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From car manufacturers to apartment complexes, more and more companies are beginning to implement smart keys as their popularity increases. This includes car key fobs, apartment entrance keys, corporate building locks, and more.

Most commonly, they’re used in cars and allow you to turn on your vehicle without needing to put the key in the ignition as long as the driver has the key inside the car. Some vehicles also allow you to unlock your car without needing to press any buttons on your key such as by pressing your car door’s lock sensor. This is done by radio waves that communicate through your key and car.

However, as convenient as it is, you can still face problems if you don’t have a physical key. Luckily, a traditional locksmith will still be able to help you out.

Here are some ways a traditional locksmith can assist you:

  1. Reprogram Your Key
  2. Key Replacement
  3. Key Duplication

Reprogram Your Key

If your car fob has been damaged such as by water or physical damage, your car’s computer may be unable to recognize it. However, a locksmith will be able to help you out by reprogramming your key. In order to do this, they’ll connect their computer with the appropriate software in your car’s onboard diagnostic software. From there, they’ll be able to reconnect the system to your smart key, allowing you to have full use again.

Key Replacement

If you’ve lost your key and need to replace it, a locksmith can help easily help you. Typically, a smart key replacement can cost anywhere from $220 to $500, depending on the type of car, and can be more expensive if done through a dealership than a locksmith. Through reprogramming, a locksmith can quickly replace your smart key and help you avoid any major inconveniences.

Key Duplication

Have a pet sitter that needs access to your home or employees that need access to the office during specific hours? A locksmith can program your duplicate smart key and set them to function during a specific time. Additionally, with smart locks, you’ll be able to unlock a door on command without needing to physically be there.

Need Help With Your Smart Keys? Contact The Professionals At Locksmith Co.

Serving Nashville, TN, Clarksville, TN, Hopkinsville, KY, and Paducah, KY, we’re your solution to everything with a lock and key. No matter what type of smart key you’re using, our trusted full-service mobile team will be able to help you out.

Our services include:

  • Car Unlocking
  • Key Cutting
  • Key Generation
  • Key Duplication
  • Broken Key Extraction
  • Failed Ignition & Door Lock Repair
  • Theft Recovery Re-Keying
  • Key and Remote Programming
  • And more!

Contact us today for any of your mobile locksmith needs! 

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