Swing gates are not as secure as slide gates, but with the addition of a magnetic lock, your gate is at least secured against a person pushing the gate open. Without a magnetic lock, a strong person very well may be able to push your gate open and get to the goodies within that you were hoping to protect.
How it Works
You've probably already surmised this, but a magnetic lock or maglock is a locking device that uses electromagnetism that is engaged by power sent to it from your gate operator when the gate is closed. Maglocks are only unlocked when you give the gate the open command with, for instance, a push of your remote or an entry on the gate's keypad.
Please, not magnetic locks are only suitable for electric mains powered gate kits with a magnetic connection port on the control board..
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