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Security SEC-1 BULK
PRICING (PER SET): $3.85 for 50-99 sets
$3.70 for 100 or more sets
BULK PRICING (PER SET): $3.85 for 50-99 sets $3.70 for 100 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
Hook-Ups Security Hangers are the easiest to install of the three picture hanging security systems we offer. Even if you have never installed security hardware before, you should have no trouble understanding or using this hardware.
The Hook-Ups System locks a frame to the wall with a T-Head Screw at the two top corners only--the bottom of the frame remains free. This makes Hook-Ups Security Hangers in theory less secure than three-point or four-point systems, but two locking points are often sufficient for many applications.
Since Hook-Ups Hangers permit a height adjustment of an inch or more if necessary, they are forgiving of "not-quite-level" installations of the T-Head wall hardware. The small knurled adjuster knobs on Hook-Ups Hangers allow you to quickly make leveling adjustments after the picture is hung--no need to remove the frame from the wall.
All the necessary screws for attaching a Hook-Ups Security Hanger to the back of either a wood frame or a metal frame are included with each set of Hook-Ups hardware. You use whichever group of 4 screws is appropriate for your frame. See our step-by-step instructions below for more detail.
Order one SEC-1 for each frame, wood or metal, that you want to install using a Hook-Ups Security Hanger. The parts included in each set are listed above.
Do not use Hook-Ups Security Hangers to hang items weighing more than 40 lbs.
If you have heavy items to security-hang, we recommend using Frame-Lock Security Hangers.
Please see the photos below for detail and demonstration views of Hook-Ups Security Hanger hardware.
We also carry a non-security version of the Hook-Ups Hanger, with the same leveling adjustment feature but without locking capability. Go here for that product.
Hook-Up Hangers 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 Hook-Ups mounting plates may not fit inside the back channel of certain older, now obsolete metal frame styles (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. Hook-Ups hardware will not fit on #186 or #444 profile metal frame moulding.
Hook-Ups 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, Hook-Ups hardware will fit.
Security Wrench Installation Tool
The Security Wrench shown below works with all three types of security hardware that we offer. In a pinch, 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 Hook-Up 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.
Any reasonably handy person can install Hook-Ups Hangers. A basic instruction sheet is included with each shipment. Or, if you prefer, refer to our complete step-by-step Hook-Up Hanger installation instructions directly below.
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