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What are smart keys? (proximity keys, intelligent keys)

Smart keys, also called intelligent keys, proximity keys, or prox keys, are RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) devices which allow a vehicle to be unlocked without the need to press remote buttons or use a mechanical key, and smart keys also allow the vehicle to be started without a mechanical key (usually with a pushbutton or a twist-knob). Smart keys usually also have built-in remote buttons and a removeable mechanical key blade insert which would be used to open the car with a mechanical door or trunk lock in case a dead car battery renders the electronic unlocking system useless.

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I was told that no locksmith can program smart keys for my car. Is this true?

No, this is usually not the case. Armen Lock programs almost all smart keys and normally stocks smart keys for Lexus, Toyota, Infinity, Nissan, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and Acura.

How much does Armen Lock charge for smart keys?

Most of our smart keys range in price from $95 to $300. This includes programming and a mechanical key blade. An exact quote can be given by phone at: (301) 963-8100

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