Hello Lou, and thank you for your recent inquiry regarding this item from Prime-Line Products. Although this item can be locked by stepping on the head of the pin, you may find it necessary to have to bend down to disengage the lock. Please note that the size of this item is fairly small, measuring a total pin height of only 2-1/2 inches. For a larger foot-operated similar version of this lock, kindly consider our model number U-9868 also available in this same site. For a larger keyed-locking device that can be used at the top of the door, kindly see model number U-9919.
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