Sealing in safety

The importance of tamper evidence

From the earliest civilizations to the present, seals have provided evidence of unauthorized access.

What important information can we gather from tamper evidence? Some considerations are:

  • Identify all feasible methods of unauthorised access into the sealed area/container. In addition to the primary means of entry, also consider secondary or ‘back door’ methods.
  • Identify type of tampering, what level of knowledge, materials or equipment.
  • Improve the tamper resistance by making tampering more difficult.
  • Add tamper-evident features to help indicate the existence of tampering.
  • Educate consumers to be aware of tampering.
  • Ensure that the window of opportunity to tamper is minimised.
  • Ensure that the time available for tampering is decreased.

Prehistoric evidence indicates that people have always been concerned with detecting whether others have tampered with their belongings. Early human beings may have swept the ground in front of their dwellings to detect trespassers’ footprints. At least 7,000 years ago, intricate stone carvings were pressed into clay to seal jars and later, writing tablets.

Using a Locksecure tamper evident seal is the most secure way to ensure that people are not messing with your things.

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