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kmaluo 07-05-2013 03:15 AM

Keeping car locked with remote in exterior lock box
 
Anyone know if it's possible to keep my focus locked when the remote is in a lock box attached to a door handle?

When I'm surfing, I can't carry the remote with me. The only way I've figured is to leave the remote in the car, so it will stay locked using the little physical key to lock the doors. I'm thinking about hiding the remote in an anti RF pouch so the vehicle can't be started if someone breaks in. Any suggestions? Thanks.

scott7278 07-05-2013 06:32 AM

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Originally Posted by kmaluo (Post 4799402)
Anyone know if it's possible to keep my focus locked when the remote is in a lock box attached to a door handle?

When I'm surfing, I can't carry the remote with me. The only way I've figured is to leave the remote in the car, so it will stay locked using the little physical key to lock the doors. I'm thinking about hiding the remote in an anti RF pouch so the vehicle can't be started if someone breaks in. Any suggestions? Thanks.

I wouldn't put it on your door handle...buy the remote key pad and attach it inside your fuel door. Then leave the fob inside or in the trunk, if the anti-RF pouch works.

badazz2010focus 07-05-2013 09:14 AM

yeah I was gonna say fuel door thats what i do

LouBomb 07-05-2013 09:25 AM

or get a magnetic box and put it in the wheel well..

Gi_Jo_Nathan 07-05-2013 09:46 AM

I bought one of these off ebay for about $70. Best thing I've ever bought for a car. I really didn't think I would use it as much as I do. I don't even carry my keys most of the time anymore.
Super easy too. You basically just program it like another remote fob, and then stick it on.
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Focus-OEM-Gen...mKg~~60_35.JPG

Elizabeth 07-05-2013 09:47 AM

Remember the alarm is going to go off withiin so many seconds when you open the door without the remote present.
Personally i would leave your ""sealed in an RFI proof box"" remote right on the drivers side floor of the car. then you can open the door grab the remote box and get it open BEFORE the horn starts honking like a madman.
If you do it some other way??
I would NOT leave it in a magnetic box on the outside of the car. I am too paranoid and plenty of chances someone would see you and figure it out and steal your car... Even for a prank.
With it left inside.. they still have to break in, find it, and all.
So I would go for an inside placement. (inside the the console would be my pick to leave a sealed in a box remote)
Just remember the alarm problem!

Madrab 07-05-2013 04:02 PM

What about a waterproof pouch that you can attach to your body so you can carry it while surfing or is it too likely it would get damaged? Or stash it on the beach somewhere? Being in Scotland there's not much surfing going on so not sure about the damage implications but I do use one when I go diving so I can keep the key with me.

focus wht 07-06-2013 10:15 PM

If you have push button start ignition you will not be able to use that keypad. The vehicle is not compatible with that type system.

jeff_nc 07-11-2013 06:23 PM

Keeping car locked with remote in exterior lock box
 
The best solution I found for this was to put the fob in a small metal tool box and leave it inside the car. When you open the car with the little emergency key, you will have to get the fob out of the tool box within a few seconds or the alarm system will go off.

SilverPony2001 07-11-2013 09:23 PM

Maybe try this?

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