We actually bought TWO of these, and have permanently mounted them (as one of the options shown in the pictures). We have one that is using one gate panel and two wall panels, and it blocks off a large doorway, and the other panels are being used to keep the children away from our TV and entertainment center.
I was very pleased with the latch mechanisms on these doors. The push button to unlatch the door is fairly stiff, which means my husband and I can open it, but our 17 month old cannot. In addition, the door must be lifted slightly as the button is pressed. The button is situated in such a way that this can be done by one hand by an adult, but again, our 17 month old cannot do this. (He has figured out a LOT of other so-called "childproof gate" systems, but this one still baffles him).
The doors can either stand open or swing closed. The only complaint I have is that one of the doors doesn't close well anymore, but I think that is due to the fact that our floor in that area is not level, and so the door isn't level. It is fairly easily to close that door manually, though, so really a minor issue. I expect that if it was leveled, we would not have that issue any more.
The rest of the gate walls are pretty solid metal, and the assembly is easy and quick. I like being able to lock the panels in place after setting the angle. That makes the product very solid and prevents the kids from pushing it out of shape to be able to reach through and get things.
One note if you plan to mount these to the wall- there are two types of wall hardware, ("A" and "B") and normally you'd need to have an even number of panels to make the edges match the wallmount hardware. (One panel will have both "A" edges, while the next has both "B" edges.) So to end up with a length of panels that uses the correct wall mounts, you need to have an even number of panels. If you have an odd number of panels, you need the same hardware for both ends. We got around this by using the hardware from our second kit, (We used two "A" mounts on one gate, and two "B" mounts on the second) but I believe the company also sells extra mounting pieces (for $1.00) if you need them. (Sorry if that is a bit confusing to follow, but I can't think of a better way to explain).
My only wish is that this company would make a regular-width gate for normal doors with the same latch mechanism. If so, we'd buy several!!
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