Laser cut key example

Laser Cut Key Cutting

Laser cut keys have been around for a long time but were only used on high-end cars like Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Recently these keys have been used on very common domestic car brands like Ford and Chevrolet.  Hyundai and KIA have even started implementing laser cut keys!  The term laser cut is an industry term that […]

Ford Keyless Entry

How to find your Ford SecuriCode™ Number

Some late model Ford family vehicles come with a great feature called SecuriCode™.  SecuriCode™ is a keypad located on the driver’s door that unlocks the door when the correct code is entered.  Newer SecuriCode™ equipped vehicles allow you to retrieve your number using two already programmed keys.  Older model cars with keypads can be pulled […]

Ford MyKey

How to set up your Ford MyKey®

Select late-model Ford vehicles have a cool feature called MyKey®. It’s geared towards parents that want to set certain safety restrictions for their kids’ vehicles or for when their kids borrow their car or truck. Here is a pretty informative video that explains what Ford MyKey® is and how to set it up.

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Rollin Gilliland, You Will Be Missed.

Sad News, local safe technician / safe manipulation specialist Rollin Gilliland passed away on June 14th. Although he is not a household name, Rollin was a titan of the safe manipulation field and a dear friend to the staff here at McGuire Lock & Safe and many other members of our local locksmith association (MKLA). […]

PATS 1 Ford Family Vehicles

A Short History of the Ford PATS 1 System Ford began putting transmitter-responder or ‘Transponder’ chips  into their keys in 1996 with select models. This system was called the Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS), and quickly became a standard feature.  Ford owners on the PATS 1 system can program in their own keys if they follow […]