Drowning prevention campaign launched

Drowning prevention campaign launched

Posted in: News,Installer & Reseller News With summer-like weather already here, it's more important than ever for people to learn the basics of drowning prevention.

Rady Children's Hospital and Safe Kids San Diego launched a safety campaign Thursday. And Friday is the beginning of Drowning Prevention Month and the hope is to not have a repeat of tragedies seen last year.

The 2014 statistics include eight reported drowning cases at the Sam S. Rose Stein Emergency Center at Rady Children's with 131 near-drowning cases. The summer months were the busiest for doctors in the emergency room with more than 80 cases reported between June and September.

CBS News 8's Alicia Summers files the above video report from Mission Bay with details.

http://www.cbs8.com/story/28945137/drowning-prevention-campaign-launched

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SureClose ReadyFit Wins Architectural Record’s 2014 Product Award

SureClose ReadyFit Wins Architectural Record’s 2014 Product Award

Posted in: News,Installer & Reseller News,Product Launches  HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA:  Architectural Record has just announced that SureClose ReadyFit is its “2014 Product Winner” in the “Outdoors & Recreational” category of their annual product design awards.  To conduct this major competition Architectural Record assembled a panel of leading architects, designers, and product specifiers to review and rate hundreds of products on their design, innovation, and functionality.  SureClose ReadyFit was a clear choice in its category.

Since its introduction, the industry reception for SC ReadyFit has been tremendous.  In addition to architects embracing the product, ReadyFit has also been popular with fencing contractors, gate fabricators, fencing manufacturers, pool operators, schools and mass transit professionals who realize it is a better solution for larger gates that require a high level of performance, tamper resistance, and self-closing capability.

“SureClose is our line of hydraulic gate closers that combine both the closer and gate hinge in one small, but powerful unit.  Created to replace conventional hinges, closers and header arrangements, SureClose’s unique design allows both external and internal mounting with the hydraulics hidden inside the fence post,” says Jim Paterson, D&D’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing.  “This closer and hinge combo is a real workhorse tested to 500,000 cycles with a 1,500 lb. load capacity, and self-closes gates up to 260 lbs., with vertical and horizontal adjustability

SureClose ‘ReadyFit’ was introduced earlier this year with external mounting that is more conducive to retrofit installations.  ReadyFit models come with side-fixing legs for quick alignment and multiple, double-face fixing points for superior strength. Additionally, ReadyFit comes with vertical alignment slots while horizontal adjustment is controlled via the built-in adjustment feature.

D&D has seen SureClose installed in a variety of sites and applications, including the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge, Walt Disney Parks, Camden Property Trust, Hillsboro County School District, and the Vista Hermosa Aquatic Center, to name just a few.

“It’s a significant hardware innovation that has impacted how the industry equips high traffic or larger self-closing gates,” says Paterson. “SureClose packs technology into a compact hinge and is controlled by an advanced, tamper-resistant hydraulic closer that prevents gate slam noise, gate damage, and doesn’t leak.”

SureClose offers internal or external mounting and comes with mounting brackets that cover most any square post installation, including steel or aluminum, flush mounted or center mounted, fastened or welded, with adjustable self-closing speed. Models are also available that feature a final snap action for overcoming electric or coded locks found in many security applications and a non-self-closing version designed for large estate gates up to 1,500 lbs. Each self-closing hinge comes with its own adjustment tool (excluding SM model) and gate mounting bracket. Post mounting brackets are sold separately to custom fit the specific application.

SureClose’s award-winning innovative, time-saving, and cost-saving features include:

• Hydraulic closer and hinge in one small, powerful package!
• Self-closes gates weighing up to 260 lbs.
• Dual bearing glide system for consistent superior performance
• High strength aluminum—tested to 500,000 cycles
• Multiple adjust options—closing speed and final snap action
• Horizontal and vertical adjustability
• Powerful hydraulics
• ADA compliant
• Visibly small footprint
• Highly tamper resistant
• Maintenance free – no messy grease or hydraulic fluid

For more information on SureClose or other D&D products, please call (714) 677-1300, or email info@ddtechusa.com, or visit www.ddtechglobal.com.

About D&D Technologies
D&D Technologies is the recognized leader in safety and premium grade gate hardware manufacturing, including MagnaLatch® magnetic pool and safety gate latches, TruClose® adjustable, self-closing gate hinges, SureClose® the commercial grade closer & hinge, and LokkLatch® gate latches.  D&D’s diversity of products continually set new standards in design, performance, craftsmanship and innovation–tied together by a singular level of quality.  D&D products consistently exceed all relevant safety barrier codes and are backed by a limited Lifetime Warranty.

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D&D Technologies launches MagnaLatch Series 3, the world’s most trusted safety gate latch

D&D Technologies launches MagnaLatch Series 3, the world’s most trusted safety gate latch

Posted in: News,Installer & Reseller News,Product Launches 4/15/2014—HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA:  D&D Technologies has introduced MagnaLatch Series 3, the ultimate child and pool safety gate latch. Engineered to provide the latest innovations in pool gate safety, MagnaLatch Series 3 features a new Visual Lock Indicator which shows at-a-glance whether the latch is locked or unlocked for true peace of mind.  In addition, its new re-keyable security lock provides a six-pin cylinder that can be rekeyed to match other locks around a property for added convenience.

MagnaLatch is the #1 child and pool safety gate latch in the world.  Designed specifically for swimming pool gates, millions have been installed to help keep children safe around residential and public pools, homes, childcare centers, and wherever child safety is needed.

“Millions of families have trusted MagnaLatch over the past 25 years to ensure their children’s safety,” said Jim Paterson D&D’s Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing.  “The new MagnaLatch Series 3 extensive product innovations and performance enhancements improve on what is already the #1 child safety latch in the world.”  The new T-track body design ensures superior fixing strength and unsurpassed reliability, visual vertical and horizontal alignment indicators ensure proper alignment during and after installation, and the new lift knob is more ergonomic and child resistant.  ML3 has been tested to 2 million cycles, is 50% stronger than before, meets the most stringent international safety codes, and features the industry’s greatest gate/post movement tolerance.

MagnaLatch S3 is manufactured and tested at D&D’s own facilities to meet rigid ISO 9001 standards, quality is never outsourced.  ML3 is also designed and rigorously tested to function in the most extreme climates.  ML3 hosts advanced weather features like improved drainage in the latch and striker, new sloping features that channel water out, high collar under the lift knob prevents water entry, and the new protective shroud over the key helps prevent water entry into the lock cylinder.

ML3 also features several patented industry firsts that D&D originated for the gate hardware market.  Features like the industry-leading magnetic triggering system, lost motion technology which ensures latching even if locked in the open position, and side-fixing legs for quick installation and added fixing strength. “D&D invented the first magnetic gate latch and was the first to use ultra-strong engineering polymers, thus setting the industry standard for child safety latches, “continued Paterson.  “It’s easy to see why D&D’s MagnaLatch is the world’s most trusted safety gate latch.”

For more information on MagnaLatch Series 3, or other D&D products, please visit the D&D Technologies web site at www.ddtechglobal.com, e-mail us at info@ddtechusa.com, or call toll-free at 1-800-716-0888 or (714) 677-1300.

 
 
Protect your family all year with these backyard safety tips

Protect your family all year with these backyard safety tips

Posted in: Articles,Tips & Tricks

The backyard is a space where you enjoy quality time with your family all year long. But accidents can happen anywhere — even in the oasis of your backyard. For parents, taking extra safety precautions out back should be just as important as childproofing done indoors. (Courtesy photo)

Your backyard is a space where you enjoy quality time with your family all year long. But accidents can happen anywhere — even in the oasis of your backyard. For parents, taking extra safety precautions out back should be just as important as childproofing done indoors.

To prep and maintain your yard for outdoor safe play and relaxation, here are several important steps:

Lawn

Remove tree stumps and level concrete footings to avoid tripping. Lawn debris such as rocks could become projectiles when cutting the grass. So be sure to clear the yard. Additionally, children should never be nearby while you’re using motorized equipment. Store potentially dangerous tools, equipment and chemicals completely out of the reach of children, such as in a locked shed or garage.

Fencing

A yard without a fence is like a house without walls. Fences help protect children from danger, keeping toddlers out of swimming pools, hot tubs, ponds or away from traffic or strangers. Fences can also improve pet safety, keeping your pets in your yard and other animals out and can reduce your liability by preventing injuries to uninvited guests on your property.

With that in mind, be sure your fences and gates are functional and free of rust that can render them useless or dangerous.

“Rusty metal gate hardware that no longer functions properly or becomes a threat to children is a top homeowner concern, according to our research,” says Jim Paterson, senior vice president of D&D Technologies, which manufactures gate latches and hinges made of ultra-strong engineering polymers.

Eliminate this worry by installing high-quality fencing impervious to seasonal weather, ground settling and other factors that can cause gates to become misaligned over time. Opt for gate hardware that can be easily adjusted to function properly over the long-term.

Additionally, be sure to install pool barrier access gates with adjustable self-closing hinges and self-latching gates where the latches are out of the reach of children.

Homeowners can peruse a bevy of rust-free gate hardware and child safety latches online at www.ddtechglobal.com or in person under the Stanley Hardware brand available through most Lowe’s stores.

Sun Protection

When the sun is bearing down, skin can be susceptible to burns and permanent damage year-round. And children’s skin can be even more sensitive to harmful UV rays. Your yard should have plenty of shady areas to seek respite. Plant trees and watch them grow. Install a canopy. Adorn patio furniture with an umbrella.

 
 
D&D SureClose ReadyFit - It’s a hinge. It’s a closer. Now it’s externally mounted.

D&D SureClose ReadyFit - It’s a hinge. It’s a closer. Now it’s externally mounted.

Posted in: News,Installer & Reseller News,New Videos & Instructions,Product Launches 1/15/2014 – HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA:  D&D Technologies has introduced an external mounting addition to its highly successful SureClose line of hydraulic hinge gate closers, SureClose ReadyFit.   The new “ReadyFit” models come with side fixing legs for quick alignment and multiple, double-face fixing points for superior strength. Mounting bracket options include steel and aluminum that can either be welded or fastened.  Fasteners are included with every model.  Additionally, ReadyFit comes with vertical alignment slots while horizontal adjustment is controlled via the built-in adjustment feature.

“While these commercial-grade hinge-closers offer smooth, finely controlled gate closure, the greatest feature of our new ReadyFit models is the easy and convenient mounting style,” says D&D Technologies SVP Sales and Marketing, Jim Paterson.  “No need for drilling large holes, and fabricators and contractors choosing the steel bracket models can either weld or fasten using the Tek screws supplied.   SureClose ReadyFit is the breakthrough in gate hardware engineering the industry has been asking for.”

The heavy-duty ReadyFit mounting system is designed for use on metal, wood and vinyl gates.  Like all SureClose models, ReadyFit comes in a variety of closing options to cater to all types of commercial and residential gates.  There’s a version offering adjustable gate-closing speed and final snap-close action (to overcome electric or coded locks), and a load bearing model that is non-self-closing for use on access  control gates with a weight capacity of 1,500 lbs (680kgs).

The closer models will self-close gates weighing up to 260 lbs (120 kgs). ReadyFit also provides improved performance and tamper resistance, with the adjustable snap-close feature now providing 30% stronger action when required.  One option includes a ‘hold-open’ feature and permits gates to swing 180⁰.  In addition, each ReadyFit comes with a handy adjustment tool and provides a gate gap variance of ½” to  1 3/8”, which suits a wide variety of new and existing gates.    

The complete SureClose line is designed to replace conventional hinges and many of the commercial door and gate closers used in common applications. Installation examples include commercial/business complexes, government, school/universities, upscale homes, childcare centers, playgrounds, hotel/motels, shopping centers, apartments, gated communities, and even high-end residential pool gates.
For more information on SureClose ReadyFit, or other D&D products, please visit the D&D Technologies web site at www.ddtechglobal.com, e-mail us at info@ddtechusa.com or call toll-free at 1-800-716-0888.

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