How to copy your fob at Fast Fobs

  1. Identify your fob type
  2. We need to know the type of fob you have to determine how long it will take to copy and what the final cost will be. Most fobs can be identified visually. Send us a photo of your fob by text message or when scheduling your appointment and we’ll identify your type for you!

    Look for your fob on our Fob Types page

  3. Schedule an appointment
  4. Let us know your preferred date, time, and location and we will notify you of our availability within the same business day. Our average response time is less than one hour. Most appointments take less than 5 minutes once on site.

  5. Technician arrives at location
  6. Meet with our technician at the agreed upon time and location. We are by appointment only and do not currently have the ability to accept credit cards or e-transfer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a fob?

A fob is a small keychain object that allows access to your building, amenities, garages and sometimes elevators. Check out our Fob Types page for a gallery of common styles.

What are the steps to copy a fob?

First your fob needs to be identified so we can determine the cost and time required to process. Next you would contact us to set up an appointment. Finally, set a meeting location to get your fob copied. Process takes about 5 minutes once on site. See our How to page for more information.

How do fobs work?

There is a microchip and coil within the fob that uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. When placed in close proximity to a reader, the chip will be powered up from the energy in the coil and transmit a unique ID. The building's system will then check this ID against its database to verify your access credentials. All personal information is stored on the building's side. The only information on the fob is the unique ID which works similar in concept to a physical key. Inside an RFID tag

How do you copy the fob?

We have readers for the different types of fobs available. The ID information is read from your original and then written to a blank fob. The copy will respond identically to your original at your building when presented against its reader.

What methods of payment do you accept? Can you take credit card or e-transfer?

Currently we only accept cash.

Can you make the copy look like my original?

If the physical appearance of the fob is important to you, you can discuss your options with us to special order the same fob style at an additional cost. Not all fob types are compatible with our equipment. See our Pricing page for more details on special order fobs.

How many types of fobs do you copy? Can you duplicate any fob?

We copy nearly all formats of both low frequency 125kHz (LF) and high frequency 13.56MHz (HF) fobs. The most popular LF formats include HID Prox, Indala, ioProx, Paradox, AWID, ICT, Pyramid. HF formats include HID iClass and Mifare. We've been able to copy ones that the competition can't!

How do I know if you can copy my fob?

Check out our Fob Types page. If you see your fob type, we can definitely copy it. If you have any doubts, you can contact us and send us a photo before you come for an appointment.

How do I know the fob copy will work?

Our readers are able to detect when a successful copy has been made. We verify all copies prior to giving them to you. If there are any issues, you will receive a full refund. We always follow up to ensure customer satisfaction!

What if the fob copy does not work? What is your refund policy?

We follow up with you to ensure you are satisfied. Our service comes with a money-back guarantee! If the copy is not working, simply return the keyfob within 10 days for a full refund.

How long does it take to copy my fob?

The entire process takes less than 5 minutes on average. The high frequency cards such as HID iClass and Mifare take slightly longer (at about 5-10 minutes) due to the more complex verification process. We test the copy on our systems prior to giving it to you.

Can you copy the button function of my remote?

The buttons on your remote operate at a different frequency (typically 280MHz to 868MHz) for long range transmission and is a different technology than the tap portion which operates for close proximity. We can only copy the tap portion of your remote (this is treated as a standard fob copy). See our Garage Remote page for details.

What should I do if someone makes an unauthorized copy of my fob?

Simply go to your building management and report a stolen fob. They should be able to cancel your original one which will automatically de-activate all copies.

Why get an extra copy?

Customers often need a copy for visiting parents, relatives, or friends. Some need a spare for the dog walker and/or housekeeper. If you're renting your unit out either long term or are an authorized Airbnb host, you may not want to give out your original to the tenant in case they lose it. Some customers who have a garage remote style fob but do not have a car may want a smaller fob to carry around instead of the large remote.

Can you send my fob by mail?

Some fobs display all the information needed to make a copy on their printed serial number. Fill out as much details as you can in our contact form and we will reach out how we can help you make a copy by mail.

If you have any other questions, feel free to Contact Us

Lifetime Warrany

The fob copy we provide you is a digital replica of your original. It will work in the same way for all the same areas as your original. We provide a lifetime warranty guarantee that the copy will work as long as the original still works. Below are some scenarios and advice for what to do if either original or copy stop working.

If your original stops working but your copy still works

Since the copy still works, this situation is not a building access issue and it suggests that your original fob is defective. If you notify your building, they will require you to purchase a new fob and will deactivate the access from your old fob. Once the building removes access to your original, this would cause the copy to stop working since both share the same information. As this situation is beyond our control, it is not applicable for our lifetime warranty and you will need to purchase a new copy.

If both the original and copy stop working

This suggests a building access issue since it is extremely unlikely that both original and copy stop working simultaneously from a defect. The building may have removed access from your fob as part of regular security audits or it may have been by error. Check to see if they can restore access to your original. As soon as they do, your copy will also begin to work again. If you cannot restore access, as this situation is beyond our control, it is not applicable for our lifetime warranty and you will need to purchase a new copy or you may be eligible for fob re-programming.

If your original still works but your copy stops working

This situation suggests that the fob copy is defective. Although rare, the internal microchip or coil of the fob can stop working unexpectedly. If there is no visible damage, we will replace the copy with the same fob that we copied originally at no charge.

If you have any other questions, feel free to Contact Us


"Super easy and convenient. Took only a few minutes and I was done. They were fast to respond and met me promptly. Definitely the cheapest option I found in the city and they work. Will definitely go back and highly recommend."

Bobby_MacPherson Bobby MacPherson

"Best price, Super quick & works perfectly! I need a fob to access all entrances as well as my floor. My garage fob was copied to a small key fob flawlessly. Thanks & will recommend!"

Sabrina_Silva Sabrina Silva

"Awesome job done. Got my Fob copied in just couple of minutes and that too at a great price. Highly recommended. Thanks alot."

Himanshu Kulshrestha Himanshu Kulshrestha

"I had a tricky situation: my fob failed to be copied by 3 or 4 different places - they all told me the encryption was too advanced. I had initially only sent a photo to Fast Fobs as well and while they weren't 100% sure they would be able to either, they were willing to give it a try. However, I had held off on it for a bit thinking it would be impossible and not wanting to waste my time with another copy attempt. A couple of weeks later, Fast Fobs reached out to me to let me know they had successfully copied a similar fob and were fairly confident that mine was doable as well. In fact, they were the only place to follow up with me at all. Really grateful they did because it ended up working! Definitely recommend and will be my first choice for any copying in the future! The only thing that would have made it better would be if they made house calls."

Sean_K Sean K

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