If you’ve recently broken or stolen your car and need to lock your car again – whether it is out of fear for your safety or out of a desire for total control over every vehicle in the garage (including your Prius) – then you may be wondering if you can now get a “Car Unlocking Service.” The question is – Can you really have your car unlocked remotely via a cell phone? Here’s a closer look at this new service.
It’s true that some cars do have built-in “car locks” that can be locked and unlocked with a key. But these locks are usually on the keyed-to doors themselves, rather than on the doors themselves. They are also usually difficult to use – as the door needs to be manually inserted to be unlocked. That means that once a thief has been inside your car, unlocking it with a traditional key becomes impossible – your keys might still be in the ignition and the car will be sitting there unlocked, with no way to get in. With the new car keyless remote, however, that’s not the case anymore. Modern cars now come equipped with “soft” (non-movable) locks that can be locked and unlocked with a touch of a button.
So, how does a car unlock service work? Well, first, the customer calls a toll-free, non-emergency number (which may be displayed on the dashboard or printed on the unit itself), and enters a unique pin number provided by the company. The customer then enters the pin number into a voice-recognition system that recognizes a series of standard alphanumeric codes. Once the code is recognized, the door lock is opened and the keys inside are handed over to the caller. The call is routed to the remote key-operated locksmith unit where, using the standard security features, the keys are analyzed using biometric data (namely, fingerprint data), and matched with the correct coded key.
If you’re interested in having your car unlocked, but aren’t sure whether it would be a good idea, you might want to call us first. We’re trained and certified in our field and have lots of experience unlocking cars with the proper tools. A representative will assess your situation and advise you on whether you need to have your car unlocked immediately (for example, if you locked your keys in the car in the middle of nowhere and now you’re stuck somewhere along the highway with no way to get out), or if you have enough time to unlock the car yourself (you probably do, unless you’re just locking your keys inside the trunk). Then, depending on your situation, we’ll unlock your car remotely via a phone call or by email. Most customers can use our services anywhere in the country – but of course, it’s always good to check.
In the case of an emergency where you’ve locked the keys inside your car but don’t have access to a phone line, we can also perform a phone call. For the most part, this is a much faster and less expensive option than contacting a locksmith and having them to unlock your car manually. Of course, if you’re worried about losing your keys and need immediate access to your vehicle, then we can unlock the car for you within minutes. We have a simple system that allows us to identify your car and give you a temporary code on a cell phone. Once you’ve put the temporary code on your cell phone and called us, we can unlock your doors in less than one minute.
Another common question from customers is how to unlock a car if it’s already locked. This is very simple – we recommend reading through our FAQ’s. Our team of professional and licensed locksmiths are also available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can either contact us by phone or email with any questions you might have about how to unlock your locked car. Or, if you’ve already called us and you know you need a locksmith, we can unlock your vehicle within a matter of minutes.