What is a Remote Key Fob and How do they work?

Remote Key

Most cars today come with remote keys, While it’s technically called a remote key, the word “key” evokes the image of a traditional metal key with a head and blade. Most people refer to remote keys as key fobs, and if you’ve got one of those with a couple of buttons on it, that’s exactly what we’re talking about.

Remote Key

This is Remote Key fobs

Remote keys are designed for user convenience rather than security (transponder key is for security). Remote keys allow you to lock and unlock your car at will, which is much more timely and easy than putting your metal key in the lock every single time.

Hybrid Keys

While most cars in the 90s and 2000s came with one transponder key and one remote key, a lot of cars now are adopting wireless startup technology, where the car is started with a button instead of a key. In a lot of these cars, the remote key and transponder key are combined into one — a single key or fob that allows you to remotely open/lock your car, which also contains the technology that permits the car to start.

one transponder key and one remote key

A remote key with transponder

Most cars today come with remote keys, instead of “just” a traditional flat car key, the latest automobile models are equipped with key-less transponder locks, thus eliminating the need for physical car keys altogether.

What To Do If You’ve Lost Your Remote Key

Losing a key can be a frustrating experience that always seems to happen at the most inconvenient time, which is why we do everything in our power to provide you with a solution in the most timely manner possible. When you lost all your keys our professional key programming tools can help you generate new car keys for you.

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