Unisto Reuseable Electronic Seals Ideal for Coming Harsh Winter - Extensively Tested in Finnish and Swedish Winters

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The Crypta® range of reuseable electronic seals are ideal for coping with the severe winter conditions being predicted for the UK and Europe.

The Crypta® reuseable electronic seals are ideal for coping with the severe winter conditions being predicted for the UK and Europe. These seals from Unisto Electronic Seals have been fully tested by independent test houses to BS2011 standards for being able to withstand the attacks of freezing water, salt and dust that occur when mounted on a vehicle. Moreover, the seals were extensively tested last winter by companies in Sweden and Monten, Finland’s biggest haulier serving the bulk feed sector.

The seals have two key advantages over rival offerings that become particularly important in the challenging conditions of winter. First, the product is completely sealed and filled with an inert potting compound, unlike mechanical devices, so that nothing can get inside to affect its operation. Second, the seal number is displayed via the integral illuminated display making it very easy to read in dark or dimly lit conditions of winter – no fiddling with a torch to try and see the numbers.

The proof of their robustness was confirmed by the Swedish tests when seals travelled thousands of kilometres each day during the depth of winter. “Despite temperatures that dropped into deep subzero -- often minus 40 degrees Celsius, they worked perfectly all the time and the locking mechanism was easy to operate even with thick gloves on,” according to one of the companies that was testing them.

Monten’s Managing Director, Kaj-Erik Monten, added, “We wanted a system that is not only easy to use and compliant with the new legislation in this country but can also be used when operating throughout the rest of Europe. The seals from Unisto were trialled to see if they could stand up to our winter conditions. They worked faultlessly so we equipped our entire fleet of vehicles.”

The Crypta seals are based on Unisto’s award winning, re-usable electronic seal system. The unit automatically generates a four-digit random seal number every time it is closed and also records the time and date of each opening and closing, storing details of the past 50 operations in its memory. Thus, at any time, the integrity of the load can be verified by checking that the original seal number from the initial loading operation is unchanged. The life expectancy of the unit is between six and eight years depending on the operation usage pattern, enabling it to easily pay for itself compared to the costs of disposable seals.

About Unisto

Founded as Stoffel and Co. in Horn Switzerland, in 1926, Unisto specialises in solutions that guarantee the security and authenticity of products and brands from manufacturing origin to point of sale.

An international company, Unisto has a reputation for innovative design. Close collaboration with customers and industry specialists drives the introduction of unique products in response to identified market needs, using the latest materials and technology.

Unisto Electronic Seals, formerly Encrypta, has a history of nearly twenty years of being the pioneers of re-usable electronic sealing systems that are used by most of the leading retailers and distribution companies in the UK as well as being used by companies around the world.

The Unisto name is a symbol of originality and authenticity around the world, assisting our clients to:

  •      Clearly identify and enhance the image of their products and company
  •     Protect goods, premises and sensitive equipment or information against tampering and theft

For further information, please contact:

Unisto Electronic Seals, Waterside Court, Albany Street, Newport, South Wales NP20 5NT, Great Britain. Tel: +44 (0)1633 859859. Fax: +44 (0)1633 859755


Nigel Robson, Vortex PR, Island House, Forest Road, Forest, Guernsey GY8 0AB, UK.

Tel:    +44 (0) 1481 233080

Crypta and GateTrak are registered trademarks of Unisto Electronic Seal. All other trademarks are acknowledged.


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