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Wood Frm SEC-2
PRICING (PER SET): $2.85 for 25-49 sets
$2.70 for 50-99 sets $2.55 for 100-199 sets
$2.40 for 200-499 sets $2.25 for 500
or more sets
Lock-In Wood Frm
BULK PRICING (PER SET): $2.85 for 25-49 sets $2.70 for 50-99 sets $2.55 for 100-199 sets $2.40 for 200-499 sets $2.25 for 500 or more sets
Mtl Frm SEC-3 BULK
PRICING (PER SET): $1.90 for 25-49 sets
$1.80 for 50-99 sets $1.70 for 100-199 sets
$1.60 for 200-499 sets $1.50 for 500
or more sets
Lock-In Mtl Frm
BULK PRICING (PER SET): $1.90 for 25-49 sets $1.80 for 50-99 sets $1.70 for 100-199 sets $1.60 for 200-499 sets $1.50 for 500 or more sets
T-Lock Wood Frm SEC-2X
PRICING (PER SET): $.71 for 25-49 sets $.68
for 50-99 sets $.64 for 100-199 sets
$.60 for 200-499 sets $.56 for 500 or more
Extra T-Lock Wood Frm
BULK PRICING (PER SET): $.71 for 25-49 sets $.68 for 50-99 sets $.64 for 100-199 sets $.60 for 200-499 sets $.56 for 500 or more sets
T-Lock Mtl Frm SEC-3X BULK
PRICING (PER SET): $.48 for 25-49 sets $.45
for 50-99 sets $.43 for 100-199 sets
$.40 for 200-499 sets $.38 for 500 or more
Extra T-Lock Mtl Frm
BULK PRICING (PER SET): $.48 for 25-49 sets $.45 for 50-99 sets $.43 for 100-199 sets $.40 for 200-499 sets $.38 for 500 or more sets
Wrench SEC-4 PLEASE
NOTE: Security Wrenches are not automatically
included with security hardware orders. They must
be purchased separately. BULK
PRICING (EACH): $3.50 for 6-11 wrenches
$3.00 for 12 or more wrenches
PLEASE NOTE: Security Wrenches are not automatically included with security hardware orders. They must be purchased separately.
BULK PRICING (EACH): $3.50 for 6-11 wrenches $3.00 for 12 or more wrenches
SEC 2 and SEC-3 Lock-In Security Hangers attach pictures to the wall at both the bottom and the top rails of a frame. This multipoint locking system provides extra security but also requires a fair degree of precision when installing the hardware.
Metal picture frames do not need any hardware to be placed on the frame itself--the channel on the back side of the metal frame accepts the Lock-In wall hardware.
Wood frames, on the other hand, require steel mounting plates to be attached to the back side of the frame to connect with the Lock-In wall hardware. Three wood frame mounting plates and the screws to attach them are included in the wood frame version of the Lock-In Security Hanger.
For each frame that you need to security-install, order either one SEC-2 (wood frame) or one SEC-3 (metal frame). The parts included in each set are listed above. Please see the photos below for detail and demonstration views of Lock-In Hanger components.
Larger frames (frames more than 24" wide), will benefit from an additional mounting point at the bottom of the frame--one at each corner of the bottom rail rather than just one at the center of the bottom rail--four mounting points total for the frame. This extra hardware is optional, but adding an additional mounting point will make larger frames more stable on the wall as well as more secure.
For each larger frame that you need to security-install with Lock-In Hangers, order one SEC-2X (wood frame) or one SEC-3X (metal frame) in addition to the basic Lock-In Hanger. The parts included in each Extra T-Lock Hardware set are listed above.
Security Wrench Installation Tool
The Security Wrench shown below works with all three types of security hardware that we offer. A thin, long-handled crescent wrench can be used instead of a Security Wrench to lock or unlock frames, but the job is made much easier with this special tool. Without it, wall surfaces tend to get scuffed, fingers pinched and hardware damaged.
If you do not already have one on hand, it is strongly recommended that you purchase at least one SEC-4 Security Wrench to facilitate the installation of security hangers. This inexpensive, virtually unbreakable tool can be used as often as necessary and need only be purchased once.
Security Wrenches are not automatically included with security hardware orders. They must be purchased as a separate item.
Lock-In Security Hanger Components
For bulk users or resellers, or if you just need a few extra parts, Lock-In Security Hanger components are also available individually (each part as a separate item number).
Please make note of our quantity requirements with respect to these items.
you need just one or two different Lock-In Hanger
components listed on this page we will accept an
order for any quantity.
minimum quantity of 200 pieces of each
is required for any order containing more than two
different hanger components.
If you need just one or two different Lock-In Hanger components listed on this page we will accept an order for any quantity.
Otherwise, a minimum quantity of 200 pieces of each component is required for any order containing more than two different hanger components.
To order any of the individual Lock-In Hanger hardware components shown directly below, go to this page.
Using Lock-In Hangers on Slanted or Angled Walls
Lock-In Hangers may be also be used to hang frames on slanted or angled walls (attic walls, walls under roof eaves, etc.) so that the frames are held flush to the wall.
The hanging process can get a little tricky on a slanted wall because you are working against gravity--a second pair of hands is usually needed--but once the frame is properly secured it will be held in place against the wall surface.
Because the Wall Brackets used at the top of the frame will not be quite as secure on a slanted wall as on a normal wall, for additional safety we recommend adding one of our Extra T-Lock screw sets for either wood frames or metal frames at the bottom of each frame when hanging pictures on any slanted or angled wall. This will provide two locking points at the bottom of the frame instead of just one.
You can also use two, three or four or these same Extra T-Lock sets by themselves to hang a frame on a slanted wall. Keep in mind, however, that if you use this method you will need to measure and install the hardware in the wall very precisely since no alignment adjustment will be possible afterwards.
Additional Lock-In Hanger Notes
1. Technical Note on Using Lock-In Hangers with Metal Frames
Lock-In hardware will fit on all currently manufactured metal frames generically designated as #11 Profile moulding. This includes the metal moulding currently made by Nielsen, Clark, Designer, Alumaframe, Global Art, MCS, Decor and most OEM manufacturers. The #11 Profile category (and compatible profiles) constitute probably 95% of the current metal moulding market.
If you are installing older metal-framed pictures, you should be aware that metal frame moulding design has evolved over the years and our Lock-In T-Head Screws and Wall Brackets may not fit inside the back channel of certain older, now obsolete style metal frames (typically pre-1980 manufacture).
There are a small number of these older extrusion profiles still being made, the so-called #186 Profile and #444 Profile. These profiles have a narrower back channel, measuring about 1/4" wide, compared to the standard 3/8" wide universal channel of the #11 Profile. Lock-In hardware will not fit on #186 or #444 profile metal frame moulding.
Lock-In Hangers cannot be used on low-end crimped corner metal frames (also called "back-load" or "back-loaded" frames). Back-loaded metal frames do not have a universal channel at all and look like this at the corners.
As long as the corner hardware and channel on the back side of your metal frame looks like this and the channel is 3/8" wide, Lock-In hardware will fit.
2. Mounting Plates
If you look closely, you will see that Lock-In Mounting Plates (used on the back side of wood frames) are slightly asymmetrical: the two screw holes are positioned a little off-center and the long edge on one side sticks out a little more than the opposite edge (image here). The asymmetric design gives the Mounting Plates a bit more leeway when installed on narrow wood frames. Apart from this consideration, Mounting Plates have no up or down edge--they can be oriented either way to accept wall hardware.
Another often-overlooked feature of wood frame Lock-In Mounting Plates are the two small raised bumps on either side of the slot opening. In theory you can use these bumps to mark the position of the plate on the wall by tapping on the face of the frame bottom rail (see wood frame instructions, steps 11-13, below). In practice, the Mounting Plate bumps usually do not make enough of an indentation on the wall surface to make this feature consistently useful.
3. Narrow Frames
If you are using Lock-In Security Hangers on a narrow (thin) wood frame or on a metal frame with a long horizontal span, make sure that the frame is adequately braced internally so that the frame will remain rigid under load.
The minimum frame width required for Lock-In mounting plates to be safely attached to a wood frame is 3/4."
4. Final Notes
Any reasonably handy person can install Lock-In Hangers. The first picture you tackle will probably take some time, but once the installation sequence is understood, hanging speed will increase.
A basic instruction sheet is included with each shipment of Lock-In Hangers. Or, if you prefer, refer to our step-by-step Lock-In Hangers installation instructions below.
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