Security of Tonneau Covers
Tonneau covers offer various degrees of security. From solid aluminum truck bed covers with keyed locks to soft vinyl truck bed covers offering out-of-sight security.
Hard Truck Bed Covers
Hard pickup bed covers are made of rigid ABS, aluminum and fiberglass. These tonneau covers often come with built in keyed locks for the cover. Some styles lock the tailgate and others require you to buy a tailgate lock in order to lock the tailgate. Hard covers offer the most security, but they also sell for more money. Hard truck bed covers are available in Multi-Panel Folding, Tri Folding, Hinging and Retracting designs.
Soft Truck Bed Covers
Soft pickup bed covers are often made of an anodized aluminum frame and a durable vinyl pvc (poly vinyl coated) style fabric cover. Soft tonneaus cover out-of-sight security, although some soft covers have build in locks to lock the bed cover itself. All soft tonneau covers require a tailgate lock in order to lock your pickup trucks tailgate. Soft truck bed covers are available in snap, snap-less, roll-up, tri-folding and hinging designs.