Why do I need one?
Having a remote starter installed in your vehicle has year-round benefits. No need to get caught in uncomfortable weather again! Operated by a remote also known as a key-fob control, comfort is just a button press away. Ice on your windshield? No problem! Just remotely start your vehicle from the comfort of the indoors and watch it melt away. The same goes for those blazing summer days. Leave the AC on and you won't have to worry about those blistering seats and driving wheels.
And that's just a few of the benefits. Did you know that you can actually save gas mileage by "warming" up your vehicle before driving? That's right, because it heats the oil and makes your engine run much more efficiently and keeps it from exerting unnecessary strain.
Remote starters are often bundled with keyless entry and security alarms. We carry 2-way remotes that offer advanced protection against theft by alerting you via the remote if the alarm is triggered.
Will it work with my Vehicle?
Most if not all vehicles can be equipped with remote start, keyless entry, and alarm systems. Formerly limited to automatic transmission vehicles, new technology has allowed installation in nearly any vehicle whether it's manual transmission, diesel fuel, older vehicles, vehicles with push-button starters, and even "chipped" key anti-theft vehicles.
Manual transmission or "stick shift" vehicles require a neutral safety switch, which provide a failsafe that prevents the automobile from starting unless it is in neutral and the emergency brake is set. There is a process to leaving the vehicle which we will go over briefly. Firstly, remember to set the emergency brake, and leave the shifter in neutral. Then roll up any windows and remove the key. The engine may run for a few moments but will shut off shortly after. If you opt to go with a security solution, some will automatically lock all doors and engage the alarm. If you choose a 2-way remote system you will get a notification indicating the vehicle is secure.
In vehicles with chipped anti-theft systems, one or more bypass modules may be required so the vehicle can recognize the correct key code without the need for the actual key.
We can even install aftermarket solutions if your vehicle has existing factory anti-theft and/or keyless entry installed. Many are not aware of the limited range and functionality factory systems provide.
What to look for when shopping
With an incredible amount of options available to you, it is always best to be informed. Now you may think that range isn't a huge factor; however that couldn't be farther from the truth. Another interesting piece of information is that most systems are warranted for as long as you own the vehicle. The Key-fobs usually are under warranty for 1-2 years depending on the brand. However, and this is a very important fact, remote start and security system installations will not void your vehicle warranty - if done professionally.
Proper installation it is a very intricate procedure and if you have Uncle Bob or a friend of a friend install your system you could wind up with literally thousands of dollars in damage to your vehicle and if the vehicle is damaged in any way during installation it will void the warranty. This is why it is always best to have a system professionally installed as we are experts in the solutions we carry. Our trained professionals ensure your installation is done right, the first time.
How much range do I need?
Range is one of the most important aspects when selecting a package. As the saying goes: It's better to have more than not enough. Sure you may park in your garage or driveway, but what about work, trips to the mall, movie theaters, sports games, parking garages, downtown nights out, restaurants, or airports? These are just a few examples that you may not think of initially, but definitely become useful.
Surprisingly, choosing a higher range is not significantly more expensive either. And choosing an appropriate range ensures that you can find your vehicle in crowded parking lots and that it is comfortable when you enter it. Generally, range varies from as low as 800 feet to one mile.
Another thing that is commonly overlooked is interference. Yes, we live in a world full of electricity, radio frequency, buildings, motors, fluorescent lights, other vehicles, power lines, and other various interference that can drastically lower the effective range of your remote. When you see the advertised range mentioned on a product packaging; that is taking a perfect world scenario distance with no interference. So another thing to think about when choosing the products range.
Viper Alarms offers new advancements in technology that when integrated with your package extends range anywhere you can get cellular service. They use your smartphone as a 2-way remote allowing you to engage or disengage the alarm, start, and stop your vehicle from afar. It can also be programmed to notify you if the vehicle is being used past a designated curfew, traveling outside a certain radius, or being driven beyond a specific speed. All that control right there on your favorite smartphone!
Avaliable options for our remote start & security systems
Here is a list of available features & options that you can include with your purchase. Some of these are vehicle
dependant & some are even included within our packages. Contact us for more details.
A standalone camera system that monitors and records activity happening around your vehicle.
Our Mobile Phone options provide you secure access to your vehicle's system, allowing you to control it from your smartphone.
If somebody hits, jostles or otherwise moves your car, the sensor sends a signal to the brain to alert of possible theft.
Open your trunk or hatch with a touch of a button through your key fob.
2nd Car Control
Switch between vehicles easily using one remote by switching into 2nd Car Mode.
Customize your system to control features such as defroster, heater, heated seats & many more.