A tonneau cover without the added security of a comprehensive locking system is only really doing half the job. Sure, a closed tonneau will keep the elements away from the expensive tools and equipment that you’re transporting in the bed of your truck. And sure, any number of tonneaus can successfully “hide” your gear from potential thieves; but if it isn’t securely locked, your tonneau ultimately provides about as much protection as a glass house during a hurricane – or perhaps more appropriately – a safe without a lock.
That’s where Pop & Lock comes in. Based out of America’s “Dairy State” of Wisconsin, Pop & Lock and their team does one thing, and they do it really, really well. With over 19 years of experience in the aftermarket accessories industry, Pop & Lock has made your truck bed’s security their business.
Pop & Lock Manual Tailgate Lock
Appearance: 90% – Accessibility: 80% – Security: 100% – Price: 90% – Overall: 90%
Pop & Lock’s Manual Tailgate Locks not only add the security you want, but they do so taking into account your understandable desire to maintain your vehicle’s OEM style. Available in a UV resistant coat for prolonged longevity or in a sleek looking custom chrome finish, Pop & Lock’s line of manual locking systems are easy to install, requiring absolutely no drilling of corrosion prone surfaces. This stalwart member of Pop & Lock’s family is available for a number of different makes and models, and is designed to match the contours of your vehicle’s handles. The manual lock is also raised for ease of use, so you’ll never struggle unlocking your tailgate when it matters most. For more information on the Pop & Lock Manual Tailgate Lock and other Pop & Lock products available at PartsEngine.ca, click here.
Pop & Lock Power Tonneau Cover Pop Kit
Appearance: 95% – Accessibility: 100% – Security: 90% – Price: 85% – Overall: 92.5%
With Pop & Lock’s Power Tonneau Cover Pop Kit, you not only get the security associated with the P&L name, you also have the added benefit of upgrading your existing tonneau cover. The two included keyfobs (two are included in case one should be misplaced) act as a keyless entry system, much in the same way you would use your existing keyfob to unlock your vehicle’s doors when your arms are full. While this feature may be reason enough to go with the Tonneau Cover Pop Kit, (sorry for the infomercial-like presentation of additional features) there’s yet another cool feature that needs to be addressed: the optional 12V light that can also be activated by the previously mentioned keyfobs. I mean, if you’re going to install a system to make your life easier, you might as well install one that allows you to see what your doing when you’re packing up the job site or unloading groceries.
The best part is, this system can be installed without removing or adjusting your tonneau cover, and includes all the wiring you’ll need for a fast and easy install. For more information on the Pop & Lock Power Tonneau Cover Pop Kit and other Pop & Lock products available at PartsEngine.ca, click here.
Interested in finding out what other Pop & Lock products are new for 2015? Check out the video below, where PartsEngine.ca gets the lowdown from Jeff at Pop & Lock’s booth at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.