Monthly Archives: November 2014

Chip Keys

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How a Chip Key Works: When you turn on your cars ignition, the engine control unit (ECU) will send a message to your car key, thus enabling it to start your car.  The key must be cut correctly to engage the ignition lock and programmed properly to communicate with the automobile.  Re-Programming chip keys must be done with special equipment, dealerships and professional locksmiths are always the preferred choice for reprogramming or duplicating a chip key.

Also known as Transponder Car Keys, car keys with remote keyless entry use a radio frequency with an identity code to communicate and operate your vehicle.  Programming or Re-Programming a remote keyless entry (chip key) utilizes unique digital computers to access your cars’ computer and connect or re-connect it to your chip key

Even though chip keys might cost more to duplicate then the average car key, they help prevent your vehicle from being stolen and can actually lower your insurance (in some cases) by having it.

Chip key programming is a call we get on a regular basis, due to the high cost and aggravation typically involved with having a car dealer do it.  Our mobile locksmith vans have all the equipment to re-program your chip keys at your vehicle.  We save you a lot of money, time and frustration and get you back on the road quickly.

At Anchor Security & Locksmith, we can reprogram or duplicate your chip key.  We provide a full range of locksmith and security services for numerous residents and businesses in and around the Lake Norman area.  Visit our store in Cornelius or call me personally with your questions about securing your vehicles, homes or business.

 

Jason Cornell
Licensed Locksmith
704-987-1539
Anchor Security & Locksmith

Key & Lock Services Lake Norman

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A good portion of our job involves the key, re-keying or the creation of access keys for our customers.  There are literally thousands of keys, shapes, sizes and functions available so many that most people get stressed out when they realize a new key must be created.  Then they are impressed at how we do it, how fast in many cases and how affordable it is.

Take for example: a friend of a friend needed a key made for a motorcycle.  The key was lost and the owner figured he would just replace the ignition switch, so he cut the wires.  My friend told him about us and our services, even asked him for the switch because he was going to be in the area the next day.  I obtained the Suzuki motorcycle ignition switch from my friend and we talked for a minute or two.  He asked that I call him when it’s ready and the owner would pick up the new key and ignition switch, I stopped him mid-step when I said “It’s Ready”.

This was a very isolated incident, where my friend walked in when I was between projects and was able to make the key immediately, but in many cases, it’s pretty quick.  When you have the right equipment, tools and experience, projects can be relatively easy.

Fixing keys and replacing keys are a natural part of our everyday life as a locksmith.  We have the equipment and can come to you and take care of issues quickly.  Don’t get stressed out over a lost or broken key for your home, car or motorcycle, just call us and we’ll come fix it.

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Jason Cornell
Licensed Locksmith
704-987-1539
Anchor Security & Locksmith