Transponder Keys

Car manufacturers around the globe have made transponder keys the new standard for opening, closing, and starting your vehicle. If you have ever had a vehicle with a transponder key before, you may have noticed that the fees for the key or the cost of having it copied are very expensive. 

Why is that?

Are transponder keys really worth it?

There are a few things you should know about transponder keys and how they go the extra mile to keep your vehicle safe

What is a transponder key?

A transponder key is more than just a regular door key or ignition key. Transponder keys have microchips embedded in them. These microchips are designed to transmit a signal to the specific lock or the ignition they are created for. 

When you turn your key in the ignition, the key’s microchip sends a signal to your vehicle’s system. When your vehicle recognizes the unique signal or transmission of your key, your car will start. 

Benefits of a transponder key vs. a regular key?

What are the benefits of transponder keys over regular ignition keys? Standard ignitions are far less sophisticated than digital vehicle systems that only respond to the true transponder key. Older cars and ones that don’t have transponder keys can be more easily broken into, hotwired, and stolen. 

By using a key that is the only key (or type of key) recognized by your car, it makes it incredibly hard for thieves to steal your vehicle. 

How to get copies of a transponder key

You may be in a situation where you have either lost a transponder key or had one stolen. Since these keys are physically and digitally crafted for specific vehicles, it can be difficult to find professionals to copy or replace your key. 

We would recommend starting with the dealer or manufacturer that you got the care from. They may be able to give you insight into how you can get a new key or make copies of an existing one. 

Get in touch with professional locksmiths who have experience working with transponder keys. They will be able to point you in the right direction and let you know what you need to do to either replicate or replace your transponder key. 

Know that this advanced lock-and-key technology makes transponder keys more expensive than standard car keys. If you have more questions about getting your transponder key copied or replaced, get in contact with our locksmiths at 469 Locksmith today. 

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Transponder Keys Services

  • Office Lockouts

    Locked the keys in your office? Can’t remember the key code? We provide 24/7 emergency lockout services and we can be at your location within 30 minutes or less! Just call us and our customer service representative will dispatch a mobile response technician to you right away. Our mobile vans are equipped with the right tools and equipment to do the job without causing any damage to the door.

  • Master Key System

    A master key system is one of the simplest ways to ensure employees only have access to doors they’re authorized to access, with as few keys as possible. It makes key organization easier and multiple cylinder lock types can be opened with just one key, including main entry doors, internal doors, garage doors, and more.

  • Keyless Entry

    With a keyless entry system, there’s no need to give out keys to multiple employees. Employees can gain access to a door simply by typing a key code or with a fingerprint. These systems can also log the entry and exit of employees and you can view who was in the building at what times. You can also change and delete key codes with ease.

  • Security Cameras

    We can install simple and complex security camera systems to parking lots and in strategic locations within your building. Security systems can not only record events that happen in and around your property, but they are also proven to deter theft and crime.

  • Motion Sensor Lighting

    Another key component of a well-designed security system is the lighting. Where ever motion sensor lighting is installed, those lights will automatically turn on when motion is detected. This helps deter burglary and other crimes, protecting your assets and employees.

  • Alarm Systems

    These days there are many options for alarm systems that range in complexity and features. You can choose alarm lighting patterns and sounds, or you can choose to have a silent alarm. The controls can be placed on a wall, and some alarm systems can even be controlled from your smartphone.

  • File Cabinet Locks

    Most businesses store some type of sensitive information in file cabinets. Filing cabinets come preinstalled with basic locking mechanisms, but they are usually fairly easy for employees and other individuals to break into. We can install locking bars, padlocks, and other locking fixtures for better security of your sensitive information.

Free Estimates and Consultations

For a free estimate or security consultation call us at (469) 480 3395.We will help you determine what type of security system, locks, keys, and alarms are best suited for your commercial building. We work with businesses of all types and sizes and we offer the most affordable rates in the area.

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