Flatirons Locksmiths; How Laser Cut Keys protect your car from theft in Longmont CO
Laser cut keys, also known as sidewinder and high security keys, come with a multitude of benefits to keep your car, truck, or SUV safe. It’s the very reason most cars manufactured today come standard with these types of security keys, versus the classic, mechanical cut style many of us are familiar with.
So if you are replacing a lost laser cut key or have just purchased a vehicle with a laser cut key for the added security, here are some of the benefits high security keys bring.
Duplication methods are sparse for laser cuts keys. They are cut by a very specific style of machine and not by traditional mechanical methods. This brings added security because duplication is nearly impossible unless you possess the very expensive equipment to cut a new key.
In most cases laser cut keys are more durable than traditional keys. Because of their added tensile strength, they aren’t easily bent or broken. As an added bonus, the lock a laser cut key fits into is more difficult to pick because of the key’s unique design.
Many laser cut keys are fitted with a tiny transponder chip. When the chip isn’t within the area of the car, the key will not turn the ignition on. This makes it even more difficult to obtain an unauthorized copy and use it for illegal means, like stealing your car, as each key needs to be programmed to the vehicle by a professional.
One drawback, some might say, is that to obtain these fancy style of keys can set you back a little more than the older traditional style of keys. With added features, security and the like there is a lot more that goes into these style of keys so the price tag reflects this. It is not uncommon for a dealership to charge several hundreds of dollars for a duplicate key. Typically you will find that getting these keys from your local friendly locksmith will save you a few bucks plus the added benefit of us coming to you to cut and program the key to your vehicle.
For more information on laser cut, high security keys, feel free to contact us any time.