Carrier Transicold develops security solutions

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Carrier Transicold is offering a new line of industrial-strength cargo security devices designed to provide fleets and owner-operators a first line of defense against theft. Each of the four locking systems – the Sealock, the Enforcer adjustable lock, the Enforcer Air Cuff lock and the Enforcer king pin lock – is designed to deter thieves in a different way.

“Seventy percent of goods in the U.S. are moved by truck, and the economic impact of cargo theft in the U.S. alone has been estimated in the tens of billions of dollars annually,” says Ralph Bott, general manager of Carrier Transicold’s Performance Parts Group, based in Syracuse, N.Y. “In addition to lost cargo, costs include equipment downtime, time spent handling claims and increased insurance, all of which can significantly affect profitability.”

Responding to growing customer demand, Carrier says its new security lineup includes:

  • Sealock Model SU205, a single-use device that makes any truck or trailer virtually tamper-proof. Designed to both lock and seal, it is compliant with the voluntary industry-government Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and exceeds ISO/PAS 17712:2005 and ASTM F 1157 standards;
  • Enforcer adjustable lock, a reusable lock made of chrome-plated steel with a cast iron locking component. It fits around trailer keeper bars and can be adjusted in half-inch increments to provide a tight fit. The design conceals the shackle of its Abloy high-security padlock, protecting it from physical attack;
  • Enforcer Air Cuff lock, which completely encases the air valves in the tractor cab, preventing truck and trailer brakes from being released. Portable and easy to use, according to the company, the device is made with impact-resistant material and includes a keyed Abloy lock cylinder; and
  • Enforcer king pin lock, which provides security for dropped trailers by preventing unauthorized hookups. This lock is made of a cast iron steel alloy to resist physical attacks from bolt cutters, sledgehammers or crowbars. It includes a keyed Abloy lock cylinder.
  • Carrier says the Enforcer locks can be keyed differently, keyed alike or keyed to a master system, providing complete flexibility. For more information, go to www.trucktrailer.carrier.com.