I bought this gate because I wanted one that was adjustable, but that didn't have a narrow swinging portion that would reduce the size of our doorway. This works great for that feature because all of the adjusting is done on the swinging part of the gate itself, and there aren't side panels that take up space. It fastened very securely to the wall and is nice looking and durable. It is a perk that you can actually remove the gate temporarily without unscrewing the edge pieces from the wall. I don't bother with the battery operated stuff - don't need it, and don't care to waste the batteries, so I can't speak to that feature. It swings and clicks shut very nicely. My only complaint is that it is too hard to open. It takes a lot of hand strength to squeeze the handle and then pull it up (must be spring loaded or something), so that my 7 and 8 year old kids can barely use it even with 2 hands. And my 4 year old can't open it at all, which is a pain for me (who has to open it for her every time she wants to go downstairs). I don't need a gate to keep out a 4 year old. 4 is old enough to obey, and to go downstairs safely. Even adults have to do it a few times to get it right. Aside from that frustrating feature, it is a nice gate. And since most of the other adjustable gates have narrow openings, I still like this one better than the rest.