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Security Seals and Locks

With the rise in containerized cargo theft - the crime of choice for many organized crime groups - there has been an explosion in the types and models of security seals and locks. While each is advertised as the best or most cost-effective, how is a shipper to know which are truly the best and, of the many types available, which to use for what purpose?

This bulletin, a primer on all of these issues - and more - discusses the differences between security seals, locks, locking seals and electronic seals. Common methods used to defeat seals and locks, and specific recommendations for the secure shipment of outbound and inbound goods, are also covered.