A customer came to our shop recently wanting a dash camera for their vehicle. This customer was a local security officer for an establishment here in Anchorage, Alaska, and wanted the Momento 6 installed on his 2018 Ford Explorer Interceptor. This is a DVR that includes a color display along with a front- and rearward-facing camera. It records video 24/7 to a micro SD card. In the event of an impact, it locks video into memory 20 seconds before and 20 seconds after the impact and can’t be overwritten — perfect for any police or security vehicle.
A client from Anchorage, Alaska, had come to Perfectionist Auto Sound and Security to have a remote starter installed in his 2008 Roush Edition Ford F-150. When he came to pick up the truck, we started talking, and he mentioned he also had a Roush Mustang. He clearly likes quick vehicles. We had just returned from a K40 Electronics training session, so we mentioned some of the cool features of the RL360i system. After explaining how everything worked, the client was on board with the F-150 radar and laser plan, but he needed the work done quickly as he was selling his house and moving down south.
K40 System Installation
James Hunt, one of our elite installation technicians, started the project by removing the front bumper. He needed as much access as possible to mount the pair of K40 Defuser LTS g5 transponders in the gap between the bumper and the front grill trim. He ensured that the transponders were perfectly level and aimed directly forward for maximum range and reliability. He also mounted the radar receiver from the RL360i kit behind the plastic bumper cover. Plastic has no effect on radar waves. But it does on LIDAR diffusing.
At the rear of the vehicle, we used a K40 Defuser g5 license plate frame system. This cast frame mounts to the factory license plate mounting points and includes a g5 laser transponder. James mounted the rear radar receiver under the bumper. The trailer hitch protects the radar receiver from damage.
James mounted the warning LEDs on either side of the center console. He hid the warning buzzer under the dash. As always, all wiring is protected with Tesa cloth tape, and all electrical connections were soldered where applicable.
K40 Ticket-Free Guarantee
Since 1985, K40 Electronics has offered a program called the Ticket-Free Guarantee. K40 will reimburse the owner the cost of the speeding ticket if they own a K40 system. If the client were to get a ticket, all he has to do is send K40 a copy of the ticket, proof of payment and the receipt for the purchase of the system. K40 also offers amazing consumer support and qualification with their K40 Consult service.
Pioneer AppRadio Upgrade
The client wanted a radio that he could use with his iPhone. We installed a Pioneer SPH-DA120 AppRadio 4 in the truck using a dash kit, mounting harness and antenna adapter from Best Kits. We ran the USB cable into the glove box so the client could connect his iPhone to use Apple CarPlay.
F-150 Radar System A Hit With the Client
The client was thrilled with our work and ability to meet his tight deadline. We managed to complete three days of work in less than two. The client was thrilled we met and exceeded his goals!
A client from here in Anchorage came into Perfectionist Auto Sound and Security in search of some lighting upgrades and a remote starter for this 2016 Ford F-350. The client explained that he liked to go camping up near Wasilla, so the extra light would make evening drives much safer. We had a look at the truck, and showed the client a few options. He had done some research and found an auxiliary lighting solution that he also liked. We scheduled an appointment to perform the installation.
HID Upgrade Kits
We started by removing the factory headlight and fog light bulbs from the truck. We installed Turnagain H13 BiXenon bulbs in the headlight housings. Additionally, we added 9145/H10 bulbs in the fog light housings. Both bulb sets have a 6000K color temperature that gives them a great balance of light output and a cool modern look. We used a Hi/Lo harness on the headlight installation. We mounted the ballasts included with the kits securely, and we secured all the wiring out-of-sight. The result was a factory-looking installation with premium performance.
Led Light Bars
The client asked us to install a set of Rough Country LED light bars for him. Rough Country makes a kit that mounts a pair of single-row 30-inch LED light bars in the factory grille. We had to make a few minor adjustments to align the lights perfectly, but the kit made the installation simple and effective. The curved light bars match the contour of the front grill nicely.
We set the truck up with a DroneMobile cellular interface and a Compustar remote starter with an RF-1WG6 remote control. As with all of our remote starter installations, we check the truck into the shop and confirm the functionality of the basic electrical system. Once we complete and test the installation, we have a different technician double-check everything. Then we use our tablet-based app to recheck all the vehicle systems. Our process adds a few minutes to each installation. But when it is combined with our attention to detail such as the use of Tesa cloth tape and soldered electrical connections, we can be sure that every remote starter installation is as perfect as we can make it.
Using the DroneMobile, the client can control locking, unlocking and remote start functions from anywhere (as long as both his truck and his phone have a cellular data connection). He could be on the beach in Cancun and still can communicate with his truck!
Ford F-350 Lighting And Remote Start Was A Hit!
The client loved the way the new lighting looked and performed, and he was excited to play with the DroneMobile App. Contact us here for information on our remote starter and lighting upgrades for your vehicle.
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.
A client from Anchorage, Alaska, came in with both of his vehicles and Oracle light rings for his wheels. We took a look at the lights and estimated the amount of labor necessary for this install. We then proceeded with our install, put the 2012 F150 on the lift and began removing each tire and installing the Oracle wheel LED rings. We wired the LEDs to a switch inside the vehicle so our client can turn them off and on at his leisure.