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Keyless Entry System

Keyless Entry System


What is a keyless entry system?

Keyless remote entry systems on a vehicle, sometimes referred to as passive entry systems, have a variety of important advantages. The most significant perk of a keyless entry system is the convenience it provides. Depending on which keyless entry system you have in your vehicle, you can be loaded down with groceries and still get the hatch open with a wave of your foot. Just press the button and go, no more struggling to get the key into the door lock. The better security keyless entry offers is another big benefit. The electronics in the key need to be validated by your vehicle before it will start the engine or even open any doors. Some keyless systems will even lock your doors automatically when you walk away from the car. Lastly, there’s the fun perk of keyless entry, remote ignition. Pressing a button and watching your car start will make you feel like an everyday wizard.


Is Passive Entry the Same as Keyless Entry?

Does Keyless Entry Equal Passive Entry?

All Passive Entry systems are keyless, but not all Keyless Entry Systems are passive. Confused yet? Here is how it works. Keyless calls for you to use buttons to unlock and lock the car doors and other features like opening the trunk. Passive Keyless entry is when you can keep your keys in your pocket and you touch an area to unlock and lock the doors, or wave your foot underneath the vehicle to open the trunk area. One advantage of passive entry systems is that they generally include Keyless Ignition. Keyless Ignition allows drivers to start and drive their vehicle without the keys ever leaving their pocket.

Remote Start vs. Keyless Ignition

What is Remote Start?

To be clear, Remote Start and Keyless Ignition are different features, even if they do similar things. Keyless Ignition lets drivers start and drive their car without the need for a standard key. Remote Ignition lets drivers start their vehicle via their key fob. Remote Start can be useful in extreme temps such as very cold or very hot days by allowing you to start the car and help cool it off when it’s hot. You will no longer get into a hot car again, simply use the Remote Start and allow your vehicle to cool off before you drive away.

What is a Smart Key?

What Makes a Key a Smart Key?

A Smart Key is the electronic part of your key that is used to remotely access a car. The buttons for your Keyless Entry, Remote Start, and other functions are usually located on the Smart Key itself. A Smart Key then sends radio signals to your car to open the hatch, unlock the doors, and so on. Some Smart Keys are even connected to the security system and won’t allow the car to start without them. With so many convenient and fun options available, why wouldn’t you choose a Smart Key?



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