Securing Your Car with a Transponder Key05/14/2015 Back To Blog
Keeping your car secure from thieves and unauthorised entry is imperative, so is securing a transponder key to ensure you are on top of things.
What is this device?
Basically, a transponder key is a tiny device that comes with the car when you purchase it but it also depends on the model and make. It usually works by providing signals or radio transmission between the car and the car key itself. A programme enables the car key to start only the car that was specifically designed to respond to it. And even if a potential car thief has the master key to pry it open, he will not be able to drive it. In a nutshell, only the person in possession of the key can have access to the vehicle or rather, start it. With this innovation, the risk of your vehicle being in the wrong hands is reduced.
There are a lot of transponder keys you can get for different car brands. A reliable locksmith can assess if your vehicle has one or is designed to have one installed. You can also request for ignition replacement in case your car needs one. Moreover, apart from being able to replace the transponder chip key, an experienced locksmith can also programme your transponder chip.
A great choice is the type that has a microchip inside that contains a serial number that only corresponds to the key. The electronic engine control unit communicates with the car by sending a request for serial number validation. If serial number is not recognized by the car, then it will be impossible for the car to start.
This also makes it difficult for any intruder to gain access, let alone, start the engine. It is not easy for the thief or any intruder to open the door of car or start its engine. The device inside your car has an alarm system that will not stop from beeping if a thief will be trying to get in. Unlocking the ignition will be impossible for the thief.
Apart from this, the convenience of opening and locking your car from a distance and control its function even if you are metres away is a great feature worth considering. Of course, it is also wise to have a duplicate transponder key in case you lose the other one.
Other car security measures can also be used such as brake locks and parking in safe areas. These and a transponder key installation will keep you and your car safer.