Category Archives: Security Products

What Else Do you Carry?

What else do you carry?  Without a doubt, this is the most frequently asked question for our salespeople. The answer: a lot of stuff that enables our customers to consolidate their hardware buying to a single dependable source.

Tanner offers a full line of fasteners and industrial supplies including anchoring systems, security products, power and hand tools, cutting tools, saw blades, abrasives, safety products, channel and fittings, firestop, janitorial and cleaning supplies, and aviation supplies.

Check out the list here:

Tanner Product List pdf

 

 

New and Improved Sockets to Install Trident Nuts

Tanner has redesigned their 30TRI AND 40TRI Trident socket tools. The new design features an o-ring that securely holds the standard 7/8″ 12 point socket used in conjunction with the Trident socket when installing Tanner Trident™ Nuts .

The 30TRI fits Trident nut sizes 5/16”-18, 3/8”-16 and 8mm. The 40TRI fits nut sizes 1/2”-13, 5/8-11 and 10mm.

The Tanner Trident™ Nut is the smart solution against theft, unauthorized entry and vandalism.

Installation Instructions for 30TRI and 40TRI Sockets


Apple locks down new MacBook Air

Similar to the past MacBook Air design, Apple’s new Air is under lock and key–or five-lobe Torx-Plus security screws, to be exact.

  • Non-symmetrical, elliptically-based geometric configuration
  • Five lobes with solid post in center of recess
  • Drivers only available to OEMs and authorized service personnel
  • Concentricity and tight tolerances of tamper-resistant TORX PLUS® tools make them very difficult to counterfeit
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Detention Security Hollow Metal Doors in Prisons

Detention security hollow metal doors and frames have been successfully used in detention and correctional facilities throughout the world. Architects, specifiers and end users understand the advantages of using Detention Security Hollow Metal in these applications.

HARDWARE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE

To understand the advantages of hollow metal construction, consider first the hardware installation for the swinging door of a typical bar-grille cell front. The security hinges and lock encasement are actually accessible to the inmate since he is able to reach through the bars. Therefore, in many cases, the lock encasement must be continuously welded assemblies with cover plates welded in place to prevent inmate tampering. This situation makes repairs and maintenance both difficult and expensive.

For example, to repair a lock it is necessary to cut the cover plate loose with a torch, repair or replace the lock, then weld a new cover plate back in place. In the hollow metal assembly, the lock is mounted in a reinforced pocket, inside the door or frame and is protected by a heavy gauge cover plate fastened with security screws.

The flush type detention hollow metal door, severely limits the inmate’s access and visibility in any attempts to tamper with the cover plate and lock. Since inmate tampering is limited by the flush hollow metal design, cover plates and access panels can be mounted with tamper resistant screws in most cases rather than welding, thereby reducing the cost of installation, repair and maintenance.

Security Sealant Applications for Prisons

 

Vandalism in prisons costs taxpayers in the U.S. millions of dollars per year in maintenance and repair. In prisons and detention centers, safeguards are needed against inmates using construction materials to hurt themselves or others. Sealant has been “picked out” to be used as weapons, to expose joints for hiding contraband and weapons, and even to smoke. All interior joints and seams in areas where residents will be spending time in isolation should be specified with a tamper proof sealant such as Pecora Dynapoxy EP-1200.

Common areas such as day rooms, exercise rooms, and cafeterias where supervision is present should be specified with a tamper resistant sealant such as Pecora Dynaflex SC. Pecora Dynaflex SC is USDA approved for use in food processing and preparation areas although direct contact with food is not recommended.

Exterior applications where residents spend extended periods of time should also be considered for a tamper resistant specification. Exterior applications are designed around tamper and tamper resistant sealants of class 12.5 such as Pecora Dynaflex SC.

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Why Use Security Sealants?

In the majority of building projects, sealants are used solely to protect the building. However, when the building is a daycare, hospital or prison, there is much more at stake. It’s important that sealant cannot be pulled from a joint and eaten by a small child, used by psychiatric patients to hurt themselves, or removed to expose a joint for an inmate to hide a weapon or illicit drugs. Security sealants contain the properties to prevent idle tampering and vandalism that can endanger children, patients and citizens. In addition to safety, the use of security sealants present many benefits from an economic perspective:

• Decreased risk of lawsuits
• Decreased maintenance costs
• Increased service periods of sealants
• Decreased replacement costs

“Tamper resistant” or “tamper proof” security sealants have been specifically engineered to offer enhanced hardness properties that distinguish them from typical construction sealants.