These are my car alarm keys. Given the poor design, they cracked after about a few years of usage.
This is the new replacement key. The company that I went to is called Soxxi Master. Not sure whether it’s intentional, but in Hokkien and Teochew, Soxxi means keys. This new replacement cost me $98.
Before them, I went around to enquire about duplicating the alarm keys. Some of the shops can do it for as cheap as $30 and some as high as $120. But for all of them, there was a catch. There’s a huge delay of 5-10 seconds between pressing the buttons and triggering the alarm system. I definitely do not want that.
The original intention of going to Soxxi Master was not to duplicate the keys, but to try to get replacement casings. Unfortunately, there was no replacement, so the staff suggested duplication. I wasn’t keen because of the delay issue and I told the staff about it. Well, he looked at me in disbelief when I told him about the delay of 5 to 10 seconds. Immediately he offered to demonstrate to me their product. It took him about 3 to 4 mins to duplicate my alarm key and then tested the new keys on the spot. No delay! I was sold, or rather the alarm key got sold. I didn’t mind paying the $98 for the key. And it comes with 1 year warranty.
So far, I haven’t had any problems with the key after using it over the weekend. I will be duplicating another key for spare.
Soxxi Master has a few branches in Singapore. The one I went to is at 450 Sim Avenue Singapore 387540. There’s a helpful chap there. I didn’t get his name though. It’s conveniently situated along the main road, so you can (and I strongly suggest) you park your car along this road so that he can do the demo on your car from the premise of the shop. It’s more convenient this way.