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Security Fasteners & Tamper Proof Screws

 

Tanner Bolt & Nut Corp. features five types of security fasteners with unique drive configurations, each available in different head styles and materials. Security fasteners are cap screws, machine screws, self-drilling screws,concrete screws, sheet metal screws, nuts or bolts manufactured with a tamper proof or tamper resistant drive or head style. Installation tools are available.

The theory behind tamper-resistant fasteners is to make a fastener whose loosening requires a tool that a tamperer is unlikely to have on hand at the time of opportunity for tampering. There is no expectation that it will be impossible for a tamperer to obtain the driver. Rather, the main idea is simply that most tamperers will not bother to seek out and obtain a driver. In the cases of vandalism prevention and theft prevention, since most vandalism and theft incidents are simply crimes of easy opportunity, the idea is to “raise the bar” and make the opportunity less convenient.

A tamper proof fastener takes the theory one notch further. Some tamper proof screws require a tool that is proprietary and can only be obtained with the purchaser submitting documentation as to its intended use. Others can be installed with standard wrenches, but when tightened to a specific torque head shears off, leaving a conical, round, or flat head design that completely protects your property.

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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.

 

 

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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