I installed the retract-a-gate 21 months ago at the top of some stairs heading into the basement because the home design did not allow for a door at that location. In the ensuing period of time my 5'9-1/2", 156lb wife with Alzheimer's twice had a seizure where her fall and a tumble down the stairs was stopped by the gate. Recently my visiting 12 month old grandson found the gate and thoroughly enjoyed pushing off the gate. This gate is opened and closed multiple times a day and has held fast after encountering some serious impacts. I recommend the gate because it is easy to install, easy to use, it is a strong enough barrier to even handle adults and continues to function flawlessly after some significant impacts.