Security Wood Frame Kit includes
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.
If you look closely, you will see that Lock-In Mounting Plates (used on the back side of wood frames) 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 (image here). 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.
Another often-overlooked feature of wood frame Lock-In Mounting Plates are the two small raised bumps on either side of the slot opening. In theory you can use these bumps to mark the position of the plate on the wall by tapping on the face of the frame bottom rail. In practice, the Mounting Plate bumps usually do not make enough of an indentation on the wall surface to make this feature consistently useful.
If you are using Lock-In Security Hangers on a narrow (thin) wood frame with a long horizontal span, make sure that the frame is adequately braced internally so that the frame will remain rigid under load.
The minimum frame width required for Lock-In mounting plates to be safely attached to a wood frame is 3/4."