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Smart Pro Software Packs For The Top 10 Best-Selling Vehicles From The Last 10 Years

Posted by Kelsey Mayfield on Jun 6, 2019 11:33:25 AM
11 min read

The average age of a vehicle is about 11 years.

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Topics: Locksmith, Smart Pro, Compatibility

How Does Your Locksmith Business Compare?

Posted by Kelsey Mayfield on Apr 11, 2019 4:00:35 PM
2 min read

Ever wonder how your locksmith business stacks up against other businesses in the state?

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Topics: Business, Locksmith

Smart Pro Compatibility - Top 10 Best-Selling Vehicles from the Last 10 Years

Posted by Kelsey Mayfield on Sep 20, 2018 2:10:40 PM
14 min read

Not too long ago I and two other Keyless Entry Remote employees packed our bags and headed out west to California to put the Smart Pro to the test.

Over the course of two days, we programmed 58 keys with the device and returned with an incredible success rate of 100%.

Honestly, we were blown away by that statistic since some of the concerns we’ve heard from potential buyers were whether the device could program enough of the right vehicles to warrant an upgrade from the MVP Pro.

Because of this, we were also curious about the Smart Pro’s compatibility with the top 10 best-selling vehicles in the US from the past 10 years (2009-July of 2018).

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Topics: Locksmith, Smart Pro, Compatibility

How to Begin Futura Pro Operations with and without Wi-Fi

Posted by Kelsey Mayfield on Aug 30, 2018 2:25:56 PM
6 min read Beginner Time Commitment: 2-15 mins

The sequel to Ilco’s Futura, the Futura Pro is the latest and greatest key cutter on the market. With improved speeds, shortcut search functions, and step-by-step instructions, there’s little to dislike about this machine.

Getting started, however, could be troublesome if you’re not familiar with its four different operation modes.

To help you understand the machine a little better, we’ll go through the step-by-step instructions on how to begin Futura Pro operations in each mode.

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Topics: Tech, Locksmith, Operations, Futura Pro

Smart Pro FAQs: 7 Basics You Need to Know Before Deciding to Purchase

Posted by Kelsey Mayfield on Aug 22, 2018 9:23:08 AM
3 min read Beginner


Whether you’re new to automotive locksmithing or looking to upgrade to the latest programming device, there are some basic Smart Pro FAQs you absolutely need to know the answers to before deciding to purchase.

What happens to your tokens if you’re switching from an MVP Pro? What tech support resources (if any) will be available to you after purchase?

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Topics: Tech, Locksmith, Smart Pro, FAQs

We Programmed 58 Keys in 2 Days with the Smart Pro, and This Is What Happened...

Posted by Kelsey Mayfield on Jul 31, 2018 4:22:23 PM
5 min read Beginner

At Keyless Entry Remote we believe that if you’re going to sell a key programmer, you have to know how to use it. That’s why three of us flew out to California to learn Smart Pro tips and tricks from a locksmithing pro who programs 400-800 vehicles monthly.

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Topics: Business, Tech, Locksmith, Smart Pro

Locksmith Inventory: Why It's Important to Double Check Your Supplier

Posted by Hannah Campbell on Nov 22, 2017 12:19:19 PM
3 min read

After purchasing a key fob or remote, it is important to confirm that the product you received from your supplier is the product you ordered. This should be done before stashing it away in your inventory, or taking it to a job.

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Topics: Business, Locksmith

Tools Every Automotive Locksmith Should Have in Their Toolbox

Posted by Hannah on Nov 22, 2017 12:09:56 PM
1 min read

Standard Tools

Knowing what tools you should be carrying at all times is very important to be a successful locksmith. If you are just starting out, it can be hard knowing which ones you should invest in to begin your business. Although your toolbox will grow tremendously as you become more experienced, this list of tools every automotive locksmith should have is a good place to get you started!

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Topics: Business, Locksmith

What to Include in Your Locksmith Van Setup

Posted by Hannah Campbell on Oct 30, 2017 2:24:38 PM
5 min read

If you are a mobile automotive locksmith, your vehicle is your office, so you want to make it as functional as possible. If you are just starting out you might not have the luxury of a spacious van. These tips can be applied to any vehicle you are using for your mobile business. The organization you’ll have to master working out of a smaller vehicle will help in the arrangement of your future locksmith van setup.

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Topics: Business, Locksmith