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Tanner Selected as Exclusive Master Distributor for Parker Lock-Out® Maximum Security Screws


Tanner Bolt & Nut Inc. of Brooklyn, NY is pleased to announce an agreement has been reached with Parker Fasteners of Buckeye, AZ to become the Exclusive Master Distributor in the United States for its Lock-Out® Maximum Security Screws.img_lock-out-max-security-screws

Lock-Out® is a new and innovative security fastener featuring a unique patented drive that is engineered to perform in high torque applications. The distinctive oval center pin and multiple drive/key combinations give customers the option to select higher levels of security in a tamper-proof fastener. Installation bits are not sold commercially. Installation bits will only be sold through Tanner.img_lock-out-screw-group-1

Lock-Out® is available in a multitude of head styles, threads, diameters, lengths, materials, and finishes. Diameters range from 1/4″-5/8″, M1.4-M16, and #0-#10, with lengths up to 12″ for certain diameters. Materials available include carbon steel, stainless steel 302HQ, 304, 316, A286 & brass alloy steel 4037, 8740.

For absolute maximum protection of your property or product, Lock-Out® can be manufactured with a one-of-a-kind, drive pattern that is exclusive to your company.

Tanner will receive its initial stock order in early March 2021 and will continue to bolster its inventory throughout the year. Made-to-order products typically will ship in 8-10 weeks.

Tanner, headquartered in Brooklyn, NY is a nationwide distributor of premium industrial and security fasteners, code-compliant anchors, safety products, and power tool accessories. For over 40 years, Tanner’s knowledgeable sales and support staff has committed to a customer-first approach, delivering innovative quality products. Tanner partners with over fifty well-known quality brands that provide our customers with industry-leading experience, innovation, and quality control.

Parker Fasteners is a premier ISO & AS9100 Rev D registered cold heading manufacturer located in Buckeye, Arizona who sources all raw materials from American sources, including DFARS compliance. Parker takes great pride in making quality fasteners, meeting customer product specifications, and delivering on or before promised due dates. Parker brings a unique depth of experience and a high level of innovation to its product offering, delivering the highest level of support in the industry in this high growth area.

Lock-Out® Maximum Security Screw Product Information & Specs:img_lock-out-pdf-preview


Please Reach Out to Our Lead Security Specialist, Gil to Discuss Your Next Security Project

Gil Dagoberto
Security Fastener Specialist

Protect Schools, Day Cares, & Playgrounds with Pecora Security Sealants

Protect Students & Young Children

With September right around the corner, there is no better time then when the students are off for summer, to make the necessary repairs to the interior and exterior of the building. Before making these repairs, the use and installation of Security Sealants should be strongly considered. Schools and similar facilities like; day cares and playgrounds, are very prone to idle tampering by students and young children. This idle tampering and vandalism leads to damages to the facilities, which in turn will require costly repairs. Along with the costly repairs, the chance of young children ingesting the extracted material can lead to a number of health related problems. Because of this, Security Grade Sealants are becoming a more viable option to traditional caulks and sealants. These Tamper Resistant and Tamper Proof sealants can significantly extend the life of the building and prevent costly damages and repairs. All of the areas within the reach of students and young children, both interior and exterior, should be properly sealed with security sealants to protect against potential tampering. Pecora DynaPoxy™ EP-1200 & DynaFlex™ SC, both available at Tanner, are great options to secure your schools, day cares, and playgrounds. Shop for Pecora DynaPoxy™ EP-1200 & DynaFlex™ SC here.

Why Choose Security Sealants?

Pecora School Coverage
(1) Use Pecora Dynaflex (2) Use Pecora Dynatrol II

Pecora Security Sealants not only protect the building itself, but they also protect the inhabitants inside and around the building. In facilities like schools, day cares, and playgrounds there can be much more at stake other than just the potential repair cost due to tampering. Pecora Security Sealants have the necessary properties to prevent this idle tampering and vandalism. In addition to the safety factors these security sealants present, user can also benefit from:

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

Pecora Security Sealants vs Standard Caulking & Sealants

Shore Hardness ScaleMost caulks and sealants can be easily tampered with or are pickable. Pickable meaning, these caulks and sealants can be interfered with to the point of removal. Most of these flexible sealants are usually based on urethane or silicone chemisties and can be pulled away to expose a joint.

Pecora Security Sealants, often referred to as Tamper-Proof or Tamper-Resistant, far exceed the hardness and tensile strength of standard caulks and sealants. This makes it much more difficult for these security sealants to be dug into, cut, or pulled from a joint. A Tamper-Proof  or Tamper-Resistant Security Sealants requires a Shore A hardness of up to 80+ and 50, respectively, this prevents them from easily being extracted from a joint. Typically architectural sealants are designed for durability, weatherproofing, and accommodating expansion joint movement. Pecora DynaPoxy™ EP-1200 is a Tamper-Proof security sealant available at Tanner.

When using Tamper-Proof Sealants, you lose all movement capabilities. But when Tamper Resistance was necessary and not having any movement capabilities was unacceptable, a new class of sealant was needed. Pecora stepped in and came out with this new class of security sealants. The newly formulated sealants can be classified as Tamper-Resistant as opposed to Tamper Proof. These products have limited movement capabilities and can be used in properly designed joints. The sealants will allow for both a moving joint as well as having an acceptable level of tamper resistance. Pecora DynaFlex™ SC is a Tamper-Resistant security sealant available at Tanner.

Make Your Facility Tamper Proof with Break-Away Nuts

Break-Away Nuts

Security is a major concern on most peoples minds these days. From securing correctional institutions to protecting from vandalism in public places, having the right security products makes all the difference. At Tanner we are your premier source for security fasteners and nuts, providing you with a variety of different products. When it comes to looking for security nuts, the level of protection it offers should be the main determining factor for which type you buy. You can choose from either tamper resistant or tamper proof security nuts. Tamper resistant security nuts are extremely difficult to remove without the proper tools. While tamper proof security nuts have no removal tools, which makes them nearly impossible to remove once they are installed. The tamper proof security nuts that we offer here at Tanner are Break-Away Nuts.

Break-Away Nuts are designed as a one-piece unit that have a break-away hex head that leaves a conical shaped tamper proof nut behind.  These tamper proof nuts are used extensively in places where high security is a key factor such as: correctional institutions, hospitals, schools, public places, and retail stores. Break-Away Nuts help secure a variety of products, prevent unauthorized removal of, and secure access to equipment and facilities. They can be used for a number of critical security fastening applications where removal of a fixture is not intended and when preventing tampering is important. Break-Away Nuts are installed like a typical nut, except once the proper torque is achieved, the hex head breaks away leaving a conical shaped tamper proof nut behind. The conical shaped tamper proof nut that is left behind has no removal tool available making it nearly impossible to remove once installed.

Break-Away Nuts are manufactured from either ZAMAC 5 zinc alloy or 304 stainless steel. The stainless steel variety provides greater corrosion resistance and boasts high-strength properties compared to the zinc alloy nuts. These security nuts are typically tapped to standard bolt dimensions, but are also available to be tapped oversize for hot dip galvanized fasteners.

Break Away Nuts Material Specifications

If you are looking for a tamper resistant security nut instead, be sure to check out our line of Trident Nuts. We have a number of different sizes available and are one of the few distributors that offer Large Diameter Trident Nuts. If you plan on buying any of these Trident Nuts be sure to pick up the correct sockets and accessories to help install these security nuts correctly.






Know Your Torx® Tamper-Resistant Screws

Torx® Tamper-Resistant Screws

Torx® Tamper-Resistant Screws are characterized by their unique, six point, star shaped pattern. The star design provides various benefits, including preventing cam-out and increased ease in maintaining a consistent torque. Torx® Tamper-Resistant Screws contain a solid post formed in the middle of the recess during the heading process. The solid post blocks the insertion of an ordinary Torx screwdriver or any other driver. This added security feature makes it nearly impossible to remove without a unique tamper-resistant tool. Torx® Tamper-Resistant Screws that are available at Tanner are: masonry screws, self-drilling screws, sheet metal screws, and cap screws. Continue to read below for more information about each type of Torx® Tamper-Resistant Screws offer at Tanner.

Torx® Tamper-Resistant UltraCon® Masonry Screws

Torx® Tamper-Resistant UltraCon® Masonry Screws

Torx® Tamper-Resistant UltraCon® Masonry Screws are the perfect combination of the security of a Torx® tamper-resistant drive and the superior quality and easy installation of an UltraCon® masonry screw. These screws are the optimal fastening solution for use in concrete, brick, or hollow block. The special Hi-Lo threads on the Torx® Tamper-Resistant UltraCon® Masonry Screws lead to a greater resistance to pullout and also creates stronger fastening in masonry materials. These tamper-resistant masonry screws are coated with Stalgard® finish to provide superior corrosion resistance. The Stalgard® finish helps prevent red rust and other base material corrosion on significant surfaces, even after 800 hours of 5% neutral salt spray exposure (ASTM B117).

Torx® Tamper-Resistant Self-Drilling Screws

Torx® Tamper-Resistant Self-Drilling Screws

Torx® Tamper-Resistant Self-Drilling Screws eliminate the separate drilling and tapping operations for a faster, more economical installation process. This is possible because the Torx® Tamper-Resistant Self-Drilling Screws have a sharp, clean and consistent drill point, excellent thread engagement and holding power. What makes the Torx® Tamper-Resistant Drive System one of the most efficient fastening systems available is its ability to transfer greater torque, reduce end load, and virtually eliminate tool slippage. These fasteners are nearly impossible to remove without the special tamper-resistant Torx® Drive tool. Torx® Tamper-Resistant Self-Drilling Screws offered at Tanner are: pan head screws made from hardened 410 stainless steel, button head and flat/oval head screws, which are both made from zinc plated case hardened steel.

Torx® Tamper-Resistant Sheet Metal Screws

Torx® Tamper-Resistant Sheet Metal Screws

Torx® Tamper-Resistant Sheet Metal Screws are a high strength, one-piece, one-side installation fasteners, with the unique ability to “tap” their own mating internal thread when driven into preformed holes in metallic and nonmetallic materials. These screws have the ability to form or cut their own mating thread, creating an unusually good thread fit, which enhances resistance to loosening in service. They also have the ability to be disassembled and are generally reusable. Torx® Tamper-Resistant Sheet Metal Screws offer at Tanner are: button and flat head screws. Each head style is made in zinc plated case hardened steel and 18.8 stainless steel.

Torx® Tamper-Resistant Cap Screws

Torx® Tamper-Resistant Cap Screws

Torx® Tamper-Resistant Cap Screws have many of the same security features as the Torx® Tamper-Resistant Sheet Metal Screws. These screws are used in facilities where tamper-proofing is essential to reduce vandalism, tampering, and theft. Tanner offers three head style of Torx® Tamper-Resistant Cap Screws: button head, flat head, and flat head undercut. Each head style is made in zinc plated case hardened steel and 18.8 stainless steel.



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