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July 23, 2020

What is a Key Fob?

A key fob is vehicle security and auto remote start system. It is a wireless remote control device that is used to open car doors or start car engines even from a distance. With a key fob, you can comfortably lock and unlock the car doors and also manage the built-in security system. However, this advanced car remote system is developing very rapidly in which new products and services are constantly being introduced. 

There is a growing number in car theft, and an improved car security system will always get your automobile protected and expert locksmiths from Lock Around The Clock are readily available to help.

How the key Fob works

Basically, a key fob is designed as a keyless entry remote transmitter. It functions via placing a transponder (chip) in the key. At the point when the button is pushed, it sends a coded sign by radio waves to a collector unit in the vehicle, which bolts or opens the car door. This transponder sends a signal to the car starter, enabling the car ignition system to start. If everything is copied correctly, the codes of the key and the car match and you can start the car. If both codes do not seem to match, the engine will rotate but will not start because the fuel supply will be blocked.

How Far Away Must You Be Before It Works?

Keyless controllers contain a short-range radio transmitter and must be inside a specific range, normally 5–20 meters, of the vehicle to work. Present-day frameworks since the mid-1990s execute encryption to forestall vehicle criminals from capturing and mocking the signal.

Advantages of Using A Key Fob

There are many advantages of using these advanced security systems in your modern car. If for any reason, you stroll off and forget to lock your vehicle, it locks automatically once you are three or four feet away. With the key fob, you can never lose your keys in the vehicle, so you can't bolt yourself out while the vehicle is running, which some persons have done in the past, locking themselves out while the key is in the ignition.

Unlike the traditional ignition system, you will not be fumbling with a bunch of keys, it is a unique system that cannot be duplicated.

If you want to program a key fob remote control system for your car, or you want to fix the existing key fob framework, Lock Around The Clock will do a professional job for you.
Contact us today and be assured that you have come to the right place for all car keys and security systems. If you want an upgrade, one of our employees can then work with you to see whether it is possible to create a key fob for your car.

No matter the brand or type of car in your possession - Ford, Opel, Mazda, Kia, Volkswagen, Peugeot, Mitsubishi, Volvo, Fiat, Honda, Hyundai, Citroën, Renault and Audi. Experts from Lock Around The Clock are here to make sure you get back on the wheels with a smile.