Key Duplication is a big part in our daily
operations. Our showroom/shop facility has 12 different key
machines. Each machine is uniquely suited to produce a specific
type of key. Our two mobile service vans are each equipped with
two key machines.
Pictured Here Is Main Key Machine Table
Inside Service Area
Pictured Here Is Key Machine
Mounted Inside Service Vehicle
We Make Every Attempt To Duplicate Your Key Correctly The First
HIGH SECURITY TRANSPONDER KEYS
A key that is gaining popularity in autos is the Transponder
Key. With insurance premiums on the rise, auto manufacturers were
forced to invent ways to keep cars from getting stolen. The
Transponder is a type of memory "chip" that is embedded in the
head of the key. In order for the car to start, the proper Transponder
has to engage the car's on-board computer. We can reproduce most makes of Transponder Key.
Please contact our sales counter to determine availability and price.
What Is a Transponder?
transponder is short for: transmitter + responder
The word came into use around 1944. In basic terms a transponder
is a miniaturized electronic chip that has what is called nonvolatile
memory. Nonvolatile memory is the type of memory that does not need
constant energy for retention. Along with that electronic chip is a set
of windings, very fine wire coiled around a tube. These windings look
similar to the windings you would find in an electric motor.
There are two basic types of transponders. The first are the Electric
Coupled Transponder systems. Electric coupled transponder systems are
not limited to small areas for transmission but can transmit messages or
signals for different ranges of distance including several inches to
miles, as used in Satellites and Airplanes. These systems require large
amounts of constant electricity to operate.
|Ezamples Of Auto Ignition Keys W/ Transponder Head
|Transponder Key For Chrysler
||Transponder Key For Ford
second type is what automobile manufacturers are using and they are
called Magnetic Coupled Transponder systems. Magnetic Coupled
Transponder systems are passive in nature. This means they do not
require constant electricity and thus do not need a power source of
their own. They operate in the frequency range area of 125KHz. Since
Magnetic Coupled Transponders do not have their own power source they
are very limited to range of communication and generally operate in the
range of 1cm to 15cm. Since this is a radio frequency it can penetrate
materials that would make the transponder not directly visible, such as
the plastic or rubber in the bow of a key.
process of key identification is similar in most automotive transponder
systems. Once a key is inserted into the ignition lock and turned to one
of the ‘on’ or ‘run’ positions, the induction coil that is
mounted around the ignition lock sends out an electromagnet field of
energy. The windings in the transponder chip absorb that energy and
power the electronic chip to emit a signal. The signal is usually an
alphanumeric set of digits, which is considered the Identification Code.
The induction coil reads the signal and sends it to some type of
computer device to recognize the signal. If the signal is recognized as
being already in the computer’s memory the signal is accepted and
other electronic components in the vehicle are set into motion to allow
the starting of the vehicle or the continuation of the engine running.
can be made into several different shapes and sizes and can be used in
many different types of applications such as: warehouse pallets, retail
clothing, animal management, and of course electronic automobile key
Security can duplicate high security Laser and Sidewinder type keys
found on Audi, BMW, Ford, Honda, Lexus, Mercedes, SAAB, Toyota, Volvo
and VW. These keys are unique and generally have channels or
dimples on the blade of the keyblank that interface with the lock system
in the auto.
Key Machine Used To Duplicate Sidewinder & Dimple Cut Auto Keys
Another procedure used to reproduce a key is by code machine.
In the event that you do not possess a key but have access to the key
code, we can generate a replacement key using our data base of key codes
and special code machines. This process is frequently used on
auto's, desks, file cabinets and other office products. In many cases,
when you loose your car key, we can reproduce a replacement using this