Get your pool ready for safe summer fun

Get your pool ready for safe summer fun

Posted in: Articles,Press Coverage (ARA) - As the weather starts to warm, you can’t help but stare at your backyard pool, anxious to begin a new season of memories with friends and family. No matter the season, pool safety should always be top of mind where children are concerned. With safety barriers – or layers of protection – in place between the home and the pool, you can experience the pleasures of backyard swimming pools and feel confident that children, grandchildren and visitors will be safeguarded from pool accidents.

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Year-round backyard safety tips for families

Year-round backyard safety tips for families

Posted in: Articles,Press Coverage (ARA) – Your backyard is a space where you enjoy quality time with your family – from running around with your kids in the fall leaves to playing catch with your furry friend in the snow. It’s a place to escape, but remember accidents can happen anywhere at any time, and just like you childproof your house, you need to ensure your backyard is safe as well.

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Year-round backyard safety tips for families

Year-round backyard safety tips for families

Posted in: Articles,Reviews (ARA) – Your backyard is a space where you enjoy quality time with your family – from running around with your kids in the fall leaves to playing catch with your furry friend in the snow. It’s a place to escape, but remember accidents can happen anywhere at any time, and just like you childproof your house, you need to ensure your backyard is safe as well.

 

Keeping your backyard safe begins with your fence. A yard without a fence is a little like a house without walls. Fences help protect children from danger, keeping toddlers out of swimming pools, hot tubs and ponds or keeping them in the yard, away from busy traffic or strangers. Fences can also help keep your own pets in your yard, and other animals out. They can reduce your liability by preventing injuries to uninvited guests on your property, or damage or injury caused by escaped pets.

 

“A good weekend winterizing project is making sure your fences and gates are functioning properly and are protected from rust, a destructive force that can render gate hardware useless or dangerous,” says Jim Paterson, senior vice president of D&D Technologies, which manufactures gate latches and hinges made of ultra-strong engineering polymers. “In our research, we found that when homeowners consider their fencing needs, rusty metal gate hardware that no longer functions properly or becomes a threat to children was their top concern. Rust-free and adjustable gate hardware is available.

 

Seasonal weather, ground settling and other factors can cause a gate to become misaligned over time and not function properly. It’s important to have gate hardware that can be easily adjusted to overcome this. TruClose self-closing, tension adjustable hinges are an ideal solution. Some models are vertically and horizontally adjustable as well. Combined with D&D adjustable, locking gate latches will ensure your gate will always function properly.

 

Additional precautions to take when childproofing your backyard:

  • Tighten and cover any protruding bolts on swing sets and do not attach ropes or cords, which could become strangulation hazards.
  • Remove old tree stumps and rocks, level concrete footings to avoid tripping.
  • Seal wooded items such as decks, swing sets and picnic tables before inclement weather sets in.
  • Completely fence pool and spa areas with adjustable self-closing hinges like TruClose and self-latching gates, ensuring latches are out of the reach of children such as the Magnalatch Safety Gate Latch. Both products carry a lifetime warranty and are adjustable both vertically and horizontally for quick and easy adjustments.
  • Eliminate access to lawn equipment and chemicals. Put these items completely out of the reach of children.
  • Keep a first aid kit and a rescue kit for those backyards with water features easily accessible.

 

Your backyard can be one of the most exciting places for your children through the entire year. A little prevention along the way will keep it safe and provide wonderful memories for your family.

 

Look for D&D Technologies rust free gate hardware and child safety latches at www.ddtechglobal.com or
under the Stanley Hardware brand through Lowe’s.

 
 
D&D Gets Even Smarter with QR Codes

D&D Gets Even Smarter with QR Codes

Posted in: News,Product Launches 9/13/2011--HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA - D&D Technologies is excited to announce the implementation of QR Codes® into their marketing materials. "Our customers want direct, instant access to the information they are seeking," said Jim Paterson, D&D Senior VP Sales & Marketing. "QR Codes are simply a way for our customers to connect immediately with the information they need using their smart phone.”

“With QR Codes, we have the ability to turn print ads or printed literature into an interactive marketing campaign which provides a significant convenience and educational factor to our customers and a measurable return on investment (ROI) for our partners,” states Paterson. “From the printed piece, readers can scan the code, watch a YouTube video to help determine which product to buy or how to install or maintain product, view product specs or provide their contact information for further follow up. Ads and literature come to life on the individual’s mobile device,” Paterson says.

D&D Technologies has been using this technology to provide potential and current customers with access to more information about select products and services, as well as to improve communications. With the D&D’s advanced engineering, the technology behind the products make QR Codes an ideal support solution for these innovative product lines.

A QR-Code (short for Quick Response) is a two-dimensional bar code, readable by a smart phone’s camera. QR Codes can be used to display text to the user, to add a vCard contact to the user's device, to open a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) or to compose an email or text message.

QR Code readers
There are dozens of QR Code readers available online. Check your smartphone’s app store to download preference.

About D&D Technologies:
D&D Technologies designs and manufactures safety and general-purpose gateware for all your gate hardware needs, including MagnaLatch magnetic self-latching pool and safety gate latches combined with TruClose adjustable, self-closing gate hinge.  Products such as the LokkLatch, providing additional security for privacy gates, and a revolutionary new Drop Bolt design.  MagnaLatch and TruClose hinges exceed all relevant safety barrier codes, and products are rust free, with no jamming, sagging or staining. For more information on the complete D&D product line, call (800) 716-0888, email info@ddtechusa.com, or visit www.ddtechglobal.com

QR Code ® is registered trademarks of DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED in JAPAN and other countries.

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