The Solution for Shipping Container Security

More than a seal. More than just a lock, the Sealock is both, and then some. By affixing to the container’s keeper bars, Sealock prevents the doors from swinging open. And because it is a complete sealing and locking system, removing the Sealock means that the all-important seal must also be removed. The payoff: making containers tamper-proof.

Made of 2″ wide steel that is ¼” thick, the Sealock requires two cuts and two tools to remove. This need for both a power cutting tool such as an angle grinder and a cable cutter prevents break-ins by thieves who generally do not carry such sophisticated tools with them. Any tampering with the Sealock removes the seal from the container, making both the Sealock and the container itself virtually tamper proof.

The Sealock Video

In 1997, the Sealock’s inventor presented a video to the National Cargo Security Council in Washington, D.C. which depicted the ease with which a container could be broken into without leaving behind telltale evidence. Here’s what Dr. Roger Johnston of Los Alamos National Laboratories’ Vulnerability Assessment Team had to say about that video:

“The Sealock video is an accurate and intelligent depiction of the main vulnerabilities of trucks and cargo containers using conventional security measures.”

How Would A $48,000 Loss Affect Your Company?

In 1996, a company in Paraguay discovered cargo missing from their container. The insurance company denied their claim because the container had arrived with the seal intact. A consultant from Sealock Security Systems, Inc. examined photos of the container before opening, during unloading, etc. He noticed that the one bolt head that matters – the one that affixes the sealed handle to the innermost right-hand keeper bar – was rusted, whereas all the others were not. These photos, which showed clear evidence of tampering, were sent to the insurance company. The insurance company paid the $48,000 claim without putting up even the slightest argument!

Locking Bars Are Not The Answer

Locking bars and barrier devices provide only a false sense of security. Once removed, their absence is likely to go unnoticed because the container’s primary seal would still be intact and affixed. Sadly, however, a conventional seal, no matter how strong or intelligent, only ensures that the door handle has not moved away from the door. It does NOTHING to keep the doors from being opened and closed again.

The Sealock Solution

The Sealock’s steel bar and bracket are covered in a baked-on enamel “powder coat” that is textured and two-tone black/silver. An insider who might try to cut the bar and then weld it back together to hide the evidence, would face a very difficult if not impossible undertaking that would require significant time and effort. This tamper-indicative feature is exclusive to the Sealock and protected by U.S. Patent number 6,536,815. The use of a cable seal to simultaneously seal the container and lock the security bar is also exclusive to the Sealock and patent protected under U.S. Patent number 6,331,022. The seal portion may be bar-coded.

As you can see, only Sealock provides a total solution. Sealock locks the container door AND seals the container door with one device. If the lock is broken, the seal is removed, so the break in is easily detected.

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