Transponder car keys are a relatively new type of anti-theft technology on the market, designed to make your vehicle much more secure. These keys have been used by a wide range of brands in various vehicles over the past few years to enhance their safety and security. If you want to find out more about transponder car keys, read all about them below:
How does it work?
Transponder car keys are embedded with a microchip that emits a low-level signal that is read by the vehicle’s receiver. This microchip has a unique serial number that ensures that the vehicle will only start if the key with the correct serial number is used in the ignition. If the transponder car key that is used does not have the correct serial code, the car will not start.
Why are they necessary?
Unfortunately, we live in a country where car theft is rife. The use of standard keys increases the risk of your car being stolen as these keys can easily be recreated whereas transponder car keys act as a measure against car theft. These car keys are highly necessary as they greatly reduce the risk of your car being stolen due to copied keys or ‘hot wiring’ due to the unique serial numbers used for each key.
Where can I have one made?
Whether you’ve lost your transponder car key and need a new one made, or you just want a copy in case of an emergency, you’ll need to know where to go. For many people, it may come as a surprise that certain locksmiths have the certification and skills necessary to replicate their keys for them. If you need to have a transponder car key made, trust in our team at Total Locksmith.