Do transponder chip keys have any part in the decline of car theft in america?
The answer is yes. Since 1994 when chip keys started being introduced in America, car thefts have declined. Why? Because the chip prevents cars from being hotwired. When you put your key in the ignition your car has a 2 step security system needed to start it.
One is the key itself that fits in the lock and turns it and two, the car's computer system is sensing an electronic chip/ transponder that is specifically programmed to that car. If the car can not sense the chip, it will not start, no matter how many times you turn it, therefore, making it more difficult for thieves to steal. Because of the technology involved in programming these keys, you can't go just anywhere to get them. It generally takes specialized equipment to program a chip key to a specific car.
In the past, you mostly had no choice and had to go to a dealer or automotive locksmith and pay whatever price they wanted which usually meant top dollar. Now there is another choice, The Keyless Shop. You can get transponder/ chip keys made for a fraction of the time and cost of the dealerships and other locksmiths. Come visit us today!