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COPY YOUR KEY FOB

The world’s first RFID key copying service

Gray Mircom RFID key fob
Blue Linear RFID key fob
Mango RFID key fobs in multiple colors
Black Radio Key RFID fob
Gray DKprox RFID key fob
Red Miwa RFID key fob
Blue Schlage iButton key
Black DKS remote with 2 buttons
Gray AWID RFID key fob
Gray Schlage RFID key fob
White OPEN RFID key fob
Black and gray HID Prox RFID key fob
Gray Pyramid and Keri RFID key fob
Gray XceedID RFID key fob
Gray IoProx RFID key fob
Black Rosslare RFID key fob
Blue Indala RFID key fob
Mifare RFID key fobs in multiple colors
Black PDK RFID key fob
Black Monarch Remote with blue button
White DKS RFID key fob
Brown Datawatch RFID key fob
Gray DKprox RFID key fob
Brown Datawatch RFID key fob
Gray IoProx RFID key fob
Black PDK RFID key fob
Black DKS remote with 2 buttons
Black Monarch Remote with blue button
Gray Schlage RFID key fob
White OPEN RFID key fob
Black and gray HID Prox RFID key fob
Red Miwa RFID key fob
Gray Pyramid and Keri RFID key fob
Gray XceedID RFID key fob
Gray AWID RFID key fob
Blue Indala RFID key fob
Black Rosslare RFID key fob
Mango RFID key fobs in multiple colors
Mifare RFID key fobs in multiple colors
Mango RFID key fobs in multiple colors
Black Radio Key RFID fob
Gray DKprox RFID key fob
Red Miwa RFID key fob
Blue Schlage iButton key
Black DKS remote with 2 buttons
Gray AWID RFID key fob
Gray Schlage RFID key fob
White OPEN RFID key fob
Black and gray HID Prox RFID key fob
Gray Pyramid and Keri RFID key fob
Gray XceedID RFID key fob
Gray IoProx RFID key fob
Black Rosslare RFID key fob
Blue Indala RFID key fob
Mifare RFID key fobs in multiple colors
Black PDK RFID key fob
Black Monarch Remote with blue button

⓵ Identify your key’s technology using our online wizard

⓶ Review copying options & pricing

⓷ Select new keys and checkout

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OVER 1,200 5-STAR REVIEWS

Best rated key fob copying service. Discover why!
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SNAP N’ SEND

Send pictures of your key & let us do the rest! You could have key copies in as little as 1 business day. Learn More…

MAIL IN SERVICE

High security & encrypted keys may require extra work. Mail your key to us for fast same-day processing.

RETAIL SERVICE

Would you rather shop local? Stop by one of our key cloning locations across the USA or Canada.

GET TO KNOW US!

CloneMyKey started in 2013 as the first company to offer copying services for key fobs and accces cards. Our specialty remains copying radio frequency identification (RFID) based keys but we also support other technologies including high-security smartcard, iButton® and other encrypted key technologies.

WE SUPPORT CUSTOMERS OF ALL SIZES

From apartment & condo dwellers to large corporations our bulk pricing program automatically starts discounting at just 2 keys. Previous customers include Marriott, Samsung, & hundreds of property management firms.

OUR GUARANTEE & REFUND POLICY

Every key undergoes testing before leaving our facility, ensuring flawless functionality. All purchases are backed by a 1-year limited warranty and a lenient 90-day return policy. Prepaid return labels are provided for domestic orders.

HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION

We take protecting your data very seriously! We built our system to ensure customers billing and key data are safe. All data is encrypted and stored on a secure network. Click for more information. Caution, it gets nerdy!

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT US

1ST TO OFFER KEY FOB COPYING

Started in 2013 by a UW-Madison computer science grad that needed an extra key fob. Since then, CMK has saved customers an estimated $5 million by offering a low-cost alternative RFID key duplication service

1200+ REAL 5-STAR REVIEWS

Our customers love us! Check us out on Yelp & Google

90-DAY MONEY BACK

You have a full 90 days to return your keys for a refund

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ULTRA FAST PROCESSING

Most orders received before noon will ship the same day

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EVERY KEY TESTED

We test every key to help ensure it’s a perfect copy

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OPTIONAL KEY STORAGE

All stored key data is kept safe in offline & encrypted storage

EARN FREE KEYS

We have a generous loyalty program for returning customers

FREE SHIPPING & Returns

We even provide return packaging
Domestic Outgoing Only - $30 min purchase required

DISCREET PACKAGING

Our packaging contains no external advertising

EASY REORDERING

Reordering additional keys takes less than a minute

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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO COPY A FOB?

Prices depend on your key’s technology. Most of our keys start around $20 however advanced keys can cost more. To find out your specific cost please identify your keys technology using our key copying wizard.

We also offer automatic bulk discounting, which starts at just two keys. Discounts can exceed 60%, depending on the quantity ordered.

CAN YOU COPY MY FOB TO MY SMARTPHONE?

iPhone & Android devices are not capable of transmitting on the frequency common for most RFID keys. Exclusively at CloneMyKey, we offer Mobile Key. We’ve designed this ultra-thin key to fit between your phone and its case. With interference-blocking technology it’s capable of cutting through the interference common with mobile phones, allowing you to simply tap your phone like your original key.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE KEY COPIES DO NOT WORK?

In the rare event of a key malfunction, we stand by our commitment to customer satisfaction. Rest assured, we offer a 90-day return policy with a refund guarantee. For our domestic customers, we go the extra mile by providing a free return label, making the process as hassle-free as possible. Please be aware that shipping upgrades are non-refundable. However, domestic orders over $30 are eligible for free shipping. 

WHAT IF ANOTHER SERVICE COULDN'T COPY MY FOB?

We very often can! Our services extend beyond simply matching the competition. We take pride in our ability to copy even the most complex formats. Additionally, our competitive pricing sets us apart. We consistently beat most store and kiosk prices by upwards of 30%. Our commitment to surpassing industry standards is clear in our ability to copy complex formats that others find challenging.

HOW DO I COPY MY FOB USING CLONEMYKEY?

We copy most modern key fob technologies. Copying options depend on the technology your specific fob utilizes. For older technologies, we use images of your key fob’s serial number. However newer high-security key fobs may need to be mailed to our office. Rest assured! We prioritize efficiency and aim to turn most mail-in orders around on the same day we receive them. Check our wizard for your fob’s specific options!

WILL MY LANDLORD KNOW I COPIED MY FOB?

First and foremost, it is essential to review any lease agreement to ensure that copying your key fob is authorized. We guarantee that the data in your key copies is an exact match to your original. Access control systems are incapable of distinguishing whether you’re using a duplicate key fob. If cloned keys were detectable, the system would certainly deny access to the copied key.

IS COPYING KEY FOBS LEGAL?

We’ve found no laws that distinguish between traditional metal keys and RFID-based key fobs. If it’s permissible to copy a standard metal key in your region, then it’s likely that copying a key fob is also allowed. In our business’s 10+ years of operation, we’ve duplicated thousands of keys and never have received any legal complaints from our customers.

WILL MY ORIGINAL KEY FOB STILL WORK?

Absolutely! Our team takes meticulous care to preserve your original key. After reading the RFID data, we transfer it onto a new key without altering the original information in any way. The use of isolated reading and programming stations strengthens our commitment to your key’s security, ensuring its integrity throughout the duplication process.

CAN YOU COPY ENCRYPTED KEY FOBS?

While it may be surprising, the majority of key fobs aren’t encrypted. However, the American market is seeing an increase in encrypted fob technologies. We specialize in copying these technologies.If you’ve been told that making a copy of your high-security or encrypted key fob is impossible, we have good news! Our key copying wizard is designed to identify your key and verify if we can copy your key’s technology.

WILL MY RFID KEY DUPLICATES STILL WORK AFTER I MOVE OUT?

No, all duplicates will cease to function when your original rfid key fob or card is deactivated. This deactivation occurs when someone reports their key as lost or stolen, and it typically happens as well when a tenant relocates away from the premises.

CAN YOU MAKE A VISUALLY IDENTICAL COPY OF MY FOB?

Creating a visually identical key fob is typically impossible due to manufacturers locking the memory in their fobs before they are sold. The copying & cloning of key fobs usually utilizes a different RFID chip that can emulate the data in an existing fob. We offer a wide variety of blank key styles! Select a design similar to your original or a new aesthetic with our diverse selection that caters to all preferences.

CAN THE DATA ON A KEY FOB BE CORRUPTED?

Customers have relayed experiences of other services and kiosks accidentally corrupting their original key. We’ve perfected our service for over ten years and have been trusted in over a million key sales. We have a flawless record; we’ve never damaged a customer’s original key. In fact, we’ve even managed to repair keys that were damaged by previous copying attempts. All orders come with an insurance protection guarantee.

HOW DO RFID KEY FOBS WORK?

RFID key fobs work on 125Khz, 134Mhz, or 13.56Mhz frequencies without requiring a battery. Upon entering an electromagnetic field produced by a door sensor, the key modifies and returns the signal. Earlier technologies transmit a unique serial number that is compared against an authorized user database. Newer technologies employ encryption for enhanced security and can transmit larger amounts of data. learn more…

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HOW CAN I COPY MY KEY FOB?

FOR APARTMENTS, CONDOS & OFFICE BUILDINGS

COPY YOUR FOB IN 4 EASY STEPS

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Identify the technology used in your key fob. We assist you in doing this by displaying images of popular keys. Simply click on the image that matches your key to proceed to the next step.

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Decide which key copying option is best for you. Options are based on your keys technology. Often simply submitting a photo of your keys serial number is required.

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Our website will display the compatible key styles available for your key fob’s technology. We offer a wide variety of blank styles, including some that can attach to your cellphone. Choose your preferred style and purchase them through our secure online checkout.

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Receive working duplicate keys. We ship most orders the same day.

NEED TO COPY A VEHICLE KEY?

We specialize in duplicating RFID-based key fobs and cards for apartments, offices, and other buildings with electronic access control. Although we don’t support automotive technologies, we have created a guide to help you find the best method for duplicating your vehicle’s key.

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MOBILE KEY

Leave Your Key Fob At Home. Open Doors With Your Phone!

RFID Mobile Key - Fits between phone and case

This is the most advanced key we offer! This key is engineered with interference reducing technology that allows it to operate from between a mobile device and its protective case.

Most cellular enabled devices emit signals that can interfere with RFID based keys. We’ve included a specially designed carbon backing that will not interfere with cellular operation but also allow users to open doors using their phone — just like with their regular key.

EXCLUSIVE KEY DESIGNS

Specifically Engineered for the Keyport Pivot Key Organizer

CloneMyKey has collaborated with Keyport to engineer an RFID key that is compatible with the Keyport Pivot product line. This Keyport RFID Key, developed by leading engineers in the sector, encapsulates the necessary technology within a sleek, ultra-thin (1mm) design.

Use our wizard to identify your keys format to determine if your key is compatible with the Keyport RFID Key.

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ULTRALIGHT KEY FOBS

Super slim yet durable key fobs help lighten the load of your key-chain

Our key fobs have been meticulously engineered for both lightness and durability to withstand the rigors of a key-chain. Expertly crafted from a premium flexible plastic, these key fobs are designed to bend without breaking. Our rigorous and unique testing includes dozens of cycles in dishwashers and laundry machines. They have also withstood being bent end-to-end, ensuring resilience through everyday wear and tear.

DOZENS OF OPTIONS

We offer the most extensive array of blank styles in the RFID key copying industry

 DID YOU KNOW?  Despite the type of your original RFID key, you have the freedom to choose a different style when ordering a replica. Perhaps you prefer a card instead of a key fob or vice versa – we’ve got you covered! Our website is equipped to guide you through all the available options compatible with the technology of your specific key.
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Snap N’ Send

IMAGE BASED KEY FOB COPYING SERVICE

How Does It Work?

Use our key copying wizard to identify your key, then submit images of the key’s serial number via our Snap N’ Send app. Once approved, you’ll proceed with the checkout process, including the selection of your preferred key blank type. With our same-day shipping, you could receive your key copies as early as the next day!

CAN ANYONE MAKE A COPY OF MY KEY FOB FROM A PHOTO?

For our image-based service, we require proof of residency to ensure you’re the key’s rightful owner. The serial number printed on the key fob is necessary but insufficient alone; we also need specific details about the access control system. Fortunately, we have exclusive access to a comprehensive database containing this information for thousands of locations throughout the USA & Canada. After we receive your completed application, we will cross-reference the details from your photos with our database to determine if we possess the required information to create a functioning duplicate key fob.

If you are unable to provide proof of residency, or if your serial number is missing, our mail-in key copying service remains available.

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DECRYPTION & DECODING

Modern building key fobs require decryption of their data before it can be fully read. Older key fobs simply require decoding.

STEP 1

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EXTRACT RFID CHIP DATA

After the data is decrypted, reading the keys memory or data becomes straightforward.

STEP 2

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DATA TRANSLATION

Typically you cannot reuse the same model of RFID chip found in the original fob. Data must be converted before being written onto a new chip.

STEP 3

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CONFIGURE NEW RFID CHIP

Configure the new RFID chip to accurately emulate the original fob’s data format and content.

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New data being written to new key fob

WRITE DATA TO NEW FOB

Once the translated data has been successfully written to the new key fob, lock its memory to prevent any unauthorized modifications.

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RFID KEY COPYING SERVICE

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"Just had to send in a photo and got it two days later..."

Great. Worked exactly as I needed. Just had to send in a photo and got it two days later. I bought $150 total of different RFID copiers online and none of them worked. This did wonderfully. Will definitely be using them in the future.

Harrison K. | 2018 on Google Reviews

"A bit skeptical being that all was needed was a photo of existing keys"

A bit skeptical being that all was needed was a photo of existing keys. and WOW! I ordered exactly 5 keys. 3 for family members and 2 for spares, and all are 100% fully functional! order time to shipping time, almost within the same day. i would highly recommend anyone and everyone to order from CloneMyKey with confidence.

Tiny T. | JULY 2023 on Google Reviews

"other places said it couldn't be done!"

They helped me make a copy when other places said it couldn’t be done! I did a rush order and they turned it around in a matter of hours and my new fob works great. Thanks

Tyler R. | OCT 2023 on Google Reviews

"couldn't be copied at any of the kiosks and no locksmith would touch"

The specific FOB I had couldn’t be copied at any of the kiosks and no locksmith would touch it. I sent pictures to CMK and they admitted they couldn’t copy it themselves without me sending it in physically, but promised 100% success if I mailed it. I sent it off and the new keys work! The turn around time on the order was also incredible, they copied the keys and put them back in the mail within hours. Thanks!

Michael G. | OCT 2023 on Google Reviews

"We've ordered over 50 fobs and all of them work perfectly"

We manage a high-rise that uses fobs for access control. As we cannot program new fobs, Bryan was a life saver. All the fobs we needed were cloned, delivery was timely and everything works perfectly. Bryan is a wonderful person that helped us every step of the way making sure everything went smooth. We’ve ordered over 50 fobs and all of work perfectly even after 2 years, and we keep ordering new ones when our original fobs brake down. We strongly recommend this business!

Eugen D. | 2022 on Google Reviews

"I just uploaded a picture of my fob..."

I’m not sure how they do it, but I just uploaded a picture of my fob and within days received a perfectly working copy.

Mark S. | May 2018 on Yelp Reviews

"Seamless, Reliable, Ridiculously FAST!"

Sent my keyfob out on a Monday via Overnight Shipping. Got an email saying that CloneMyKey had received my package on Tuesday. Got an email just a few hours later saying that my key had been copied and both keys were on their way back to me. Got my original and my clone Wednesday morning. It TOTALLY WORKED!!!

Deborah | July 2015 on cmk Reviews

"Shipped within 40 minutes of placing the order"

WOW! I don’t think I’ve seen a company this professional and efficient, ever! The product was shipped within 40 minutes of placing the order. Amazon and Walmart can’t hold a candle to these guys. The product is exactly as described: works perfectly! Thank you!!!

Steve A. | March 2019 on Google Reviews

"worked on my highly encrypted keys"

Incredibly easy, lightning fast service and turn around, and worked on my highly encrypted keys that no one else could seem to copy. Highly recommend.

Aidan | JULY 2023 on Google Reviews

"5-Stars!!"

This is a long overdue review, I owe them a good review since 6 month ago. This is the best place to duplicate your FOB key. I asked [Name Removed] they said they cannot do it, I asked [Name Removed] and he tried to do it but end up cannot do it, cause they said my FOB key is more complicated. So I tried clonemykey and not only they do it fast they make my fob key the same look as my original. They are very fast, reliable and nice people. Thank you so much for making my life easier, no more hassle when my family visited here.

Debbie P. | April 2018 on CMK Reviews

"I received them 3 days later, working perfectly!!"

Stumbled upon this company in my search to get copies of my fob made when stores around me tried and failed. Decided to give it shot because it had such great reviews…. My entire experience was amazing and so incredibly easy!!! I wasn’t sure if they would be able to read the number on it as it was slightly faded, and I since I only had one, I wasn’t going to mail it in. Well they did, and they confirmed within minutes … I received them 3 days later, working perfectly!! I definitely recommend this company and will continue to use them in the future if needed!!!

Lyndsay P. | Dec 2023 on Google Reviews

"Didn't know this was possible"

I made the mistake of trying to use one of CloneMyKey’s competitors first. I ended up giving up my fob for a week and upon return with my keys, none of them worked… I then contacted CloneMyKey and described my fob key and they indicated that they believed it wouldn’t be a problem to replicate. I overnighted my fob to them and the next day, received two follow up e-mails indicating that it had copied properly and described the extra steps they went through to verify that it worked as it should have. The next day, I had my original fob and all of my copies and they worked perfectly!! I could not be happier with the process, price and communication throughout that CloneMyKey provided. Go here first!!

Pier W. | January 2017 on Yelp Reviews

"My order was processed almost immediately"

I found CloneMyKey after doing some research online. I wanted a duplicate gate key to keep in a second vehicle without having to pay $50 to my apartment complex. I was not sure if my key would be able to be duplicated via photo since there was not a brand name visible on it. I used CloneMyKey’s free service that allows you to send a picture, and they will tell you within a business day if it is able to be duplicated via picture. Once I got that verification, I sent in an order for two key fobs. My order was processed almost immediately, and my fobs arrived from across the country within about 3 or 4 days. They offer a refund if your keys do not work, so I felt safe in taking a chance. I’m so glad I did because my keys work! They also save your data to your account so you can make more copies if needed. I’m so glad I found this service! It definitely relieved a lot of anxiety for me!

Allyson L. | JULY 2023 on Google Reviews

"They copied my key that nobody could"

Great service! They copied my key that nobody could and processed my order the same day as they received it. I really appreciate the quality and the service. Example to follow for others in all industries!

Ivan D. | MAY 2023 on Google Reviews

"simplified my life"

I received all my keys, the original was returned. All of the copies were there and work perfectly. This has simplified my life by allowing me to have a key on the dog leash and on my phone. I was constantly troubling my neighbor to buzz me in when I quickly took the dog out.

Todd K. | JULY 2023 on Yelp Reviews

"I am personally very picky in giving a 5 rating to any company"

This company is professional and caring. I was looking for a company to duplicate fob key and came across this company. To my expectation they were able to duplicate my encrypted fob key. My residence charges a lot of money to duplicate fob key which is crazy. Thanks to Bryant’s team and their assistance they were able to duplicate my key after I mailed it to them. The price was in no way close to what I would have paid. They also keep your information securely if you need to make a duplicate. I would not hesitate to use this company. I am personally very picky in giving a 5 rating to any company.

Abram R. | FEB 2022 on Yelp Reviews

"So happy to have found CloneMyKey!"

CloneMyKey is a fantastic service! I’ve ordered from them 3 times and every time the fobs have worked perfectly and arrived at lightning speed. So happy to have found CloneMyKey!

Nancy T. | JULY 2023 on Google Reviews

"they took the extra time"

Awesome product with awesome customer service. Apparently the new building I moved into has a super old/odd fob system, so the initial fobs CMK sent me didn’t work. They had me take some pictures and sent me 2 tester keys to try and one of them worked. While they were shocked about which one worked, they were able to send me fobs that worked very quickly. I’m incredibly appreciative that they took the extra time to figure out which system our fobs work. Highly recommend this business!

Erin R. | MAR 2022 on Yelp Reviews

"Highly recommend"

This place has saved me more than once. Having kids means losing keys a lot so when I needed my door key replaced I reached out. I quickly got a copy of the keys I needed for my building front door. What was also great was when I needed an additional copy I just went to my profile and reordered keys and that was quicker than the original order. Highly recommend

JM | OCT 2022 on Yelp Reviews

"literally got the new fobs in 2 days!"

So glad I found this site! I manage an Airbnb and my guests sometimes lose the key fob and I hate having to go through my HOA each time to get a new one. I sent a photo of my master key fob and got approved for duplicates within a few hours. I placed the order and literally got the new fobs in 2 days! So convenient!

Lola R. | SEP 2021 on Yelp Reviews

"had 5 new fobs within 50 hours"

Needed replacement fobs, as was down to one. Using the rush process, had 5 new fobs within 50 hours

Paul B. | MARCH 2023 on Google Reviews

"I had an encrypted key that no one could duplicate! And I mean NOBODY!"

I can’t thank Bryan and his team enough for providing an excellent service! I had an encrypted key that no one could duplicate! And I mean NOBODY! I used a few local services, mail in companies who claimed their guaranteed services, only to receive the key back with a “sorry your key can not be copied”. CloneMyKey was the only company to succeed with decoding my encrypted key and making so needed copies! Thank you!

Nastia P. | Jan 2020 on Yelp Reviews

"had lots of questions which were all promptly answered"

I found this company on line and was initially nervous because I was asked to send them one of my fobs (I only had two) to copy. I had lots of questions which were all promptly answered so I went ahead and sent them my fob. Turnaround time was remarkably fast and the duplicate fobs they sent me worked perfectly. I highly recommend this business for their excellent customer service!

Mariane S. | SEP 2022 on Yelp Reviews

"I couldn’t get copied locally"

Super friendly, fast, responsive service! They were able to help me copy a gate key for my house that I couldn’t get copied locally. Their mail service was a lifesaver. Thank you guys!

Chelsie F. | Dec 2023 on Google Reviews

"Keys i got worked perfect"

So after searching for a company to duplicate my key I was led to their site. Since I had an encrypted key nobody really knew how to duplicate it locally. These guys claimed they could do it. I did some searches online and they seemed legit even offering insurance on lost keys so I sent in my key and not even a week later I got my order back. The new Keys i got worked perfect and my life has made a little bit easier lol. I would recommend them to others and I will be buying more keys in the future.

Eugene P. | DEC 2019 on Yelp Reviews

"super fast and easy to communicate with"

Clone My Key was super fast and easy to communicate with. I ordered online and used the option to upload photos of my key fob to get a copy. They were very clear to me that there was a chance it might not be successful but should it fail I was able to mail in a fob to get it done that way. I decided for convenience to take my chances. My order was shipped out the next day despite it being right before the New Years holiday. Due to the holiday it took a little longer to arrive but when it did my order was as expected and worked perfectly. They were extremely professional and even checked back to make sure the key was working after I had received it. Very pleased and I will use them again should the need arise.

Amanda Z. | JAN 2021 on Yelp Reviews

"I would never use another company"

I have been a customer of CloneMyKey since 2013. They are best in the industry! Their ordering process is seamless, their customer service is outstanding (eg when one of the keys did not work, they replaced it with no hassle), they follow up on the product satisfaction and they most importantly they are fast! Oh and they are also reasonable. I would never use another company.

Olga G. | SEP 2021 on Yelp Reviews

"I have been using them for many years"

Fantastic service! I have been using them for many years for many different locations and they have been great. I highly recommend their service. I will be using them again soon!

Ali L. | JUNE 2023 on Google Reviews

"This is my 4th time using clonemykey"

This is my 4th time using clonemykey. Excellent quick service and turnaround. I just want to thank clonemykey for excellent service. I will keep using their service for all my future keys that I need duplicated.

Omar K. | JUNE 2023 on Google Reviews

"As good a transaction as anyone could hope for"

Fantastic service. They turned my order around a day faster than their already quick service, and because I was the last order out on a Friday, they threw in an extra key for free! Their prices are perfectly reasonable and I have zero complaints about the product or their service.

Zach E. | AUG 2020 on Yelp Reviews

"technical competence"

TLDR: Highly recommend. You are paying for technical competence, a quality product, and excellent customer service.

Brett D. | 2022 on Google Reviews

"I sent my request, and had a response in about 10 min"

Super fast and easy! I had a generic key with no markings, and they were able to make keys from the code printed on the card without having to send it in. I sent my request, and had a response in about 10 min. I also like that they confirm you are the owner of the key and don’t just copy any key for anybody. I got the Keyport card and it fits perfectly with all my keys.

Eric B. | MAY 2023 on Google Reviews

"Wish I would have found these guys earlier"

I love trying to minimize as much as possible. When I ditched my keys, my remaining key fob for my apartment was still an issue of where to put it. After rubber bands, taking a fob apart myself and a bunch of internet searches I found these guys. Took a few days and now I have a small fob that fits in the case of my phone. Works like a charm. Wish I would have found these guys earlier.

Chad S. | DEC 2022 on Google Reviews

"I will gladly use this service again"

This experience was perfect. From the moment my key was received, I was notified and kept abreast of the processing and return of my key. The turnaround time was slightly better than expected. My two duplicates ordered work expertly. I will gladly use this service again

Tammy M. | 2022 on Google Reviews

"mailed out same-day"

I just want to say Thank You for the key fob duplicates. I love that I got an approval response back within 1 hour, upon submitting a picture of my original fob. I love that once I paid for my order, copies were made and mailed out same-day, and arrived quickly in the mail. All without needing me to mail in my original. …How convenient, quick and easy. Most importantly, the key fobs worked! I love having Extras so that I always have Access, no matter which set of keys I grab.

LAWPENNER | 2022 on Google Reviews

"somehow these magicians duplicated them"

My key is a special high tech key with access to multiple floors and doors and somehow these magicians duplicated them. At half the cost my building charges too. Turnaround time was the same week too!!

Caroline R. | DEC 2022 on Google Reviews

"Already recommended to my neighbors"

Replicas work great-ordered iPhone fobs for entire family so we no longer have to carry fobs. Great experience from start to finish- constant communication and great customer service. Already recommended to my neighbors.

Carlos R. | 2022 on Google Reviews
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HOW DO KEY FOBS WORK?

Key Fob Copying (RFID)Key fobs work using radio waves and are considered to be an RFID based technology. RFID stands for Radio Frequency IDentification. Access control systems commonly found in apartment buildings, condos, and offices typically use key fobs to control and secure access to certain areas such as main entrances, specific floors, and parking garages.

While the key fob form factor is the most popular, RFID access control tokens can also take the shape of access cards, ID badges, and stickers. These alternatives contain RFID chips that enable user access, just like their key fob counterparts.

RFID key fobs and other tokens can be broken down into two categories, active and passive. Active RFID tokens are equipped with their own power source, typically a small battery, which allows them to transmit signals actively to a reader. This feature significantly extends their range, making them ideal for operating over long distances. These tokens are traditionally found in vehicle-based RFID access control systems due to their increased size and weight. Conversely, passive RFID tokens do not have an internal power source; instead, they draw power from the electromagnetic energy transmitted by an RFID reader when they come into proximity. This setup makes them much smaller and lighter, which is why they are commonly implemented in apartments, condos, and office buildings.

Key fobs for passive RFID access control systems can operate on 125kHz, 134kHz, or 13.56MHz frequencies and can be classified further into two categories: legacy systems and modern systems.

Legacy systems operate on the 125kHz and 134kHz frequencies. These systems assign a unique serial number to each authorized user, which is stored inside the RFID key. With a lack of meaningful encryption or security, these systems simply compare the serial number against an authorized user database each time the key is presented to a door sensor. First introduced in the 1980s, they are considered insecure by today’s standards

Modern systems operate on the 13.56MHz frequency. Most of these systems utilize data encryption to help secure the communication between the RFID key and the door sensor. When properly implemented, this encryption also helps prevent copying and cloning attempts. These systems have been popular in European countries for some time and are starting to make their way into the North American market. Currently, cost and increased technical requirements often keep property owners from implementing these systems.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COPYING AND CLONING A KEY FOB?

There is effectively no difference between copying and cloning; both aim to replicate the data from an original key fob onto another. This allows the duplicate key fob to have the same access rights as the original. However, this is only effective if the data is replicated precisely, ensuring the access control system cannot distinguish between the original key and its duplicate. Often, replication can be challenging due to the data translation required for the duplicate key to accurately emulate the information from the original.

ARE KEY FOBS WATERPROOF?

Nearly all modern key fobs are waterproof and designed to survive the rugged conditions often associated with being hung on a key-chain.

WHY DON’T LOCAL LOCKSMITHS & HARDWARE STORES COPY KEY FOBS?

For legacy fob technologies, most local hardware stores and locksmiths do not offer duplication services because the local demand is often too low to make RFID key duplication profitable — even in large cities. For modern fobs, the complexity of the technology often necessitates advanced training that exceeds the skill set of the typical store employee.

DO RFID KEY FOBS USE MAGNETS?

No, RFID key fobs operate using radio frequencies, avoiding the demagnetization problem that often affects magnetic keys.

CAN MY SMARTPHONE READ AND EMULATE MY KEY FOB?

iPhones, Androids, and other smartphones typically cannot read legacy (125kHz) key fobs. Modern key fobs that operate at 13.56MHz sometimes can be read by special apps installed on some smartphones since it’s the same frequency used for NFC. However, emulating a key fob on a smartphone is often limited due to developer restrictions from the smartphone manufacturer and/or intellectual property rights.

DO KEY FOBS HAVE BATTERIES?

Key fobs used in apartments, condos, and office buildings typically do not have batteries. They are powered by the electromagnetic field produced by the door sensor.

HOW CAN I EXTEND THE RANGE OF MY KEY FOB?

Passive key fobs generally have a range of only a few inches. The primary factor in the distance that a key fob can be read is the design and installation of the door sensor that reads it. A larger antenna on the door sensor significantly influences how far a key fob can be read. The material on which the door sensor is mounted also plays a large role, as metallic surfaces can greatly diminish its capabilities. Increasing the size of the key fob’s antenna can slightly extend the range by an inch or so and also allow for quicker authentication. There is no way to significantly increase the read distance of a key fob without replacing the door sensor with a different technology.

CAN KEY FOBS DIE OR GO BAD?

Key fobs are generally rated for 100,000 scans and rarely malfunction. If a key fob stops working without any visible physical damage, it is most likely an issue with the access control system itself. The most common reason for a key fob to stop working is that its registration has been removed by a property manager or the registration has expired according to a pre-set date.

DO KEY FOBS USE NFC?

No, key fobs generally do not utilize NFC. Although NFC is a subset of RFID technology, it is primarily used for financial or contactless payment applications. However, some newer key fobs operate on the same frequency as NFC protocols, making them readable by NFC sensors in modern smartphones.

HOW DO YOU PROGRAM KEY FOBS?

For RFID-based building access control, key fobs are typically programmed during the manufacturing process with unique data that the access control system can read. Once the manufacturing process is complete, the key fob’s programming cannot be altered. If a key fob comes with a pre-printed serial number, it is likely not truly blank, indicating that the memory in the key fob is write-protected and cannot be modified. Newer formats gaining popularity in the U.S. market may feature modifiable sectors of memory—often called application areas or user blocks. Despite this, like older formats, these newer formats also contain non-modifiable portions of memory that hold, at minimum, a unique identification number—frequently abbreviated as UID—that identifies that specific key.

WHERE CAN I BUY KEY FOBS FOR MY APARTMENT OR OFFICE BUILDING?

Manufacturers’ original or “OEM” key fobs are most commonly sold through third-party retailers. To ensure you are purchasing genuine OEM key fobs, we recommend visiting the manufacturer’s website and selecting from one of their authorized distributors. This approach not only guarantees authenticity but also ensures that all manufacturer-advertised warranties are valid. It is industry practice to sell key fobs in lots of 100, 500, or 1,000 units. Distributors who sell smaller quantities often charge a steep premium.

Below are links to the authorized distributor lists for some popular RFID access control manufacturers.

HID®  •  AWID  •  Linear  •  Doorking/DKS  •  Securakey

WHAT ARE “GENERIC” KEY FOBS?

Like generic prescription drugs, these keys come at a significantly lower cost. However, unlike generic drugs, there is no regulatory body ensuring equivalent quality. Generic key fobs may break more easily and are sometimes not recognized by the access control system. It is advisable to source generic key fobs through a reputable distributor, one with a solid track record of positive reviews. 

For over ten years, our parent company, Badger Access Control, has specialized in providing generic key fobs to customers. We carefully select top manufacturers to guarantee high-quality products at an affordable price. For further details, please get in touch with us.

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NFC AND RFID?

NFC (Near Field Communication) and RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) are both wireless communication technologies that are used to transfer information between devices over short distances. The principal difference between NFC and RFID lies in their operational range and application use cases. NFC operates at a closer range of typically a few centimeters, which lends itself well to secure transactions and data exchange, such as contactless payments and smartphone pairings. On the other hand, RFID has the ability to operate over longer distances and is widely used in inventory tracking, access control systems, and identification tags, where scanning objects from a distance is required. NFC is generally considered a subset of RFID with a more narrowly defined protocol and frequency for specific close-range communication.

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