Cardinal Gates Auto-Lock Gate, White features
- The Aluminum safety gate works great in high traffic areas, doorways, or at the bottom of stairs
- The Auto Lock features a patented latch that allows rapid pass through in either directionJust swing the gate shut and door closes automatically
- Has an optional stop bracket that prevents opening over a stairway for greater safety
- Gate wdith is adjustable 26″ 40″ Height is 295″ 8″
- The Auto Lock is made of aluminum and is powder coated which results in a beautiful but tough gate
My husband used the screws that came with the gates and we have had no problems! He does recommend, however that you drill the pilot holes for the screws so as not to split any of your woodwork! These are by far the BEST gates that I have ever had! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!
Q:Could older children open this easily? I have a 7, 6 and 3 yr old that have their bedrooms in the basement but we have another baby on the way and want to know if you think older children would manage opening this gate on thier own.
I don’t know about 3year old but two older kids would have no problem. It doesn’t take much strength. More that you have to be tall enough to pull the latch up and twist. We have two gates that get constant use and they are holding up well.
Q:What mat’l is the hardware? Steel or stainless? Can a magnet stick to it? Thanks
Hinge and latch are steel and well built in my opinion. Magnets will stick to those parts but not to the gate itself.
Q:What is the measure of the spacing between bars?
spacing is 2 3/4′s
Q:Can you open and close gate with one arm (with a baby in the other arm)?
Yes, it is very easy to open and close with only one hand. Just pull up and turn to open, will latch itself when you swing it closed.
Q:Hi I bought this gate some time ago. But don’t remember if it’s safe to have up at the stairs for toddlers or small children
Yes it is perfect for the top of the stairs b/c its wall mounted not pressure mounted ie: no bottom bar to trip over.
Q:Could this gate be used outdoors? I am looking for a gate to mount between my garage and fence to block a path from my dog.
I think it could be mounted outdoors easily. That said, you might risk rust in a few places where the gate latches.
Q:How much space, width-wise, do you need to mount the gate on both sides? We bought a banister installation kit and it’s only 1.5 inches wide.
On one side (the side the whole gate mounts to) 1.5″ would be enough. On the other side (the side for the latch/lock), you’ll need about 2.5-3″.
Q:Can you slide out the gate for times when you don’t want the gate up? ie: parties?
Yep! You can take the gate part off and leave the hardware on the sides.
Q:Can you make this gate close without making a sound if you slowly close the latch by hand? We may put it near a bedroom.
If you close it really gently, yes. I have done it many times
I think you could. The way you open it is you pull up and turn a bar that releases the gate. You could probably figure something out.
Q:How do you adjust the gates to fit different size doorways? Our gates were hand me downs and did not come with instructions…..
There should be Allen Head screws in the middle of the gate where the two halves connect. Loosening those will allow the latch side of the gate to move in and out so you can make if fit most any doorway. If they were hand me downs you may not have received the Allen Wrench that came with the gate originally. Not sure what size it is but you can buy one just about anywhere.
Q:How strong is this gate if a grown up pulled on it for support, or if they fell on or against it?
I fell against it, and it came out of the wall because the 1″ screws weren’t far enough into the stud behind the drywall. Now that I’ve used longer 1.5″ screws, it feels quite secure and I think it would stay. Since it’s only about 30″ high, and I’m over 6 feet tall, when I fell against it I actually tripped over it.
Q:Can this gate mount on an angle?
If by that you mean an opening that is offset, then yes. If you mean on a hill, it probably wouldn’t work well