Safetech Viper Gate Latch

The Viper Gate Latch is a fantastic choice when security and reliability are important.

Lockable and operable from either side, the Viper Latch does away with the need for a padlock. Featuring two gravity latch “fangs”, the gate latch offers superior strength and security. Constructed of non-rusting polymers, aluminum and stainless steel, the Viper Latch is a fantastic choice for many gate styles and materials.

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Pool Fence & Gate Hardware


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"Swimming pool accidents are the leading cause of accidental death or children aged 1-5 in the United States."

Basic Requirements

  • Depending on the material choice, fences must be at least 48" tall, but in many cases a minimum of 60"
  • Self Closing Hinges on Gate - View SafeTech Self Closing Hinges
  • Self Latching Gate - View SafeTech Pool Gate Latches
  • Gate Opens Away From Pool
  • Opening mechanism of the latch must be at least 54" above the ground - some areas require a minimum of 60"
  • Barriers/ Fences should not have a gap large enough to allow for the passage of a 4" sphere

*Always consult your local building and zoning codes for specific requirements*

Reference Material

Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA)

Swimming Pool Enclosure

County of Sacramento - Construction Requirements for Swimming Pools

Swimming Pool Safety Act - California





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This year, we had the pleasure of spending a few days speaking with the individual vendors, testing new products and visiting with old friends. 

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