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This sensor comes in the form of a custom designed, multi-layer laminate which can be wrapped or folded over or around the area to be protected. Once properly wrapped and connected, any attempt to physically open or penetrate the enclosure will be detected. Detection of a tamper attempt can be used to trigger the erasure of critical security information such as encryption keys or to render the overall system inoperable. These custom tamper detection sensors are designed to achieve FIPS 140-2 level 4 physical security compliance to meet your specific requirements.

tamper detection sensor top view
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tamper detection sensor angled view
tamper detection sensor bottom view rotated

TE’s tamper detection sensors can detect and report any breach of a physical perimeter that has been established around a defined asset.  This includes breach by cutting tools, drills, thermal attacks, projectiles, and chemical attacks. It can also detect and report any attempt to remove, alter, bypass, disconnect, or disturb the tamper detection sensor itself. This includes interference from solvents, mechanical peeling, short circuit, rewire, and alteration of output signals.


  • High security (FIPS 140-2 Level 4 Capable)
  • Sensor element essentially invisible to x-rays
  • Space efficient
  • Easy to apply and design/production support available
  • Ultra-low power consumption
  • Fast and permanent response
  • Independently tested
  • Custom designed for specific applications
  • Capable of wrapping an enclosure or covering an area
  • Extremely thin and flexible
  • Capable of meeting PCI (Payment Card Industry) PED (Pin Entry Device) physical security requirement


The tamper detection sensor is a combination of two sensing techniques, both of which are placed onto a single piezo film substrate. This substrate has unique properties which enhance their effectiveness. 

tamper detection sensor construction displaying drill plate and serpentine layers

The printed tamper detection sensor is bonded to an aluminum housing using a thermal setting adhesive.

tamper detection sensor layers


  • Traffic control equipment
  • High security systems
  • ATM machines
  • Key loaders
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Safes and vaults
  • Security panels
  • Factory machines
  • Fuel pumps
  • Data center and server protection
  • Credit card terminals
  • Hardware security modules
  1. Tamper Detection Sensor Video

With the evolution of technology and electronics, and the accelerating growth of data, this requires reliable and effective means to detect and protect against physical tampering. A security breach is one of the most severe threats to an organization's network security, that could leave them with a tarnished reputation, revenue loss, downtime, and possible legal and compliance consequences. With a long-standing history of 35 years in the tamper sensor business, our technical capability and engineering experience confirms that your data won’t fall into the wrong hands.


TE Connectivity tamper detection sensors (TDS) offer a high security solution in a space efficient form factor for the detection of physical tampering in small, high security enclosures. For more information on our tamper detection technology, complete the form to the to connect with our TDS product experts today.


Please review product documents or contact us for the latest agency approval information.  

Product Type Features

  • Piezo Film Sensor Type  Tamper Detection


  • Sensor Options  FIPS 140-2 Level 4 Capable

Reference Number

  • TE Internal Number CAT-TDS0001

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