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Security Hangers for Wood & Metal Picture Framessecurity hangers for pictures

On this web site you can purchase security picture hangers to protect your hanging works of art from theft and earthquakes.

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picture frame security hangers

Our security hangers are in use by museums, hotels, and galleries world wide. Stop thieves from stealing your art in places like motels, hotels, gambling casinos, stores.

These hangers present one of the very best ways to hang framed pictures in places where you don't want the pictures to be stolen.

Each individual package set contains enough materials to hang up one picture.

Please note that each package will hang up one picture, but no picture can be hung up without the special wrench.  This wrench is not included in the individual security hanger packages.  It is only included in our hotel kits.  You must have at least one wrench to use these security picture hangers. Make sure of what you are ordering to save you having to make another order to get the wrench.

Once hung up, it is impossible to take the pictures off the wall without using the special wrench. Again, this wrench is NOT provided (except in the Hotel Kits) and needs to be ordered separately using the order link below.

Our packages are made up using the finest materials and our wrench is case hardened, lots nicer than the ordinary wrenches.

These are the best security hangers to hang pictures in motel rooms or other places where you want the pictures to stay on the walls. Instructions on how to hang up your pictures using these security hangers are included in each order and are also located on the bottom of this page.  The instructions in the packages are different from mine below.

Make Sure of what you order:  You are ordering either Wood Picture Frame Security Hangers or Metal Picture Frame Security Hangers.  The metal picture frame kit will NOT hang up a wooden picture frame!  The metal frame kits are located below.

security hangers for wood picture framesSecurity Hangers for
WOOD Picture Frames

The security picture hangers in this package fit almost all wood picture frames made today.

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Wood picture frame security hangers

Instructions are printed on each package and one package does one picture frame. You cannot install these security picture hangers, or the wood security picture hangars without at least one special wrench. The kits below now come with all the screws and materials needed for use. No trips to the hardware store for you!


1 WOOD FRAME Security Hanger Set for one wood picture frame $2.49
Hotel Kit - 25 WOOD FRAME Security hanger Sets + 1 Free Wrench $47.69

 

security hangers for metal picture framesSecurity Picture Hangers for
METAL Picture Frames

The security picture hangers in this package fit almost all metal picture frames made today.

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metal security picture hangers

Instructions are printed on each package and one package does one picture frame. You cannot install these security picture hangers, or the wood security picture hangars without at least one special wrench. The kits below now come with all the screws and materials needed for use. No trips to the hardware store for you!

Make sure you know what picture frames you want the hangers for!

The Metal Picture Frame security hangers - will NOT - hang up a wooden picture frame. Excuse the bold, but some people just cannot read the above sentence.


1 METAL PICTURE FRAME Security Hanger Set Price $1.89
Hotel Kit - 25 METAL FRAME Security Hanger Sets + 1 Free Wrench $37.69
 

security picture  hanger wrench Security Picture Hanger Wrench

This is the wrench that is needed to use the Security Picture Hangers. Only one wrench is needed. Unlike other brands our wrench is Case Hardened. 

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Security Picture Hanger Wrench

This wrench works on both the wood picture frame security hangers and the metal picture frame security hangers.


Special Case Hardened Security Hanger Wrench Price $5.69
 

security hanger spare partsSecurity Hanger Spare Parts

Some people already have security hangers installed and are just moving pictures around or otherwise need just a part.

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The top 2 hole piece you see in the side picture measures 2 inches long by 1/2 inch on the ends and 5/8 inch in the midle.

The one hole side piece you see measures 1 1/2 inches long by 3/4 inches wide.

The spare parts are also great to install on other pictures so that you can use the same wall hangers and just exchange pictures once in a while without having to retrofit fit any pictures you have done previously. If you plan to maybe do this in the future you should try to make sure the part you install on the top of the picture frame is the same distance apart on each picture.  This will save you lots of work.

The Brackets below now come with all the screws needed for use. No trips to the hardware store for you!


Two Hole Security Hanger Brackets 10 PAC Price $3.89
One Hole Security Hanger Brackets 10 PAC Price $3.69
Beautiful Case Hardened Security Hanger T-Screws 10 PAC Price $5.89


security hanger T- screws for hanging up framed picturesHow To Install Picture Frame Security Hangers

With the use of picture frame security hangers, when your picture is hung up, it is impossible to take the pictures off the wall without using a special wrench.

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security hanger T-Screws

The pictures are hung on the wall by the use of brackets and a T-Screw on the bottom of the picture. When the framed pictures are hung up on the wall brackets and the bottom of the picture swung down, the T-Screw goes into a wall mounted bracket.  When the T-Screw gets turned using the special wrench, it is impossible to take the picture off the wall until someone again turns the T-Screw with the special wrench. 

These are the best picture hangers to hang pictures in motel rooms or other places where you want the pictures to stay on the walls. This wrench is not provided (except in the Hotel Kit) and needs to be ordered separately. These picture frame security hangers cannot be installed or removed without at least one wrench available.

Security picture hangers are placed on the backs of your picture frames and when your pictures are hung up you don't see them. Some motels use ugly screws through the picture frame to hang up their pictures. That doesn't look too good, ruins the frames and does not stop someone from just unscrewing the screws and taking the picture. By putting our security hangers on the backs of your picture frames your art is stuck tight to the wall and everything is hidden and your art looks great! Once you learn how to hang up a couple of pictures it is super easy to hang more.

Special parts included in each wood picture frame security hanger package you buy from us: three 2 hole frame brackets which take two screws each. 2 single hole Wall brackets which take one screw each. 1 T-Screw, plus some other parts which aren't always used.

There are only a few steps to master to learn how to use these picture hangers. Once you have hung up a couple of pictures you will have the procedure down pat and can go on to easily hang up all the pictures you want.

Please Note: My instructions below for hanging up wood picture frames are slightly different from the packaged instructions.  And! These instructions are for Wood Picture Frames.  For using our security hangers on Metal Picture Frames, please use the instructions given in the package the metal security hangers come in.

There are two ways of installing these security picture hangers on wood picture frames. You can install the single hole wall brackets on the wall first and measure and mark the picture frame to install the two hole brackets on the picture frame. This is the way that is included on the instructions that come with the hangers.

Or, you can install the 2 hole brackets on the picture frames first, then mark out your wall later for the wall brackets. Alas, this is my preferred method of installing the security hangers.  I know, I just got to be different right.  Maybe, but I got my reasons.  They are this. No matter which way the hangers are installed, the bottom bracket is always going to be in a different place due to the pictures side rails being different from picture to picture. That's a given.

By installing the top brackets on the picture frames first, I can just go ahead and install the brackets on every picture frame I got to install.  I just install them all 16 inches apart, from the center to center of the 2 hole bracket. 

Just mark the picture in the exact middle of the picture then hold your measure there and make your marks on either side of the middle line.  Later on I will hold the picture up to the wall and mark out where the wall brackets will go.  I will explain more about this procedure below.                

security picture frame bracket installed on a wood picture frameStep #1 You must first place the security picture frame frame brackets on the back of your picture frame using two screws per bracket. There are three of these brackets for wood picture frames.

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security picture frame bracket installed on a wood picture frame

You want two brackets placed on the top rail of your picture frame and another bracket on the bottom of frame in the middle of the picture. Make certain that when you install the 2 hole brackets on the top of your picture frame, that those two brackets are the same exact distance from the top of the picture frame moulding. 1/4 of an inch down is real nice.  Being real fussy here will save head aches later on.  I'll explain in a minute.

If doing more than one picture it is advantageous to try to set up the two brackets on the top of the picture frame the same distance apart.  This will make it lots easier to change pictures around later on as those top brackets will always fit from picture to picture. This won't ever happen if you do the wall brackets first. This is a big reason why I like to put all the brackets on the picture frame first at exactly 16 inches apart from center to center of the slit hole in the bracket on the picture frame.

Now when you change any picture on your wall, you to only need to worry about changing just the position of the wall mounted T-Screw that is going to be placed in the wall as the top brackets of all your picture frames will always fit any of the brackets you have placed in your wall.

plastic insert used to hang up pictures with security hangersSince the T-Screw is placed in the wall, usually using the plastic insert, to change a picture all you need to do is unscrew the T-Screw and reinstall it leaving the old plastic insert right in your wall.

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plastic inserts used to hang up pictures with security hangers

If you change pictures the old T-Screw hole  don't show up at all if you are using a same as, or slightly larger picture and hardly shows at all even if you don't.  This is way lots better than having to change all three screws every time you want to change pictures around!

#2 Next you need to mark the picture frame position on your wall.  If  you have used my method of placing the hangers just 1/4 inch down and 16 inches apart on every frame, this job is now real easy.  All you got to do is eyeball real close where you want the picture to be, or measure up from the floor if you want them to be all the same height.  Then just level across the wall using a level and make a mark where the hangers will be.  Since you know they are 16 inches apart and 1/4 inch down. This is real easy without even having to hold the picture up there. 

If you were fussy when you put those brackets on your picture frames, as I told you about above, you don't ever have to worry about your pictures not being level.  If the brackets on the wall are level, and the brackets on the picture frame are the exact same distance down from the top of the picture frame, your picture has to be level.  It's God's rule and can't be changed.  If you can change this rule I don't want to hear about it...

After you have the top wall brackets  in place on the picture frame.  Go to the bottom rail of the picture frame, measure and mark the bottom rail at the exact center of the picture frame.  You now need to install a 2 hole bracket at this point.  Make sure this bracket is installed with the center of the hole, "centered" on your mark.  But most importantly make sure you install the bracket so that it is 1/2 inch up from the bottom of the picture frame rail. You want the top brackets 1/4 inch down from the top. You want the bottom bracket 1/2 inch up from the bottom.  Every time!

By installing the bottom bracket as above you make it easy for yourself to use the special wrench later on.

Using the method above you can easily install all the brackets on every picture frame first whether you have a couple of pictures to do or a couple of hundred to do in a motel. 

If you prefer to do the wall brackets first, you will need to someone hold every picture up to the wall, while you mark the picture frames where the brackets are going to be installed.  This is going to be lots and lots slower.  Might be great if your working hourly!

I know some are going to say that if I hang the wall brackets up first I will hit at least one stud much of the time with at least one bracket.  Well I might hit one too when I leave my distance apart on the picture frame brackets set at 16 inches.  And If I hit one, at 16 inches apart I am usually going to get the next one as well.

Anyway, I gave up on hitting the studs every time years ago. For one thing to hit the stud usually means I can't hang up the picture exactly where I want it.  The next thing is this.  Those plastic inserts work so good, there is no reason to have to hit a stud. 

Those things when used probably will hang up and hold any picture very securely.  I now just place the brackets on the picture frames first all the time.

Getting back on track here...  The brackets are now on all your pictures. 

#3  Now level and mark your wall and screw the two top brackets to your wall using the two long screws. If you have sheet rock walls, screw the screw into the walls, then remove screws and push in the smaller plastic inserts. You may have to enlarge the hole slightly. Then drive the screw into the inserts tapping them slightly with a hammer if necessary. These inserts work very well on sheet rock as well as mortar or brick, but those kinds of walls have to be drilled first.

The larger plastic insert is for the T- Screw if needed. (later)

#4 Hang your picture on the wall now, from the two top brackets which you made level.  You picture is automatically level now. (if you kept them the same distance down as I explained earlier).

T-Screw inserted into a picture frame security hanger#5 While the picture is hanging on the wall brackets. Mark the wall on the bottom where the bottom bracket on the picture frame is located. This is where the T- screw will need to go on the wall.

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T-Screw inserted into a picture frame security hanger

The image shown here is the bottom bracket installed onto a picture frame.  I have just set the T-Screw into the bracket showing you how it would look, if you could stand inside the wall and look at it.  (superman did that on an old superman show - gosh now you know how old I really am...)  This T-Screw gets screwed into the wall of course, usually using the plastic insert.

This T-Screw needs to be placed quite accurately so take your time and make sure you get this just right the first time.  That T-Screw needs to be placed just so.  There isn't much wiggle room.

If you make a mistake you will absolutely slow down and get the next pictures done correctly for sure!

Big hint!  If it don't fit correctly, first try lifting up slightly on the picture to see if you can get it to go into the bracket on the picture frame.  Most don't ever think of doing this.  If it don't go, you got to move the bottom bracket on the picture frame.

The T- Screw is screwed into the wall and left in a horizontal position for now. 

When the  picture is hung on the top brackets, the picture should come down and the bottom bracket on the picture should go down and and the tee screw will go right into the bottom bracket. (that is if you have located it correctly!).

#6 Now that the picture is hung on the wall, you use the security hanger wrench and reach in behind, under the picture and turn the Tee screw one half turn. Your picture cannot now be taken off the wall without this special wrench.

#7 Rejoice! The next ones you install will be much easier.

Thank You for visiting www.GrignonsArt.com
Sincerely, Reimond Grignon

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