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D&D Technologies Supports May National Water Safety Month

D&D Technologies Supports May National Water Safety Month

Posted in: Articles,Press CoverageJoin the Pool Safely Campaign Simple Step Saves Lives

May 3rd, 2017 Huntington Beach, CA - May is National Water Safety Month. Summer and pool season is upon us, and a reminder that pool owners must follow simple steps to protect their loved ones.

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in children 1-4. Drowning is preventable.

Isolation and perimeter fencing are a recommended solution for pool and spa protection—this information is being spread around the country each day by the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) as well as Pool Safely, part of the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC).

D&D Technologies is a founding member, an active sponsor of the NDPA, and a Community Safety Leader with the Pool Safely campaign.

“We are on a mission to save lives”, said Jim Paterson, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, North & South America, D&D Technologies “Drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death for children 1-4, and the second leading cause for those 14 and under. All the innovation, technology and passion that we put into manufacturing safety gate products is done with one intention in mind: protect children, protect our loved ones.”

 

D&D revolutionized pool safety with the invention of the world’s first magnetic gate latch. David Doyle, founding father of D&D Technologies discovered neodymium magnets never lose power. He engineered and patented MagnaLatch®, the world’s first magnetic safety latch. Since then, MagnaLatch® has become the number one child and pet safety pool gate latch in the world. Combined with TruClose® self-closing hinges, made out of engineering polymer, D&D offers the most reliable solutions for pool and spa safety gates.

 

“Remember, drowning is preventable”, said Jackie Barrera, Director of Marketing, North and South America “Take time to get involved during May National Water Safety Month. Join the movement. Take the Pledge.”

 

The Pledge is a simple call to action for people to commit to safety steps around the water. Kids will pledge to never go in the water without an adult nearby. Adults will pledge to always watch kids in the water, to learn CPR, and ensure their pools have proper fencing and gates. Take the Pool Safely Pledge by visiting https://www.poolsafely.gov/pledge.

 

About D&D:
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, LokkLatch® gate latches, BadAss hinges and HardCore wheels. 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. D&D Technologies is a founding father and proud member of the NDPA (National Drowning Prevention Alliance).

About Pool Safely
Pool Safely, a national public education campaign supporting the requirements of Section 1407 of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, works with partners around the country to reduce fatal child drownings, non-fatal drownings and entrapment incidents in swimming pools and spas. Parents, caregivers and the media are encouraged to visit: PoolSafely.gov or @PoolSafely on Twitter for vital safety information regarding the prevention of child drownings in and around pools and spas.

About the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products in the past 40 years.

 
 
D&D Technologies Supports National Water Safety Month

D&D Technologies Supports National Water Safety Month

Posted in: Articles,Press CoverageD&D Technologies Supports National Water Safety Month

Protecting loved ones for over 25 years

April 29th, 2016 Huntington Beach, CA

D&D Technologies invented the first magnetic pool safety gate latch, in Sydney, Australia. For over 25 years D&D has sold millions of pool safety gate latches and self-closing hinges in order to protect children and families around the globe. May is National Drowning Safety Month, and a reminder that pool owners must protect their loved ones from accidental drownings.

Isolation and perimeter fencing are the recommended solution for pool and spa protection—this information is being spread around the country each day by the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) and other supporting members including Consumer Products Safety Council. D&D Technologies is a proud founding member and active sponsor of the NDPA.

“We are on a mission to save lives.” says Jim Paterson, VP of Sales and Marketing, North & South America, D&D Technologies “In the U.S., drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death for children between ages 1-4 and the second leading cause for those between the ages of 5-14. All the innovation, technology and passion that we put into manufacturing safety gate products is done with one intention in mind: protect children, protect loved ones”.

D&D revolutionized the world by the invention of the world’s first magnetic gate latch. David Doyle, founding father of D&D Technologies discovered neodymium magnets never lose power. He engineered and patented the world’s first magnetic safety latch. Since then, MagnaLatch® has become the number one child and pet safety pool gate latch in the world. Combined with TruClose® self-closing hinges, made out of engineering polymer, D&D offers one of the most reliable solutions for pool and spa gates.

Remember, drowning is preventable. Take time to get involved during May National water safety Month. Join the movement. Take the Pledge.

THE PLEDGE: Every child deserves to be protected. I pledge to spread the message that Simple Steps Save Lives to my family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. I will let people know that adding as many proven water safety steps as possible is the best way to assure a safe and fun experience at pools and spas, because you can never know which one might save a child's life — until it does. —

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 hydraulic 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)

 
 
MagnaLatch® ALERT, the world’s first and only integrated safety gate latch and alarm

MagnaLatch® ALERT, the world’s first and only integrated safety gate latch and alarm

Posted in: Articles,Press Coverage,News,Product LaunchesThe easiest and most reliable solution to protect the entire family.

 

Following the success of MagnaLatch®, the original and still the best-selling safety gate latch in the market, D&D Technologies introduces the award-winning MagnaLatch® ALERT, the world’s first and only combined gate latch and electronic alarm system. Now featuring dual electronic warnings: bright, flashing LED lights, and an audible alarm, the MagnaLatch ALERT models allow you to hear and see from a distance when a gate is left opened or unlatched – offering the ultimate security and protection for gates around swimming pools, homes, childcare centers, schools and wherever safety is critical.

 

“Gates control access to properties and when securely closed provide a barrier to help protect loved ones and possessions.” Says Jim Paterson, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, D&D Technologies  “If a gate is left open or not securely latched,  a consumer may  have an open door to danger.  D&D Technologies invented MagnaLatch ALERT to provide consumers with a clear warning when a gate is not completely closed and latched, providing it’s intended level of security.  Most gates are not visible from inside a home.  We designed ALERT with both audio and visual warnings to help alert consumers to a potential risk, regardless of where they are on their property”.

If the latch is opened and/or gate is left unlatched, the new visual alarm gives a visual warning with flashing LED lights, while the audible alarm beeps and turns into a full alarm after 15 seconds. In addition to these new features, MagnaLatch ALERT offers:

- NEW Re-keyable security lock: The 6-pin lock cylinder can be rekeyed, by a locksmith, to match other locks around the home.
- NEW Visible Lock Indicator: Shows you at a glance whether MagnaLatch ALERT is locked or unlocked.
- NEW Disarm Feature: The touch-sensor disarm feature allows an adult to temporarily disarm the ALERT for up to 15 minutes. Feature not to be used on pool or safety gates.
- NEW Safe, ergonomic lift knob: With its new design, the lift knob is now more conveniently shaped and child resistant than ever.

MagnaLatch ALERT® is available in two models: the Top Pull and the Vertical Pull. Both gate latches are made from industrial strength polymers, aluminum and stainless steel that eliminate rusting and jamming, making it the perfect choice for any outdoor space where safety is a must. They can be easily installed in minutes without the need for special tools, screws or wiring. While the MagnaLatch ALERT Top Pull model is ideal for all child safety or pool applications, the shorter Vertical Pull model offers protection on pet security and general-purpose gates around the home and garden.

MagnaLatch® has set the standard for child safety gate latches for more than 25 years. Millions of families worldwide have trusted MagnaLatch® with their children’s safety. MagnaLatch ALERT is now available online at Amazon store. For more information on D&D products, please 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® 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.

 
 
Making the perfect outdoor living space in your backyard

Making the perfect outdoor living space in your backyard

Posted in: Articles,Press Coverage As the weather begins to warm and the daylight hours get longer, your yard can quickly become the most important “room” of your home. However, you aren’t alone if your backyard looks outdated and lackluster. Weather conditions can be tough on outdoor areas, but with a few simple updates, you can create the perfect outdoor living space.

Gates and gate hardware
Perhaps the first thing you and your guests see (and use) when entering your yard is the gate, so why not make a great first impression by updating rusty and squeaky gate hardware. D&D Technologies recently launched the LokkLatch Magnetic, a gate latch that operates and locks from both sides of the gate, and it’s re-keyable so you don’t have to carry multiple keys for your house. Featuring D&D’s patented magnetic latching system, and horizontal & vertical adjustment to ensure a consistent gate closure upon ground movement, LokkLatch Magnetic is the first gate lock to offer coordinating handle trim covers that match your lighting and yard accessories, and they won’t rust. Available in black, brushed and polished metal, LokkLatch Magnetic helps to create a cohesive look that enhances your outdoor living environment. Complete the look with matching TruClose self-closing gate hinges, also offering coordinating trim covers. D&D Technologies’ products feature a limited lifetime warranty and are available under the Stanley brand through select Lowe’s stores, and other hardware retailers under the National Hardware brand. Visit www.ddtechglobal.com for a full range of gate hardware products and to find a retailer near you.

Lighting
Weather permitting, your yard can be the perfect place to relax for an evening. Avoid sitting in total darkness. The many options of patio lighting including path sconces, post lamps and even string lights –all are an answer to keeping your outdoor space lit and inviting.

Furniture
The key to decorating any room in your home is attractive, comfortable furniture that beckons to be sat upon, and this is no different for your outdoor furniture. While prices on outdoor furniture can be a little overwhelming, used furniture with a little love and creativity can be good as new, without the high cost. Cozy chairs, chaise lounges and benches can gain new use with a coat of outdoor spray paint, then recover cushions and add colorful pillows to finish it off.

Plants, flowers and shrubs
Even if they’re only alive for a few months out of the year, flowers can bring any yard to life. A few strategically placed shrubs, flower beds and herb gardens can help turn your outdoor area into a lively space perfect for relaxing personal moments or parties with friends and family.

Statues and accessories
Give your backyard even more personality by selecting a few garden statues or other accessories that reflect your style – such as recycled metal sculptures, elaborately painted bird houses, unique planters or large colorful rocks.

With a few simple updates, you can easily create an outdoor retreat in your own backyard that can provide you the space for entertaining, reading and relaxing without a costly renovation. So go get started.

 
 
D&D Technologies changes gate hardware. Forever.

D&D Technologies changes gate hardware. Forever.

Posted in: News,Product Launches,Press Coverage APRIL 1, 2013 - HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA:   D&D Technologies’ LokkLatch® Magnetic, is a gate hardware industry-first, magnetic latching system that fits any metal, wood & vinyl square post, offers coordinating trim covers, which match gate hinges, lighting and yard accessories to create a cohesive outdoor living environment. Engineered with the most durable materials and finishes that withstand the harsh effects of both time and weather, the LokkLatch Magnetic is an incredible solution for metal, wood and vinyl gates.

Features of the LokkLatch Magnetic include


• D&D patented magnetic latching
• Intuitive Push/Pull action
• Dual, 6-pin re-keyable locks
• Vertical & horizontal adjustment
• No visible fasteners
• Optional decorative trim covers
• Fits any square post gate 1-1/2” to 6” (38mm-150mm)
• Super-strong engineering polymers and stainless steel components
• ADA Compliant

“D&D has a long tradition of gate hardware leadership and innovation, having invented magnetic latches and polymer gate hardware over 23 years ago when we launched the MagnaLatch,” says Jim Paterson, D&D’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “LokkLatch Magnetic can only be brought to you through a history and reputation of quality that D&D has earned worldwide.”

LokkLatch Magnetic and comes standard in Black with optional decorative trim covers in brushed or polished.

For more information on LokkLatch Magnetic, its warranty or other D&D products, individuals may 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.

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.

 
 
Pool Safety for HOA & Multiunits:  Are your residents at risk?

Pool Safety for HOA & Multiunits:  Are your residents at risk?

Posted in: Articles,Press Coverage Pools are a great way to socialize with neighbors and friends. The safety of children in these locations requires a community effort. Those who maintain the pool must ensure that basic safety standards like clear water, appropriate lifesaving devices, fencing, gates and locks are appropriately maintained. With “layers of protection” in place, homeowner associations can ensure a safer oasis of family fun and relaxation and reduce potential liability.

Over 3,000 people in the United States drown unintentionally every year. More than 1 in 4 fatal drowning victims are children 14 and younger, and for every child that dies, another 3 receive emergency-department care for submersion injuries. Of those receiving emergency care, 40% require hospitalization. In fact, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death among small children (1 to 4 years of age) and the second leading cause of death (after motor vehicle accidents) among children 1 to 14 years old.

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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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