Unlocked: The Solution to Keyless Car Access

Auto locksmiths, want to offer your customers that bit extra? We have the solution!

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Tradelocks introduce the extension product to the KD900 that will not only increase the services of the auto locksmith but the profits too!

The Car Keys on your Phone App will allow you to offer your customers an additional service, the ability to unlock their own car doors using just their smartphone – that is once the software has been installed by you, the professional.

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Benefits for you! 

Your customers don’t want to repeat the situation and the hassle of having to call out a locksmith if they lock their keys in their car again. So, chances are they would snap your hand off at the opportunity to solve the problem themselves – especially in the time of gadgets and gizmos! Car lovers and the technology savvy will love this and it will fast become a must have item – making offering this particular service very profitable for you!

Features for the Customer!

  • Ability to open their car doors at the click of a button – quickly, safely and securely.
  • Lock and unlock your car, including doors and the boot, when the key is locked inside.
  • Password protection for peace of mind.
  • App can be installed on up to 3 devices.
  • Protect your loved ones by always having access to their vehicle in emergencies.
  • Available on both Android and Apple devices, in Itunes or the Google Play Store.
  • Connected to a phone easily via Bluetooth.
  • Extra security as it can only be installed by a locksmith.
  • Sound the panic button in times they cannot find their car.
  • Saves them £££ in the long run if this happens again.

How to install keyless car access

It works by generating a remote using the KD900 and a KD entry dongle, and then pairing it to the mobile smartphone app via Bluetooth. An auto locksmith must install the OBD entry into the car either manually or diagnostically for the system to work.

The first stage is to get into the vehicle and retrieve the car keys, as you would on any job. But here is an opportunity to offer your customer another service, the installation of the Car Keys on your Phone App which can be installed during your job.

With a manual installation you would take the KD entry dongle and install the software for the vehicle in question using the KD900. Treat it simply as if you were creating a standard remote.

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Now your KD entry device is the equivalent of a remote. The next stage is to manually programme it into the vehicle and pair it to your customers smartphone.

Make sure you know where the OBD port is in the car and plug the OBD entry product into it until you see the LED light up.

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After plugging it into the OBD, go into Bluetooth settings on your smartphone and search for the device. You will see the KD entry that you want to connect to. Your default password is always 6 zeros, so ‘000000.’ Now you can see that the Bluetooth device has paired with your phone.

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Treat the OBD dongle as if it was a normal remote key and programme that remote key into your vehicle.

Once it has been manually programmed by turning the key in the ignition the KD Entry device should be ready to use. Now test it for real, lock the car and unlock using just the smartphone, the car door should open.

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If the type of vehicle you are installing the device onto requires diagnostic installation, in addition to your KD entry and your KD900 you need your Y splitter cable – one part will go to your diagnostics cable and one part will go to your OBD entry kit.

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Before we start diagnostically programming make sure the OBD entry is paired to the smartphone, using the same steps as with the manual installation.

Now the remote has been paired successfully, you can start to diagnostically programme it into the vehicle, treating it as a normal remote BUT with the buttons of the remote on the keypad of smartphone.

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When you’ve finished the diagnostic installation, remove the splitter cable and take the OBD entry off, put the cover cap back on it and then fit the OBD entry to the OBD on its own. Car Keys on your Phone should now successfully be installed!

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So next time your customer locks their key inside their vehicle, if you have fitted the automatic entry using the mobile phone app, they can press unlock using their phone and they can get back into their vehicle and get their keys back out independently.

 For more more information about the Car Keys on your Phone App visit http://carkeysonyourphone.com/

Or for more information on the installation process, check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03ENmhRYYtE