A bolt seal is a strong type of security seal that is applied for sealing transports. Bolt seals are one time useable and are often uniquely numbered. Because of their great breaking strength they also provide an extra layer of security. In this post you will learn more about bolt seals and their applications.
ISO 17712:2013 certified bolt seal
High security bolt seal
Most bolt seals are certified as ISO 17712:2013 high security seals. Certified high security seals are the standard for international freight and accepted by most customs around the world. They are CTPAT compliant as well, which means that they are accepted by US customs.
Application bolt seal
Bolt seals are often used for sealing (shipping) containers and are the most popular type of container seal. Their goal is to prevent manipulation and provide visible evidence to recipients if tampering has occurred. By uniquely numbering bolt seals to both pin and barrel, which is a requirement of many customs authorities, the recipient can check if the original bolt seal is still applied. Some security seals suppliers, such as Hoefon Security Seals, are able to add a digital code to streamline the process of transporting goods.
Most bolt seals can be applied by hand. Because of their great breaking strength a device like a bolt seal cutter is needed for removing or opening a bolt seal. Therefore bolt seals also are a measure of protection.
Bolt seals are the standard for sealing shipping containers
Alternatives for bolt seals
ISO 17712:2013 high security cable seals are suitable alternatives for bolt seals. Since they are certified as high security seals they are CTPAT compliant and accepted by most customs around the world for the international transport of goods. Cable seals have the advantage of being more flexible and are therefore more convenient in some situations.
Synonyms bolt seal
ISO 17712:2013 high security bolt seals are also referred as barrier seals. The term container seal is also often used for bolt seal, although a container seal can be another type of security seal as well, such as the aforementioned cable seals. Finally bolt seals are also called bolt locks.
Do you want to learn more? Then also read our articles about what is ISO 17712? and how to check if your security seals is CTPAT compliant?
About Hoefon Security Seals
Hoefon Security Seals is a certified producer of various types of security seals, such as bolt seals, cable seals and plastic seals. We provide high quality for very competitive prices and we ship worldwide. We are also an expert in manufacturing custom made seals. Do you need a custom security seal for your specific demands? Please feel free to contact us for more information or view our page about custom seals.