Lock Framed Pictures to the Wall to Prevent Casual Theft and Tampering

  • Concealed Hardware secures artwork to the wall
  • Eliminates casual theft or tampering with artwork
  • Provides additional safety so pictures cannot fall or be knocked off the wall

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Frame-Lock 6 inch Wood Frame
Price: $4.35
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Light-Duty Cleat Hangers are normally attached to the wall with the screws and plastic anchors supplied. This fastening method creates a solid, stable support for the frame. You can substitute different fastener hardware if you prefer.The 6" cleats have two prepunched slotted screw holes, four inches on center. Only very minimal leveling adjustments are possible after installation so it is imperative to mount cleats as level as possible the first time.If you are using a Light-Duty Cleat Hanger...

picture hanging security hardware kit
Price: $2.75-$990.00
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Any reasonably handy person can install Security 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 on the Instructions Tab above. Mounting Plates If you look closely, you will see that Lock-In Mounting Plates (used on the back side of wood frames) are...

metal frame security lock kit
Price: $2.00
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Security Kit Lock-In Metal 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. As long as the corner hardware and channel on the back side of your metal frame looks like this and the...

12 inch cleat security picture hanging
Price: $5.45
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18 inch cleat for wood frame with security locks
Price: $7.25
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t head security screw for picture lock
Price: $7.50-$309.00
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t lock screw  and anchor
Price: $0.50
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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.

extra t lock for wood frame
Price: $0.75
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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.

mounting plate for t head screw
Price: $3.00-$120.00
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The Mounting Plates 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. 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.

security screw anchor blue
Price: $7.70-$48.00
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wall bracket for security kit
Price: $3.00-$120.00
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wrench for security picture t head screw
Price: $4.00
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A thin, long-handled crescent wrench can be used instead of a Security Wrench to lock or unlock frames, but we all know that having the right tool for the job makes all the difference. The Security Wrench works with all of security hardware that we offer. Without it, wall surfaces tend to get scuffed, fingers pinched and nerves frazzled.If you do not already have one on hand, it is strongly recommended that you purchase at least one Security Wrench to facilitate the installation of security...

6 inch cleat for metal frame with locking hardware
Price: $2.45
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Frame-Lock 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. 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,...

12 inch cleat for metal with security lock
Price: $3.05
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Frame-Lock 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. 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,...

18 inch metal frame cleat and security lock
Price: $4.20
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Frame-Lock 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. 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,...

Security Wrench for T-Head Screw - Long
Price: $5.50
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Security Kit Installation ToolExtra long wrench allows the wrench to go further behind the artwork. Works well with wider frames.

Security hardware will deter unauthorized individuals from lifting a framed picture off its hanging support. Removal of a picture from the wall requires turning concealed T-Head Screws hidden behind the frame.

Please keep in mind that any security hanging system can be defeated by someone with enough opportunity and determination to do so. Casual theft and tampering, however, will be effectively eliminated.

Security hardware can be installed on just about any type of wood frame, with the exception of very narrow (less than 5/8" wide) frames. It can also be used on most metal frames made during the last twenty-five years.

Installing security hangers takes more patience than skill and can be mastered by just about anyone. A basic instruction sheet is included with orders for each type.

Drywall (sheetrock) walls are ideal for security picture hanger installations. Hard or solid wall surfaces will require a bit more time and care.

It takes about fifteen minutes to security-install a framed picture. Except for the recommended Security Wrench, no special or unusual tools are required.

In addition to theft-prevention, security picture hangers provide the benefit of keeping framed pictures hanging permanently straight and level on the wall. This is a particularly valuable feature in situations where vibration (heavy foot traffic, machinery, earthquakes) is an issue.

Using Picture Security Hardware 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.