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TIP-LOC...the flat-screen anti-tip stabilizer.
Designed specifically for immobilizing a flat-screen TV against the wall.
RIGID: The TIP-LOC has a set of interlocking teeth. When engaged, they make the TIP-LOC a rigid element that cannot be pushed together or pulled apart. When properly installed, the TIP-LOC will not allow the TV to be pulled forward (tipped over), OR pushed back against the wall.
ADJUSTABLE: The TIP-LOC's interlocking teeth have 15 different positions at increments of approx 1/4" (6mm). *Overall length at the shortest position is approx 7 1/2" (190mm). *Overall length fully extended is approx 11 1/8" (283mm). Also, the anchors swivel so the TIP-LOC can be installed at slight angles, if necessary, adding even more versatility. Your flat-screen TV can be as close as 5 inches or as much as 11 inches out from the wall.
(*includes the anchors and the thickness of the adhesive tape)
EASY TO INSTALL: The TIP-LOC requires no tools to install. You read that correctly. You do not need a single tool. Your TV can be sitting on the floor, on a piece of furniture, on a counter top...as long as it is in front of a wall, you are ready to go. You don't need to move the TV, either. The TIP-LOC installs easily with your flat screen TV already in place.
EASY TO DETACH/RECONNECT: The TIP-LOC detaches and reconnects in seconds. If you need to get behind your TV, the TIP-LOC is a pleasure. And, getting the TV back in the exact same spot is not necessary to reconnect. The adjustability gives you flexibility. Maybe you want to pull the TV out a bit, or even angle it for better viewing. With one TIP-LOC arm short, and the other long, you can have an angled, secured TV. It works in corners, too.
VERSATILE: The very high bond (VHB) adhesive tape will bond strongly to the following types of walls/vertical surfaces: painted drywall, painted plaster, painted brick, painted concrete block, unpainted brick/brick veneer, glass, ceramic tile, quartz, granite...virtually any clean, non-porous surface.
THE TIP-LOC IS UNDERGOING FINAL DESIGN MODIFICATIONS BEFORE PRODUCTION. WE THINK YOU WILL BE BLOWN AWAY BY THE IMPROVEMENTS (NOT SHOWN HERE). WHEN THE FINAL PRODUCT IS READY FOR SHIPMENT, WE WILL UPDATE THE SITE WITH NEW PICS AND ORDER BUTTONS.
A flat-screen TV on its stand is balanced. Gravity is pulling down on it, and the stand is holding it up. But, the center of mass is high. So it doesn't take a lot of force to tip it over.
To prevent a flat-screen from tipping over, it needs to be kept in balance.
What is the best way to do that? Can it be designed to be so simple to use that there is no excuse not to do it? Can it be made to work almost anywhere? These were the main goals of the design process:
1) It should be rigid, so that it immobilizes the TV. Flexible objects (straps) allow back-and-forth rocking that can jolt a drywall anchor loose. A rigid object will eliminate this movement.
2) It should be adjustable, in order to accommodate the widest range of typical spaces between TVs and walls. This will also provide some flexibility for users to position their TVs how they want (or return them to previous positions).
3) It should be easy for anyone to install (with no tools) in just a few minutes. And even easier to detach (with no tools)...or adjust (with no tools)...or re-attach (with no tools). You shouldn't have to be a carpenter to keep your TV secure.
4) It should work with virtually any typical wall surface material, and it should cause no damage to that surface.
Flat-screen TVs tip over.
Relatives dance into them at Thanksgiving. Kids kick soccer balls at them (even though they've been told not to 1,000 times). Dogs knock them over with their wagging butts.
Earthquakes topple them.
Small children climb on them.
Lots of TVs are getting damaged and sometimes injuries occur.
Is it unavoidable?
Not everyone has the luxury, or the option, of wall-mounting their flat-screen TV. And some people just don't want to. Therefore, many TVs end up balanced on their stands. Balanced and unsecured.
Unfortunately, securing a TV against tip-over isn't as easy as it should be. There has really only been one option, which is to attach a strap to the back of the TV, then to the wall, or to the table on which the TV sits. You need to know what you are doing (with tools) to properly attach the anchors. You have to be willing and able to put holes in walls and/or furniture.
What if there was a way of securing a flat-screen TV to a wall that is fast, effective, and required no tools? What if you could eliminate all the negative aspects of straps?