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Essex KE-1701 Keypad Door Lock for RVs, SUVs, and Trucks

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Keyless Vehicle Keypad Entry System for Motor homes, Trucks, & Commercial Vehicles

with Key Fob option


Imagine the convenience of keyless access to your motor home, truck, or commercial vehicle. The KE-1701 Vehicle Keypad Entry System makes this possible!

The KE-1701 Series features:

  • Keyless convenience
  • Multiple user codes
  • Weatherproof, illuminated keypad

Designed specifically for larger vehicles, the self-contained keypad provides 5 programmable user codes and 3 outputs.


  • No more waiting for roadside assistance because your keys or key fob is locked inside of your vehicle. With the KE-1701, you cannot be locked out.
  • No need to carry keys with you everywhere you go. With the KE-1701 Series, you can hide your keys anywhere in the secured vehicle. This gives you the freedom to go to the beach, to play golf or go anywhere without having to carry keys.
  • Leave your vehicle at the airport (or some other destination) for a friend, loved one or even yourself with the keys locked (hidden) safely inside.
Essex Electronics is the company that invented the original Keypad Entry System for Ford Motor Company over 25 years ago and they are still making them today.


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KE-1701 Vehicle Keypad Entry System

Never again worry about stolen keys or
locking your keys in your car!
KE-1701 on truck
KE-1701 shown installed on truck


  1. Installs on virtually all automobile makes and models
  2. Click here to view video demo showing how to install and program an KE-1701 Keyless Vehicle Keypad Entry System
  3. No moving parts,
    completely weatherproof,
    virtually indestructible
  4. Illuminated keypad lights up at first touch for night-time use
  5. Up to 6 access codes for family/friends
  6. Access codes can be anywhere from 3 to 8-digits long
  7. Easily programmed on the keypad
  8. Remote key fob available as an option
  9. Up to 7 auxiliary outputs can be used to open a trunk, storage compartment, or activate any electrically-controlled auxiliary device
  10. 100% bump-proof and cannot be picked
  11. Comes with a 3-Year Warranty from manufacturer
  12. Screws not included. 


The KE-1701 Keyless Vehicle Keypad Entry System is easily installed by a local car security or car stereo company. Here is a link to a list of companies who install these locks in the Chicago land area: Vehicle Keypad Installation Companies. Advanced auto electrical skills may be necessary to interface this unit with a vehicle computer system.


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3 Security Levels

  1. Low Level: locks door and activates 3-digit convenience code (if enabled). When activated, the convenience code requires only the first 3 digits of any valid access code to gain entry
  2. Medium Level: locks door, enables the armed state, deactivates the 3-digit convenience code
  3. High Level:3. locks door, enables the armed state, activates the keypad security display (keypad lights flash momentarily every 15 seconds), deactivates the 3-digit convenience code



Up to 6 Access Codes
  • 1 Master Code
  • 5 User Codes
  • All codes range from 3 to 8 digits in length
Illuminated Keypad Keypad lights at first touch. Choice of red or blue LED Backlighting
Tamper Alarm Multiple incorrect entries trigger Tamper Alarm, locks out system for 30 seconds, and flashes the dome light.
Easily Programed Add, modify or delete users from the keypad
Vandal Resistant Design Fully encapsulated, back mounted, piezoelectric keypad
Optional Remote Keyless Entry
  • 5-Channel Remote System with two 4 button key fobs
  • Each remote has its own coded frequency to ensure your vehicles protection



Power Requirements 12V DC
  • Seven 1/4 A grounding outputs for lock, unlock, dome light, arm enabling and auxiliary devices
  • 7 auxiliary outputs to open a trunk, storage compartment or activate an auxiliary device
  • NOTE: your vehicle may require external relays to control certain devices
Current Draw
  Standby Maximum
Keypad only < 15 mA 75 mA
Keypad with remote < 25 mA 100 mA
Keypad Switch Technology Solid state piezoelectric with no moving parts
Keypad Operating Environment
  • - 40 degrees F to + 160 degrees F
  • - 40 degrees C to +  70 degrees C
  • 100% relative humidity
Keypad Switch Life: Over 1 billion cycles
Keypad Memory: Non-volatile memory retains codes and programming in the event of a power interruption
LED Colors
  • B - Brilliant Blue
Mounting Orientations
  • H - Horizontal

Optional Add-Ons
  • RK - Remote Keyless Entry Kit
    with keypad, receiver, 2 key fobs, and cable
  • DG - Drill Guide
    Heavy-duty aluminum with pre-drilled holes;
    includes mounting hardware;
    can be used over and over;
    makes installation fast, easy, & perfect the first time! 
  • NOTE: screws are not included with the lock. 


KE-1701 Dimensions

Keyless Vehicle Entry System for RVs, Trucks, & Commercial Vehicles

2-1/4″ (5.7 cm)
7-3/8″(18.7 cm)
3/4″(1.9 cm)

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Want the convenience of being able to open your vehicle remotely with a handy key fob?

Click here to add the Essex RE-1704 Remote Keyless Entry Kit go to the page where you can add it to your cart.

Each kit includes:
  • 1 receiver
  • 2 key fobs
  • 1 cable
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