ShockWatch Labels impact indicators

Deter mishandling and reduce damage related costs to your products. Indicate when the packaging has been exposed to a potentially damaging impact during transit or in storage. ShockWatch Labels are tamperproof, mechanically activated devices that turn bright red when an impact occurs.

ShockWatch Labels have an omni directional impact response.

ShockWatch Labels Impact Indicators

Deter mishandling and reduce damage related costs to your products. Indicate when the packaging has been exposed to a potentially damaging impact during transit or in storage.

ShockWatch impact labels are tamperproof, mechanically activated devices. They turn bright red when an impact occurs over the g force threshold of the ShockWatch label. Shockwatch Impact Labels have an omni directional impact response.

Selecting the most suitable ShockWatch Impact Label indicators

Available in five sensitivities (g forces), as indicated by the five different colours. Simply match the sensitivity of the ShockWatch Label to the level of impact the product and packaging can withstand. This should be done according to any non operating shock specifications that the product may have. Or, select a ShockWatch Label based on the mass and size of your shipment from our ShockWatch Label Selection Guide below.

ShockWatch Impact Labels visually deter and detect mishandling

The ShockWatch Impact Labels mount to the exterior of packaging of a shipment. It visually alerts everyone involved in the handling of the package that additional care is required. If mishandling occurs during the shipment and handling cycle, the Shockwatch Label serves as a permanent record of mishandling.

If a package has not been mishandled, the circular indicator in the centre of the ShockWatch Label will remain white. If the package has been dropped, the indicator will show full or partial red colouration. Any red in the ShockWatch Label impact indicators window alerts receivers to inspect the package for any potential damage.

Economical solution to reduce your damage related costs

ShockWatch Labels impact indicators offer an economical solution to prevent damage during product transit.

Indicate when mishandling has occurred with ShockWatch Impact Labels

The ShockWatch Impact Labels impact indicators are not indicators of damage, they are an indicator of mishandling. If a shipment arrives at a destination with an activated ShockWatch Label, the receiver should immediately note any visible damage to the shipment. Open the package and inspect for any damage to the goods.

Using ShockWatch Impact Labels to determine if any damage to the product may have occurred requires in house drop testing. This will ascertain the ShockWatch Label which is most suitable. This may lead to reducing the number of inspections that may have to be performed by the end user.


  • Energy and Utilities
  • Packaging/Crating
  • Telecommunications Equipment
  • Furniture and Fixtures
  • High Tech Equipment
  • Scientific Instruments
  • Medical Devices
  • Auto and Truck Parts
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Art
  • Glass
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Aerospace Components
  • Defense Components
  • Small Distribution Transformers
  • Musical Instruments/Equipment
  • Construction Fixtures
  • Appliances

ShockWatch Impact Label Selection Guide

There are two things you need to know to begin selecting a ShockWatch Label impact indicator sensitivity. The information you need to know is shipment size (m³) and weight (kgs).

The selection guide should always be used as a starting point only. The label that will be best suited to your application will also take into account product fragility and packaging.

Shockwatch Labels and ShockDot Selection Guide
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A Complete ShockWatch Impact Labels Damage Prevention Program

The ShockWatch Program is more than just an impact indicator. A key element in the success of using ShockWatch Labels are the companion tools. When used in conjunction with companion labels, alert tape and communication tools, ShockWatch Labels become a highly effective damage reduction and prevention program.

Implementation of this program provides psychological reinforcement of proper handling procedures and changes the behaviour of material handlers. It provides a highly visible deterrent to mishandling throughout the supply chain. It encourages package handlers to be more conscious of their behaviour and surroundings.

Success of the ShockWatch Program is measured by a reduction in damage. Preventing mishandling is the key to damage reduction.

In order to prevent mishandling, communication with everyone in the supply chain is key.

Download our ShockWatch Impact Indicators Implementation Guide

Contact us for further information on the ShockWatch Program or if you would like any information on ShockWatch Labels Activation Curves.

Optional Companion Labels and Alert Tape are recommended for use with the ShockWatch Label. These additional tools increase the visibility or the handling requirements of your package. The ShockWatch Label is applied to the Companion Label and the Companion Label is applied to the shipment.

(see Accessories below)

Shockwatch Companion Label with ShockWatch Label mounted and Alert Tape


  • Acts as a visual deterrent to improper handling
  • Reduces mishandling through awareness
  • Provides indisputable evidence of mishandling
  • Alerts recipient to inspect contents before acceptance
  • Promotes chain of accountability for all product handling
  • Confirms effectiveness of packaging
  • Helps identify trouble spots in the supply chain from production to transportation and storage
  • Helps increase quality of product from dock to dock for the long run


ShockWatch Companion Label with ShockWatch Label mounted

Companion Label
The Companion Label provides an additional visual warning and instructions on what to do if mishandling occurs.
The ShockWatch Label is placed on the corresponding footprint printed on the labels.
Companion Labels are 23 cm (L) x 15 cm (W)

Alert Tape
Use Alert Tape on your package to provide an added visual warning against mishandling.
Tape is 50mm (W) x 66m (L)

Alert Sticker

Alert stickers are included in each box of ShockWatch Labels.

Affix to the Bill of Landing or place the sticker next to the ShockWatch Label mounted on the box. This cautions the carrier and consignee that the shipment is monitored.



Sensitivity range
25 – 100G
Impact duration
0.5 – 50ms
±15% at 20°C, 1 ATM
Operating temperature
-25°C to 80°C
Weight (varies by sensitivity)
96.52mm x 96.52 mm
Tamperproof, Serialized (optional)
Product life
2 years when stored at 20°C, 1ATM
Storage recommendations
20°C, 1 ATM, 0-99% RH Non-condensing
Private logos available. Minimum quantity applies


What is a ShockWatch Label?

A ShockWatch Label is a single use impact detection device that will activate (turn red) when an impact level exceeds the g force threshold of the unit. More importantly, using the ShockWatch label can assist as a deterrent to mishandling of your products by letting people know that your product is being monitored for mishandling.

How do I select the correct label for my shipment?

Use our ShockWatch Label selection guide on the Selection Guide tab to assist with a suitable threshold based on the cubic measurement and mass of the package you are shipping should you have no non operating shock specifications for your particular product.

What can a ShockWatch Label do for my products?

  • Pinpoint spoilage information
  • Reduce in-house and in-transit damage losses by over 50%
  • Communicate quality
  • Educate consignees on acceptable carrier handling
  • Evaluate packaging and shipping techniques


ShockWatch Labels Sales Sheet
ShockWatch Labels Mounting Instructions
ShockWatch Impact Indicator Comparison Guide
ShockWatch Impact Indicator Implementation Guide