The Gate Defender

Tips and Tricks

The updated version of the Gate Defender has a few small tricks that are due to it’s enhanced security measures. The first thing you may come across is the function of the key and lock cylinder.

Watch Now!

When inserting the key, turn counter-clockwise and hold in the turned position to release the hasp. Turning the key and letting go WILL NOT open it. The next thing you will notice is that the hasp has a very tight fit within the plastic housing. You will need to give it a good tug to pull it out and a good push to pop it back in.

The Gate Defender

Please follow these tips closely because they will mean the difference between getting your Gate Defender open or thinking it is malfunctioning. Please contact our Tech Support Team with any additional questions: (800)342-5911


Pop and Lock logo


Pop and Lock




ABOUT Pop and Lock®

Acquired by VSI, LLC on November 1, 2011, Pop & Lock has been the world leader in truck tailgate security for the past 20 years. Located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Pop & Lock provides the aftermarket with the best security products for your tailgate, truck cap and tonneau cover. With over a hundred models covering most truck applications, you can bet there is a Pop & Lock for your truck!