About Us

About Us

For more than 25 years Australian company D&D Technologies has been the world’s leading designer, innovator and manufacturer of gate latches, locks and hinges.

MAGNETIC GATE LATCHES In the early 1990s D&D invented the MagnaLatch® Child Safety Gate Latch. These super-reliable, magnetically triggered devices revolutionized child safety around swimming pools, childcare centres, homes and businesses. Because we’ve sold millions of these award-winning products around the world we’ve saved countless children’s lives and kept a generation of families safer.

POLYMER GATE HINGES The immediate success of MagnaLatch® inspired us to find a solution to traditional gate hinges that would rust, bind, sag and stain. We invented the world’s first polymer gate hinges, the TruClose® range of rust-free, child safety gate hinges. With their patented designs and tough, engineering polymer construction and stainless steel components TruClose also enjoyed instant acceptance in the fencing industry due to their strength, reliability and ease of adjustment.

THE WORLD’S FIRST COMBINED LATCH & ALARM Our latest ground-breaking innovation is the MagnaLatch® ALERT Gate Latch-Alarm. This is the world’s first and only comb gate latch and electronic alarm system! We combined all the best attributes of a MagnaLatch® with a dual-alarm system (sight and sound alerts) that significantly raises the bar for gate safety. The range offers supreme safety and peace-of-mind around pools, homes, childcares, schools and businesses.