11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Solid and easy to install,
This review is from: Cardinal Gates Auto-Lock Gate, White (Baby Product)
We are using this gate at the bottom of a set of stairs in an old Victorian. The goal is to keep a small child from going upstairs as well as to keep a couple of medium sized dogs upstairs when necessary. We tried a more sophisticated gate (foot pedal for release) but that would not work around the Victorian's trim and newel. This gate is very solid and installed easily around our trim. It has also been easy to use whether going up or down the stairs. While it requires a hand to be free to use, the latch is easy to open - getting a hand free to use it, whether carrying a child or laundry has not been an issue. It doesn't auto-shut though. Don't be confused by what "Auto-Lock" means. It means that with an easy push on the open gate it will swing shut and the latch will lock on its own. That said, we have looked at and used several types of gates, and this has been the best so far.