What Is A Laser-Cut Key?

In the automobile sector, laser cut keys are becoming more popular. They’ve been around since the 1990s, but they were originally only used on the most high-end vehicles. Nowadays, they’re becoming increasingly common on all makes and models, owing to their increased sense of security and other advantages for the owner.


What exactly is a laser-cut key? What distinguishes it from other vehicle keys?

What's the Difference Between a Laser Cut and a Standard Key?

Car Key

Both of these keys will allow you to start your car’s ignition. However, normal cut keys are made using a conventional cutting machine that cuts out each side of the key (to match). They’re easy to make and can be performed at almost any location that cuts keys.

The handle of a key is also different. The cut isn’t on the sides; it’s straight down the center. These keys are usually thicker and sturdier than traditional standard keys. Most of them include a transponder chip system that has been programmed to your car’s serial number.

Because laser-cut keys need complex computerized equipment and a high degree of accuracy to make the key correctly, it is difficult to do so. Even the tiniest variation in cuts might render a key invalid.


Advantages of a Laser-Cut Key

Laser CutAs we previously indicated, laser-cut keys aren’t just for luxury automobiles anymore. Because they provide a variety of advantages, more businesses are utilizing them. One of the most significant is improved security.

Your lock’s key is cut from a solid block of metal using a laser, making it difficult for anyone to pick. To steal your car, the perpetrators will need some serious equipment. A standard cut key is easier for carjackers to break into, since they can usually get in after a matter of minutes. However, laser-cut keys are not so simple to crack. When it comes to theft, this is an extremely effective deterrent. Many of the keys also include transponders in the car keys. When the ignition is turned on, it checks for the signal from the transponder to confirm that it matches. Is there a problem? The ignition will be disabled if there isn’t a match.

Finally, if you’ve ever driven into a large parking lot unable to remember where you parked, you know how simple it is to get close to a car that may – or may not – be yours. What are the chances your key would work in that stranger’s automobile? The chances of winning a standard cut key are quite good, but laser cut keys are unlikely to be taken from another person’s automobile. Laser keys are roughly 90 times less probable than traditional keys to match.


You can count on matrix locksmith for all of your key cutting needs.

If you need a laser-cut key, going to the dealership may be difficult and costly. Not all locksmiths provide this service because of the high level of competence required.

We provide service for all your laser cut key demands, as well as any other type of key cutting – auto, residential, or commercial.

You’ll never be locked out without a key again with our locksmith service in Aurora, Bolton, Concord, Etobicoke, Maple, Markham, Mississauga, North York, Oakville, Richmond Hill and Scarborough.

Contact our Richmond Hill office at 416-877-9297 for professional laser-cut keys from Matrix Locksmith. Our emergency service is also accessible.

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