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Managing Your Security Seal Protocol

Companies are advised to develop a written framework detailing key responsibilities and duties of the assigned personnel who will be handling the seals. Constant monitoring and proper documentation the distribution of security seals will ensure that your brand and your goods are secured against pilferage and theft.


The selection of a suitable security seal should be based on key factors such as current security practices, value of asset in transit, type of sealing application and environmental considerations.

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Upon arrival at the designated location, the seals have to be visually inspected to ensure that they have not been compromised en route. Once confirmed, the seals should be stored in a secure area that is only accessible by authorized personnel.

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The retrieval of seals from the storage area should be restricted to authorized personnel who will maintain a log of outbound seals. Information regarding time of release, seal description, application, vehicle number and identity of the person installing the seals has to be recorded before the security seal is allowed to leave the storage location.

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Prior to application, the user should conduct visual inspection of the seal and locking area. Once a “click” sound is heard when the seal is locked, gently pull the seal apart to ensure that the locking mechanism has been properly engaged

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Upon arrival at the destination, the seal has to be visually inspected for any irregularities or tamper marks. Any errors or discrepancies should be reported and documented with photographs or video immediately.

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Seals should be destroyed after use to prevent fraudulent use of old seals to tamper with other seals of the same model.

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