Selecting a Fence for Security 1

Selecting a fence for safety and security requires making strategic material, height, and installation decisions.

The first step is to determine usage, if you are securing a pool, dumpster, park or yard; fence hardware is of the utmost importance.

We have a wide range of latches that are the perfect fit for your residential or commercial project.



The Auto-Latch closes firmly and securely, no matter the application. This is another great latch that is designed with kid’s safety in mind. The Auto-Latch can be positioned in such a way that is more convenient than ever for adults to operate ‑ while making it extremely difficult for a small child to open.


Sentry Latch

While protecting your dumpster may not be a top priority, it is required by many townships to enclose these areas. The Sentry Latch is best suited for dumpster gates. Heavy duty and adjustable, it is the best solution when a superior latch is needed.


Strong Arm

The Strong Arm can be used to latch double drive or walk gates. You will see this latch used to secure commercial properties that store their product outside or for parks and playgrounds. The Strong Arm has been engineered to keep the gate in-line with the fence and can be used with different size gaps. For extra security, the latch can be thru-bolted or welded to the gate frame.

Once you have your fence material and gate hardware determined, be sure to install signage by the gate that illustrates proper usage of the installed latch.

If you want to make sure the fences you select for projects have the perfect hardware to support your safety goals, contact us!

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  • Jocelyn McDonald

    My husband and I just moved to a new home in a rather shady area of town, and we want to install a fence for security reasons. Your article had some great tips for choosing a fence for this purpose, and I liked how you said to choose a fence gate with a superior latch that is heavy duty and adjustable. Thanks; we’ll keep this in mind when choosing the best fence for our new home.