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  Head Finish  
Torx Tamper-Resistant Cap Screws
Button Head Alloy Zinc Plated
  Stainless Steel
Flat Head Alloy Zinc Plated
  Stainless Steel
Torx Tamper-Resistant Sheet Metal Screws
Button Head Zinc Plated
  Stainless Steel
Flat Head Zinc Plated
  Stainless Steel
Torx Tamper-Resistant Self-Drilling Screws
Button/Pan Head Zinc Plated
Pan Head 410 Stainless Steel
Flat/Oval Head Zinc Plated
Flat Head UC Hinge
TorxPlus Tamper Resistant Screws
Button Head Alloy Steel Black
  Stainless Steel
     
     
Flat Head Alloy Steel Black
  Stainless Steel
  UC Alloy Steel Black
  UC Stainless Steel

What does tamper-resistant mean?

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 fasteners 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.

Torx® Tamper-Resistant Screws are screws that incorporate a solid post formed in the center of the recess during the heading process. The fasteners are extremely difficult to remove without a special tamper-resistant tool.

Torx® Tamper-Resistant Cap Screws are manufactured from either heat-treated alloy steel with zinc plating or 18.8 stainless steel. Sheet Metal Screws are case-hardened with a zinc finish and are also available in 18.8 stainless steel. Self-Drilling Screws are case-hardened with zinc plating and are also available in 410 stainless steel.

Torx® Tamper-Resistant Cap Screws
Shop for Button Head Cap Screws Alloy Steel Zinc Plated
Shop for Button Head Cap Screws Stainless Steel
Shop for Flat Head Cap Screws Alloy Steel Zinc Plated
Shop for Flat Head Cap Screws Stainless Steel

Torx® Tamper-Resistant Sheet Metal Screws
Shop for Button Head Case Hardened Zinc Plated
Shop for Button Head Stainless Steel
Shop for Flat Head Case Hardened Zinc Plated
Shop for Flat Head Stainless Steel

Torx® Tamper-Resistant Self-Drilling Screws
Shop for Button/Pan Head Case Hardened Steel Zinc Plated
Shop for Pan Head 410 Stainless
Shop for Flat/Oval Head Case Hardened Steel Zinc Plated
Shop for Flat Head UC Hinge Screws
Shop for Installation Tools

Torx Plus® Tamper-Proof Screws offer restricted access in the field along with the assembly benefits of the Torx Plus® Drive. The five-lobe design with a solid post in the center of the recess provides increased resistance to tampering. Limited access to the installation tools maintains the integrity of the system.

Cap Screws are available in flat and button head, SAE 4037 alloy steel with a black finish and 302 stainless steel. Sheet Metal Screws are offered in flat and button head, case hardened, black steel and 302 stainless steel.

TorxPlus® Tamper-Proof Cap Screws
Shop for Cap Screws

TorxPlus® Tamper-Proof Sheet Metal Screws
Shop for Sheet Metal Screws