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$947
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
25
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, July 4 2019 12:00 PM UTC +00:00

About


Whether it is the rumbling train passing by, kids playing in the house, dusting, or just plain clumsiness, pictures never seem to be able to stay level when hung with traditional methods.

Introducing the HangNLocks patent-pending system that auto-levels the frame.  In just three easy steps you can "Hang n Locks" your picture frame level in under a minute!

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

That's all it takes to keep your picture locked into a level position!


The design of the Hang N Locks Hanger is key to the success in keeping frames level. The specially designed Hanger clips onto all standard wire that is on the back of a picture frame.  Once the Hanger slides onto the custom designed Wall Receiver, your frame can be quickly and easily adjusted level. You simply slide the frame up off the Wall Receiver to unlock the teeth, move the frame left or right, and it adjusts the tilt setting.  The teeth have a specific design to allow for incremental rotational adjustments to get the precise setting. It is just that easy!

No more trying to use multiple hooks to try and keep frames balanced as hooks often do not provide a lasting hold! No more trying other hardware on your frame because none of them will keep the frame level. About five seconds or less is all it takes to adjust your frame level and the corresponding teeth on both parts will hold it in place for good! 


 Whether you are planning to hang one frame or one hundred, this product is for you because frames undoubtedly have trouble staying level all of the time.  The HangNLocks Hangers can be used on most typical frames under 50 lbs., regardless of its composition, because the patent-pending system utilizes the wire instead of the frame.  We are planning to complete our weight testing and hope to exceed the 50 lbs. limit but will not know for certain until the molds are produced and the sample products tested.

No special skills are required for installation. You'll simply snap the Hanger onto the back of the wire and hammer the Wall Receiver into your wall.


 Molds

Manufacturing of the molds to produce the Hang N Locks Hangers will be the first thing we address.  We have already spoken to plastics companies about the manufacturing costs to produce a mold for the mass production for the Hang N Locks system.  The success of the Kickstarter campaign will determine our ability to create a larger mold and potentially driving down the cost to manufacture substantially.

Manufacturing

In order to keep production costs and unit prices down, we'll need to meet minimum order quantities with our manufacturer.  If our campaign substantially exceeds our goal then we will be able to create a larger mold to further reduce our costs of manufacturing.  Exact numbers will be determined by the success of our Kickstarter campaign. Our first order from the manufacturer will include the inventory required to sustain sales for a period of approximately 3-6 months, as well as fulfilling your Kickstarter pledges.

Retail Packaging

Our goal is to place the Hang N Locks Hangers in retail stores in the 4th quarter of 2019. After talking with some of the world's largest distributors over the past several months, we're confident we will get this product into big box, hardware and home improvement stores around the nation. With your pledge, we'll be one step closer to making this a reality. Imagine seeing the Hang N Locks Hangers at your local retailer, knowing that you helped make it happen!


 My late grandmother was an artist and I have a lot of her paintings throughout my house.  I always found it annoying to have to adjust the picture level all the time.  When I looked for a solution, there wasn't anything on the market that was easy to install and could be used on any picture frames with wires.  Everyone I talked to about the idea said they, too, are annoyed and always resetting the pictures in their house level again and again so I knew I was onto something.  It took me over a year to come up with a solution that would be easy to attach to a wire and allow for easy rotations left to right to ensure anyone could install it.  I went through dozens of prototypes and modified the design to satisfy all of those needs to get it just right.



Our product will be produced using a process called injection molding.  The mold we plan to build and buy with the money raised would be able to produce the parts at a competitive market cost.  However, additional funds raised would enable us to invest more of the initial funds in a larger capacity mold that can further reduce our cost per piece. If we reach this stretch goal we will procure this larger mold and double your order size!  Help spread the word and Share on social media!

In Summary

We have developed a proven and patented product that is ready for production. We've aligned with a highly qualified manufacturer that has the ideal facilities and capabilities for production of the Hang N Locks Picture Hangers. The retail packaging has been designed and sourced, and is set for production. 

Risks and challenges

This product concept, design, and prototyping has been in the works for many months to ensure we can deliver an excellent product. The CAD design engineer leading our design and prototyping has over 30 years of manufacturing expertise. He helped us partner with a reliable plastics mold company who can deliver the mold and product to us at competitive pricing with our $10K goal. In the event demand exceeds our expectations, we've begun negotiating an agreement with our manufacturing partner to help us fulfill this stretch goal.

We also have expertise and partners in shipping and fulfillment, so we’ll be able to ship your pledges within just a few days of receiving our first shipment of product to our warehouse.

In the event we encounter issues with tooling or production, rest assured, we will respond quickly and effectively! And of course, we’ll keep you updated as our process unfolds!

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    Pledge US$ 15 or more About US$ 15

    Early Backer 5-Pack

    40% Discount!!! Early backers get the opportunity to get Hang N Locks at the biggest discount possible to solve your picture hanging problems

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    Kickstarter 5-Pack

    20% Discount on a 3-pack because you can think of a few pictures that just never stay level.

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    Early Backer 10-Pack

    40% Discount!!! Early backers get the opportunity to get Hang N Locks at the biggest discount possible. You want 10 because you are tired of setting all your pictures level on your houseboat.

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    Kickstarter 10-Pack

    20% Discount on a 10-pack because you live too close to the train tracks to have a picture level for more than 20 minutes of your day.

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    Early Backer 30-Pack

    40% Discount!!! Early backers get the opportunity to get Hang N Locks at the biggest discount possible. You want 30 because you are tired of setting all your pictures level on your turbulent private jet.

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