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Essex KE1701 Keypad Lock for RVs

The Essex KE-1701 Truck and RV Keypad Door Lock is a reliable, convenient, and high-quality keyless entry lock system that is sized for larger vehicles. It can be installed on just about any RV, truck, bus, and other large commercial vehicle that has electric door locks.

The above video shows an installation of an Essex AKE-5, but the process is similar for a Essex KE-1701.

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  • ADA COMPLIANT:  yes, if mounted at proper height.
  • CODE LENGTH: 3 to 8 digits.
  • NETWORK: none (standalone).
  • PRODUCT LINE: Essex's keypad locks for vehicles.
  • USAGE: commercial; residential; vehicles (cars, trucks, RVs, busses).
  • WARRANTY: 3-Year.
  • WEATHER: 100% weatherproof.


  • No more waiting for roadside assistance because your keys or key fob is locked inside of your vehicle. With a KE-1701 Truck and RV Keypad Door Lock, you cannot be locked out.
  • No need to carry keys with you everywhere you go. With the KE-1701 RV and Truck Keyless Entry Lock, you can hide your keys anywhere in the secured vehicle. This gives you the freedom to go to the beach, play golf, or go anywhere without having to carry keys. You can even leave your vehicle at the airport (or some other destination) for a friend, loved one, or even yourself with the keys locked safely inside.
  • RV keypad door lock lights up with brilliant blue LEDs at first touch for easy night-time use.
  • Vandal-resistant, fully encapsulated, back-mounted, piezoelectric keypad has no moving parts for maximum durability.


  • Can be installed on virtually all vehicle that has electric door locks
  • Convenient and safe—you can't be locked out because you lost your keys!
  • Illuminated keypad—lights up with brilliant blue LEDs at first touch for easy night-time use
  • Up to 5 user codes—give each person their own
  • Codes can be from 3 to 8 digits long
  • Up to 5 outputs can be used to open a trunk, storage compartment, or activate any electrically-controlled auxiliary device
  • Easily programmed RV and truck keyless entry lock—you can add or delete users on the keypad
  • Tamper alarm—multiple incorrect entries trigger tamper alarm, locks out system for 30 seconds, and flashes the dome light
  • Vandal resistant design—fully encapsulated, back-mounted, piezoelectric keypad
  • Optional two 4 button key fobs with 5-channels. Each remote has its own coded frequency for maximum security
  • No moving parts
  • Completely weatherproof
  • Virtually indestructible
  • 100% bump-proof
  • Cannot be picked
  • 3-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Remote key fob available as an option
  • Screws not included. 

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: locks door, enables the armed state, activates the keypad security display (keypad lights flash momentarily every 15 seconds), deactivates the 3-digit convenience code.

Time-Test Quality

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. The KE-1701 Keypad Lock is one of their time-tested products. Now you can order one right here on our website and install it on virtually any vehicle with electronic locks.


The KE-1701 Keypad Lock can be easily installed by a local RV dealer, car security, or car stereo company. Click here for a list of companies in the Chicago land area who install these locks: Vehicle Keypad Installation Companies in the Chicago land area. Note: advanced auto electrical skills may be necessary to interface this unit with a vehicle computer system.

Technical Details

Power Requirements: 12V DC
  • Seven 1/4 A grounding outputs for lock, unlock, dome light, arm enabling and auxiliary devices
  • 3 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:
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:
  • Brilliant Blue (B)
  • Radiant Red (R) - no longer available
Mounting Orientation for Digit Display:
  • Horizontal (H)


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