seals

more info View Video

Custom Imprint Options
  • Minimum Order Quantity: 500 Seals
  • Price For Custom: Add $0.35/Seal
  • Ready To Ship: 4 Weeks
Product Code $/Seal
  10 50 100 200 500 1,000
Add to Cart
Code: MS-C3.5-12B
Size: 3.5mm x 12 inch
$2.50 $1.58 $1.50 $1.23 $1.10 Call
Add to Cart
Code: MS-C3.5-36B
Size: 3.5mm x 36 inch
$3.00 $2.25 $2.00 $1.75 $1.50 Call
Add to Cart
Code: MS-C3.5-54B
Size: 3.5mm x 54 inch
$3.25 $2.50 $2.15 $1.95 $1.65 Call

Premium Cable Seal, 2.0 mm diameter (0.079 inch), Adjustable Length, Red, Bag of 10, MS-C2.0

Cable Seal

Specifications
Cable Type Adjustable Length
Locking Body Aluminum, Red
Stock Imprint
  • "SECURED" Text
  • Unique Serial Number
  • Bar Code
Stock Imprint Color White
Packaging Bags of 10 seals

more info View Video

Custom Imprint Options
  • Minimum Order Quantity: 500 Seals
  • Price For Custom: Add $0.30/Seal
  • Ready To Ship 3 Weeks
Product Code $/Seal
  10 50 100 200 500 1,000
Add to Cart
Code: MS-C2.0-12R
Size: 2.0mm x 12 inch
$2.40 $1.90 $1.60 $1.10 $1.00 Call
Add to Cart
Code: MS-C2.0-36R
Size: 2.0mm x 36 inch
$2.75 $2.00 $1.75 $1.50 $1.40 Call
Add to Cart
Code: MS-C2.0-54R
Size: 2.0mm x 54 inch
While Supplies Last
$3.00 $2.25 $1.85 $1.75 $1.55 Call

Premium Cable Seal, 2.0 mm diameter (0.079 inch), Adjustable Length, Blue, Bag of 10, MS-C2.0-12B

Cable Seal

Specifications
Cable Type Adjustable Length
Locking Body Aluminum, Blue
Stock Imprint
  • "SECURED" Text
  • Unique Serial Number
  • Bar Code
Stock Imprint Color White
Packaging Bags of 10 seals

more info

Custom Imprint Options
  • Minimum Order Quantity: 500 Seals
  • Price For Custom: Add $0.30/Seal
  • Ready To Ship 3 Weeks
Product Code $/Seal
  10 50 100 200 500 1,000
Add to Cart
Code: MS-C2.0-12B
Size: 2.0mm x 12 inch
$2.40 $1.90 $1.60 $1.10 $1.00 Call

Add to Cart
Code: MS-C2.0-12B-SS
Stanless Steel Cable
Size: 2.0mm x 12 inch

$2.40 $1.90 $1.60 $1.10 $1.00 Call

Premium Cable Seal, 1.5 mm diameter (0.059 inch), Adjustable Length, Green, Bag of 10, MS-C1.5

Cable Seal

Specifications
Cable Type Adjustable Length
Locking Body Aluminum, Green
Stock Imprint
  • "SECURED" Text
  • Unique Serial Number
  • Bar Code
Stock Imprint Color White
Packaging Bags of 10 seals

more info View Video

Custom Imprint Options
  • Minimum Order Quantity: 500 Seals
  • Price For Custom: Add $0.30/Seal
  • Ready To Ship 3 Weeks
Product Code $/Seal
  10 50 100 200 500 1,000
Add to Cart
Code: MS-C1.5-12G
Size: 1.5 mm x 12 inch
$1.35 $1.27 $1.17 $0.96 $0.87 Call
Add to Cart
Code: MS-C1.5-36G
Size: 1.5 mm x 36 inch
$1.70 $1.59 $1.46 $1.42 $1.34 Call

Premium Cable Seal, 1.5 mm diameter (0.059 inch), Adjustable Length, Red, Bag of 10, MS-C1.5

Cable Seal

Specifications
Cable Type Adjustable Length
Locking Body Aluminum, Red
Stock Imprint
  • "SECURED" Text
  • Unique Serial Number
  • Bar Code
Stock Imprint Color White
Packaging Bags of 10 seals

more info

While Supplies Last

 

Custom Imprint Options
  • Minimum Order Quantity: 500 Seals
  • Price For Custom: Add $0.30/Seal
  • Ready To Ship 3 Weeks
Product Code $/Seal
  10 50 100 200 500 1,000

Add to Cart
Code: MS-C1.5-36R
Size: 1.5 mm x 36 inch

While Supplies Last

$1.70 $1.59 $1.46 $1.42 $1.34 Call

Standard Cable Seal, 1.8 mm diameter (0.071 inch), Fixed Length, White, Bag of 10, MS-C1.8A-48W

Cable Seal

Transitioning to MS-C1.8B-48W

Specifications
Size 1.8 mm x 48 inch
Cable Type Fixed Length
Locking Body Plastic (ABS), White
Stock Imprint
  • "SECURED" Text
  • Unique Serial Number
  • Bar Code
Stock Imprint Color Black
Packaging Bags of 10 Seals

more info Add to Cart Code: MS-C1.8A-48W

Qty (Seals) Qty (Bags) $/Seal $/Bag Total
10 1 $2.75 $27.50 $27.50
50 5 $2.40 $24 $120
100 10 $2.15 $21.50 $215
200 20 $1.95 $19.50 $390
500 50 $1.65 $16.50 $825
1,000 100 Call Call Call

Standard Cable Seal, 1.2 mm diameter (0.047 inch), Adjustable Length, White, Bag of 10, MS-C1.2

Cable Seal

While Supplies Last

Specifications
Cable Type Adjustable Length
Locking Body Plastic, White
Stock Imprint
  • Unique Serial Number
  • Bar Code
Stock Imprint Color Black
Packaging Bags of 10 Seals

more info Hologram Sticker Video

Product Code $/Seal
  10 50 100
Add to Cart
Code: MS-C1.2-36W
Size: 1.2 mm x 36 inch
$1.10 $1.00 $0.90

Navaloop Bolt Seal & Cable Seal Combination, Fixed Length, White, Bag of 10, MS-BC-03

Cable Seal

The Navaloop MS-BC-03 is a fixed length bolt seal and cable seal combination. The cable provides added security when wrapped around the keeper bars of a truck trailer or shipping container to secure both doors.

The bolt and locking mechanism have matching serial numbers and the brand name "NAVATECH" in black ink. The bolt seal on the Navaloop has an anti-spin feature.

The current ISO standard for bolt seals requires bolt seals to have a minimum dimension of 18 mm (0.709 in) on the head and locking mechanism The Navaloop bolt seal does not meet this requirement. And the cable diameter is 1.8 mm, which is less than the C-TPAT minimum of 3.5mm. Still, the Navaloop is a proven security seal that is acceptable for domestic shipments.

If you need a bolt/cable type seal that is ISO rated, our DualGuard Bolt Seal & Cable Seal is compliant with the current ISO standard ISO17712:2013.

If used to wrap the cable around the locking rods on a truck trailer, confirm the clearance between the locking rods and door is at least 0.7715 in (19.6 mm). This minimum clearance is needed to pass the lock behind the locking rods.

View Video Add to Cart Code: MS-BC-03

Specifications
Product Code MS-BC-03
Compliance Rating Produced In C-TPAT Rated Facility
Color White
Cable Galvanized Steel - 48 in Long, 0.07 in Diameter (1.8 mm)
Bolt 7 mm Diameter Steel Bolt; 9.5 mm Overall with Plastic Covering
Bolt Head Dimensions 16.5 mm (0.65 in) x 31.2 mm (1.23 in) x 8.2 mm (0.32 in)
Lock Dimensions 19.6 mm Diameter (0.7715 in) x 48.5 mm Tall (1.9 in)
Packaging Sold In Bags of 10 Seals
Cable Locking Type Fixed Length
Tensile Break Strength 970 lbs
Stock Imprint
  • "NAVATECH" Text
  • Unique Serial Number
Stock Imprint Color Black
Weight 1.9 lbs
Full Case Quantity 100 Seals
Case Dimensions
  • Length: 16 in (406.4 mm)
  • Width: 9 in (228.6 mm)
  • Height: 6 in (152.4 mm)
Case Weight 19 lbs
Additional Photos

Qty (Seals) Qty (Bags) $/Seal $/Bag Total
10 1 $4.00 $40 $40
50 5 $3.00 $30 $150
100 10 $2.50 $25 $250
500 50 $1.99 $19.90 $995
1,000 100 $1.90 $19 $1,900
2,000 200 Call Call Call

Standard Cable Seal, 6.0 mm diameter (0.236 inch), Adjustable Length, White, Bag of 10, MS-C6.0-45W

Cable Seal

While Supplies Last

Specifications
Size 6 mm x 45 inch
Cable Type Adjustable Length
Locking Body Plastic, White
Stock Imprint
  • "CGM" Text
  • Unique Serial Number
Packaging Bags of 10 Seals

One end of cable has a fixed stop (1.1 inch diameter). Thread the lock on the open end and cinch up until snug. There are matching serial numbers on both the fixed end and lock.

more info Add to Cart Code: MS-C6.0-45W - Reduced Pricing

Additional Photos

Cable seal on locking rods

Qty (Seals) Qty (Bags) $/Seal $/Bag Total
10 1 $1.25 $12.50 $12.50
50 5 $1.10 $11 $55
100 10 $0.95 $9.50 $95
200 20 $0.90 $9.00 $180
500 50 $0.85 $8.50 $425
1,000 100 Call Call Call

Standard Cable Seal, 3.0 mm diameter (0.118 inch), Adjustable Length, White, Bag of 10, MS-C3.0-14W

Cable Seal

While Supplies Last

Specifications
Size 3 mm x 14 inch
Cable Type Adjustable Length
Locking Body Plastic, White
Stock Imprint
  • "CGM" Text
  • Unique Serial Number
Packaging Bags of 10 Seals
Inventory 80 Seals Remaining as of Apr 23, 2015

Add to Cart Code: MS-C3.0-14W

Qty (Seals) Qty (Bags) $/Seal $/Bag Total
10 1 $2.25 $22.50 $22.50
50 5 $1.55 $15.50 $77.50

Premium Cable Seal, 5.0 mm diameter (0.196 inch), Adjustable Length, Red, Bag of 10, MS-C5.0-12R

Cable Seal

While Supplies Last

Specifications
Size 5 mm x 12 inch
Cable Type Adjustable Length
Locking Body Aluminum, Red
Stock Imprint
  • "CGM" Text
  • Unique Serial Number
Stock Imprint Color White
Packaging Bags of 10 Seals

Add to Cart Code: MS-C5.0-12R

Qty (Seals) Qty (Bags) $/Seal $/Bag Total
10 1 $1.75 $17.50 $17.50
50 5 $1.60 $16 $80
100 10 $1.50 $15 $150
200 20 Call Call Call

Typical Applications

Truck Seals

Truck Trailer Seals

Truck Seals

Locking Rods (Keeper Bars) Only

Truck Seals

Seal Any Hasp

Truck Seals

DualGuard for Locking Rods and Handle Latch

Truck Seals

Alternate Navaloop Installation on trailer

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For Questions and Ordering Information, Please Contact:
Brian Cramer Brian Cramer
Sales & Customer Service
(800) 336-6636 ext 4211
email: bcramer@novavisioninc.com
Craig Bailey Craig Bailey
Sales & Customer Service
(419) 354-1427 ext 4219
email: cbailey@novavisioninc.com
Questions? Need Help?
Questions? Need Help?
Brian Cramer
Brian Cramer
Sales & Customer Service
(800) 336-6636 ext 4211
Craig Bailey
Craig Bailey
Sales & Customer Service
(419) 354-1427 ext 4219