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D&D Technologies Announces New Improved Online Marketing Information and Support

D&D Technologies Announces New Improved Online Marketing Information and Support

Posted in: News,Installer & Reseller NewsFeaturing D&D’s high-performance gate hardware marketing material and tools for contractors, specifiers & business partners

March 7rd, 2016- Huntington Beach, CA D&D Technologies announces its new and improved marketing information center. Simply go to www.DDTechGlobal.com/main/marketing or click on the “D&D Marketing Support” banner for instant access to D&D Technologies’ marketing materials. This section includes marketing assets that can be ordered online, as well as electronic downloadable marketing assets such as: installation photos, specifications, descriptions and anything else you might need when looking for support and information regarding D&D hi performance gate hardware.

Once you access the marketing section, look for our top NEW products:

MagnaLatch® ALERT The world’s first and only combined gate latch and electronic alarm system. Featuring dual electronic warnings: bright, flashing LED lights, and an audible alarm allow you to hear and see from a distance when a gate is left opened or unlatched. This is the ultimate gate latch – when you can’t turn your back for a second.

Consumer Brochure for Contractors

SureClose®Easy NEW hydraulic gate closer, for center-hinge mounted gates. Ideal for aluminum or steel gates. Commercial and residential applications. Controlled gate closer. Easy to install. Soft and quiet. Long lasting. ADA compliant. Sleek and small footprint. No maintenance. For gates up to 180lbs.

D&D Product Catalog: NEW product catalog features a complete line of hinges, latches, closers, and gate accessories. Click here to view

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®* 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. (*SureClose® Easy is backed by a 2 year warranty)

 
 
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.

 
 
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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D&D Technologies Supports National Drowning Prevention Awareness Month

D&D Technologies Supports National Drowning Prevention Awareness Month

Posted in: News,Installer & Reseller News May 1, 2013 HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA -- The month of May is often associated with the beginning of the summer season and the warmer weather brings large numbers of people to the water; backyard pools, beaches, waterfronts and public aquatic facilities. Unfortunately, the month of May also signals an increase in drowning tragedies across our nation.

D&D Technologies is proud to support the National Drowning Prevention Alliance’s (NDPA) campaign to promote May as “National Drowning Prevention Month,” in a collaborative effort across the country, with other organizations involved in water safety, drowning prevention, aquatic safety, and recreational activities.

During the month of May, D&D is reaching out to the public to create awareness of their role in water safety by taking the Simple Steps to Save Lives pledge, which encourages people to talk to their friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and others that adding as many water safety steps as possible is the best way to assure a safe fun experience at pools and spas, because you never know which one might save a child’s life – until it does.  Take the pledge at: http://ddtechglobal.com/pledge.

From the very beginning, D&D has made it their responsibility to manufacture quality products that consumers can trust and educate the industry and public on ways to use products within their safety plans to protect children in and around water structure. The fencing industry holds an important ‘Step’ being that appropriate equipment for pools and spas includes the installation of a four-foot or taller fence around the pool and spa and the use of secure and reliable self-closing and self-latching gates.”

Facts:

  • Drowning is the second-leading cause of death to children ages 1-4 in the United States.
  • Drowning is the number one cause of death to children ages 1-4 in most southern states.
  • In many cases, drowning is a silent event, without splashing or a call for help.
  • In most areas of the country, the majority of child drownings occur in backyard pools & spas.
  • Scientific research, engineering advancements, legislation, community outreach, and education are all necessary strategies, on the national level, to prevent drownings.

 

Drowning Prevention Begins with Layers of protection:

  • ALWAYS know where children are. Never leave a child unattended in or near water in a pool, tub, lake, river, canal or ocean, even when lifeguards are present.
  • ALWAYS be aware of potential dangers in all environments, such as when away from home. Never leave your child in an environment with unprotected water hazards.
  • If a child is missing, always check the pool or spa first.
  • Install “isolation fencing” which completely separates the pool or spa area from the house or other structures. An isolation fence restricts unauthorized access from neighbors’ yards, other nearby buildings, and from inside the house. Isolation fencing is the preferred configuration for pool and spa protection.
  • All fences must be non-climbable, meet all applicable local safety codes, and should be at least 60” tall, with vertical bars set close to one another so that a small child cannot squeeze through.
  • Gates should be self-closing and self-latching and accommodate a locking device such as the rust-free MagnaLatch® Top Pull, along with self-closing hinges like the TruClose®.
  • Gates should open away from the pool and have self-closing hinges, and should never be propped open. Check and adjust your gate regularly to make sure it operates correctly.
  • The gate latch should be out of the reach of children, at least 54” from the ground. Use a locking latch, and keep it locked when pool is not in use. Store the key out of children’s reached and make sure all adults know where the key is kept.
  • Keep anything that can be climbed, such as chairs, tables, storage bins, playground equipment, ice chests, etc. inside the fence area.
  • All doors providing direct access from the home to the swimming pool should be equipped with a self-closing, self latching device with a release mechanism placed no lower than 54 inches above the floor.

Rust-free, pool safety gate hardware by D&D Technologies is now available under the Stanley or National Hardware brand through select Lowe’s stores or online at www.lowes.com, and through other hardware retailers. The hinges and latches are simple to install and most models offer vertical and horizontal adjustment to correct gate misalignment caused by ground movement, children swinging on gates, or other factors.

About D&D Technologies
D&D Technologies is the recognized leader in safety and general-purpose 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 are rust free and consistently exceed all relevant safety barrier codes around the world for the residential, commercial and industrial markets. D&D is a co-founder and continuing supporter of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance.

About the National Drowning Prevention Alliance
The National Drowning Prevention Alliance is a volunteer-driven 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2004. NDPA members are dedicated to preventing drowning for all age groups in all bodies of water through public education, advocacy and strategic partnerships. The public is invited to join by visiting NDPA.org.

 
 
D&D launches revolutionary hydraulic hinge & closer, all-in-one

D&D launches revolutionary hydraulic hinge & closer, all-in-one

Posted in: News,Installer & Reseller News,Product Launches 10/11/2011 -- HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA:  D&D Technologies has introduced a new line of concealed hydraulic hinge gate closers designed specifically for commercial, industrial and estate gates, the SureClose® Adjustable Gate Closer & Hinge.  The stylishly designed hinge gate closers use high strength aluminum with stainless steel components, are corrosion resistant, and a workhorse testing to 500,000 cycles with a 1,500 lb. load capacity, self-closing gates up to 260 lbs.

“It’s a significant innovation that will impact how the industry will equip self-closing gates,” says Jim Paterson, D&D’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “We envisioned a closer and hinge all-in-one that would revolutionize the fencing industry. SureClose packs technology into a compact hinge and is controlled by an advanced and tamper-resistant hydraulic closer that prevents gate slam noise, gate damage and doesn’t leak. It’s an astounding example of modern industrial design and precision engineering.”

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