Has another car locksmith in Perth said that they can't help you because it’s a transponder? A1 Locksmiths can because we specialise in all types of automotive keys in Perth. Whether it be genuine remote key, smart key or aftermarket non remote keys, we have the required mobile diagnostic programming technology to cut and program your transponder or electronic keys whether you have a key or not.
What are transponder keys? The biggest change to the automotive industry in recent times has been the introduction of the built-in immobilize system on most cars manufactured since 1995 (late 94 in some cases). This involves placing a microchip in the head of the key, which is a miniature transmitter and receiver. There is an engine management system in the engine compartment that can recognize the signals transmitted from the key. If the correct signals are not detected the engine will not start. Transponder keys are now the most common type of lost car keys by Perth drivers.
How does a microchip work?
An electronic chip with a permanent memory which contains an electronic
code. The transponder has an antenna with which it can interface
with an external electronic control device. Through the antenna
the device emits a fixed frequency signal. The transponder receives
the signal and then transmits its electronic code, by means of
special frequency modulatons, to the control device which is able
to process the code. The transponder has no external input power
supply (passive system) - it receives the energy necessary to
work from the signal emitted by the external control device (inductive
coupling between the control device antenna and that of the transponder).
The smart key allows the driver to keep the key fob in their pocket
when unlocking, locking and starting the vehicle. The key is identified
via one of several antennas in the car's bodywork and a radio
pulse generator in the key housing. Depending on the system, the
vehicle is automatically unlocked when the door handle, trunk
release, or an exterior button is pressed. Vehicles with a smart
key system fitted are required to have a mechanical backup, usually
in the form of a spare key blade supplied with the vehicle. Some
manufacturers hide the backup lock behind a cover for styling.
Car Key Replacement
A1 Locksmiths provide a quick and affordable service for car key cutting in Perth, north or south of the river. We can provide a shell key for your broken car keys for many makes and models. This is a much cheaper option than replacing the whole key as we can reuse the internal part of your key which has all the programming already in it and put it into a new shell and recut the metal blade to give you a new key.
Have you locked keys in your car in Perth? The team at A1 Locksmiths can help! We have a key cloning service which will clone most transponder keys within minutes, there is no booking in and leaving your car, it can be done while you wait. This applies to non remote keys for most makes and models.
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The new innovation of aftermarket key products has hit
As a leading automotive locksmith in Perth, we’re proud to announce that we can now offer our valued customers aftermarket flip style
remote key styles for most common vehicles. This is the
newest development in automotive remote programming by incorporating
remote control access keys and interchangeable flip keys.
Whether your vehicle has previously had a flip style remote
key or not, we can now integrate the 2 systems using some
of the most advanced technology barely available to the
industry today. This new advancement has provided us with
and very affordable services that we can provide to you!
Ask our friendly workshop staff today
to find out more.
Available for a wide range of cars.
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