Weather Guard has introduced a remote keyless entry system that works with most of the company’s saddle boxes and low side boxes. It consists of a dual-mode fob (the remote), system module (receiver/controller), lock cylinders, actuator, and a wiring harness. Installation involves swapping out lock cylinders, running a wire to the truck battery, and securing the other components to the inside of the box.
In remote keyless entry mode the fob can be used to unlock a box from up to 100 feet away. In proximity keyless entry mode (hands-free) the system will sense when the fob is within 5 feet of the vehicle and allow you to unlock and open the box by pressing one of the lock cylinders. There’s no need to take the fob out of your pocket; you need only have it on you.
The fob has three buttons and can be used to control the locks on a saddle box plus those on up to two side boxes equipped with the system. Retrofitting a side box is a matter of replacing the cylinder, installing an actuator, and wiring to the system module in the saddle box.
The Remote Access System has digital encryption and up to 10 fobs can be programed per vehicle to provide controlled access to multiple users. It is compatible with 16 Weather Guard models and can be retrofitted to new and existing boxes. The starter kit fits saddle boxes and goes for $350-400; add-on kits (for side boxes) go for $115-150. Weatherguard.com.