Male Receptacles Covers automatically closes over the socket holes, when a child or caregiver unplugs something. This feature makes the outlet safer by eliminating the choking hazard of an outlet plug, and without having to rely on someone remembering to reinstall something.Covering your outlets will also prevent pets and small children from accidentally shocking themselves. Male Receptacles Covers can be used horizontally or vertically, with up to 18 configurations. These covers are known for their unique features such as durable polycarbonate construction, lockable and easy to install, includes gasket and mounting hardware, as well as fits full size padlock. These covers are very effective as well as economical too.