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Safetech Pedestrian Gate Latch with Dual Access

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  • Made from rust resistant stainless steel & super-strong polymer
  • Secure dual access, can lock from both sides
  • Quick and easy to install
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Product Details

2 Independent Latching Hooks Safetech's groundbreaking Viper Latch is the most innovative pedestrian gate latch available. Switching sides for an installation has never been easier. Its patented back plate lets you shift from right hand to left hand operation in seconds with no screws required. Components can be lined up perfectly on wood, metal or vinyl gates because they can be moved horizontally and vertically, making last minute adjustments a snap. Saving you time and money. Pull-to-open action eliminates all external levers. Fail Safe Design. No openings that allow dirt, rain and other debris to invade the lock and damage performance. 2 independent latching hooks. Double the security, double your peace of mind. Limited Lifetime Warranty High grade polymer and stainless steel components contribute to a long service life that shrugs off slams and resists UV and rust degradation.
  • No rust, simple to operate, superior security
  • Advanced latching system with 2 independent latching hooks
  • Adjustable vertically and horizontally with fast and simple installation on wood, metal and vinyl gates
  • Limited lifetime warranty, high grade polymer and stainless steel components
  • Supplied with 6 pin re-key able lock cylinders
  • Lockable from either side
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From the Manufacturer



Dimensions: H 6 in, W 7 in, D 3 in


Arm length (in.)3Assembled Depth (in.)3 in
Assembled Height (in.)6 inAssembled Width (in.)7 in


Builders Hardware Product TypeGate Latch/Slide BoltDuty RatingStandard
Fasteners includedYesFeaturesAdjustable, Lockable, No Additional Features, Two Way
FinishBlackFinish FamilyBlack
Gate MaterialMetal, Vinyl, WoodGate Operation TypeDouble Swing
Gate TypeGarden, Pool, PrivacyHardware Finish FamilyBlack
Latch/Lock TypeHookMaterialStainless Steel

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer WarrantyLimited Lifetime Warranty

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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
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Works great and is well made
The post for my gate latch was both warped and twisted. I cut it off at about 3 feet, then sliced off one side to realign that side with the plane of the fence. To build it back out to the right thickness and to add strength I "sistered" on some "2 by" lumber (see photo). The latch is just what I needed, and it works really well. You can just swing the gate closed and it latches. You can lock and unlock it from either side. If you lock one side both sides are locked and if you unlock either side both are unlocked, which is just what I wanted. I did have a problem at first that if I locked what they call the slave latch then moved the key to the position to remove it, the latch would unlock. I found that I had to install the slave side with the key turned with the teeth up. Once installed the slave side worked just as it should and would remain locked. The instructions didn't cover that and don't go into a lot of detail but with patience I got it to work well. My fence is made of what is considered soft wood and the screws provided are fine thread which are better for hardwood, plastic and metal. Also, they are only 1 inch long and I stripped out the first one using a screwdriver. So, I switched over to using 2.5-inch-long Kregg blue-kote exterior grade screws made for pocket hole joinery. When I went to install the pin side, what they call the striker bracket, I wanted to mount it to wood first then position it to hit the latch correctly before screwing it to the gate. The 2.5 inch screws would be too long and stick through the board, so I then used some 1.5 inch stainless steel screws made for rain gutters but have the coarse threads I needed and work great in exterior projects. Both types of screws are available at Home Depot and can be spray painted black or even blacked out with a sharpie to match the latch. Both types of screws I used have what is known as a square drive. You can get driver bits and hand type drivers, they are just not as common as other drivers. A short driver bit probably won't work since half the screws are recessed. All three types of screws can be seen in an attached photo.
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Doesn't lock
I was looking for a lock/latch that would keep my 4 yo from getting out of the house. She knows how to unlock all doors and latches to open doors. I thought this would work, but the latch wouldn't lock. So I bought a glide lock instead and it works wonders. If you're trying to keep your kids inside the house the Glide Lock is so easy to install and it works from the inside and outside the doors. It's the best product I've ever used. Its a lock that goes on top of the door and slides to lock/ unlock. It's a lot less expensive than this latch.
    1 found this review helpful
    This is a very nice latch/lock. The instructions are a bit lacking. There was not information on ...
    This is a very nice latch/lock. The instructions are a bit lacking. There was not information on how to change out the locks so you can re-key it to your own keys. We were hoping to do this w/ ours. The other part that was difficult was figuring out exactly how long to trim the operator arm. Luckily they give you 2. We first trimmed ours to what we thought was perfect - 4", and it did not seem to work, so kept trimming more off and trying it again. Then we ended up trimming off to much and had to use the second one and trim it to 4" again. Turns out there is only one way to push it all the way in on the outside part of the latch. This was really frustrating and some better instructions / video would have helped. It took something like 10 tries - each time having to take it on and off again. The components seem very sturdy and it closes securely and operates smoothly. It is a very nice system. I think at 55-60 this would be a very good value.
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      3 found this review helpful
      easy to install. works good
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      Excellent latch, I choose this one due to the double...
      Excellent latch, I choose this one due to the double hooks that wrap around the shaft instead of others that have one hook.
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      Best lock purchases this is actually our second time at...
      Best lock purchases this is actually our second time at our new home purchasing this lock as you can lock unlock both from outside and inside making in and out super easy.
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      Fort Knox Lock!
      I recommend this gate lock for those seeking a secure outdoor gate lock. Heavy-duty construction with easy installation. This lock will cause me to upgrade my gate! Ha!
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      Great lock, easy installation, works from both sides....
      Great lock, easy installation, works from both sides.
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      Great Lock!
      This is a very sturdy lock which is what I needed. The other lock was flimsy and kept breaking.
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      • Recommended
      Locks from both sides and pretty solid....
      Locks from both sides and pretty solid.
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