Long's Locksmith Shop is located in Berkeley California where we have been providing complete locksmith service since 1974.
We have the key blanks and programming equipment to make transponder keys.
A transponder key is a key that has an RFID device imbedded, usually in the plastic head.
GM VATS keys often called "chip" keys are not tranponder keys.
In 1996 FORD introduced PATS on the Mustang, Taurus SHO, and Mercury Sable.
In 1998 FORD expanded it's use of RFID technology to several other models.
There were other early adopters such as Chrysler, Lexus, BMW and Mercedes. It did not take long before virtually all car makers jumped on the band wagon.
Most vehicles currently use an RFID device to confirm an authentic user. Many of them also have REMOTE HEAD KEYS.
We have the key blanks and equipment to duplicate RFID keys & replace them if they are lost.