Hardware-mounted child safety gates are designed to be installed into a solid wood surface.
If your doorway or opening is already framed in wood you can install the child safety gate
without any preparation. If this is not the case, you’ll have to first install a
Gate Mounting Kit (with screws or wall anchors if no stud is available) on each
side of the opening. If you are attaching the baby safety gate to a stairway post that is
not square from top to bottom you may also need to install a Gate Mounting Kit.