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Car Key security..?

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Created by bazz61 2 months ago, 14 Mar 2017
bazz61
QLD, 479 posts
14 Mar 2017 1:19PM
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have a 2011 comydore ...any ideas for the key ..?..my vy model I got a key cut that could open door non electrical so could drown it .. but not so sure on this model . not keen on the padlock idea as one was cut and van stolen at Burleigh car park ..any good ideas out there ..thanx in advance ..

Subsonic
WA, 940 posts
14 Mar 2017 12:37PM
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Getting a 2nd key cut is a good option, I went out and got a keysafe (not the lock variety, it's one you would attach to your house) and bolted it to the underside of the van. It's secure as, maybe not something you want to do to your commodore though...

Chris6791
WA, 2923 posts
14 Mar 2017 1:46PM
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Check your insurance carefully. I did a comparison of a heap of policies when this subject came up a few years ago. Some will pay out with the key on the vehicle, right through to no payout if the keys are anywhere near the vehicle, hidden or otherwise and left unattended.

Harrow
NSW, 2053 posts
14 Mar 2017 8:11PM
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Under the wheel arch sitting behind the coil spring on top of the flared strut guard. Much safer than a key safe that advertises the key to the world.

Craig66
NSW, 1323 posts
14 Mar 2017 8:39PM
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I have the perfect solution, but i cant tell you as its a secrete that i cant share

Cambodge
VIC, 580 posts
14 Mar 2017 10:09PM
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Craig66 said..
I have the perfect solution, but i cant tell you as its a secrete that i cant share


I, for one, am very glad to hear you're keeping your secretions to yourself

Mark _australia
WA, 16578 posts
14 Mar 2017 8:44PM
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Craig66 said..
I have the perfect solution, but i cant tell you as its a secrete that i cant share


ha ha saw you putting it there once.

actiomax
NSW, 966 posts
15 Mar 2017 5:16PM
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You could get kit like the knight rider did .
Ive got tool boxes on back of truck with pretty good locks .
So i lock keys in box take tool box key on rope and spare in harness pocket.
Im thinking ur local tool box maker could build something small bolted on .
Maybe there is something cool on the market at local locksmiths .
Paint it 2 blend in& be discret locking up.
A kill switch is best bet hidden .
If u have a centre consol hand brake u can mount in top of consol so u put ur finger in the flaps to activate .
It worked great in a 79 Cortina
Hide it there u can flick on &off nobody sees you activating it .
Or put it were you can activate it without anyone noticing.
Have a battery isolation switch under bonnet cable lock bonnet down with good combination lock as well the longer it takes too steal the more likely it will fail people give up .
I have now been thinking about a small box cut into wheel well
So its flush &just have key hole maybe there's a market.

Crusoe
QLD, 705 posts
15 Mar 2017 4:25PM
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Got a blank cut for my 2015 Subaru liberty. It only opens the driver side door and won't do the central locking thing. So I lock the car using the electronic key then reopen the drivers door with the blank and throw the electronic key inside and relock with the blank. All good. With my previous 2002 commodore the blank would open and close all doors at the same time

myusernam
QLD, 4068 posts
16 Mar 2017 7:15AM
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just take your key to mr minute. they can cut a key (the mechanical part) that will open the door but not start the car (no electrickery) lock the smartkey in the car when watersporting. put the mechanical key in your harness pocket or strides. job done. could also stash a spare mechanical key under the car somehere in case you drop it. I have one on a welders magnet wrapped in alfoil (to hold the key to the magnet) and spraypainted black on top of the chassis rail. you cant see it and it's stayed there even on the old telegraph track, creek crossings, door sill deep mud etc.

busterwa
3316 posts
16 Mar 2017 8:37PM
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Just disconnect the battery and stick it in your pocket.
Nah just joking .. Just get a bottle of jack daniels drink half and fill the rest with fortune 500 leave it on the back seat.

Get rid of all unwanted pests





GazMan
WA, 642 posts
19 Mar 2017 12:11PM
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I've got the non-chip blank key on a loop of thin rope that I put around my neck (goes under my wetsuit) to lock/unlock doors, with the electronic chip key hidden out of sight under one of the rear floor mats. On both of our cars, I've also got a spare non-chip blank key underneath each car (tied up with a length of twisty-tie and easily accessible) in case my wife or I lose or misplace our keys, as well a spare electronic chip key hidden inside each vehicle (e.g. under rear seat in our wagon).

GazMan
WA, 642 posts
19 Mar 2017 12:23PM
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Had a spare chip key in a magnetic key box attached to the side of the fuel tank years ago and it just fell off one day! Cost me close to 200 bucks to replace the chip key, so don't put your trust in magnets!!!!!

slammin
QLD, 677 posts
19 Mar 2017 5:57PM
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Its not the magnet but the metal encasing it. It rusts over time.

GreenPat
WA, 3935 posts
19 Mar 2017 8:03PM
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In waterproof bag on rope around neck under rashie or wettie depending on season.

evlPanda
NSW, 7839 posts
21 Mar 2017 11:26AM
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Harrow said..
Under the wheel arch sitting behind the coil spring on top of the flared strut guard. Much safer than a key safe that advertises the key to the world.



Put the key there and use a key safe with a dud key in it.



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