How Can I Lock My Gate?

How can I lock my gate? There are a few different options for locking your gate. A little planning and research will help you to determine the best type of lock to put on your gate. In general, locking solutions fall into three categories:

  • Lockable gate latches
  • Deadbolts
  • Padlock eyes

Lockable gate latches

These include a lock as either an integral part of the gate latch, or as an addition to the gate latch (such as a padlock slipped through a hole in the latch). These range from the most basic old-style gate latch that you tie a pull-string to, to highly engineered latches that have a lock as a part of the design. We have key lockable gate latches that have keyed cylinders either on one side, or on both sides.

Leva lockable stainless steel architectural gate latch
The Leva Marine Grade Stainless Steel Lockable Gate Latch

See 360 Yardware’s selection of lockable gate latches.


We have a comprehensive article about using deadbolts for gates that you can read HERE. It is also available as a downloadable PDF that you can print and use as a reference.

How to lock a gatePadlock Eyes

Padlock eyes are a really simple and affordable option. You install one bracket to the edge of the gate and one to the edge of the post and when you want the gate to be locked, slide a padlock through.  Available in stainless steel, stainless with a black finish, and bronze.

Gate Latch Security

Additional information about gate latch security can be found HERE.