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key fob

(1) A remote control car door opener such as the common "clicker" used with most modern automobiles.

(2) A USB flash drive used for storage or as an identification key. See USB drive and authentication token.

(3) A security token that is attached to a keychain. Ironically, the word is also used as the antithesis of security: "fob off" means to "palm off" a shoddy trinket through deception. See authentication token.
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What Car?'s security experts couldn't steal any vehicle with their keyfobs deactivated.
One thief can be seen using a replica fob to quickly open the door while the other man on the right blocks signals from the owner's keyfob with a device in his backpack
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Ordinarily, the vehicle requires the keyfob to be nearby when starting, but if a user enables the "Remote/Keyless Start" option, the car can be summoned by the user's Apple Watch without the keyfob being in the vicinity.
As for the Griswolds' car, it comes with a keyfob that, emblazoned with a swastika pointing the wrong way, has the hilarious ability to make the bumpers fall off.
There is also a power operated tailgate which can be opened via a button on the dash or from the keyfob - a very convenient feature when approaching the car laden with shopping.
Upon returning home, they must go through the ritual of searching for their car, hoping to remember where they left their vehicle days ago--perhaps pressing their keyfob in a mindless game of call-and-response --before qeueing up to pay for the privilege.
The first CB approval will involve the association of biometry and a chip integrated into a keyfob.
Giving homeowners the option to unlock or lock their homes via keyfob, keypad, or key, SimpliciKey is a great convenience.
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Tenants and owners want features such as keyfob access to laundry rooms, fitness centers and the roof garden."
The most common faults are all relatively minor, such as jammed fuel filler caps, remote keyfob faults and rattles and noises from interior trim.