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1. (WO2001005167) SINGLE-KEY SECURITY SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/005167    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/018677
Publication Date: Fri Jan 19 00:59:59 CET 2001 International Filing Date: Tue Jul 11 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: B60R 25/00
G07C 9/00
Applicants: WALTER, Gerhard
Inventors: WALTER, Gerhard
Title: SINGLE-KEY SECURITY SYSTEM
Abstract:
A system (100) for limiting access to certain components (118, 120, 122) of a vehicle (110) where the vehicle has a valet mode wherein access to the certain components of the vehicle is limited and a normal mode wherein the certain components are operable. The vehicle has a processor (116) programmed to place the vehicle in the valet mode upon the receipt of a first signal and to place the vehicle in the normal mode upon receipt of a second signal. Mode changing signals are transmitted to a processor using a remote control (102) and a connector switch (104) removably connected to a remote control, wherein the remote control transmits the first signal when the connector switch is disconnected from the remote control, and wherein the remote control transmits the second signal when the connector switch is reconnected to the remote control. A radio (160) in the vehicle and/or a voice-recognition system can also be used to transmit the mode changing signals to the processor.