Reliable, high performance, quality residential latch. The only one in its class to offer a side-fastening mechanism that keeps the gate level and supports its weight when closed. For years of maintenance-free use! Designed for inward or outward opening doors and gates, it locks automatically with a simple finger action. For added security, simply lock it with a padlock. A lateral fixing triangle maintains a longer rod than what is usually offered on the market. Its steel structure is coated with baked-on powder paint for excellent rust resistance.