Top 5 Uses of Security Seals in Banks

Top 5 Uses of Security Seals in Banks

Posted by Steve Diebold

Tamper-evident mechanisms, such as security seals, are used to protect important materials and belongings from unauthorized access in a room, cabinet, car, or similar storage location. Commonly, people think of cargo shipping when referring to security seals. The truth is, the usage of security seals has a wide range that cannot be contained to one industry only. Security seals are used in almost, if not all, businesses. Among these is the banking business. Moreover, provided below are the top 5 uses of security seals in banks.

1. Security Seals for Money Transport

Most of the banking security seals are used in transit when it comes to transferring money between banks and the delivery services that cater to them. This money is commonly contained in bags and totes, sealed using a security seal, and transported by an armored vehicle.

Bag seals manufactured by AC&M are extensively utilized in this function. The PS-360, for instance, is a well-known plastic pull-up seal with a multi-point locking mechanism. This security seal has an additional tab for attaching a printed label to the seal, which is beneficial for tracking and recording shipment information, such as the bank name, serial numbers, barcodes, and more. It also contains a set of grasping teeth for bags whose seals may be adjusted or replaced. The seal's gripping teeth ensure that the opening doesn't come loose.

Aside from PS-360, the security seal model, DTZIP, is also preferable for bags that have heavy stacks of money. It has a long, heavy-duty pull-tight bag closure with a special steel locking tab for extra-large and heavy-duty bags.

Standard plastic pull-up seals, such as those offered by American Casting & Manufacturing, are the most commonly used seals for storing cash in totes and other specialized containers. In many cases, the kind of conveyance and the degree of marking required on the seal are the determining factors in selecting the proper seal. Plastic pull-up seals also come in a variety of colors and are recommended for use in almost all types of baggage.

2. Security Seals for ATMs

As the cash is dispensed, a portable cartridge is used to hold the money in the ATM. Designs vary, but all cartridges must be sealed once the money has been added. The seal is then checked when it is taken off and sent back to the place where the cartridge is loaded and taken care of. For the safekeeping of deposited cheques and cash, an equivalent container to a portable cartridge is used. This, too, is usually enclosed by security seals.

Furthermore, wire seals are the commonly used security seal on ATM cashiers. For this purpose, you can use the PSW97 wire seal, or alternatively, you can utilize aluminum crimp wire seals instead, which are commonly used when space is tight and an issue. Moreover, new security adhesive labels, similar to those used on petrol pump credit card readers, have lately been placed on money cassettes.

The controls and primary communication panels of certain ATMs are also protected by an internal seal. These are sometimes out of the way and can only be reached by specialized service workers, not the person who just puts in and takes out cartridges every day.

3. Security Seals for In Transit Documents

Aside from money, banking institutions are also required to transport sensitive and confidential papers and documents, comprising legal papers as well as negotiable papers such as checks. Like money, custom bags and totes with a sealed zipper are commonly used to transport them. Most of the seals provided at AC&M work well for this type of purpose. However, each bank or the courier has a particular liking when choosing. It’s a good thing that AC&M has a wide variety of security seals you can choose from. Among these options, using plastic padlock seals to secure a bag with important documents is the most straightforward and compact option. Pull-up plastic seals are also a close option.

4. Security Seals for In-house Storage

Storage drawers, cabinets, and other items in a bank's public and private areas are often locked with a key. But when it comes to storing a lot of things, there are securely sealed bigger places or fixtures that are often used. Controlled access is provided by smooth pull tight security seals, which enables the bank to keep an exact record of when and by whom it was accessed. Such precious and negotiable papers as checks and money orders are stored in these units. In addition, they may also contain confidential corporate documents or private customer records.

5. Security Seals for Private Banking

Banks that maintain trusts for their customers have vaults and other secured areas where they keep personal belongings that are not visible to the general public. The bank has custody of these things and keeps them on its premises. Sealing or labelling some of these costly items is necessary to ensure that they will not be tampered with. Private banking properties in trust are a significant element of the bank's distinctive services, even though they are hidden and little-known.

Contact Us For More Information!

Please get in touch with us if you have any queries regarding our seals or would like more information on how seals may be used in banking. From government and utilities to military and commercial organizations, AC&M services a wide range of seal users across the world. We encourage you to take advantage of our 110 years of combined business experience and vast knowledge base. To help you out, we may provide samples, price information, and other forms of assistance at your request.

During regular business hours, you may get in touch with a knowledgeable seal application specialist. You can get in touch with us at our headquarters and factory: If you're in the United States, you may reach us at 1-866-825-3320 or 516-349-7010, which are both toll-free numbers. See for locations beyond the United States.