Why is a Transponder Key More Secure Than Conventional Car Keys?
Transponders are used to prevent theft of vehicles. A transponder works on the principle that if the owner knows the correct code, then the ignition system cannot start the engine. If someone tries to start the engine without knowing the correct code, the ignition system does not function. Such systems are also useful in preventing hotwiring of a car. When an unauthorized person attempts to hotwire a vehicle, he may find that his attempt fails because the ignition system is locked out. In such cases, the only option left is to call the police or tow truck service to get the vehicle back into working order.