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Can you track a lost key fob? What to do when your fob goes missing

Sales Galmier - Thursday, December 19, 2019

Where would we be without our key fobs? Hopelessly stuck, that’s what!

Opening your car doors, locking and unlocking your vehicle, opening the boot - many of us have reached the point where we now rely on our key fobs, to the point where losing it can feel like losing your freedom!

Alright, so that’s a tad harsh. Even then, however, your key fobs are one of the most important parts of your daily grind. Imagine misplacing it - how can you get to work?

And what if you have documents or essential items stashed inside the vehicle, such as money, other keys, IDs, etc? Worse-case scenarios, what if there is an emergency and you need to get somewhere fast?

When searching for your fob, you should look for it in every place possible: your pockets, drawers, under the bed, every corner and nook of your home, garden, yard, patio, pots, etc.

If your key fob still hasn’t popped up in spite of that, it may be time to call an auto locksmith in Bayside.

And once they’ve worked their magic, we suggest implementing a couple of these habits to stop yourself losing your key fob ever again!

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Key fobs

Most cars made in the last decade or so feature key fobs. While in most cases these fobs are used for remote unlocking, brand-new cars are taking it a step further, with fobs that also double as:

  • Keyless entry fobs
  • Spare keys
  • Car transponders
  • Remote controls

While putting each of these functions in the one fob has certainly made things more convenient, it has also had the unintended side-effect of making things extremely difficult if you lose your key fob!

Luckily, there are plenty of things you can do to stop this happening.

In particular, many of the motorists our auto locksmiths in Bayside help ask how they can track their key fobs in the future!

Tracking Your Key Fob

Despite their high-tech nature, there’s no way to track your key fobs out-of-the-box… yet.

Luckily for you, there are plenty of third-party options you can use to keep tabs on your key fobs until then!

Key finders in particular are a great option.

Essentially, this is a tiny, keychain-sized fob that you can attach to your key fob (or car keys, or wallet, or phone, or anything that’s prone to disappearing!)

Using Bluetooth, these key trackers sync with your phone (don’t worry, even budget key trackers tend to have range in dozens of metres).

Depending on the brand you choose, your key tracker may:

  • Emit a sound to help you find it
  • Use GPS to pinpoint its location
  • Alert you once you’re a certain distance away

All you’ll need to do to locate your key fob once you’re set up is whip out your phone and open the app it comes bundled with - no more frantic rushing around, or having to retrace your steps to find your key fob!

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What to do when you lose your key fob

Okay, so your key fob isn’t in its usual spot, and you haven’t attached a tracking fob to it either. Don’t worry (yet, anyway) - just be sure to...

1) Look everywhere

… and we mean everywhere!

Be sure to double check less-obvious areas such as your laundry basket or your cat’s bed, just in case. In many cases, your key fob may simply be in one of these spots.

2) Dig up your spare key

Having a hard time finding your car key fob? Need to get somewhere urgently?

In these cases, you may have to dig out your spares.

While it’s less convenient, at least you won’t be stranded anymore - of course, this only works if you’re at home when you lose your key fob or remote!

If this happens while you’re on the road, we instead suggest…

3) Calling an auto locksmith in Melbourne

No matter where you live in the Bayside region, our auto locksmiths in Melbourne can come to you, helping you get back on the road when you accidentally lose your fob.

We can program all sorts of fobs and remotes on-the-spot, allowing us to not only get you back on the road, but also replace your missing key fob with one that’s just as functional.

Need an auto locksmith in Bayside?

Regardless of whether you use a key fob, remote or traditional key, the one thing that you absolutely need to have is a highly reliable master locksmith saved to your phone!

Whether you live in the inner suburbs of Melbourne or Melbourne’s leafy Bayside suburbs, you’ll have speedy help in the event of a key or lock-related emergency.

In addition to missing key fobs and remotes, we can also help by:

In addition to rapid response emergency auto locksmith service, we’re also driven to offer the best service possible!

Galmier Locksmiths is an 8-time winner of the WOMO Customer Service Awards - one of only 3 locksmiths in Victoria to do so.

We focus on the customer as our top priority, as we know the value of your time, and that any key drama can be stressful to say the least.

Desperately need help? We’ll come right away.

Save our number to your phone today - that’s 0407 022 234.