Now any locksmith can offer transponder key duplication. No knowledge needed no key duplicator, no high security key machine, no software maintenance and NO KEY INVENTORY required! The T-Key Machine, aka "The Black Box" requires a computer using Window based operating system.
Many locksmith have been turning away this business or referring them to another locksmiths who is an "Auto Guy", because they do not want the investment or headache of trying to keep up with the constant changes. Now you no longer have to say NO.
Dorman Products, Inc. is a leading supplier of Dealer “Exclusive” automotive replacement parts, automotive hardware, brake products, and household hardware to the Automotive Aftermarket and Mass Merchandise markets. Dorman products are marketed under the Dorman ® OE Solutions™, HELP!®, AutoGrade™, First Stop™, Conduct-Tite®, TECHoice™, and Dorman HD Solutions ™ brand names. In 2014 Dorman sales reached $751.5 million.
So how easy is the T-Key Machine? To begin it is not a machine, it is a "capture device which uses the Internet to transfer data. The secret sauce is not in the device, but back at Dorman so if anyone wanted to try to back engineer the T-Key Machine, it wouldn't benefit them.
Steps to making a duplicate transponder key are -
#1 - Select Year, Make & Model or use VIN#
#2 - Insert key (remove from key ring)
#3 - Click Capture
Your key order will be shipped to you or directly to your customer and operate the vehicle out of the envelope! Yeah it's that easy!
The T-Key Machine is now available to the locksmith market. Some locksmiths feel their customers want duplicates immediately, others disagree and have clients who are willing to wait 24-48 hours. Which one are you? During a recent survey a locksmith was asked what he would tell his customers if he didn't have a particular key blank in stock, he replied "I will tell them I will call them when I get one from my distributor." Isn't that the same thing as waiting?
Remember, if you are the Locksmith of NO!, this is a great way to earn missed income and you don't need to be an "Auto Guy". Other technologies in the consumer market are racing to provide transponder key services direct. The T-Key Machine now provides the locksmiths another tool in their trick bag to compete.
Interested Locksmiths can contact the Society of Professional Locksmiths for more information.
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Tom Lynch, CRL