Directed Electronics has introduced the Viper SmartStart system, which allows users to start their car with the push of a button from their iPhone or iPod touch.
Users download the free Viper SmartStart app from the Apple App Store, have Viper SmartStart professionally installed on their vehicle, and then activate their account to start using the service.
Remote start allows users to start their vehicle by remote control to defrost the windows and pre-warm the cabin. Remote start can also be used to pre-cool the vehicle in hot weather by activating the air conditioning.
Viper SmartStart has many other capabilities beyond remote start as well. Depending on the installation, users can also lock and unlock the doors, pop the trunk, find their car in a parking lot, or arm their security system. Users can even control multiple cars from one iPhone.
The app works using an internet connection, so users can also make use of an iPod Touch which is connected to the internet using Wi-Fi.
Two Viper SmartStart models are available. Users who don’t have remote start can purchase the Viper SmartStart System for $499 while those who already have a compatible Viper system can purchase just the Viper SmartStart Module for $299.
Source: Directed Electronics.