Security Seal Awareness : Global Threats Comparison
In the modern world there is an importance and an acknowledgement for the need to have antivirus software to help protect us against web attacks such as malware, identity theft and online fraud. Every online user commits extra effort into ensuring that our antivirus is set to “auto update” and that we conduct virus scans on a frequent basis to give us a ‘piece of mind’ in terms of protections from the vast growing online threats of the future.
In comparison, it may come as a surprise that many companies with a need for supply chain security/protection, do not make an efforts to regularly look into the features of the security seals they choose for their supply chains. This means they are overlooking the benefits or potential risks their seals are adding to their supply chain vulnerability.
What Is A Security Seal?
Security seal features are precisely what distinguishes poorly designed security seals from unique and innovative security seal designs. Tamper resistance and tamper evidence features serve a real purpose, and they add value. The reason why Mega Fortris has grown to become the world’s second largest and fastest growing manufacturer of tamper evident security products is our proven dedication towards developing unique products designs that offer real value to the supply chain.
Why Use Security Seals?
Many seals are being developed to meet specific criteria for different applications, some of these criteria are defined by programs such a C-TPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) and other international requirements, but often the requirements for security seals are entirely defined by the application or specific situation in which the security seals are being used.
Within the logistics industry, a very large percentage of tampering of security seals occurs, even before the tote box, truck trailer or ocean container departs from its point of loading. Therefore, users of security seals harvets the benefits from utilizing security seals that are specifically designed to provide easy detection of pre tampering. In other words, security seals that provide easy identification of pre-tampering also serve the purpose of being “pilferage deterrent”.
Often, the cost difference between using a poorly designed security seal and a uniquely designed product that adds real value in the supply chain is only a few cents per seal, so a cost-benefit analysis will most likely prove that it pays to choose good security seal designs.
Mega Fortris is very successful because our entire product development process is focused on designing security seals in the latter category. Our products offer real value to the end users, by providing the highest level of tamper detection.
A seal is NOT just a seal!
The two primary purposes of a security seal are to resist tampering and provide proof of tampering.
The important challenge for the security seal industry is to continuously developing products that meet or exceed the requirements of the market while providing unique tamper detection features. Equally important is the challenge for security seal manufacturers to educate the users of security seals. This includes making educated choices on what security seals to use for different applications and situations, how to use them and what procedures should be implemented around the usage of the seals.
How Can Mega Fortris Help You?
Product quality, precise lead times, good customer service and cost competitive pricing are ALL important parameters, but what makes Mega Fortris truly different, is our uncompromising and unwavering focus on developing unique security seal designs that add value.
Mega Fortris believes in one word that drives us towards success… ‘Awareness’.
Through continuous research and development Mega Fortris strives to raise global awareness of the need for security seals and protecting the global supply chain.