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Sanus ELM701

Flat-panel TV anti-tip strap

14 Reviews | 1 question - 8 answers

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With the Sanus ELM701 anti-tip strap, you can ensure that your flat-panel TV remains securely on its stand — an important safety precaution if you have young children. The strap attaches to the back of your TV in two places, and runs a single line to the back of your stand or cabinet. The strap can support a TV up 70" in screen size. Included hardware creates a secure attachment to your stand or cabinet. The kit also includes an additional anchor so you can also attach the strap to the wall for even more stability.

Great product to put your mind to ease that your tv won't fall off the stand!

House33, sioux falls, SD

What's in the Box:

  • Nylon anti-tip strap (with metal hardware)
  • Mounting bracket
  • Two 1/4"x20 lag-bolts
  • Two 1/4" flat-washers
  • Two 1/4"-20 bolts
  • #14 Mounting screw
  • Two M4 x 30mm machine screws
  • Two M5 x 30mm machine screws
  • Two M6 x 35mm machine screws
  • Two M8 x 40mm machine screws
  • Two M4/M5 flat-washers
  • Two M6/M8 flat-washers
  • Two M4/M5 spacers
  • Two M6/M8 spacers
  • Instruction booklet

Product Highlights:

  • supports TVs up to 70" in screen size
  • mounting hardware included
  • attaches to stand or cabinet and also wall for additional support (stud mounting required)
  • strap length: 48"
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Sanus ELM701

Average Customer Review(s):

(14 Reviews)

Great product

House33 from sioux falls, SD on 3/21/2016

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Great product to put your mind to ease that your tv won't fall off the stand!



simple to use

Bill from hudson, MA on 2/29/2016

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simple to use...does the job


Cons: none

Sanus Elm701

MikeC from charlottesville, VA on 1/24/2016

Works OK. Should be part of the TV not an extra part to buy.



New Purchase

Mark L from California on 1/15/2016

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Nice free add on for my purchases. Ended up not needing it due to the great table I bought to hold the TV. Item looks strong and solid. Will safe for possible use down the road when I buy an additional TV for the bedroom.

Pros: solid Item, easy to attach

Cons: None at this time

Great Product

Jeff from Georgia on 1/8/2016

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Great media center for my 80' TV. Easy to assemble, but you should have someone help as it's heavy.

Pros: Looks great, well made, easy delivery, easy assembly

Cons: expensive

Sanus ELM701 Safety Strap

DickJ from Massachusetts on 11/8/2015

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This is a very strong strap, and adjustable for spread distances. With a 65" TV, the forward tip possibility is high. Also, even if the TV is not accidentally tipped forward (by a youngster), these large screen TV's can slide VERY easily upon the furniture cabinets that they are placed upon. If a child should grab the legs or forward stand of the TV, they can EASILY pull the TV over the edge of the cabinet and lead to a terrible accident.

Pros: This strap is strong, and well made. You receive several pairs of screws to mount the strap to the rear of the TV, the larger set of screws fit my TV and I was pleased to see the size of the screws, large and strong. The price is very fair for this absolutely needed safety strap. Anyone NOT using a strap is being VERY foolish!!

Cons: The straight leg of the "Y" strap should be made longer. I wanted to mount this part of the strap to the rear wall behind the TV however the strap is too short to reach my wall, I needed about 8" more strap. (You are able to mount the straight leg of the strap to the rear edge of the cabinet that the TV sits upon, but many pieces of furniture have a 3/4" lip and this is NOT very strong in my opinion to hold a 65" TV without the possibility of tearing the holding screw out of the cabinet.

Sound bar

Reggie from Batavia on 6/30/2015

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So far good sound

Pros: Looks good works well-designed to install was great


tv strap

brett from Nebraska on 6/23/2015

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This strap does a great job of stabilizing my tv and keeping my kids safe. Great for peace of mind.



A strap is a strap.

Don from Nevada on 5/10/2015

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It's a strap you anchor to your TV and wall to keep your TV from falling over. Not much to say beyond that other than it seems to be well made.



Sanus ELM701

mpjeep from North Carolina on 4/14/2015

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Product does not fit my TV Samsung 60H7150.



ELM 701

LDL 2202 from Salem, Or. on 7/22/2014

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Anti-tip strap was very easy to install and came with all necessary hardware and instructions

Pros: Excellent buy for kid safety

Cons: None

Sanus ELM701 Review

FrankM from Easton, MD on 3/12/2014

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This product is very strong, is adjustable to accommodate different connection options and will certainly prevent any accidental tilting forward of our new free standing TV.

Pros: Strength of the product and the package includes all possible hardware for connecting the strapping to the back of the TV and wall..

Cons: None.

Sanus ELM701

George from Ohio from Portsmouth,OH on 6/1/2013

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Well made works perfectly

Pros: Does fine job.

Cons: none

Sanus ELM701

Roger from CT on 2/8/2013

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Good product. Screws were slightly too short for my TV. An email to Sanus support was immediately answered (10 min!) and Sanus sent longer screws free of charge.

Pros: Great customer support by Sanus and good product

Cons: None


Hands-on research

Product Research


Overview: The Sanus Elements ELM701 anti-tip strap connects your flat-panel TV to your furniture and wall to reduce the risk of your television and furniture from accidentally tipping, creating a safe environment in your home. The ELM701 offers a secure connection that provides additional safety and durability. All hardware necessary for TV, furniture, and wall mounting is included, making installation as easy as possible. With its universal design, the Sanus anti-tip strap can support TVs up to 70".

Anti-tip Strap: The Sanus ELM701 anti-tip strap connects to your flat-panel TV, furniture, and wall to prevent your television and furniture from tipping over accidentally.

Universal Design: The Sanus Elements ELM701's universal design supports televisions up to 70".

Construction: The ELM701 anti-tip strap is constructed of nylon with metal hardware.

Mounting Hardware: All hardware for TV, furniture, and wall mounting is included. The ELM701 comes with M4, M5, M6, and M8 machine screws to mount the anti-tip strap to your TV. The Sanus ELM701 also comes with lag bolts and mounting screws to attach the anti-tip strap to your furniture and wall.

Installation Tools: The following tools are recommended for mounting the ELM701 anti-tip strap.

  • Stud finder
  • Punch
  • Level
  • Tape measure
  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • 7/16" socket wrench
  • Electric drill
  • Drill bits: 1/8" (wood studs), 7/64" (wood furniture), 15/64" (metal furniture)

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Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

It has a nice design and the dimensions are a perfect fit for my home theater system. [ Raymond  Dec 02, 2016 ]
I was hoping that this product would work for me, but on carpet there is just way to much movement. [ EnlightMent  Dec 01, 2016 ]
The wood color matches my decor and it has 5 shelfs [ Gary  Nov 28, 2016 ]
It came free from Crutchfield [ Ivan  Nov 25, 2016 ]
The table matched my furniture. My son shops your site and suggested I look at your merchandise. [ AVA  Nov 17, 2016 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield advisor. I wanted to use the TV stand to hide wires, but wouldn't want to risk the TV tipping over and kilingl someone. [ Kevin  Oct 24, 2016 ]
Good quality [ Jessica  Oct 19, 2016 ]
Need [ Howard  Aug 23, 2016 ]
Better selection than local stores [ James  Aug 07, 2016 ]
we have a 14 month old in our home and we appreciate the added security it provides for our 60 inch television [ MATTHEW  Jul 06, 2016 ]
I fit nicely in the space. [ Gary  Jul 03, 2016 ]
It was free with my audio rack purchase. [ Troy  Jul 02, 2016 ]
Great reviews on site and internet search reviews. Also the free strap was nice touch and free shipping. Just what I was looking for and a great price. [ Trudy  Jun 26, 2016 ]
I have had very good luck with Sanus. This will be my second purchase of Sanus furniture. It looks great and the prices are wonderful. My first purchase Lonnie helped me what a professional. With the service I have received I'll never go back to the big blue box store. Already putting together my next purchases to Finnish my new man cave. The 4k TV I purchased the first of the month from here is great a!not with all the bells and whistles to enjoy the sound. [ David  Jun 18, 2016 ]
Appropriate size, good looks, low price. [ Richard  Jun 08, 2016 ]
this stand fit my existing size limitations for my entertainment center and center speaker. [ MICHAEL  May 10, 2016 ]
As noted...............price and product. As it was I had been considering for some time. [ frederic  Apr 18, 2016 ]
came bundled with cabinet purchase [ david  Mar 24, 2016 ]
Liked the color fits with decor. Reviews state stands are steady. [ V  Mar 17, 2016 ]
Needed a anti-tip strap, only one avaialble [ VINYL STAGE  Mar 13, 2016 ]
The style and door handles match my other furniture. [ Alistair  Mar 12, 2016 ]
Included with purchase. Did not use. [ Robert  Mar 01, 2016 ]
To protect my investment in a Sony XBR TV. [ JAY  Feb 16, 2016 ]
Perfect for a slightly undersized rack (my choice) [ Julio de la  Feb 11, 2016 ]
It was free with my order! [ Jonathan  Jan 29, 2016 ]
Right size for TV and components. Goes with room decor. Sturdy. [ Harry  Jan 25, 2016 ]
Good reviews. Clean look. Needed corner TV stand. [ John  Jan 22, 2016 ]
It was free with my order. [ cspagano  Dec 05, 2015 ]
Perfect to protect tv [ Kathleen  Dec 04, 2015 ]

1 question already asked

The instructions show two options: 1) attached to the furniture and 2) attached to the top of the back of the furniture and then to the wall. [ David  Feb 12, 2015 ]
The straps are adjustable, so yes, you can attach to the wall. Make sure you find a stud in the wall. Screw through the strap into a stud (not just sheetrock) for maximum effectiveness and safety. [ MICHAEL P  Feb 10, 2015 ]
Attach to wall behind the TV to either a stud or using a molly bolt. TV doesn't weigh that much depending on it's size. If TV is in a cabinet, it could be attached to the rear wall of cabinet. Mine is mounted in a built-in cabinet. [ De Alva  Feb 10, 2015 ]
Thank you so much, Douglas!!! I am amazed so many nice people took time to answer my question :) I really appreciate it, and i gotta get this! [ Vicki  Feb 10, 2015 ]
Your options are either to a stud in the wall behind or to furniture stand that the TV sits on. I have mine attached to the wood entertainment center that the TV sits on. It works great as long as your stand has enough wood to grip the screw tightly and securely you should be fine. [ audiogeek  Feb 10, 2015 ]
You can attach it to both the wall behind the TV and the furniture at the same time. [ JUN SAN  Feb 09, 2015 ]
yes It attaches the tv to the back of the cabinet and then to the wall behind. in order to be secure you must attach it to the wall. good luck [ NORMA  Feb 09, 2015 ]
The kit includes a wall attachment extension too but I think it needs to connect to the furniture first to be properly held. [ Sean  Feb 09, 2015 ]