A tamper-proof or tamper-resistant screw offers security through design. It has an unconventional drive that requires a matching bit or driver, making it more difficult to remove them. Since they need a specific bit or driver, potential tamperers can't use commonly available tools to unscrew them. Tamper-proof and tamper-resistant screws have a variety of uses and types.
Both tamper-proof and tamper-resistant screws follow the same concept, but they have different levels of security. Tamper-resistant screws serve as front-line protection against many types of attacks. However, someone determined to vandalize a tamper-resistant screw can still find ways to remove it. A tamper-proof screw's design makes it physically impossible to remove without using its corresponding tool. The right choice for your project depends on the level of security you need and the other measures you have in place.
Professional contractors use tamper-proof and tamper-resistant screws for projects involved in many industries. While homeowners can use security screws, as well, they tend to install them in special cases. Projects that use security screws include:
Any project that can benefit from tamper protection can use security screws.
The types of tamper-proof and tamper-resistant screws have different head and thread styles. Security screws come in the following varieties and more:
Ask a Construction Fasteners and Tools team member for more information about these screws' security methods.
Our inventory of security screws features products with specifications such as:
Let us help you get the security screws you need for your next project. If you have a product in mind that you cannot find on this page, we encourage you to contact us. Our product experts can source a different product by request.
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