This entry will talk a little bit about keypads, also known as keyless entry. One thing to keep in mind when installing keypads in our beautiful Tucson desert: temperatures here regularly reach 110 degrees in the summer, even higher in direct sunlight. We don’t recommend using models that rely on batteries or chips if the door will be in direct sunlight for a majority of the day. Another thing to keep in mind: most models have a keyway for emergency use if your batteries die.
There are usually several different options for your car fob, which may seem confusing at first glance. As one example, these options are available for a 2015 Ford Expedition: All of these are available in both brand name (with Ford logo), and aftermarket, which has new internals but may or may not have the logo. But don’t worry! We will walk you through a match. Providing your VIN or FCC number on your current fob, if you are getting a duplicate, will also help ensure a matc
You may have heard about a chip shortage. This has affected everything from PCs to vehicles. You may also know there is a computer chip not only in modern cars, but in most modern car key fobs, shown below. Not only that, but there are shortages of various types of metal too, including: steel, brass, and copper, all of which are common components in everything from door hardware to keys. Besides all the current shortages, manufacturers often make changes to design and hardwar
Sixx the Locksmith has been locksmithing since April 2017. People often ask, how Sixx got into locksmithing. Basically, by a series of coincidences, like most jobs. Sixx has always liked tinkering with small appliances and tools, and if you have met him, you know he’s a people person. This is helpful for the detail-oriented work and customer interactions that go with being a locksmith. After a few unfulfilling years in middle management, Sixx found himself at a career crossro