Why do I need one?

Remote starters add every day convenience to your vehicle. Having one installed will ensure your car is warmed up and ready to go without ever having to step outside. Since it is recommended you "warm up" your vehicle before driving, remote starters reduce the strain on your engine. Remote starters are operated by a key-fob remote control that communicates with your vehicle while it remains safe and locked. Most solutions offer visual confirmation such as flashing the headlights to let you know the car has started. Basic features also include safety switches for the brake that will kill the engine if pressed as well as a hood switch if the hood is opened.

Security systems can be packaged with a remote start installation to provide better security for your vehicle and belongings. They deter theft by preventing the car from being hot-wired and sounding an alarm if the shock sensor is tripped. This calls unwanted attention to any would be thief who is looking to take your vehicle or valuables. Keyless entry is often bundled with security systems and remote starter packages.


Will it work with my Vehicle?

Newer technology has allowed remote starters, keyless entry, and security systems to be added to nearly every vehicle. In the past these were limited to fuel injected automatic, however most solutions can be installed in manual transmission vehicles as well. Neutral safety switches are available for manual transmission vehicles that require the parking brake to be set and the transmission set to neutral. If either precaution is not in place it will not allow the vehicle to start. Steps when leaving the vehicle: Set parking brake, put vehicle in neutral, remove key. Once all doors are closed the engine will shut down and lock/engage alarm if you have keyless entry/security installed as well.

Remote start, keyless entry, and security system packages can be installed in a vehicle that has existing factory equivalents. It is beneficial to have after market solutions installed due to the limited range and functionality of factory systems. In many vehicles the factory keyless entry becomes inoperable while running.

We also install packages in older vehicles and vehicles with anti-theft features like "chips" in the key or ignition. This may require one or more bypass modules. This integration module allows the car into seeing the correct key or code to operate without the physical key. We can also install to diesel vehicles and push-button start vehicles.


What to look for when shopping

When buying a remote start or security system there are many packages available. Ensure you get the package that most fits your needs. Many consider range to be the most important factor; you want it to work from a good distance after all. There are also many other features that can be added to your installation to offer tailored convenience and peace of mind. Basic features include visual indication (flashing lights), door lock and unlock, and power trunk open.

Most solutions are under warranty for as long as you own the vehicle, and installation of remote start or security systems do not void your car warranty if done professionally. Self-installation can lead to thousands of dollars in damage and void your car warranty if not done correctly. It is a complicated process and we are experts with our solutions. Key-fob remotes are usually under warranty for 1-2 years depending on the model.

Speak with one of our experts to have your package tailored to specifically meet your needs!


How much range do I need?

Range is one of the most important features to consider when purchasing a remote start or security package. Most factory keyless entry and alarm systems have very limited range. While you may park regularly in a garage or driveway close to your home, there are many other places where you may want your system to work away from home. Out for dinner? Need to locate your car in a large parking lot like an airport or shopping mall? How about checking your car status inside the movie theater or sports game?

Range is also one of the key features you would rather have more than not enough. This will prevent you from coming back to a cold/hot car on those extreme days. Usually range varies between 1000 ft. to a mile. Also if you have a 2-way remote system you want to ensure that you get feedback when away from your vehicle.

Interference is also something to consider. While range is listed on the packaging, that is not taking interference or any other obstacles into consideration. In real-life scenarios this distance will be reduced depending on your surroundings. Most of the time you will have some sort of obstacles in your way such as buildings, windows, walls, power lines, other electronics, motors, some forms of lighting, or other radio frequency (RF) interference. This is where range and transmission power become most important. Generally, it is not much more expensive to get a longer range system. Let's face it, you want to ensure it works.

Drone technology used in conjunction with a remote start or alarm is an incredible way to increase range and peace of mind. allows you to start/stop your vehicle right from your smartphone from anywhere you can get cell phone coverage. It also works as a 2-way start/alarm system that will notify you via smartphone if your alarm is triggered, notify you when the vehicle is outside of a preset area, traveling too fast, in use after a designated time, etc. The Drone can be added to most vehicles and works with most of the current starters and alarms. Never worry if you forget to lock your doors again!


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.

EZ-GO

EZ GO unlocks and locks your doors automatically when you walk up to or away from your car!

Dash Camera

A standalone camera system that monitors and records activity happening around your vehicle.

Touch Pad

Access and secure your vehicle with a 4-digit secret pin through the state of the art touch pad.

Drone Mobile

Drone gives you secure access to your vehicle's system, allowing you to control it from your smartphone or PC.

Shock Sensor

If somebody hits, jostles or otherwise moves your car, the sensor sends a signal to the brain to alert of possible theft.

Trunk Pop

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.

Aux Control

Customize your system to control features such as de-froster, heater, heated seats & many more.

Our Premium Brands we offer

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The highest standard of installation & service

Our trained staff provides the best installation & service in the Portage & Kalamazoo, MI areas.

Customer Service

Our customers are our number one priority. We do this through constant communication, honesty & taking pride in our work.

Local Facility

We are conveniently located in Portage, MI to answer any questions you may have before & after your purchase.

Professional Installation

Over 15yrs of professional installation on thousands of vehicles & continued training sets us apart from the competition.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

We offer a Limited Lifetime Warranty on our labor & a few select products to ensure the best experience for many years down the road.

Do you have questions? Contact the experts today!