A door was made to prevent him getting to them, and was secured with a magnetic catch. The magnet which operated the catch was kept by his mother. When this was placed on the outside of the door opposite the catch it would release it and allow the door to be opened. When the door was closed, the catch would latch automatically.
Saeed is not keen on the gate! His mother, however, is much happier that he cannot get on to the stairs.