Miami, Florida – Ray Fernandez, Sealock’s Vice President of Sales, has announced that Sealock has received certification from the World Business Alliance for Secure Commerce (BASC) Organization for following the BASC Security Standards and fulfills the requirements of the organization in its Miami, Florida operations. With this certification, Sealock joins those companies which comply with the BASC Management and Security Control System from eighteen countries across the globe.
BASC (Business Alliance for Secure Commerce), is a business-customs partnership created to promote safe international trade in cooperation with governments and international organizations. Its mission is to facilitate and promote world trade by establishing and administrating global supply chain security standards and procedures, in partnership with business, governments, customs, law enforcement agencies and international business organizations. These standards are designed to help organizations in the development of Management and Security Control System concepts in international trade, which protect companies, their employees and any other person whose security might be affected by the activities performed by the organization.
Sealock produces Sealock Hybrid Devices, the first and only seals to be certified as valid antiterrorist devices by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security according to the requirements set by the Safety Act of 2002. They offer a dual function of both a “seal” and a “lock” for cargo containers. With one of these devices in place, any tampering with the cargo container’s door locking mechanism will be immediately noticeable on inspection. Each Sealock device makes use of a seal that, once removed, cannot be replaced. The seal prevents the containers’ doors from opening, so the methods of circumventing conventional seals are entirely eliminated. Sealock was invented in 1995, and has been granted 6 U.S. patents, won numerous awards, and gained widespread industry approval. Though its original purpose was to keep thieves from removing cargo from sealed containers, Sealock has proven to be valuable in preventing terrorists from putting WMD’s into well-sealed containers entering our ports.
In an ongoing effort to provide peace of mind to importers, exporters and freight forwarders, Sealock of Miami, Florida has also earned certification as a C-TPAT partner (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, the Dept. of Homeland Security’s partnership with the public). This puts Sealock alongside some of the country’s largest importers. Wal-Mart, JC Penney, Hewlett-Packard, Pfizer, Maersk Line, and many others have also gained C-TPAT acceptance. All of these companies use Sealock products to protect their containers.