What is the Anti-Scan feature on the Securicode® system?
While your Securicode® keypad system offers a handy way to get into and out of the vehicle without having to use the key or remote to lock and unlock the doors, it’s a potential weak spot for thieves. Ford built in an Anti-Scan feature to help prevent intruders from guessing the code. Here’s how it works:
If the wrong code has been entered 7 times, the system will lock down.
Anti-scan mode lasts for a full minute.
The keypad light will flash while anti-scan mode is active.
It will turn off after 60 seconds with no activity on the keypad.
It will also turn off if you press the Unlock button on your remote.
It will turn off if the ignition is turned to ON.
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