Gary Fong Unveils GearGuard Security Devices for Protecting Your Photo Gear



July 9, 2010
Photo equipment developer and manufacturer Gary Fong, Inc. announced the launch of GearGuard, a new line of camera and gear security devices. The GearGuard line features two new products designed to help prevent camera and equipment theft.

The GearGuard Camera Body Lock allows for a camera to be secured to any fixed object without interfering with the photographer’s workflow. Utilizing a twin-plate design, the Camera Body Lock provides an anchoring point through which the GearGuard Security Cable can be threaded and attached to any fixed object using the GearGuard Combination Lock.

The screw attaching the lock to the camera body features a threaded port, enabling full compatibility with a tripod, ballhead or quick-release plate.

The GearGuard Bag Lock, designed to keep camera bags from being breached by “roaming hands,” is a two-piece clip that slides together over any bag’s quick-release buckles and secured by the GearGuard Combination Lock.

Both the GearGuard Camera Body Lock and the GearGuard Bag Lock (sold as a set of two units) are available for $9.95 MAP. The GearGuard Combination Lock and 36” GearGuard Security Cable are sold separately, both available for $9.95.

More info in the press release below.


PRESS RELEASE

GARY FONG INTRODUCES GEARGUARD, A NEW LINE OF INTEGRATED SECURITY PROTECTION PRODUCTS FOR PHOTO EQUIPMENT
 

Affordable and Easy to Attach GearGuard Products Protect Photography Equipment from Theft; Enable Photographers to Concentrate on Shooting, Not Security
 
New York, NY – July 9, 2010 – Gary Fong, Inc. (www.garyfong.com), developer and manufacturer of cutting-edge photography equipment designed to help photographers experience new levels of creativity, today launched a new line of innovative products with the introduction of GearGuard, a series of camera and equipment security devices that provide photographers with a seamless theft prevention system for their gear. The flagship products in this new line include the GearGuard Camera Body Lock and the GearGuard Bag Lock, both of which are designed to safeguard a camera from the constant snatch-and-grab threat faced by photographers.
 
With the GearGuard Camera Body Lock in place, the camera body can be secured to any fixed object granting the photographer the freedom to focus on the moment at hand, rather than worry about equipment disappearing. Constructed of an impervious plastic compound, the twin-plate design provides a solid anchoring point through which the GearGuard Security Cable is threaded and affixed to any anchor point using the GearGuard Combination Lock. The Camera Body Lock attaches to the camera’s tripod mount and can remain attached during shooting without interfering with the photographer’s process. The screw, which attaches the lock to the camera body, features a threaded port, enabling the camera to maintain full compatibility with a tripod, ballhead or quick release plate.
 
The GearGuard Bag Lock further prevents roaming hands from stealing by breaching a camera bag and restricting access to the bag’s quick-release buckles. This two-piece clip slides together over the buckle and is fitted with the Combination Lock, much like the Camera Body Lock, enabling a photographer to pass through congested areas without concern for theft.  Alternatively, users can leave their bags tethered to a permanent anchor using the Security Cable, knowing that the gear will remain where it was left.
 
“For years, photographers have had serious concerns about the vulnerability of their equipment  to theft while they’re busy shooting an event or working with customers, and we all have horror stories about expensive gear turning up missing. Whether you measure the value of your camera and gear in hundreds or thousands, our compact GearGuard products will ensure safe travel and storage at an affordable price,” said Gary Fong, internationally renowned photographer and CEO of Gary Fong, Inc. “With the launch of our GearGuard line, photographers can safely devote their full attention to their craft rather than continually worrying about their costly equipment.”
 
Both the GearGuard Camera Body Lock and the Bag Lock (which is sold as a set of two units) are available for $9.95 MAP.  The Combination Lock and 36” steel security cable is sold separately and is also available for $9.95 MAP.
 
In the near future, the company plans to expand the GearGuard line to round out this comprehensive integrated security system. For more information or to purchase GearGuard products, please visit http://www.garyfong.com.






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