Evigia Develops Disposable Tamper-proof Electronic Container Seal

Evigia Systems, with partial funding provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, is contributing innovative sensor technology and expertise to the development of a disposable tamper-proof electronic bolt seal for use in securing and tracking maritime and intermodal containers in storage and transit.

The patent-pending disposable bolt seal provides shippers with electronic records and real-time alerts in compliance with ISO 17712:2013 standards for classification, acceptance, and withdrawal of mechanical seals used on freight containers in international commerce.

The easy-to-use electronic bolt seal minimizes the cost and complexity of conforming to ISO standards for installation and inspection. It also comes in a reusable version. The seal employs multiple measures to become tamper-proof:

  1. it detects, records, and reports breach attempts;
  2. it cannot be disassembled or reassembled without inspection; and
  3. it cannot be replaced by a duplicate or mimicked.

The seal prototype, with an accompanying mobile phone app, works with integrated near-field communication (NFC) as well as Bluetooth technology.

To learn more about Evigia’s role in developing the tamper-proof electronic container bolt seal, please contact Michael Young at +1-734-302-1140 or mjyoung@evigia.com.