Back when car alarms were first introduced, they came with a separate key fob that had remote controls for the alarm on it. You could lock your car and arm the alarm with the simple click of a button on the remote. These days, remotes have even more features, allowing you to open and close doors, open the trunk, and even start the car with the buttons. You don’t even need a separate key fob anymore. These remote buttons can often be integrated into the plastic head of the car key itself so you don’t need to carry a bulky key fob in addition to your key.

What is a car key transponder?

A car transponder key is short for: transmitter + responder. These keys are becoming more common every year with automotive manufacturers. Nearly every vehicle made in the last 10 years is operated by a transponder key.

A security key system is embedded into most modern vehicle keys. A small chip rests on the vehicle’s key or under the plastic key cover. When any key is inserted into the ignition, the ignition is coded. The key sends its security code to the ignition, which also has its own security code, and if the security codes match, the vehicle will start when the key is turned. However, if the key codes don’t match, the vehicle won’t start when the key is turned.  Some security keys can be programmed by the user, though most of these keys have to be programmed by a dealer ship or locksmith via a computer. You can’t have these keys copied at any hardware store or auto parts store.When a transponder key is lost or needs replaced, many people will typically return to the dealer to have a duplicate or replacement made.

Laser Cut Keys – Also Known as Sidewinder Keys

Car keys have evolved in recent years with advances in laser key cutting technology and transponder key programming. Laser cut keys are really not cut by any laser, the name came from laser precision of a machine that actually called side winder. Unlike normal keys where the edges are ridged, a laser key has smooth edges and the grooves are embossed on the surface of the key.

Those who have been using laser keys would know that this type of key is sturdier and more durable than your average car key, but essentially more difficult to make copies of. If you’re concerned about your car’s security, laser keys are the way to go. Unfortunately, losing or breaking your Laser Cut keys can be a big problem because not all automotive locksmith services have the equipment or the capability to handle replacing this type of key. Carl Jarl Group offers affordable laser key cutting services for most makes and models of vehicles. Simply contact Carl Jarl Automotive Locksmith, provide them information about your vehicle, and a laser cutting technician will arrive at your location to provide fast and affordable replacement laser cut keys.

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If this happens, before any work is done, you can and should send this locksmith away. Or tell him/her that you will only pay what you were quoted over the phone. Also, ask to see their license and take down their name, company name, phone number and license plate number. You have rights and you do not have to be a victim of the crimes of these locksmith scammers.

Always use the services of a trusted local Locksmith/Home Security Company. Carl Jarl Locksmiths in Omaha offers products and services to make your home safe and secure. Your Security is our top priority.

  • We are licensed, bonded, and insured
  • We provide immediate response
  • Have a 24 hour locksmith dispatch center
  • All our employees are background checked, wear uniforms, and arrive in our
    own identifiable service vehicles

We have been providing full service locksmith and security services to the Omaha community since 1892, and are the #1 choice for your security needs. We realize that trust, honesty and quality service build long lasting relationships. At Carl Jarl Locksmiths, we take our responsibility seriously and understand that security issues are very personal. Your Security is our Business. Contact Carl Jarl Locksmiths