Automatic Gate Lock 

Automatic Gate Lock System.

Before you Start,

For the Automatic Gate lock to work properly, the gate must close firmly against a positive stop and engage the lock catch against the lock receiver. Achieving optimal closure may requires slight adjustments to the gate opener settings. Installing the lock with the Gate Opener may require resetting closed limits and change to the stall force. See setting the gate closed position in your Gate Opener Installation Manual for information on these adjustments. Set the limits so that the arm holds the gate snug against the stop in the closed position. Important; you may need to spray the locking mechanism with silicone spray initially to help the latch move freely. If you are installing the lock on a push-to-open gate, the lock must be installed on the outside of the gate . Depending upon the installation, the gate post may need to be “pocketed” to accommodate the lock receiver.

Installing The Gate Lock 

With the gate in the closed position, determine the best location for the lock receiver. The lock and receiver must be level and aligned with the opener. Also, the lock should have a solid surface or cross member to provide stability. Clamp receiver or position and lock together against the gate post, mark their positions to drill receiver holes. The receiver must be mounted with carriage bolts, not U-bolts, to allow lock to seat properly. Fasten the receiver to the gate post.

Troubleshooting if lock hangs up and does not latch properly try the following steps before contacting Technical Support: 

  • Reset closed position limit so gate is snug against stop plate.
  • Lubricate latch with silicone spray to help latch to operate freely.
  • Check alignment of lock by using the key to hold the latch open while operating the gate opener.
  • Make sure you have a positive stop installed on dual gate system.


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