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Old 11-06-2011, 09:20 AM   #1
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I just bought a 55 inch LED, it's still sitting in the box because the room I want to put it in is the front of the house with a big window. It's usually covered most the time but I still don't feel safe mounting it there like that. What is a good mount that I can use that will let me lock the TV in so it's harder for people to steal?
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:36 AM   #2
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Most mounts have set screws that will "lock" the TV on the mount so you just can't pick it up and take it. Anyway IMO if a thief is determined enough they will take what they want regardless.
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:31 AM   #3
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When you search for wallmounts on amazon this one comes up as the first pick being the cheapest with most positive reviews:

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Searching through the reviews for the word "lock" actually shows one review that mentions its lack of security and none that confirms that I'd be able to lock it in place. Would anyone be able to confirm for that wall mount?

I'd still like to lock my TV in, if it weren't in full view of people walking by I'd be fine leaving it on the mount w/o locking it in, it just makes more sense to considering how much it costs, and there really isn't another room or better spot for us to put it...
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Let's see, wall mounts are lag bolted to studs; held to the TV with at least four screws; and the mounting arms are likewise secured with (usually) set screws.

Now, burglars are a crafty lot, some carry all sorts of tools designed to help them ploy their craft, but their number one goal is expediency. Others of course are high on crack, carry few tools, but still rely on expediency.
A burglar with the proper tools will simply pry the lag bolts out of the wall with his crow bar and the TV along with it's expensive lock mechanism will be gone - one two three.
If a chain's involved, he'll cut it with his bolt cutter.
If he can't see a quick and easy way to grab it, he may just get pissed of and kick in the screen to "teach you a lesson".

Install the wall mount, bolt everything tight and enjoy watching TV.
Forget the lock. Just my opinion of course.
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:35 AM   #5
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I just bought a 55 inch LED, it's still sitting in the box because the room I want to put it in is the front of the house with a big window. It's usually covered most the time but I still don't feel safe mounting it there like that. What is a good mount that I can use that will let me lock the TV in so it's harder for people to steal?
I think you'd be better off NOT locking it. If someone breaks into your home and tries to take the TV off the wall-- and it won't come off the mount, he is either going to rip the mount off the wall-- or he is going to be pissed and smash your TV. Either way, I'm sure the TV will be gone and you will have to either clean up the broken pieces and/or patch your wall.

The mount I have on my 58" plasma has two "locking bars" with provisions for padlocks behind the TV . . . I have never installed them.
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