Magna Latch Gate latch is the ideal for gate latch for safety gates around swimming pools and other child safety areas such as child care centers. It is designed to extend above the height of the fence to keep the release knob out of reach of children, and is also key-lockable for added safety. It is magnetically triggered baby safety devices that have revolutionized the safety, reliability and child-resistance of swimming pool, childcare and household gates. The unique operating principle is brilliantly simple. As the gate swings shut, a powerful 'permanent' magnet draws a latch bolt from one housing into the other, latching it securely. No amount of shaking, pushing or pulling can disengage the latch. The concept is so advanced it boasts international awards for design excellence.
Some 300 children under the age of 5 drown in unattended backyard pools each year, according to the Consumer Products Safety Commission. When the Magna Latch from D&D Technologies is used with self-closing hinges, the combination will ensure the gate leading to your pool or spa closes and latches automatically to prevent small kids from wandering in. The system consists of 2 parts, self-closing hinges and a magnetic gate latch which automatically latches and uses a unique opening method which makes it almost impossible for young children to open. Tru Close Hinges and latch sold separately. Most Child Safety gates utilize such Self-closing hinges for added safety.
The latch is an attractive, easy to install addition to most any style of fence and provides worry-free access control to your pool. Many of our BOCA approved fence styles require the Magna-Latch on all gates. The latch has been designed to meet strict international safety codes, including all codes relating to swimming pool gate safety. The dangerous problem of a gate "resting on the latching mechanism", appearing to be latched, is eliminated when using Magna Latch. The quiet and reliable latching action means Magna Latch incurs no mechanical resistance to closure, and so suffers none of the sticking, jamming and sagging problems associated with 'mechanical' gate latches.
This model is 100 percent rust free and carries a limited lifetime warranty. It is also key-lockable for added security. Despite it technical attributes, the secret to Magna Latch is its exclusive and patented 'Lost Motion Technology'. Lost Motion is like a zone of 'free play' that allows the release knob of the latch to work independently of the latch bolt. The release knob does not rest on a spring that could sag or break, which would cause interference in other devices.
Lost Motion means Magna Latch will always trigger safely, even if the device is key-locked when the gate is open. Also, the latch can never be triggered before the gate is shut!. Magna Latch from D&D Technologies is so unique and advanced, ultra-safe technology means householders and tradespeople never again need to use old-fashioned mechanical latching devices.
Magna Latch can be easily fitted on any type of gate material with Metal, Wood, Vinyl or Chain link. It is ideal for 48” (1200mm) gates/fences so that the release knob is out of reach of toddlers. Fully Adjustable two part design provides easy installation. Vertical Adjustment is quick and easy because the latch body slides up and down. Horizontal Adjustment is achieved by adjusting a screw and can be adjusted across gaps ranging from 13-37mm allowing for quick and easy alignment on the gate as well as fine-tuning at any time to accommodate for gate sagging or movement over time.
Tested to over 400,000 cycles, the Top Pull Model has been independently verified to meet stringent international safety codes, and has also received several prestigious design awards.