No Residue Products

December 11, 2010 Comments off

By Nina Ozunal

If you are looking for a tamper evident security labels and tapes that is do not leave any residue when removed from surfaces you are in the right place. Revolutionary No Residue products are the best solutions for your business. No Residue labels have versatile adhesive that works on smooth glass like, metal, some plastics, and similar high energy surfaces.

The full potential of No Residue products shines through repeated re-application necessary in machines and security devices requiring periodic use, adjustments and calibration. No Residue products remain firmly in place between uses and leave no residue on the surface after removal during regular maintenance.

Some applications of No Residue products include:

  • Computer and electronic devices for warranty
  • Calibration control for electronic devices
  • Aviation – Cabinets and boxes-
  • Police departments
  • ATM and cash machines
  • Cabinets in the offices for security reasons
  • Hospitals and medical centers
  • Sensitive surfaces

Understanding our client’s demands for high performing products Terakom Enterprises Inc. offers customization of all Terabant products for almost a wide range of high performance applications. Our design department can provide you with the support to make it happen.

In addition to the unique security features, our No Residue labels also perform where durability, moisture, temperature, and solvent resistant bar code labeling is needed.

Labels are pre-printed with option of text, graphics, barcodes, sequential numbering, or your own unique data requirements.

As Terakom Enterprises Inc. we would like to help our customers to pick a right label type, printing, use any time, every time, always…

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Categories: Security Solution

Radio Frequency Identification: Making its Way to Tamper Evident Industry

July 22, 2010 Comments off

By Nina Ozunal

Known as early as 1940’s, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chips have gained an unexpected popularity in the 21st century. A far cry from their early beginnings as espionage tools, they have assumed a more practical and friendly role in the new century.

A popular application is RFID tag. In layman terms, RFID tag is a microchip broadcasting a signal to RFID reader to indicate its position. RFID with data makes it ready to be read. RFID reader’s antenna sends electromagnetic signals into RFID tag range. RFID tag’s antenna receives the electromagnetic signals in the range. By using the power either from reader’s electromagnetic field or its own internal battery RFID tag’s antenna sends radio waves back to the reader. Reader picks up the waves and interprets frequencies as meaningful data.

There are three types of RFID tags:

  • Active
  • Semi-passive
  • Passive

They differ in:

  • Power source
  • Broadcast frequency
  • Broadcast range
  • Production cost.

Active and semi-passive tags use internal batteries. They broadcast at high frequencies from 850 to 950 MHz approximately 100 feet to read. Passive tags do not use a battery. They use the reader as their power source. Range is approximately 20 feet.

In terms of production cost it all comes down to the size. Active and semi-active tags are bigger and more costly to produce. Passive tags are smaller and production costs lower. In average passive tags are produced in 10 to 50 cent range.

Ingenious application and low set up costs make RFID tags ideal for use in:

  • Tracking
  • Security
  • Transportation
  • Logistics
  • Animal identification
  • Inventory systems
  • Department stores
  • Stores (grocery, book, general etc.)
  • Government offices
  • Human identification
  • Passports
  • Schools
  • Universities
  • Museums
  • Social retailing
  • Sports
  • Access management
  • Tracking of persons and animals,
  • Tracking of goods
  • Toll collection
  • Contactless payment
  • Machine readable travel documents
  • Sensor networks
  • Location based services
  • Tracking sport verify authentication
  • Airport baggage tracking logistics
  • Tamper evident security industry

RFID tags are becoming particularly popular in tamper evident security industry. Due to small size, RFID chip can be placed on a tamper evident security bag and transmit the package information to reader. Each security bag has its own data in memory and be programmed with a broad range data.

To find out more about RFID tag tamper evident applications and solutions, contact Terakom Enterprises Inc.

Categories: RFID

Money and Tamper Evidence Industry

June 17, 2010 Comments off

By Nina Ozunal

Let’s face it-working with money is tough. Working at money transport security is even tougher. For 90% of global population, money is hard to come by and everyone wants it.  And sometimes means of getting it are far from legal. Sometimes money transports are treated like a local ATM, walk up, pull a fast one and make away with thousands and millions of hard earned dollars.

And that means no money with for wages of hard working people that depend on the money safely reaching its destination. No money for companies means no money for laborers working hard to feed and clothe their families and put their kid’s trough school. Money touches all facets of society. It is the bloodstream of the modern world. And without it we cannot survive.

This is why cash logistics service providers such as Garda are crucial. By combining tight security, carefully pre-screened and heavily trained security personnel with the latest in money, coin and valuables transport security solutions they make sure money gets to its intended destination.

To ensure safe transport, money, coins and valuables are packed in a sealed security bags, transferred to armored trucks and transported to final destination. To prevent security breaches from loading to delivery point, cash logistics service providers seal the bags and packages with tamper evident security tapes and labels that provide visual evidence of in process tapering. With variety of tamper proof security solutions to choose from, the most popular are certainly the most advanced innovations such as DNA and hidden message evident proofing.

Benefits to clients, cash logistics service providers and the community are significant.

The clients can rest east by knowing that their assets and cash flow are protected, security programs enhanced and theft risks and costs reduced.

Cash logistics service providers gain an edge over competitors’ trough latest tamper evident technology. An edge that means- more clients, more contracts, more revenue, better reputation and an increasingly leading role in cash logistics service provider market.

And for the rest of us, there is a peace of mind that our paycheck will not be late and that our job is secure.

Tamper evident industry comes through once again, making this world just a little bit better and just that much safer.

For the latest solutions for cash logistics service providers consult Terakom Enterprises today!

Categories: Security Solution

Tamper Evident Solutions for Bag Applications

April 29, 2010 Comments off

By Nina Ozunal

While many tamper evident solutions exist for glass, metal, paper, plastic and carton surfaces, a special class of tamper evident products is used for plastic bags. Plastic bags are used in variety of industries for shipping, transport and storage of a great variety of products, from money to retail products to biohazard materials. Due to wide range of applications, plastic bags are a convenient packaging medium in banking, medicine, pharmaceutical, criminology, investigation and air security sectors. With respect to sensitivity of practices, goods and materials involved, their conjunction with reliable tamper evident and anti–counterfeiting measures is essential. The requirement is conveniently filled by tamper evident tapes, which added to bags creates an affordable, customizable and reliable product for global industries. The resulting tamper evident packaging system, which, based on its intrinsic qualities, intended use, industry and a degree of customization, is divided into following few categories:

  1. Biohazard bags
  2. Deposit bags
  3. Vault bags
  4. Evidence bags
  5. Duty free bags
  6. Coin bags
  7. Single pocket bags

Each is designed for a particular task in targeted industry sector. All are a functional combination of a pliable plastic bag and built in tamper evident tape with hidden tamper evident features that activate when tape is removed from bag surface. Depending on use, tape to bag interface can be:

  1. Fold-over
  2. Flat

While the way in which tape is applied to bag differs, both have the same self-sealing mechanism and security features such as heat and cold tamper evident protection and hidden messages. While most customers opt for a standard “Void” and “Opened” message, tamper evident industry supports a great variety of customized messages supported in a great number of languages. Tampering attempts such as subjecting a bag to cold and/or heat in order to remove the tape from the bag surface reveal a hidden message that varies according to the tampering method used. Once displayed hidden message is permanent and acts as reliable and easy visual inspection tamper evidence indicating package security has been breached. Early detection provides companies worldwide with millions in saved costs resulting from security breaches consequences.

Keeping in line with emerging challenges tamper evidence industry keeps coming up with new ways to provide increased security solutions. From thermo chromic ink to self wounding features there seem to be end in tamper evident custom solutions for bag applications. With innovation pool just starting to become harvested, the opportunities are really limitless and future for industries depending on tamper evident packaging solutions bright.

To find out the right tamper evident packaging solution for your business contact Terabant today!

Categories: Security Solution

Medical Industry: Our Priority

April 17, 2010 Comments off

By Nina Ozunal

We can never be too careful where medicine is concerned. It is an industry with the smallest margin of errors. Medical errors cost lives and all lives are precious. It is an essential system that permeates all facets of professional and personal life. Medicine is in business of keeping us healthy and alive.

Due to stakes involved, medicine cannot afford mistakes such as medicine tampering. It cannot work with malfunctioning equipment and contaminated surgical devices. It cannot use malfunctioning incubators, life support systems, compromised anesthesia, contaminated syringes, blood workup and test result samples. Everything must be in top shape. It goes even further.  Patient privacy must be preserved at all costs. All medical history must be kept private.  Wanting to do so and dealing with the world where tampering, theft and terrorism have gone high wire poses a significant challenge.

But fear not. Medical industry takes strong and definite measures to make sure this does not happen. It a service sector most open to tamper evidence security systems. Not just that it is willing and ready to use the various solutions offered it takes great length to provide logistic backing to implementation of new security solutions.  There are a good number of well-defined legislatures, guidelines, requirements, conditions and criteria put in place to regulate the use of tamper security products in medical field.

Strict rules exist for tamper evident packaging products application for OTC’s, complementary medicines, prescription medicines, medical devices and twopiece hard gelatin capsule products.  Not just anything will do. Tamper evident products must meet certain criteria for packaging, innovation level, labeling and intended use.

Products currently deemed accepted  by medical industry are film wrappers, blister or strip packs, bubble packs, heat shrink bands or wrappers, foil, paper or plastic pouches, bottle mouth inner seals, tape seals, breakable caps, sealed metal tubes or plastic blind-end heat sealed tubes, aerosol containers, cardboard cartons, and  in-built tamper-evident controls. Even then they are a subject to ongoing internal validation, annual review and changes to acceptable criteria to assure peak performance.

Tamper evident products that do not meet the criteria are rejected. Some examples are tape seals with permanent adhesives, paper, thermal plastic, polystyrene foam bottle seals and cellulose wet shrink seals of sealed cartons.

It does not stop there. Due to amount of shipping and distribution that goes on in medical industry globally, tamper evident solutions are needed and used for distribution and shipping.

With such thigh control, medical industry stands to gain the most from tamper evident industry innovations. Thankfully tamper evident industry keeps coming up with new innovative products targeted to medical industry. From new label and tape technologies to new way of delivering tamper evident messages and taking new requirements in stride.

Medical industry has you back. We have Medical Industry’s back. And together we make this world a little bit safer for everyone.

For more information on new and innovative tamper evident security products and solutions, contact Terabant today.

Categories: Medical Industry

Chemical Industry: Safety in a Test Tube!

April 8, 2010 Comments off

By Nina Ozunal

Chemical industry is a major driving force behind our economy. Without chemistry there is no life. Chemical products and solutions have found their way in our everyday life and they are there to stay. New innovations, new technologies, more potent products are all paving the way to the top- who will come up with stronger chemical industry.  It is not all self-serving. Disinfectants, cleaning and antiseptic solutions, new polymers and materials, packaging and writing media and tools, tints, colors, films and bottles, all make our lives easier and better. To get there, many chemicals are used and majority is toxic and not user friendly.

Such potent products require safe handling and transport.  Increased safety is never overrated when dealing with heavy chemical solutions used in everyday chemical production. There are chemicals out there that should be kept out of environment and out of contact with general population.

Thankfully, chemical industry is a serious worker. Industry experts work hard every day to prevent toxic spills, pollution and chemical exposure. Safe transport remains on high alert at all times. There are, however, always unforeseen events, accidents and yes even terrorism. Taken to a chemical level it can cause real problems, habitat erosion and poisoning.

To level out the playing filed and protect unsuspecting consumer and environment, chemical industry leaders are pouring more and more of their hard earned revenue into advanced security solutions. New ways to prevent product tampering have been steadily incorporated into chemical industry trough dedicated attempts to minimize threats. Tamper evidence applications are extending from use in plastic bags, to paper, plastic and yes even metal packaging and storage. Chemical equipment is delivered safely and technicians can breathe easier knowing that sterile test tubes really are delivered as such, so analysis can be performed with certainty and precision. As exact science chemistry has very small range for errors. And lives depend on reliable and clean results.

By providing the latest in tamper evidence solutions, from tamper evident tapes, labels and seals to tamper evident test tube closures, caps and lining to tamper evident food containers and home-test packaging, large tamper security companies are successfully meeting the need of chemical industry for higher transport and storage safety. Thanks to their efforts there is a new generation of tamper evident products custom tailored for chemical industry. The world can breathe easier knowing there are experts backing up safety promises of safe chemical transport and storage, chemical technicians can do their job reliably and confidently and the environment can stay safe, as long as tamper security industry is here. We deliver on our promises, from safety for a world or safety in a test tube – we can deliver.

For more information on tamper evident product solutions for chemical industry contact Terakom Enterprises Inc.

Categories: Chemical Industry

Security Shield: Tamper Evident Labels and Tapes in Pharmaceutical Industry

March 31, 2010 Comments off

By Nina Ozunal

Secure storage, transport and shipping of content sensitive products intended for human use and consumption is paramount.  The more sensitive the product and its application is, the higher the need for secure and reliable ways of preserving its original content and functionality. Nowhere is this more evident that in pharmaceutical industry. Whereas pharmaceutical industry provides a great variety of products, the most widely used are pharmaceutical medicines, prescriptions, OTC’s, natural medicines and vitamins. Medical pharmaceutical products are a core of our health system as such a fundamental component of both modern and traditional medicine. It is essential that such products are kept safe, effective, and of good quality.

Due to their intended administration trough oral, buccal, dental, nasal, ottic, ophtalmic, irrigation, topical and transdermal in humans, it is absolutely necessary to ensure preservation of the medical pharmaceutical products in peak manufactured condition in transition from production site to the consumer.  Failure to do so may result in a compromised product that could, depending on degree of tampering, potentially cause harm to the intended consumer, leading to lawsuits, investigations and incurred damages.

Global pharmaceutical market is a big business, bringing in billions of dollars in annual revenues, representing multinational consumer market across the world. Recent numbers indicate that it accounts for as much as 8% of world trade, averaging at $400 billion and raising. Such a big operation is never without problems.  Already there are world wide reports of pharmaceutical product security breaches, tampering, even theft, leaving consumer unsafe and companies struggling to attain increased security measures. As expected, pharmaceutical industry is taking the threat seriously, by commencing active implementation of new security systems and solutions.

Tamper security tapes and labels have proven to be a particularly well suited security solution for pharmaceutical industry.  The ease and wide range of application makes tamper security products an ideal and the most popular means of solving pharmaceutical industry security issues. With a great track record of effective theft and tampering prevention, use of tamper security products is becoming an increasing trend in pharmaceutical industry. In response to increasing threats, the rapidly changing and innovative tamper evident industry is rapidly adapting and coming up with newer and better security products for pharmaceutical application. The current offers range from seals, security bags, standard tamper resistant tapes and labels to specialized products such as tapes with colored and thermochromic ink, self wounding and self voiding products, holographic label coatings, tags with supplied UV or IR for high security applications, random serialization, to hidden messages, heat-sensitive and non-transfer products, covering a variety of media such as plastic, metal, paper and more. So diversified, tamper evident security products have a great variety of pharmaceutical applications in production,  storage and distribution stages, dealing with medical packaging, medical transport and shipping, medical storage and warehousing, as well as with medical storage containers, test tube samples, dangerous chemicals, medical cases and vials, computer hardware and software and office desk drawers security.

When consumer security is in question, tamper evidence security industry leaves no room for error, takes no prisoners and leaves nothing to chance. The tamper evidence industry shields pharmaceutical company and a consumer with uttermost consciousness. Always on guard, always there, always reliable. We are the new future of security system solutions. And we are here to stay.

For more information on tamper evidence security products, tapes and labels for pharmaceutical industry applications, you may consult, Terabant, a division of Terakom Enterprises Inc today.

Categories: Pharmaceutical