Security

What we do for your security

We value your on-line security at Howard Electronic Instruments, Inc.

We have received many requests about the security of our web site and shopping cart. We feel that we have taken every precaution to protect our online shoppers against any kind of online fraud. For your continued On-Line protection, we have initiated the following programs:

  • Our site is scanned and certified daily by McAfee Secure to help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams.
  • Our site is also scanned by SiteLock, the global leader in website security, protects you from hackers, spam, viruses, and scams, removes malware, and provides PCI Compliance.
  • Our site is secured with a GoDaddy Web Server Certificate. Transactions on our site are protected with up to 256-bit Secure Sockets Layer encryption (the same used for banks).
  • On-Line Credit Card orders are processed by our CS-Cart Shopping-Cart (which is PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry - Data Security Standard) certified through Sage Payment Solutions Virtual Terminal as (Authorization Only and not processed until we ship the order) or PayPal, whichever you choose. Companies with Open Accounts that have been previously set-up thru HEI, can order with a Purchase Order on the HEI shopping cart.
  • We then log on to our Administration Page thru SSL (Secure Socket Layer Technology) and retrieve your order, which only includes the necessary fields to properly ship your order, and does not include your Credit Card Number.
  • All orders, are processed in-house with our Sage 50 Quantum Premium Accounting 2016 thru the Sage Payment Solutions Virtual Terminal. We have chosen to process everything in-house, because of the following reasons.
    1. We are able to check for Credit Card Fraud before processing the Credit Card. (At least 1% of our overseas orders are done with fraudulent credit cards and even some in the USA). We also prosecute credit card fraud.
    3. We do not process your credit card until the day the goods ship. If an item is on backorder, your credit card is not charged until the item ships.
    2. We also process all call-in, mail-in, and faxed-in orders in the same way.
  • On-Line Orders are processed with (Authorize Only) and your credit card is not charged until the day that the goods ship.

Please know that we will not sacrifice any expense to protect our customers identity while they are shopping on our web site.

We also guarantee the " LOWEST PRICES" on the WEB