We know that many companies do not offer a locking tailgate standard on their pickup trucks and that if you are purchasing a hard folding tonneau cover like our G4 Elite and LS Series, that security is important to you.
That is why, when you purchase your tonneau cover from our Factory Store there is a metal tab installed on the rear panel of the cover if your truck does not come standard with a locking tailgate. This tab will slide into a footmans loop or lock plate (which are included in the hardware kit) when installed properly. This will prevent anyone from from being able to access your tailgate while the tonneau cover is closed. This, along with a keyed lock on each end of the tonneau cover, will give you an extra sense of security.
Shown in the picture is the lock plate which comes with any full-size GM model truck. All other trucks that do not come standard with a locking tailgate will receive a footmans loop that will function the same.