Stay warm in winter and cool in summer with a remote starter!
Vehicles are becoming increasingly sophisticated in terms of their electronic components. When you consider purchasing a remote starter, it is important to choose both the right place and the right product. Make sure you do business with the best, namely, certified VitroPlus/Ziebart technicians. They are highly competent and they undergo continuous training so as to stay on the forefront of new technologies.
Remote starters come in a variety of models. Some can even be programmed, with many various features which can also affect the price.
Basically, there are three types of devices
Given the sophistication of cell phones, it is now possible to use a smartphone as a remote starting device with advanced features.
To do so, it couldn’t be easier: download the mobile app for the product you purchased, and use your smartphone to start your car from anywhere. With this technology, you can also add this technology to an existing remote starter (compatibility to check). Simply lock and unlock your car with your smartphone. You will have a lighter set of keys!
The main advantage of having a smart car starter lies in the fact that you don’t need to be near your car to use it. Seeing as it is always connected to a 4G or WiFi network, there are barely any limits on freedom. This device also allows you go further than a classical one.
In addition to opening and locking doors, some models of this range of products (i.e. the SmartStart system) enable you to start your car early depending on the weather, to locate it with great precision, to get detailed information about your car (including door and trunk locking mechanisms), to create kilometer areas, speed limit barriers, and much more.
To take advantage of this type of remote car starting system, you will need a compatible smartphone (iPhone, Android) and a starting module installed in your car by a professional. When this is done, simply open the mobile app related to your product to have access to a variety of features.
For more information on smart car starters, contact a VitroPlus expert.
These devices communicate with a module installed in your vehicle and transmit various information such as the interior temperature, battery voltage, open doors, shock sensor alert, locked or unlocked doors. The transmitter also has other functions; it can tell time and be used as an alarm clock. The transmitter of these devices are usually larger and have an LCD screen that clearly displays your vehicle information. These are higher-end models.
The most basic models have a range of about 250 meters while high-end models can have a range that exceeds 900 meters.
A device with a more limited range (one-way model) enables you to start your car at home without any problems. However, in a number of other situations (at work, at a mall or at the movies), a model with a longer range may be necessary.
A one-way remote starter communicates with your vehicle using a smaller remote device. When you press the start button, the signal sent to the start module installed in your car starts the engine. These models are available in many versions. Basic models usually have only one button to start the engine. Other features can be added:
- Additional remote control
- Door lock and unlock
- Trunk opener
- Panic button
- Valet mode (to disable the remote starting of your vehicle)
- Locator (activates the horn and makes the headlights flash)
- Extended range (900 metres)
Consequently, it is important to determine how and where you will use your remote starter. The qualified personnel at VitroPlus/Ziebart can help you choose the model of remote starter with keyless entry that meets your needs.