Lock Key in on purpose with keyless entry?
A friend of mine has an older ~2006 Ford Explorer with a keyless entry pad. When he goes canoeing he locks his keys inside the car so they don't get lost or wet, then when he is ready to leave he enters his code in the keyless entry pad, inserts the key in the ignition and drives off.
I have a 2013 Escape SEL, it has the Keyless entry panel and Intelligent Access keys. I don't know if this same functionality is possible. If you lock the keys in, all you have to do is pull a door handle and the door unlocks, so anyone could steal the vehicle if you leave the keys inside. Is there a code for the keyless entry to force the doors to stay locked until the unlock code is entered?
or some other way to do this?
Also are these intelligent keys water resistant, are they easily destroyed by falling in water?