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  • 23 Jul 2014

Label Lock achieves ISO 17712 certification

Label Lock products have achieved certification to the ISO 17712:2013 security seals standard.

Label Lock products are produced by Security Labels International and designed to ensure that nothing is added to or removed from packages or secure areas, and are often used to determine the secure integrity of aircraft, vehicles and buildings, as well as panels, cabinets and street furniture.

In what is believed to be an industry first, the full range of Label Lock security labels and tapes are now available to conform to the latest ISO17712:2013 ‘I’ standard for indicative seals, and are said to be the only security label and tape products worldwide manufactured to the new standard.

Security Labels International chose to update and improve the physical security at its manufacturing plant in Staffordshire, as well as undertaking 100 percent security vetting of all staff, to meet the new standard. 

New tamper evidence testing protocols have also been developed to systematically test product quality, and further improvements made in design and tamper evident performance to meet the exacting new standard.

The accreditation was only achieved following an external inspection by independent auditors who tested conformance of the products and business processes to the new standard as part of the company's existing UKAS accredited ISO9001:2008 quality assurance certification.

The decision to move towards certification of the new security seals standard was an easy one, said Adrian Steele, managing director of Midlands-based Security Labels International, part of the Mercian Labels Group, who said: ‘As a business, we are completely committed to the integrity and quality of our indicative security labels, and are constantly seeking ways in which we can improve, and demonstrate our determination to manufacture a world class product.

‘The Label Lock brand is the envy of the industry, so it seemed only natural to underline its popularity in the security sector with the benchmark security certification.’

Label Lock sales director Hugo Gell added: ‘We are completely dedicated to providing our international client base with the best product available. ISO17712 adds value to the product and confidence for our customers.

‘Security cannot be compromised. There are too many poor quality seals available in the marketplace, too much potential for counterfeiting. Label Lock is designed to perform better in every respect, lending reassurance to anyone who comes into contact with the leading brand of security seals.’