A transponder key is a key for a car, truck or another vehicle that a chip inside of it. This chip has an encrypted code that is transmitted to a chip that tells the vehicle's engine to turn on when the key is placed in the ignition. If you own a fleet of vehicles that are still using traditional car keys, it might be time to consider an upgrade. Transponder keys can provide your business with a couple of different benefits.

Theft Becomes Much Harder

If you operate any kind of commercial fleet, there is likely a great deal of value to the vehicles you own, and of course, to the cargo, you are hauling. Your vehicles might make a good target for a thief that could be looking to get into your car, hotwire it, and drive away. But with transponder keys, the engine simply will not start if there is not a coded key nearby. In short, this makes it much more difficult for someone to steal one of your vehicles. You and your drivers will still need to be vigilant while transporting goods, but there is at least a lower chance of someone driving away with your entire haul.

You Don't Have to Worry About Additional Keys Floating Around

If for whatever reason someone who is not authorized gets a hold of a transponder key and tries to make a copy of it, the resulting copy will not work properly if it does not have the same chip in it. Whether it's an employee trying to make an unauthorized copy or a thief like we mentioned earlier, having extra keys to your fleet out in the wild is something that no business owner wants to deal with. With transponder keys, it's impossible to just make a super quick copy at a department store, or at least not make one that will actually work.

Contact a Professional Locksmith to Upgrade Your Fleet Today

The only way to create another transponder key is to hire a professional locksmith. A professional automotive locksmith has the technology needed to create keys with the correct chip inside of them. If your fleet is still using traditional car keys, take your vehicles to a locksmith and he or she will be able to upgrade your vehicle and your keys to this more advanced system. Transponder keys could help deter theft or prevent unauthorized copies of your car keys, so contact a professional locksmith today.