So the news was made official, Tesla to make losing your car key a thing of the past. There is now an app that you can download for free on the app store (Don’t get the one that costs $9.99) that allows you to log in as a Tesla owner and unlock your car with a few security questions and a password. The app also allows you to get into your car, press another button on the app and start your car without a key present. That is correct; you will be able to drive away without your keys, no problem what so ever. They are also developing a feature on the app that is a key finder through Bluetooth. This sounds like a possibly successful feature if it can get off the ground, but it all comes down to connectivity and if you have the service or the battery power for it. Tesla is trying to make life easier for all of those forgetful types who get into sticky situations where their car keys are nowhere to be found. This should be exciting news for not only Tesla owners, but for all future cars owners eventually.
The question has to be posed though, what if you don’t have your smartphone on you, or perhaps what if the battery of your smart phone is dead? Or maybe it’s as simple as you don’t have any service where you are and you can’t connect to the Bluetooth connectivity that the car needs to read from your phone. There are also the common instances that the Tesla app could be under maintenance or that it just might not be working at the moment that you need it. And what if any of these instances happen while you’re in an area that might not be as safe or it’s late at night after you’re done with an event and you’re alone? Then what do you do? Is this the best time to use someone else’s phone to call a lock smith if your keys are locked in your car? Or if you don’t know where your keys even are, maybe a locksmith can come with a tow truck and at least get you and your vehicle home safe until your keys are found. You still need something that is reliable when you’re in a vital situation and aren’t sure what to do. These days most locksmiths are only a few minutes away from whatever location you may be stranded at anyway (unless you’re in the desert in the middle of nowhere, then it might take them a tad longer to get to you). Locksmiths still sound like the safer and more reliable option.
The other security question still remains, what if someone else gains access to your phone and is able to drive away with your car while the keys are still nestled safely in your pants pocket? It would definitely take a lot of knowhow, maybe they know your passwords or they know how to hack your phone, but the fact still remains that it’s a security measure which shouldn’t be overlooked when it comes to the safety of the vehicle that you have invested so much money in and is your primary source of transportation.
This is a great, innovative piece of technology that could prove a hundred percent effective in the years to come. It’s a start, but it’s still heavily relying on Bluetooth and smartphone technology. Even though we are in a society that already uses our smart phones for just about everything, this could still end in disaster. As of right now it is not fool proof and there is still going to be a need for assistance if something is to go wrong with your smart phone and you can’t gain access to your car. This is why the demand for locksmiths will continue to grow. All it takes is just one call and someone will arrive shortly to help get you back into your car without having to sacrifice any of your personal security. And it will be an actual human being that arrives to help you in your time of need, not the recorded computer voice of an app or machine. Remember to always keep a locksmiths number on a card in your wallet or purse just in case. They are a trusted and reliable service that you can still count on when it comes to the security of your car.
Replacing keys does not have to be a nightmare job that it currently is for many people. it should be part of an ordinary process arising due to human error or a precaution against the eventuality of losing a key. Anyone is allowed to replace keys and the most commonly replaced ones are car keys and door lock keys. You are therefore not alone. Having said that, keys come in unique shapes and they all have unique features that make them specific to particular locks. Therefore, you cannot just order a key replacement; you need to know who to call for your particular case.
Who can I call for key replacement?
1. A locksmith who provide key duplicates
Here, the key replacement is meant to prevent emergencies in future. You are interested in having an alternative in case you forget or lose your current keys. When you are calling for replacement, you will have to provide your present key for it to be duplicated by the locksmith. Duplication will cover keys that are in electronic format and use special codes to open. It will also cover ordinary keys that rely on a unique engraving on their longitudinal side.
2. A professional service with the capability of making duplicates from unique lock and key numbers
Padlocks will come with unique key numbers that are specific to the keys that open them. The vendors of these padlocks and locksmiths have the ability to identify replacements that may be used on the padlocks. However, the padlocks must be of the category that supports the use of specific numbers as unique identifiers for their keys. Therefore, when you have such as padlock and have lost your keys or just need replacements, you can simply provide the number to a professional key replacement service and you will be able to get a proper functioning replacement key.
3. Lock repair technician
Sometimes you leave your keys in the house or inside your car. To get them back, you have to find replacement keys or tamper with your lock to have it open so that you can fetch keys. Upon fetching keys, you realize that they no longer fit well to the lock. This can happen for various reasons including the physical tampering or use of overriding codes in the case of electronic keys. Thus, you will need recalibration of the lock so that it can work well again. Often, you will also need replacement keys that fit the repaired lock because it will be operating as new. Be prepared for the eventuality that your original keys fail to work on a tampered lock and when it happens, call your lock repair technician.
4. General key replacement service provider
For security reasons, key replacement services will be skeptical is you are not the lock owner. They would not want to facilitate unauthorized entry into houses or cars. As part of their ethical conduct for doing their business, they will request that you provide additional verification information when presenting your case of key replacement. Thus, it is helpful for owners to be the ones that make the call for key replacement. The service should be faster because the owner will have the necessary information needed by the locksmith. In some cases, a family member with express orders from the key owner might make the call and will need proper identification to show that the relation of the caller and they key owner is trustworthy. In cases where there specific combination codes or input codes involved with keys, only the person knowing these combinations should make the call. Key replacement service providers list their details on the internet and you can find your local vendor easily from a location specific search.
There are other numerous scenarios for seeking a key replacement. Irrespective of the time of need, the examples offered are the most common solutions to refer to when you need a key replacement. The good news is that there is assistance for you when you know what to bring forth when seeking a replacement. Besides, calling is the best action you can take to find out whether your situation is covered and what it is going to take to have your replacement keys availed to you. Always offer accurate and practical information when you call because that will lead to faster outcomes for your key replacement.