Truck accessory: Pop & Lock LLC, a provider of tailgate security products, offers their newest product for tailgate security, The GateDefender. This newly modified product is a universal model that locks the tailgate to the truck.
Designed to fit all truck platforms on the road, the new PL9900 is designed similar to a padlock that fits around the tailgate hinge and locks the tailgate to the truck. Once locked into place, the tailgate can easily open and close but cannot be removed without the included key. The GateDefender also includes a new adapter ring to accommodate smaller trucks.
“Earlier this year, after successfully launching a similar product, we made some enhancements to provide additional compatibility for such popular mid-size truck platforms as the Toyota Tacoma and GM’s new Colorado/Canyon. As tailgate thefts are on the rise, The GateDefender is a great accessory for every truck owner. Easily installed in minutes, The GateDefender will give customers peace of mind knowing their tailgate is protected even when their truck is unlocked.” says Jeff Pierquet, VP of Sales and Marketing for Pop & Lock.
Pop & Lock was purchased in 2011 by VSI, Inc and relocated to Green Bay, WI. VSI has been an industry leader in lock and key services for more than 50 years. Founded in 1948 offering lock and key services in the locksmith industry, VSI began production for automotive and truck locks in 1989 and in 2004 became the primary supplier of vehicle locks to the North American Heavy Truck market. VSI recently was highlighted by the Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing private companies in America.