First Automatic Earthquake Safety Cabinet Latch Protects Homes

Seismolatch offered exclusively through SAFE-T-PROOF Earthquake Preparedness Products

Sep 20, 2011, 07:00 ET from SAFE-T-PROOF

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SAFE-T-PROOF Earthquake Preparedness Products has been named the exclusive retailer of the newly introduced Seismolatch ™, a cabinet latch that remains inactive until triggered by the movement of an earthquake. The SAFE-T-PROOF Earthquake Preparedness Products Store was chosen because of its success in promoting earthquake safety and its expertise designing, manufacturing and retailing its own earthquake fastening systems. SAFE-T-PROOF will retail the Seismolatch through its online store, its distributors and representatives worldwide, and additional Internet outlets.


Designed and manufactured by Milocon Corporation, the Seismolatch was invented by Milocon's President, 30-year aerospace and manufacturing veteran Wayne Hartford, after his family experienced two major earthquakes in Southern California. Dissatisfied with existing cabinet latches, he created a latch that provides better earthquake protection without hindering daily cabinet use.

With the Seismolatch, users don't have to unhook and re-hook the latch to open a cupboard. Unlike other cabinet latches, the Seismolatch only activates when there is earthquake motion. Otherwise, the cabinet door stays unlatched and opens freely. This ease of use is also ideal for those with arthritis or other disabilities. The Seismolatch is made of stainless steel and aircraft-grade aluminum and can withstand pressure up to 50 pounds, six times the load of other cabinet latches. Installation is very simple.

Milocon's VP of Operations, Wendy Hartford, says, "Many people don't secure their cabinets because the inconvenience of using other latches outweighs the safety features. That leaves people unprotected when an earthquake strikes. Seismolatch was designed for maximum earthquake protection without inhibiting normal cabinet use. We're excited to partner with the SAFE-T-PROOF store, the foremost provider of earthquake safety products, to offer the Seismolatch."


SAFE-T-PROOF Earthquake Preparedness Products, headquartered in San Diego, CA, offers a comprehensive line of seismic safety fastening systems to secure furniture, appliances and equipment, in residential and industrial environments, from movement and falling during earthquakes, helping protect people and property. SAFE-T-PROOF also offers a full line of emergency survival kits. SAFE-T-PROOF retails through its online store at,, additional Internet outlets, and its representatives and distributors worldwide.