A client from Anchorage, Alaska, came in with a 2015 Ford Focus and inquired about an auto start for the car. We discussed the available options, such as choosing between one-way and two-way remotes. Two-way remotes let you know the vehicle has locked, unlocked or started by flashing an LED or illuminating a character on an LCD screen. A one-way remote doesn’t provide confirmation.
Infinite Range Remote Control
We discussed how far away from the vehicle the client would be when attempting to start it. Based on the client’s information, we suggested using the Compustar DroneMobile cellular interface and smartphone application to accompany a CS800 remote. As long as the client and the vehicle are within cellular range, the vehicle will start by pressing a button in the DroneMobile app.
Protection and Security Options
The FT-DAS also plays a major role in protecting the vehicle. When the vehicle is armed, the FT-DAS sensor monitors the vehicle’s tilt, motion or shock. There are three stages to the alarm. Stage one is warn-away, Stage two is impact and Stage three is door trigger.
Perfect Installation Every Time
We started our install by checking the vehicle’s functions and recording the results on our iPad-based check-in system. One of our expert technicians performed the installation. We always solder each and every electrical connection. We secure those connections and the wiring with Tesa cloth tape and zip ties to ensure maximum reliability. Once the installation is complete, we have a different technician check out the vehicle. He reviews all the work done to the vehicle in the standard vehicle functions. We confirm functionality of the hood pin, brake shutdown, locking and remote start functionality.
The hood pin is essential in every remote starter installation. If the hood is open and someone tries to remote start the truck, it will not start and gives an error. We install a hood pin on every vehicle that gets a remote starter. The hood pin links to the security portion of the system. If someone opens the hood while the vehicle is armed, the DroneMobile alerts the owner right away. A high-output siren also sounds if any of the protection zones are activated.
Final Vehicle Treatment Before Ford Focus Auto Start Is Considered Complete
After completing the post-installation test, we vacuumed the vehicle and added a complimentary bottle of Perfectionist Auto Sound and Security water and a VIP hanger on the rearview mirror. When the client returned, we taught him how to use the application on his phone.