When the Prowell gates were first introduced, our only gate hardware options were a few scattered Romanesque offerings from a manufacturer in England. Ugly iron thingies that rusted, and frequently broke. The stateside bronze manufacturers were stubborn, refusing to believe a market existed. It took ten years of whining and begging and boasting of prospective sales quotas before we turned the corner.
Today, surprisingly, the market remains limited. A few manufacturers of quality products and a virtual medley of choices that fall far short of excellence.

A few of the products listed here are simply linked to the manufacture’s website. We don’t sell enough to warrant an account, but the products have been tested and are worthy solutions to various needs.

80% of our gate patron opt for the Rocky Mountain latches. We also offer a few reliable bronze latches from Ashley Norton and Coastal Bronze. These are found by following the HARDWARE link at the top of any page on the web site.

All double gates require a cane bolt, fixing the inoperable gate in place.
Note: Of the three, Coastal is the only one that incorporates plastic sleeves to prevent the bolt from rattling in the breeze. 

Coastal Bronze F2-800
Ships in 2 weeks
coastal bronze cane bolt F2-800

Rocky Mountain CB18
Ships in 8+ weeks
rocky mountain cane bolt CB2

Ashley Norton #1593
Ships in 3+ weeks
ashley norton cane bolt

Most gates require three hinges

Our default 4.5″ Ball-Bearing.
Solid Brass w/bronze or pewter patina.
Ships with gate–$50/each

stainless steel wood gate hinge

Rocky Mountain HNG4.5A
Concealed bearing. Ships in 8+ weeks. $208/each

Coastal Bronze Spring Hinge. 4.5″ #F4-455
Stainless w/oil-rubbed bronze patina. $160/each

pool gate spring hinge 30-450


Commonly, double gates will opt for a dummy, or inoperable latch on the fixed gate. The majority of you do not. While the Dummy latch offers symmetry, it also offers the confusion to the arriving guest of which gate works. Half the time the wrong gate, met with the abruptness of a fixed cane bolt before turning to the other, operable gate and ultimately, eventually, your guests gain access in a fit of minor agitation.

Shown below, the Rocky Mountain E414 gate latch with the L117 lever.

double gate latches and stops

A typical hardware for a double gate:
Rocky Mountain latch ( E414 shown)
Generic Gate Stop (* Despite our suggestions over the years, Rocky Mt does not offer a Gate Stop)
Rocky Mountain Cane Bolt CB

double gates


The strike plate for Rocky Mountain and Coastal Bronze latches should be chiseled in flush to the post. If it is simply surface-mounted, you’ve eliminated 1/4″ of the 3/8″ swing gap.

rocky mountain hardware gate strike

H ow NOT to install a Rocky Mt latch strike. The gate will swell in the wet season and be prevented from closing by the thickness of the strike.

Rocky Mountain gate latch strike plates


The below image shows a Rocky Mountain latch in Brooklyn two years after installation. For areas with hard winters or direct coastal access, the bronze oxidizes to the image below.

bronze gate latches in coastal weather

T he below image, exposed for six years to coastal salt air of Pismo Beach in California, shows no discoloring at all. The difference is the homeowner treated their latch with a marine grade polish and lubricant once a year.


The Rocky Mountain dead bolts involve a slightly different installation than most dead bolt manufacturers. Two distinctions: The face bore is only 1-⅝” rather than the standard 2-⅛” dia. Secondly is the Cylinder Mounting Plate, #8 below.
How to install a rocky mountain dead bolt

To view a video of the installation sequence, Click Here



Available through Prowell for Gate Patrons Only (Gate prep included)

Emtek EMPowered

2-1/4″ max gate thickness

The EMPowered Dead Bolt– EMP0101
Available as a simple electronic dead bolt where the code is entered and the bolt is withdrawn to allow access.

PRICING: $456.00 + shipping
Product code: EMP0101
Oil-rubbed bronze (10B)
Satin Nickel (US15)
Flat Black (US19)
Pliched Chrome (US26)

EMPowered™ Product Features:
Standard door prep 21⁄8” bore.
Fits standard door thickness of 11⁄2” to 21⁄4”.
Complete set includes both 23⁄8” and 23⁄4” latches, strike plates and 4 AA batteries.
EMPowered Deadbolt only available with square corner latch face plate.
Tapered Deadbolt
Emtek’s standard mechanical and finish warranties along with a 1 year warranty on electronic components.
BACKLIT KEYPAD – Keypad wakes with a touch and includes numbers that won’t wear off.
OPTIONAL SETTINGS – Customized auto re-lock, privacy mode and tamper alarms with the lock settings.
MOTORIZED DEADBOLT – Quiet motor with tapered deadbolt to accommodate misaligned doors.
VOICE ASSISTANT: Will guide you through the sert-up and menu option in 3 languages.
WEATHER PROTECTED – Rubber gasket increases protection against outdoor environments.
MANAGE CODES – Create up to 25 user PIN codes to share with friends and family. Unlimited codes with Connected by August.

Click Here: To the Emtek Website for more info

EMPowered ‘Smart’ Dead Bolt– EMP1101
PRICING: $681.00 + shipping
Product Code #1101
– Create and manage unlimited entry codes with the smart lock
– Easy to use, award-winning August mobile app
– Auto-Unlock (learn more) and DoorSense™ technology
– Works with all three voice assistants
– Compatible with leading smart home security systems and hosting platforms
– 9V battery port to prevent lockouts
– Tapered deadbolt latch to assist with latch engagement
– Easy to install, fits standard tubular door prep.

EMPowered™ SMART Dead Bolt Features:
CONTROL FROM ANYWHERE – Includes the August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge so you can lock and unlock from anywhere using your August app.
SHARE ACCESS – Grant access to your home for the people you trust. Give permanent/temporary access or set a unique access schedule.
24/7 HISTORY – See who comes and goes with smartphone notifications and a 24/7 access history in the app.
USE YOUR VOICE – Works with the three leading voice assistants; Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri.
COMES WITH AUGUST DOORSENSE™ – Know if your door is not only locked or unlocked but also closed or opened.
WORKS WITH AUGUST DOORBELLS – See who’s at your door and unlock the door right from your August app.
AUTO-LOCK – Never worry if your door is locked again. Auto-Lock can be set for immediate or on a timer for as short as 30 sec or as long as 30 min.
AUTO UN-LOCK – Auto-Unlock knows when you arrive and unlocks the door as you approach. Never fumble for keys again.

Click Here to see more on the Emtek website

Emtek EMPowered dead bolt

Emtek EMTouch

2-1/4″ max gate thickness

The EMTouch Dead Bolt –E3020
With the keypad principle, but once the code is entered, the bolt is withdrawn by physically turning the thumb-piece.

PRICING: $379.00

Oil-rubbed bronze (10B)
Satin Nickel (US15)
Flat Black (US19)
Pliched Chrome (US26)

Emtek EMTouch dead bolt
EMTouch Product Features:

  • Fits any door between 13⁄4” to 21⁄4” thick with a 21/8” bore standard door prep.
  • Installs easily with only a Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Easy to use installation and programming instructions included.
  • Factory programmed with 2 unique, secure user codes for use right out of the box.
  • Can be programmed with up to 20 user codes of your choice.
  • Codes can be added and deleted.
  • Easy lock operation, simply push the Emtek button and turn the exterior thumb turn to lock.
  • Easy unlock operation, enter the 4 digit code and turn the exterior thumb turn.
  • Programming changes can be made easily using the keypad.
  • Sleek keypad has a protective coating to prevent wear patterns.
  • Illuminated keypad for easy and quick operation after dark.
  • Low battery indicator lets you know when it’s time to change the battery.
  • Emtek’s standard mechanical and finish warranties along with a 2 year warranty on electronic components.


The below products should be purchased directly from the manufacturer. Click on the images

Hydraulic Closers and Pool Code Latch Options

A solution to the repeated slamming of a wind tunnel, as well as local Pool Code requiring self-closing gates.
Click Here for info on Pool Codes for Prowell Gates.

Model Gate Width Gate Weight Price
TB-175 To 54″ To 125 lbs $100
TB-200 36″-52″ 50 -125 lbs $350 ($576 Stainless)
TB-400 40″ – 64″ 75 – 175 lbs $350 ($576 Stainless)
TB-600 44″ – 72″ 150 – 250lbs. $360 steel ($550 Stainless)

*Note: Although the wood stops that come with the gates are designed to act as Stops and prevent the horizontal latch bar from serving this role, it is important to screw the wood stops to the post or jambs in lieu of finish nails that will loosen over time and our Stop will then default to the latch bar, which will eventually break over repeated slamming.

Lockey TB175–$100
For our gates that are only 1-⅝” thickness

pool gate hydraulic closer
Prowell gate #4 with Lockey Hydraulic closer.

Lockey TB200–$360 / painted steel
$550 Stainless
For our gates that are 2-¼” thickness.

pool gate hydraulic closer

*Download the PDF Install Guide
*Download Lockey videos on Installing TB200, 400, and 600


  • Lockey Hydraulic Gate Closer TB175 fits most flush gate and frame arrangements where the gate weight is up to 125 lbs and width is no more than 54 inches. Both the travel and latching speeds are fully adjustable, ensuring gates close in a controlled manner.
  • These closers are particularly suited to garden gates, picket gates, barrier gates and lightweight doors (NON FIRE RATED).
  • No special skills are required to install the gate closes, as detailed step-by-step instructions are included. In performance tests, the TB175 has achieved 100,000 cycles. For Use With Gates Up To 125 LBS And 54″ Wide.
  • Material Steel Color Black Finish Powder coated
  • Max. opening angle 90 degrees
  • Max. gate weight 125 lbs.
  • Max. gate width 54 inches
  • Types of gate material Timber / metal / vinyl
  • Gate closing speed Adjustable Gate latching speed Adjustable

*Note: Because of the 1-3/4″ wide mounting plate, this is not for those with utilizing
Prowell’s 1-1/2″ thick jambs. (See TB400)

*Download the PDF Install Guide
*Download Lockey videos on Installing TB200, 400, and 600


  • Lockey Hydraulic Gate Closer TB400, also known as a Pedestrian Gate Closer, does not slam gates shut. It firmly and quietly pushes gates closed, making it ideal for use with Lockey Locks, magnetic locks and other latching devices. The closing speed is pre-set to provide a controlled close of 8 seconds or more*, depending upon the weight of the gate and quality of hinges. With this closer there is no risk of maladjustment or tampering with the speed adjustment after it is fitted. (NON FIRE RATED)
  • Each gate closer includes instructions, mounting brackets and fitting bar. As with most gate closers, it is advisable to install a mechanical stop to restrict the gate opening angle** to avoid damage to the closer.
  • Easy to install. For Use With Gates Up To 175 LBS And 64″ Wide.
  • Material Steel Finish Black painted Hinge arrangements.
  • In-line and offset Opening angle**
  • Maximum of 110 deg.
  • Gate weight Up to 125 lbs.
  • Gate width Up to 52 inches.
  • Types of gate materials Timber or steel.
  • Gate closing speed* Hydraulically controlled.

*Note: The mounting plate for the TB200 can be swiveled to mount directly against the
face of a jamb or post.


SureClose is not available through Prowell

Advantages: A high-end, regulated closing speed without the visible hardware bulk of the Lockey Closers above.
Disadvantages: At $600 per gate, not cheap.

The SureClose® ReadyFit Hinges are compact, heavy-duty, hydraulic, hinge-closers designed for commercial, industrial and estate gates. The external mounting brackets allow quick and easy alignment and installation. No need for drilling large holes! Designed for commercial, industrial, custom residential and estate gates, SureClose ReadyFit hinges come in two basic models, with choice or aluminum or steel mounting brackets. All self-closing models feature a final snap action for overcoming electric or coded locks found in many security applications. Also available is a non-self-closing version (for access control and most heavy commercial or residential gates). Hinges can be used in different combinations for a variety of applications. All hinges are sold individually.

*The Sure Close ReadyFit 108SF (operable) and SM (dummy) is an external mount hydraulic closure for gates up to 260 lbs. Will not rust. One plate mounts to the face of the post and the other to the edge of the gate. For most all pedestrian gates, one operable hinge is enough, with a dummy hinge to complete the pair. 1/2″ hinge gap.

You need, per gate:
–One operable SureClose hinge “108SF S” (SKU# 74108323T) <>
–One dummy “108 SM S” (SKU# 74001313T) SureClose hinge <>
–One Gate Stop SKU#7403 to prevent the above operable SureClose hinge from opening beyond the 88 degrees

$412.000– “108SF S” (SKU# 74108323T) Operable
$75.00– (SKU# 7403) gate Stop to 88-degrees
$204.70– “108 SM S” (SKU# 74001313T) Dummy

*Gates over 48″ width require two opperable SureClose hinges 108SF S. (No dummy hinge required)
Manufacturer’s website installation video<>


Brand SureClose®
Product Code 74108323T
Gate Application Pool Gate, Child Safety Gate, Front Gate, Side Gate, Pedestrian Gate, Driveway Gate – Double, Driveway Gate – Single, Pet Gate, Playground Gate, Public/Commercial Gate, Security Gate, Privacy Gate, Safety Gate
Gate Type Self-Closing
Gate Material Aluminum, Steel/Ornamental Iron
Self-Closing Gate Weight Up to 260lbs
Approx. Gate Size 1.2m W x 1.8m H (4ft x 6ft)
Gate Frame/Post Shape Square-to-Square
Min Post Size 50mm+ (2″)
Ideal Gate Gap 12-35mm (½-1½”)
Fixing Method Screw-on or Weld-on
Color/Finish Black Anodized
Max Opening Angle 88º
Self Closing From 88º

The SureClose Stop is required. It mounts to the bottom of the post to prevent the 108SF models from being forced open beyond the 88º.


*For all square post steel or aluminum gates Fits a broad range of applications.
*Heavy-duty construction Robust, durable and designed to last (500,000 cycles)
*Dual Bearing Glide System Withstands heavy loads
*Aluminum versions have 50 micron thick anodizing High corrosion resistance
*Works on left or right-handed, in-swing or out-swing applications. Versatile design options
*Mounting brackets can be powder coated and/or painted Non-invasive
*Rigorous testing programs ensure SureClose if of the highest quality, enabling to back each model with a 2-year warranty. If you have any problems, D&D will handle them personally.

A few photo mock-ups showing a visual of the SureClose Hinge. The wood lags that are supplied with the hinges are insufficient and designed for metal gates. Identical lags, but longer, are available on Amazon:
(Simpson Strong Tie Outdoor Accents Simpson SD10112DBBR50#10 x 1-1/2-inch Hex Head Black Powder-Coat Connector Screw (50-Pack), 1-1/2″)

Most gates require only one SureClose Hydraulic closing hinge, shown on the bottom. The upper hinge is identical, but non-hydraulic.

The cylindrical end of both hinges adjusts the gap between the gate and post. A huge convenience to the installer, who can assume an even gap along the swing/latch edge by simply rotating the adjustment hinge cylinder.

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If you’re considering the security and convenience of an electronic gate access, the vast majority of options are designed for steel gates or front residential entry doors, protected by one insulated side and jambs and a roof and likely a porch. Your wood gate is going to breath, fully exposed to the element such that any attempt toward an electronic access that does not result in the 3/8″ gap for swing clearance is a gate that Prowell cannot warranty. For a full explanation of this, follow the link below to Electronic Access.
Follow this link to Electronic Access.
Also, follow this link to Pool Code Gates.

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Low Tech Pintle style Pivot Hinge. If you want a low-tech pivot style hinge without the band strap across the front of the gate, this is one option. Click Here

bolt hinge

A simple stop to prop the gate open during gatherings or periods of high traffic.  The distinction with this stop is that, unlike all others, it’s overall height is 2-½”.  Thus functional for the standard 2″ bottom clearance we call out on our gates. This can be purchased off Amazon for about $8. by Clicking Here
rubber gate stop

Another solution to preventing your gate from slamming in the event you neglected to egage your latch, etc. Repeated slamming is bad, and particularly if the gate is hing off jambs centered on masonry columns, where the gate, against a strong wind, can slam against the leading edge of the column, ultimately causing high stress to the gate’s joinery.
*The Ashley Stop also features a hook and eye such that the gate can be fixed in an open position. At 3-7/8″ height, it covers the standard 2″ bottom clearance between the grade and the gate.   
bronze stop for gates #133

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