What is a smart keyless remote entry system?
Remote passive entry systems, sometimes known as keyless entry systems, provide several essential benefits. The biggest perk of a keyless entry system is the convenience it supplies. Got your hands full? You can still get the trunk open with a wave of your foot, depending on the level of keyless entry on your vehicle. Moreover, no more fighting to insert the key into the door lock, just press the button and go. The added security keyless entry offers is another big perk. The electronics in the key must be authenticated by your car before it will start the engine or even open any doors. There are even some keyless systems that can automatically lock your doors as you walk away from the car. Finally, there is the fun part of keyless entry, remote ignition. You’ll feel like an everyday wizard when you press a button on your key fob and hear your car start.
Not all Keyless Systems are passive, but all Passive Entry systems are keyless entry systems. Confusing isn’t it? Here’s how it functions. Keyless Entry calls for you to push buttons on a key fob to unlock and lock the vehicle doors and other features like opening the hatch. Passive Keyless is where you can keep your car keys in your purse and you touch an area (like a spot on a door) to unlock and lock the doors, or wave your foot to open the trunk area. One bonus of passive systems is that they almost always include Keyless Ignition. Keyless Ignition lets drivers start and drive their vehicle without the key fob ever leaving their pocket.
To be clear, Remote Start and Keyless Ignition are different features, even if they do similar things. Keyless Start lets drivers start and drive their car without using a standard key. Remote Start lets you start your vehicle through a key fob or mobile app. Remote Ignition is helpful in extreme temps such as very hot or very cold days by allowing you to start the car and turn on the heat or AC. Drivers will never get into a hot car again, simply use the Remote Start and allow your car to cool off before you drive away.
A Smart Key is an electronic way (fob, smartphone app, key card) that is used to remotely access a vehicle. The buttons for your wireless functions are located on the Smart Key itself. The Smart Key then sends radio signals to the car to open the trunk, lock the doors, and so on. Some Smart Keys are even part of the anti-theft system and won’t let the car start without them. With so many fun and convenient options available on Smart Keys, why would you pick anything else?
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