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D&D Technologies Acquires Shut It Gate Hardware

D&D Technologies Acquires Shut It Gate Hardware

Posted in: News,Product LaunchesTwo high quality gate hardware manufacturers unite providing innovation, leadership, and the world’s most trusted gate hardware

CALIFORNIA, October 6th, 2016 – D&D Technologies, leader in magnetic safety gate latches and premium polymer gate hardware announces the acquisition of SHUT IT® Gate Hardware. SHUT IT® is the leader in gate hardware for the fence, ornamental iron and access control industries. The acquisition provides D&D additional product lines of wheels and steel hinges to complement its current premium magnetic safety latches, hydraulic closers, aluminum and polymer product portfolio.

D&D Technologies started out in Sydney, Australia, evolving from a family-owned fencing company in the late 1980's to become a worldwide market leader in gate hardware.

The owners of the D&D Aluminum Fencing Company had been frustrated at the lack of durable gate latches and hinges to complement their custom-made aluminum and glass pool fencing designs. In 1988, one of the owners, David Doyle, saw a science program featuring "rare earth" magnets that never loses magnetic force. Devising a latching mechanism around this idea, using engineering polymers and stainless steel to eliminate rust as well as jamming, the MagnaLatch® safety gate latch was born.

Soon other local fencing contractors and fabricators wanted to use it as well, and D&D Technologies was established to manufacture the latches. Following the success of MagnaLatch®, D&D went on to design and manufacture a complete range of polymer-based latches and hinges at its Sydney premises, including the award-winning TruClose® self-closing hinges, the general-purpose LokkLatch®, and the LokkLatch® Magnetic Gate Lock.

“We are delighted with this acquisition, and we welcome SHUT IT® as part of the D&D family “ says David Calabria, CEO, D&D Technologies. “This is a synergistic and complimentary union of two companies that were born out of the fencing industry, and have provided leadership and innovation to the industry by inventing new products. This acquisition will allow us to expand by providing more brilliant designs and new products to our existing product line up.”

SHUT IT® started as Counsel Industries, LLC and became a leader in the design and distribution of hardware and gate systems for the metal fence and access control industries.

Founded in 1998, Counsel began marketing innovative gate solutions designed to ease installation requirements and eliminate premature wear on expensive automated gate operator systems.

In the mid-1990s, as vehicular access control began to explode as an industry, two veterans of the fence and access control industries, discovered that many of their maintenance and repair issues for automated gate systems were being caused by the faulty or inferior hardware used on many gates. With the help of a team of engineers and an award winning CNC (Computer Numeric Controlled) machinist they set out to develop a line of products that would eliminate the damage caused to expensive operator systems by the poor hardware available in the market.

“It all started with the ORIGINAL BadAss® Hinge.” says Skip Bengtson, Chief Bad Ass, Shut It. “Using bearing technology, the ORIGINAL BadAss gate hinge, is CNC machined to the tightest tolerances in the industry. Due to our unique bushing design The ORIGINAL, like all other SHUT IT gate hinges, produces near frictionless movement with maintenance free usage.”

After years of development and field testing the Arizona based Counsel Industries was born. Since then, Counsel grew from being a local supplier in the Tucson market to a company with a nationwide distribution network and customers around the globe.

In 2010 the company rebranded itself as SHUT IT Gate Hardware in order to better reflect what the company had become. BadAss and HardCore brands were born.

About D&D:

D&D Technologies invented magnetic gate latches (MagnaLatch®) and polymer safety gate hinges (TruClose®) in the 90’s.

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

D&D Technologies is a founder and active member of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA).

About Shut It:

Founded in 1998, SHUT IT® Gate Hardware is the undisputed leader in gate hardware for the metal fence, ornamental iron and access control industries. For nearly 20 years SHUT IT® has developed innovative, high quality products, as well as providing industry leading service. All BadAss® and HardCORE® products are designed and assembled in the U.S.A. under rigorous quality control processes.

 
 
D&D Technologies Announces New Innovative Products and Catalogue

D&D Technologies Announces New Innovative Products and Catalogue

Posted in: News,Product LaunchesFeaturing D&D’s complete product range of high-performance gate hardware

 

Simply go to www.DDTechGlobal.com and click on the “NEW Product Catalog” button for instant access the latest catalog of D&D Technologies’ products including details like installation photos, specifications, descriptions and anything else you might need when looking for information on hi performance gate hardware.

 

Once you have the catalog be sure to check out some of these innovative new products and sections:

Quick Product Selection Guides for Hinges (pages 6 & 7) & Latches (pages 4 & 5) will make quick work of understanding which D&D products are best suited for your particular gate applications.

MagnaLatch® ALERT (pages 8-11) NEW 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.

SureClose®Easy (page 37) 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.

KwikFit®Aluminum (page 39) NEW Self-Closing, general purpose, adjustable gate hinges. Three mounting styles. Three colors available (Black Gloss, Bronze Satin, White Gloss). D&D patented tension adjustment. Self-closes doors up to 44lbs.

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)

 
 
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.

 
 
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 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.

 
 
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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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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