Automatic gate lock to help autistic child?

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  1. Paulcornwall

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    Hi guy and gals. Great forum, so glad I've come across it. We have an autistic child who likes to wonder, as a result we have the property covered with Hikvision cams. One thing I've been trying to sort out is the garden gate. I would like to remotely lock the gate. The gate is a simply 6ftx3ft wooden gate, with solid posts either side. We arent flush with money so your suggestions would really be appreciated. thanks Paul.
     
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    the cheapest way to do this would be to use a standard auto latching manual lock and simply mount it high enough so that the child cannot reach it..
     
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    @fenderman thanks for your reply. I have 2 other daughters as well, so I need the gate to operate 'freely' the majority of the time. Its in times of crisis that the gate would need locking quickly. Its hard to explain to a person who hasn't dealt with autistic children but locking the gate discretely makes a huge difference to the way she reacts during these episodes. Forget the money side of things, it needs to be remotely controlled and fixed to an exterior wood gate.
     
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    post an image of the gate and the current lock
     
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    Ok, here's a couple pics of the gate. At present, a bolt across the top does the job, however, this needs to be changed to something I can control remotely from inside the house.
     

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