I also have the other lockable mount for comparison. This is very easy to hang/ use. There is only 1 small rod that holds the tv on the mount & you will need the smallest lock available. Not as secure as the other mount. I bought for the lockable feature & wish I had known because I would choose something beefier.
Everything arrived in perfect condition. The mount is well made, simple in design, easy to install, and came with plenty of hardware. I was able to mount each end into a stud so I am very confident that the TV is secure. Be sure to mount into at least one stud and you'll be OK. Make sure to drill a decent sized pilot hole into stud so as to not break a bolt.
Everything went as promised. Price was great. Bracket arrived in a timely manner. My problem is that the bracket didn’t fit the back of the TV. My mistake probably. I didn’t bother to measure and confirm the TV and bracket size. I only considered the weight the bracket could support.
I had some difficulty locating studs, but quite frankly you only need one. The lags that come with this could potentially split a 2x4 if not pre-drilled. I would bet that one lag would be enough to hold this thing, especially with the light TVs these days. Good thing there are lots of slots to put the 6 lag bolts into. Works great.
I bought 40+ these mounts and the first impression is this mount is first of all very cheap but very solid at a time. Mount comes with tons of hardware (bolts, nuts, screws, washers, spacers, you name it) and packed very nice. Mount is heavy and the plate that mounts to the wall will not bend if you try with you hands, means the material is very solid and sturdy. However like some of the reviewer said the safety bar/rod is awesome to have to add a cheap padlock but this safety bar insertion designed could have bit better without adding any major cost. The safety rod is also bit weak and bend really easily. What I have noticed is even having the safety rod in place with padlock, anyone can unhook the TV from the mount, but will not be able to steal (due to padlock), but then the whole TV weight will be on safety rod only. I have redesigned this flaw by adding 50c material in each mount. With that not only the safety rod became strong enough and not to bent at all but also prevent anyone to unhook TV from the mount once placed (unless you unlock the padlock from safety rod.) I bought 40+ mount to use for public use so locking up TV was my main concern. If you are using this mount in your own home then do not even worry about anything or worry about safety bar redesign. This mount will serve you way much better than the most expensive ones. The TV also hug to the wall but at the same time keeps bit distance to ley air flow from TV ventilation. Overall this mount is decent for the money you could every find anywhere.
PROS: Cheap, Decent, Sturdy, Safety lock (and even so cheap? can't believe the price)
CONS: A bit I have explained in my review but it may not matter to many.