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Safe Hook - Art Guard Alarm

Item #: AG-1

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Price: $60.00




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    Art Guard® is a patented art security device that provides a primary defense against theft of individual pieces of hanging art. The discreet, highly reliable, battery operated device works for the smallest pieces to the largest. Tampering is met with a loud, foolproof, 120 db alarm. Its ease of use, flexibility and, most of all, affordability make it a perfect primary or secondary line of defense for any art worth hanging and in any situation.

    Most hanging art is relatively easy to display. And, as it turns out, most hanging art is surprisingly easy to steal….until now.

    Art Guard replaces traditional hooks, screws and nails. The picture or object is suspended when the hanging wire is placed into the thin slot at the top of the device, depressing a weight sensitive switch. The device is then quickly and easily activated when the user pulls down on a strap hanging behind and below the frame, removing a key pin from the bottom of the unit. Any tampering or unauthorized attempt to remove the hanging object sets off an alarm, which continues to sound until the key pin is replaced in the jack. Typical “grab and run” thefts are further deterred by spring steel “capture clips” connected from “ears” on the Art Guard device to the hanging wire, which prevent the piece from being pulled from the wall or accidentally dropped. Moreover, Art Guard’s hanging slot incorporates a unique design feature that thwarts a thief’s intent on making a quick getaway. Because Art Guard is not wired to an outlet or system, it can be freely moved and reused and applied to any hanging system.

    Art Guard operates on two AAA batteries, offering one year of active battery life, and also includes an audible, low battery alert. Art Guard’s case, which houses its electronics, is built around a steel plate on the wall side of the unit. Welded to this plate is an extended steel collar that supports the screw and prevents cracking of the plastic housing. The plate not only enables the device to safely support up to 25 lbs, but also integrates the ears from which the capture clips are attached, adding structure to security.