Anti-Theft Fastener is designed to protect solar panels.

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Designed to prevent theft of solar panels secured to mounting racks by 4 standard bolts, Raptor(TM) features private, controlled keyways that keep unauthorized personnel from breaching panel. Larger head style and pin provide heightened torque strength, while serrations underneath head prevent loosening over time - due to thermal expansion and contraction - and also double up on grounding effect of screw. Cold forged to ASTM standards, this fastener comes in standard and custom sizes.

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One Fastener Plays Three Important Roles in Protecting Solar Panels Against Theft

GILBERT, Ariz. -- Theft of solar panels is just one of the many challenges the solar industry continues to face. Relatively easy to steal, panels are sitting on roofs or at ground level, and are often not secured by any anti-theft solution. A new anti-theft product is available and made to meet the challenges of securing solar panels effectively without adding high extra costs to an already expensive venture. Patent pending and currently being used by REC Solar, Inovus, and Sun Light & Power, Raptor(TM) will be showcased by Bryce Fastener Inc. at the Intersolar North America show July 10-12, 2012 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.

Solar panels are secured to mounting racks by four standard bolts and are easy to dismantle by unauthorized personnel. The new Raptor(TM) fastener comes into play in this type of application because the design integrates high-security theft protection, high strength, and better grounding potential for solar panel mounting systems. Private, highly controlled keyways keep unauthorized personnel from breaching the panel, while larger head style and pin provide 30% greater torque strength than standard fasteners. The deep serrations underneath the head not only prevent loosening over time, due to thermal expansion and contraction, but also double up on the grounding effect of the screw. Cold forged to ASTM standards, Raptor(TM) is available in standard and custom sizes. Free samples along with pricing will be available at Booth #9127.

Bryce Fastener is a custom manufacturer of anti-theft high security screws and nuts, for a wide range of applications. Unlike other suppliers that stock off-the-shelf tamper resistant fasteners that can be removed with inexpensive and widely available bits, Bryce Fastener delivers a customer-specific unique privately keyed lock, resulting in a 99.9996% security track record, which is more effective than the strongest padlocks. For more information, please contact Mark Miller at or call 1.800.558.1082.

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