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Key Fob Copy FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

We’re here to answer any and all questions- all day, all night, around the clock. Below is a list of our key fob copy FAQ – frequently asked questions, exhausting the many questions we get asked daily. Learn more about how to make a fob copy here.

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What is a Key Fob? (More On That Here)

It’s the plastic round, oval, or button remote object that comes with your condo / apartment fob and key to get into the main entrance, elevator, and garage doors. There are some garage remotes we can do like the Keyscan remotes, but some others we cannot. However, we can almost always copy the tap part of them.

If you say you lose your fob, can my condo make me an extra one for free?

Typically what will happen is that they would deactivate your lost fob and then make you another one after the deposit of upwards of $300 has been kept as that was the collateral.

Why you should copy your fob?

Fob Copy is similar to key cutting but replacing a lost fob can cost up to $400 in condo management fees depending on the type of fob and security. By copying your fob in advance with us, you get a free back-up code in case you lose your fob copy and you can make extra/spare copies just in case or emergencies. Spare keys are needed for family, friends, and guests/visitors. Your building administers fobs only to tenants who signed a lease and are more expensive than our fob copies. Real estate agents, landlords, Airbnb hosts, property owners/managers, roommates, or spare copy are the top reasons for copying your condo key fob. The whole process takes 1-minute and you can choose a different fob format – phone fob keychain or phone fob sticker (only at FobToronto Fob Copy and Fobcouver).

How come we can’t copy some key fobs?

We can copy any condo key fob, MiFare, iClass, and remote fob to access your parking garage. However, not all fobs can be copied such as Infrared Laser Remotes, Kantech, Salto, and there is a small chance High Encryption HID iClass can be locked. We can copy any condo parking garage remote fob but only some remote buttons can be cloned. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok for the latest news and updates about our services.

What types of fobs do you service?

Condo and apartment fob keys that access the main entrance + elevator, and sometimes the garage doors. Please check our Fob Check page, choose your key fob / remote to see if it’s compatible. Or visit our store to show us and inquire!

Do you copy car fobs?

No we do not but we’re in testing phase and we may be able to within a few months! Until then Monty’s Locksmith may be able to do it through our partnership.

How long does the service take?

5 minutes, or up to 15 minutes if your fob is a more encrypted one, on an average basis. More on how fobs work on the encryption / decryption process here.

How many types of fobs do you copy?

80 types supported, and you can check our Fob Checker page to see if your fob is compatible. HID, AWID, ICT, Pyramid, Indala, we would all do and these are the most popular formats.

Is the new fob guaranteed to work?

Yes! 100% money back warranty and we would be meet again back at the home location to get your fob replaced if there is a problem with it. We have a 5 Review by 250+ reviewers on Google, and on Yelp because we make our clients so happy.

Is there any other service included after copying the fob?

We write down your fob code on our business card, and then you can have it handy in case you lose your fob. We can make a new one by looking at the writing, and can even mail you more at $5 above the usual rate per fob. Can save you a lot of time if you’re commuting from far distances away from downtown! We’re also based in North York, and if that doesn’t work please let us know to see if we can arrange something else.

What’s the chance that your fob works?

99% accuracy with the exception of some fobs that had manufacturers quality issues, but that is extremely rare and we double check before handing them off!

How do you ensure it works? I need it to work for sure.

We do a quality check process of checking your fob 3+ times before handing them off to you, and guarantee is included to make sure they work properly as intended!

Where are you located?

We’re at 47 Charles St. W near Bay and Bloor Starbucks. 10 to 7 PM Monday to Saturday (11 to 6 on Sundays). Directions and more here.

If the fob copying didn’t work, do I have to pay?

Refund will apply for fobs that didn’t work for whatever reason if you bring it back to us to our location! We accept credit, debit, and even Amex too! Refund will be applied to the method of payment used.

How Much Do You Charge?

$44.99 for 1 fob, $29.99 for 2nd to 4th fob, and then $24.99 per key fob copy if 10+ fobs in one purchase. Basically, the cheaper for the more you get on a per visit basis!

Is it legal?

It doesn’t say anywhere on the internet that it isn’t legal, and we are fully licensed through Ontario and the city of Toronto as a Key Fob copying business as well as our branch in Vancouver.

Can hackers steal my code using illegal technology?

It’s possible within close range, although there may be technologies that can do it long range. The good news is that you can ask that your fob be deactivated by management, that way your copies will also be deactivated and they will not have the same kind of access anymore. More on how fobs work here.

Is my garage door opener cloneable?

Yes we do a lot of remote copying now and we advise you to try the fob checker program we have on our website to see if yours is compatible. Or reach out to us to ask and send a picture of your fob before you come meet us.

How do you copy the fob?

We use hardware and software that we’ve built to copy many types of fobs and we essentially read your fob code, and then write them onto a fob we supply and would double check the readings on our tablet before handing them off!

What are the most popular types of fobs existing today?

HID, AWID, Pyramid, Indala, ICT, Securakey, GeoProx, IoProx, or iClass or Blue HID (we can’t do these ones unfortunately) are the ones we’ve noticed so far in the 1+ years we’ve been in Toronto and 2+ years in Vancouver. More on the past fobs we’ve done in a gallery format here.

Can hackers steal my code using illegal technology?

It’s possible within close range, although there may be technologies that can do it long range. The good news is that you can ask that your fob be deactivated by management, that way your copies will also be deactivated and they will not have the same kind of access anymore.

Is my garage door opener cloneable?

Yes we do a lot of remote copying now and we advise you to try the fob checker program we have on our website to see if yours is compatible. Or reach out to us to ask and send a picture of your fob before you come meet us.

Can hackers steal my code using illegal technology?

It’s possible within close range, although there may be technologies that can do it long range. The good news is that you can ask that your fob be deactivated by management, that way your copies will also be deactivated and they will not have the same kind of access anymore.

Is my garage door opener cloneable?

Yes we do a lot of remote copying now and we advise you to try the fob checker program we have on our website to see if yours is compatible. Or reach out to us to ask and send a picture of your fob before you come meet us.

My fob isn’t listed on your Fob Checker page?

If you send us a picture of it through a text to 416-931-0225 then we can tell you if we service them or not before you book an appointment!

What is the history of FobToronto?

We have a new storefront where you can walk-in and get your condo key fob copied in just 1-minute at 47 Charles St W Bay Charles in Yorkville Toronto, ON since March 2019. We have been meeting up with clients uptown and downtown for 10 years and are partners with Fobcouver as shown in many directories online.

How does RFID copying work?

We would only copy the code that’s encrypted into your fob and then put that code onto another fob we supply, which means no personal information is obtained. As well, this code cannot be used to find any personal information (or it is extremely difficult to) because there are simply too many condos and different formats in Toronto to try and find the information of any one individual. Plus the security at the condo or apartment management has strong measures against any hackers trying to access the system. You should be fine from any information theft or any of your information being in the wrong hands. How Fobs Work explains more on our website!

Types of Models We do (Fob Checker for More):

 

  1. Indala
  2. lift access
  3. RadioKey
  4. KTAG
  5. HID iCLASS
  6. Amano
  7. Paradox
  8. SecuraKey
  9. Keri
  10. DKS
  11. Condoplex
  12. ProxKey II
  13. Other types of tap/swipe RFID Key Access Cards and Fobs. | HID cards & fobs used for condos/apartment building entry
  14. ICT
  15. front door
  16. Keyscan
  17. Motorola
  18. Datawatch Systems
  19. 1346 PROXKEY III
  20. CIS
  21. HID
  22. Verex G-Prox
  23. G-Prox-II
  24. Xceedid
  25. CDVI
  26. bbq areas
  27. Miwalock
  28. Awid
  29. EMX4
  30. common elements area pool
  31. Schlage
  32. HID Prox I/II/III
  33. Pyramid
  34. Viking
  35. EM
  36. IoProx
  37. GeoProx
  38. garages
  39. car park
  40. gym

Where We Provide Services?

  1. Fort York
  2. St. Lawrence
  3. Downtown West
  4. East Bayfront
  5. Bathurst Quay
  6. King West Village
  7. Entertainment District
  8. Garden District
  9. Niagra
  10. Chinatown
  11. The Distillery District
  12. Old Toronto
  13. South Core
  14. Corktown
  15. Little Portugal
  16. City Place
  17. Canary District
  18. Downtown Toronto
  19. Liberty Village
  20. West Queen West
  21. Yonge Corridor
  22. Church
  23. Harbourfront
  24. Grange Park Bay Street Corridor

Book Appointment or Visit

Ready? Set? Save!

We like to answer the further Key Fob Copy FAQ. Now that you know you’re compatible, you’re ready to start the journey to come visit us at our location.

More Details Before Next Steps:

We do our best with being up to date with the list of key fob types we can copy on our website, but most of them are do-able based on your selection.

There may some exceptions, but condo key fob types for the main door plus elevator are 100% compatible, and about half of that likelihood for garage remotes which we can copy as well.

Pricing varies for the type of service you’d like to purchase, all including lifetime warranty (excluding physical damage, battery replacements of remotes, code changes by management).

We also now have a storefront that you can come by 10 to 7 PM Monday to Saturday (11 to 6 on Sundays) and we will be happy to meet you if you don’t have time to coordinate your schedule.

Please come by and ask us any questions you may have on how it works, will you be covered by the warranty in specific cases, etc. We’re more than happy to answer any questions and help you see that getting a new fob copied externally is a move worth considering, as condo management charges up to $400 to copy your fob with a 2 week turnaround time on average.

We’re open Monday to Sunday, holidays usually we open as well. See you soon!

 

More Questions?

Email: Paul@fobtoronto.co
Toronto phone number: 416-931-0225