A-1 Suburban Lock & Key:
Replacement and Repair Key Fob Services
Losing a key fob or having a key fob that is no longer working can be a major problem whether your key fob is for an automobile, residence or commercial security system. A-1 Suburban Lock & Key is a licensed, professional locksmith with great experience in remote-less key entry. We stock the full range of key fob products and have the expertise to replace or repair any kind of key fob product that is made.
Considering a Key Fob System?
Let A-1 Suburban Lock & Key Answer Your Questions
Thousands of cars, homes and businesses in Buffalo Grove and throughout the neighboring communities use key fobs and our licensed locksmiths are often asked questions about what they are, and how they are used.
A key fob isn’t a decoration on your key chain! It is like a key, but the key fob is recognized by the security system in a two-part process. The first part of the process is that you enter your own personal identification or PIN number. Then the key fob generates a random access code. When that random number is punched into a system (usually within 60 seconds), access is granted to the system. If the number is not entered, the process must be repeated.
Unlike a lost key that someone picks up and tries to use, or a copy of a key that might have been given to someone who turned out to be untrustworthy, the key fob can only work if someone finding it knows the PIN number.
The key fob also makes it impossible to steal a password, as the “password” is always being randomly generated. The key fob is “physical.” If you lose the key fob, you immediately know a new key fob must be obtained.
A-1 Suburban Lock & Key: Key Fob Experts
We are a full-service, licensed, local locksmith covering Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Lake Zurich/Long Grove, Prospect Heights, Lincolnshire, and Wheeling, Illinois. If your key fob has been lost or stolen, we offer 24-Hour emergency service, or you can call for an appointment during normal business hours. We carry key fobs for most any hard-to-find security need, including hard-to-find key fobs for makes of vehicles such as Honda and Chevrolet.