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Throughout the past 27 years we have seen a massive increase in car security, and at the same time an on going increase in demand for Auto Locksmiths.

Most locksmiths try to steer away from cars as much as possible, due to the complex locks they use and also the many different machines needed to produce keys.

Because we have been Auto Specialists for the past 20 years we are able to produce keys for 99% of all cars and we are even able to produce keys for some of the newer cars with "Transponder Technology" keys.

We are also members of the Auto Locksmiths Association, and are proud of the fact that one of our Directors is an acting committee member of the Association.

These are some of the services we can offer for as an Auto Locksmith:

Locked Out - If the keys to your vehicle are locked in it, you do not want the hassle of smashing a window. We can gain access to the car without causing any damage to the car or locks, using specialist picks and other locksmiths tools.

Lost Keys - If you have lost the keys to your car we can offer a fully mobile service, where we will gain access to the car and then make a key to the car on site. In most cases we can have you fully mobile again within an hour of us arriving. This would not involve any changing of locks and not cause any damage to the vehicle or locks.

Remote Key Fob Programming - Because of the ever-growing "Lazy Society", car manufacturers are beginning to put remote keys/fobs on various vehicles. The duplicating of these fobs can prove expensive in cost and time. We offer a fully mobile service where we can go to you and programme in your new fob on site, without the worry of having to get your vehicle to a dealership.

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Transponder Technology Keys - The biggest change to the automotive industry in recent times has been the introduction of the built in immobiliser systems on all cars manufactured since 1995 (late '94 in some cases). This involves placing a microchip in the head of the key, which are a miniature transmitter and receiver. There is an engine management system in the engine compartment that can recognise the signals transmitted from the key. If the correct signals are not detected the engine will not start. 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 modulations, to the control device, which is able to process the code. The transponder has no external input of 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).

Number of cars using Transponders: 73 millions
45 MILLIONS Fixed code transponder
24 MILLIONS Crypto code transponder
4 MILLIONS Rolling code transponder
Transponder Types In Use

Can we cut all Transponder keys?

Unfortunately not. We can cut keys to all of the cars with Fixed Codes, and unlike most Locksmiths, we can cut nearly half of all Crypto Code keys, meaning we can cut keys to 78% of all cars with Transponder Keys.

Last modified 13-Feb-04. Copyright © Autolock Security Systems Ltd. 2002, 2003,2004.