Central locking of the Maruti Baleno: What is its range [Video]

Most of the cars that are sold by manufacturers are technologically way more advanced than what it was at least a couple of decades ago. The cars now offer way number of feature that makes it more convenient for the buyer. One of the feature that is available in almost every car in the country is central locking. This feature helps the driver locks a car using a remote from distance without actually the key. Such remotes are also available as an aftermarket accessory. Here we have a video that shows what is the range of the central locking remote and from how far can one lock or unlock the car.

The video has been uploaded by Arun Panwar on his youtube channel. The video is basically an experiment to check the range of the central locking remote. As mentioned above, modern day cars come with advanced features and in this video the vlogger has used a Maruti Suzuki Baleno premium hatchback. It looks like the vlogger has gone for top-end trim which comes with push button start and keyless entry feature.

The keyless entry feature automatically unlocks the car once it senses the key near the car and the driver won’t have to use the remote to unlock. The video starts by showing the Maruti Baleno which is parked on a small hill. the vlogger does this test in two parts. In the first part, he parks the car and starts walking away from car after a few metres, there are bushes and trees and the remote was not able to lock or unlock from that location.

As the range of the remote in the first attempt was very short, vlogger decides to drive the Maruti Baleno up to a more open area where there are no trees or shrubs. This time he asks his partner to walk away with the remote while constantly locking and unlocking the car using the remote. Vlogger was standing next to the Maruti Baleno, recording video of his partner walking away.

As seen in the video, the guy covers quite a distance before with the remote before the car is out of its range. After a few successful tries, it seems like the battery of the remote was dying and was not working properly. The central locking system works on radio waves. The remote contains a short-range radio transmitter. When the button on the remote is pressed, tt sends a coded signal to the receiver which is installed in the car which locks or unlocks the Maruti Baleno. The remote generally has a range between 5-20 metres and is a very useful feature specially when you have parked your car in a crowded parking lot.