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American Casting & Manufacturing Seals To Prevent Meter and Utility Theft

June 27, 2016

It is hard to believe but every year in the US, 6 billion dollars’ worth of electricity is stolen, and equally vast volumes of other utilities like gas, potable water and even broadband connectivity are misappropriated. This kind of theft takes a major toll on the economic health of the nation and the costs are passed on to users and taxpayers.

Traditional Measures to Safeguard Meters & Utilities:

Seals and locks have not managed to keep up with the technological advancement of the pliers and pickers that can lay open even the most specialized protective measures. In short, it is difficult to guarantee that enclosures housing meters and supply points of utilities can stay untampered.

There are alternative seals and locks that use biometrics like fingerprints and eyeball patterns to allow access. But it is not a financially feasible proposition to install such advanced units everywhere.

This is the reason why American Casting and Manufacturing has come up with unique cup seals and padlock seals that are simple to implement and cost effective but require considerable application of force to tamper with or break.


The Cup Seal Bolt and Fastener Head Protectors & Padlock Seals:

The Cup Seal Bolt and Fastener Head Protector is an ingenious solution. It prevents access to critical joints and screws that must to be loosened if meters and utility points are to be manipulated. The set comes with two bits – the back piece has a strategically positioned hole through which the screw should be inserted into the intended orifice and then tightened with the required torque. The front can be simply clicked in place and the self-locking mechanism kicks into action.  The only way to loosen or tamper with the protected screw is by distorting the cup seal unit thereby revealing obvious tampering.

The classic copolymer plastic padlock seal is no fuss and comes in a number of custom and popular colors. The sliding motion to engage the lock is exceptionally smooth and the unit combines all the advantages of a traditional padlock with that of a disposable seal. There is space for inputting details like the name of the padlock installer and any warnings that might deter parties with malicious intent. The only way to release the lock is to cut the seal and again this sends a clear message of tampering.

American Casting and Manufacturing seals are built to last. But they do not believe in complicating the life of the users with several tiny parts that must be tracked for safety. The products are self-contained and hardy, ideal for preventing electricity and utility thefts, many of which transpire only because the target is vulnerable and open to access.  Visit our website to view all the seals products we offer.

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