How to tell whether a security seal manufacturer is serious
In this blog we often talk about security seals, what they are for, what types there are, the sectors in which they are most used … However, we seldom talk about who is behind these small and important devices: the manufacturers of security seals. Because when you buy security seals it’s important to know be sure the security seal manufacturer is serious and trustworthy. We at Precintia suggest you consider eight key aspects that will help you to decide with total certainty. Let’s get started!
1. The first contact is key when choosing a security seal manufacturer
The more channels which are available for contacting the security seal manufacturer, the more well-established you will find it to be in the industry. A transparent and serious company does not hide telephone numbers, contact e-mail addresses or the addresses of its facilities.
Why would a security seal manufacturer have any qualms about facilitating communication with potential customers? All the same, if you should come across any outdated webs, with chaotic or contradictory information, it’s best to avoid them.
2. What is your background as a security seal manufacturer?
The experience accumulated by a company over the years is one of the finest letters of presentation, helping us to ensure that we are dealing with a serious manufacturer of security seals. The most experience it has, the more willing it will be to show it: for example, we at Precintia have more than 35 years of experience operating in this sector internationally.
The years of dedication reflect a capacity for adaptation and innovation that transcends eras and market fluctuations. Furthermore, this is a highly specialized field in which experience is a key positive feature to take into account when selecting a supplier of security seals and other passive security systems.
3. Are you familiar with the ins and outs of the sector?
The difference between a manufacturer of security seals and a manufacturer specializing in security seals is in the role it plays in the sector over and beyond creating and selling the actual devices.
If you are a regular reader of our blog, you will have already seen that we operate in a highly regulated sector in which the various regulations determine the future of security seals. They are the rules that establish what they should be like, and when and where they should be used. Therefore, in-depth knowledge of the regulations as well as taking part in creating them are signs that you are talking to a major player in this field.
4. Do you have any success stories that reflect your work with other customers?
The variety and extent of success stories with other clients are clear evidence that you are dealing with a serious manufacturer of security seals. Do not hesitate to ask for information about it: every serious company has plenty of success stories to its name, and will be delighted to share them with new customers.
Once they have shared them with you, analyze the initial requirement of that client (and its relevance to your own case), the solution provided by the security seal manufacturer, and even the effort made to adapt existing products and the final result.
5. Would you like some more information to advise and provide you with a quote?
We talked earlier about the ease of contacting the security seal manufacturer and about how important this is. A quick reaction is always a good sign. However, if you receive a quick quote, but which has inaccuracies or defects in the initial approach, be on your guard.An experienced and serious manufacturer will ask questions and find out more about your needs.
6. Does it offer customization options and is it adapted to the specific needs of the client?
There are many fields and many companies that need security seals in order to be able to operate. The manufacturers of security seals are up to date with the applications of the seals, but that does not prevent them from being open to new uses and special situations in which a new type of seal, a new approach, or a specific functionality is required. That is why considering the ability to adapt and any customization options are crucial at the time of choosing one security seal manufacturer rather than another.
7. Are the prices they handle reasonable?
To a certain extent, a high manufacturing volume and standardization of the most versatile types of seal allow for cost savings in quotes. If a security seal company gives you excessively low prices, be on your guard! One of two reasons: either they are manufacturing them with low quality materials that reduce their strength or there are details in the small print that they are not telling you and that will make the bill more expensive later on.
8. Does it provide details of the types of seals, the materials used and the way they work?
There is no greater value than transparency when selecting suppliers. No security seal manufacturer will stop to explain step by step the process they follow in their facilities to develop these passive security systems. However, they will certainly share information with you regarding the materials used to determine its quality, the type of product that best suits your needs and its special features. Therefore, having an up-to-date catalogue with relevant information is essential when identifying a serious manufacturer of security seals.
If you have come this far, you will already have eight keys that will determine your choice of security seal manufacturer. Is there any other aspect that concerns you? Do you still have any questions? Do not hesitate to contact us: we will be delighted to find the answers for you.