A keyless entry convenience system makes it possible for you to get in and go without having to fumble for your keys. Simple to operate and convenient to use, they come in handy when you are heading to work on a cold winter’s day or trying to beat the heat beneath the blazing summer sun, all with your hands full of groceries.
Once considered exclusive accessories for luxury vehicles, keyless entry systems and keyless autostart ignition systems are becoming features that motorists everywhere are installing on their vehicles.
1. RF – Radio Frequency is the Key
A keyless entry remote works by sending a radio signal from the remote to a receiver within the vehicle. When the control module receives the right signal from this active RFID system, it unlocks the door. Typically, the range of these receivers is between five and 10 feet on a factory system, but many of today’s aftermarket systems can reach much farther.
2. Keyless Entry Remote Start is Not the Same as Keyless Entry
Keyless entry systems are different than keyless autostart ignition systems. One locks and unlocks the doors only, while the other can both unlock the vehicle as well as start the vehicle with the push of a button. A keyless remote start consists of the main module installed in the dash within the vehicle, and sends the signal to the cars computer to tell it to start the ignition system when the correct button is pushed.
3. Viper Alarms Work with Your Smartphone
Viper car alarms and Viper SmartStart entry systems can be controlled from your smartphone with the appropriate module. This type of system allows you to warm up the car, cool down the interior, or arm or disarm the security system regardless of how far away the vehicle is parked, since everything is controlled right thru your smartphone. If you have data service, you can activate these features as necessary.
Should someone with bad intentions manage to defeat the security system and gain entry to your vehicle, the Viper will sink its teeth into them and send a GPS signal out to track the vehicle if equipped with the Viper VSM350 system. This makes it easy to notify law enforcement and convey the precise location, direction and speed to the nearest squad car, all while being tracked right from your smartphone.
4. Keyless Entry Can Be Added to Any Car
Keyless entry systems can be installed on practically any make or model. Whether you have a Toyota, Honda, Kia, Ford, Chevy, etc., installation is a straightforward process that takes just a few hours. It can even be installed on “classic” cars that were manufactured way back when keyless entry was a dream of science fiction novels. If your vehicle does not have factory power locks, aftermarket actuators can be added to allow a keyless entry system to function in vintage vehicles.
5. Alarms Deter Theft, including what’s Inside the Vehicle, but Most Factory Systems are Not Alarms
Many people confuse a factory keyless entry system with a security system, since they hear the horn honk. Many of these factory systems DO NOT include any type of shock sensor, meaning a thief can easily smash a window and steal valuables inside the car, all without any sound from your vehicle. Adding a solid alarm system will notify any would be thief there is an alarm via the flashing LED light, and to stay away from your vehicle. Don’t fall for a false sense of security, make sure you have a real alarm protecting your valuables and vehicle.
We invite you to contact the nearest Audio Express to learn more about the keyless entry systems we offer and the installation process required for your vehicle. We will be happy to answer your questions and help you choose the right system for your lifestyle.