Most caulking and construction materials are easily tampered with or “pickable”. Pickable meaning, the ability of the material to be interfered with to the point of removal, for uses other than what they were intended. Typical flexible sealants which are usually based on urethane or silicone chemistries can be pulled away to expose a joint.
Security sealants, often referred to as "tamper-proof" or “tamper-resistant”, differ from ordinary sealants in hardness and tensile strength making it more difficult to cut, dig into or pull out of a joint.
Because no movement capability is sometimes unacceptable, but tamper “resistance” is still a requirement, a new class of sealants was needed. To fill the gap Pecora has formulated materials which can be classified as tamper- resistant as opposed to tamper proof.
DynaFlex and DynaFlexSC can be classified as having limited movement capability and can be used in properly designed joints performing as both a moving joint and providing an acceptable level of tamper resistance. DynaPoxy EP-1200 is used in high security areas where a harder material is required and flexibility is less important.
Why Use Security Sealants?
Protect building inhabitants, including children, patients and residents - as well as the building - with safe and reliable Pecora security sealants.
Security sealants contain the properties to prevent idle tampering and vandalism that can endanger children, patients and citizens. In addition to safety,
the use of security sealants present many benefits from an economic perspective:
- Decreased risk of lawsuits
- Decreased maintenance costs
- Increased service periods of sealants
- Decreased replacement costs