Locksmith Mountain View

Your Local Residential, Automotive & Residential Locksmith Solution Provider

Our Services

Automotive Locksmith

Specializes in automotive locksmith services, including car key replacements, transponder key programming, and emergency lockout assistance for vehicles.

Residential Locksmith Services

Offers services tailored for homeowners, such as lock installations, rekeying, and home security assessments. Addresses issues related to door and window locks.

Commercial Locksmith Solutions

Focuses on security solutions for businesses, including access control systems, high-security locks, and master key systems.

Mountain View Lock & Key

Offers a wide range of residential, commercial, and automotive locksmith services. Services include lock installations, key cutting, lockouts, and security system installations.

Emergency Locksmith Services

Provides round-the-clock emergency locksmith assistance for lockouts, lost keys, and urgent security issues. Offers quick response times to ensure customer safety and security.

Key Duplication Services

Specializes in key duplication for homes, offices, and vehicles. Utilizes modern key-cutting technology to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Why Choose Locksmith Mountain View?

Reliability and Reputation:
Locksmith Mountain View has solid reputation for reliability and trustworthiness. Our online reviews and testimonials gauge the experiences of other customers.
Experience and Expertise:
Locksmith Mountain View has significant experience in the industry. We can handle a variety of lock and key issues efficiently and effectively.
Range of Services:

Locksmith Mountain View offers a comprehensive range of services, including residential, commercial, and automotive locksmithing. This ensures we can address a variety of security needs.

Transparency in Pricing:
Locksmith Mountain View provides transparent pricing and estimates before starting any work. This helps avoid surprises when the bill arrives and ensures that you understand the cost of the services upfront.
Local Presence:
Locksmith Mountain View opt for a locksmith with a local presence in your area. We provide quicker response times and have a better understanding of the specific security needs in your community.

Transponder Key, Expert And Local Locksmiths!

Do You Need Transponder Key?

Transponder Key, Locksmith Mountain View would like to take this opportunity to explain what Transponder or chip keys are, and how they work.

So you might ask, “why to dose a copy of my car key cost so much?”

There are many types of locks and keys with a history going back ancient Egypt.

But that’s a story for another time.

And also, Auto remotes can unlock and lock your vehicle.

So some remotes are built into the keys (remote head keys)!

While others are separate from the keys (Fobs).

Because these remotes operate independent from the transponder security system.

The flat metal key, this single or double side cuts on top.

And also, bottom key operates solely off the mechanical cuts.

So when the different size cuts on the key match the different size tumblers in the lock, the key should turn.

This brings us to the Transponder key.

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In short, it’s part of the cars anti-theft system.

So the word transponder comes from the words “Transmitter + Responder”.

This small microchip embedding in the plastic head of your automotive/motorcycle key receives a signal from your vehicle (from an antenna ring around the ignition cylinder).

The vehicle’s computer must receive the proper response from the transponder key.

Either the computer will not allow the vehicle to operate.

New challenge and password transponder systems use for example an encryption with a rolling code the rolling code means the challenge and password changes each time it’s use.

Think of it as a complex mathematical algorithm.

Where the car transmits a 6 digit number (something between zero and 999,999)

And also, the transponder is programming to crunch the number and respond.

Automotive keys can be separate into two groups transponder keys and non-transponder (flat metal) keys.

Transponder keys are different from automotive remotes that are use to unlock and lock your vehicle!

So some transponder keys are built inside of your keys (in a component call remote key heads) while others are placing separately.

With flat keys, the cuts on the tops and bottoms operate mechanically.

So simply through the cuts, they match up with the tumblers in the lock, and the key is allowing to turn.

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