Why should you buy a remote start system?
A remote start system is a useful aftermarket addition to your car. It allows you to lock, unlock and start the vehicle’s engine without using a mechanical key. These systems can also help you pre heat the engine, turn on the air conditioning or heating from indoors on a hot or cold day.
Remote start systems also boost the security of your vehicle by bringing a range of security features under one umbrella. Most systems include alarms to ward off car thieves and prevent unauthorized entry. Keyless entry systems allow the driver to unlock the vehicle’s doors at the push of a button. It is because of this convenience factor that manufacturers are installing these systems in their newer models.
What to look for In a Remote Start system
There are various choices when it comes to buying a remote start system. Most buyers are simply overwhelmed and struggle making a decision, making a wrong choice in the end. Using the information provided below you will be able to make the right decision and get a remote start system that will suit your needs.
Most users generally park their vehicles outside their garages or outside their apartments, so device range is not a major concern for them. But whenever you park your car at other places like outside the office, parking lots, etc, a device with increased range does come in handy. However, range is entirely up to you, can choose systems with a range of 50 feet to more than 1 km.
Does it have passive keyless entry?
Most remote start systems unlock the vehicle’s doors when the user presses a button on a remote, also known as a key fob. These systems are known as remote keyless entry. For added convenience, some manufacturers offer the feature whereas the user can unlock the car’s doors by just approaching it. This is known as passive keyless entry.
The first remote starter on this list is the Voxx Electronics One-Way Remote Starter and Keyless Entry System. This system allows you to program engine startups at regular intervals. This feature is especially useful in cold climates as it allows you to warm up your vehicle from the comfort of home or office. There is a drawback however; Voxx Electronics’ remote starter is incompatible with hybrid cars.
Python LED 2-Way
The Python LED 2-Way remote start system is a basic system. It is smartphone compatible, which means that it comes with a companion app that allows the driver to control basic functions with their smartphones. The Python remote starter does not have an LCD display that can display basic functions, alerts, warnings, etc.
Third on the list is the Drone remote starter from Compustar. So far it has received great reviews from automotive enthusiasts. The system consists of a smartphone app. It was essentially made for those people who already had a keyless entry system. Users can remote start their vehicles from their smartphones, and it doesn’t stop there. The system allows the driver to track their cars from a personal computer or their smartphones. The Drone from Compustar lets the user unlock, lock the doors and start the engine as long as mobile internet/data coverage is available.
The Drone is compatible with iOS, Android, or Blackberry based devices. A negative point related to the Drone is that, unlike other remote start systems, it requires users to buy the app and then pay a fee every year after that.
Delta Keyless Go
Delta Keyless Go is a high-end remote start system, it may look simple and ordinary, but it offers an impressive set of features. Keyless Go works with both automatic and manual transmission systems. The key fob operates at a distance of 50 meters. The system has a companion smartphone app, called Air Start, which is entirely up to the driver to include in the end product. Air Start also functions as a car tracker as it uses Google Maps and GPS technology to track the vehicle.
Viper 5301 Remote Start System
The Viper 5301 is a pretty advanced system when it comes to remote starters. This system allows the user to lock and unlock the doors, close the windows and start the engine remotely. The driver has the option to start their vehicle from a distance of 2000 feet.
Viper 5301 also doubles as a security and alarm system, sounding the alarms when someone tries to tamper with the car. The Viper 5301 also works with both automatic and manual transmissions.
Car owners have several options when it comes to purchasing a remote start system. Because of these options it is easy to get confused. Many remote starters function independently where as others have smartphone apps that come with them. Some remote start systems work from long distances, while other brands need the user to be in close proximity of the vehicle. It is up to the driver to decide which system to install in their car.