Why Choose a Remote Start System for Your Ride
One of our most popular pieces of auto technology is the remote car starter, and there are plenty of good reasons why. People love the convenience of starting their vehicles at the press of a button, from the comfort of their own home or office. If it’s freezing cold or swelteringly hot outside, the ability to walk straight from a climate-controlled building into a climate-controlled vehicle is absolutely priceless. You’ll even save time waiting on your windshield to defrost or de-ice, making a remote start one of the wisest investments you’ll ever make when it comes to aftermarket car accessories.
Things to Consider Before Choosing a Remote Start
Remote start systems seem very easy-to-understand and simple: push button, start car. Anyone can do it. While that’s true, there are still some features you might want to consider before committing to the most basic of remote start systems.
The range is the distance that your remote can communicate with your vehicle. At home, a limited range is likely perfectly fine. At work, you might want a longer range so you can start your car to let it heat up or cool down while you exit your office, take the elevator, and proceed to your car in the parking lot or parking garage. You might also desire a longer range if you’re a frequent shopper, so you can start your car as you’re on line to pay for your purchases.
The most basic remote start systems have a limited range. Deciding how long of a range you need will help you narrow your search for the right system for you.
A two-way remote start system allows your vehicle to communicate with you. A simple, one-way remote starter works like your standard keyless entry: you press a button on the remote, and the remote sends a command to your car.
With a two-way system, your car receives the command from your remote, and also sends a message to the remote to let you know that it carried out the command. With this feature, you can be certain that your vehicle has been started and is getting to a comfortable interior temperature, even if your vehicle isn’t within your vision.
Everyone has a smartphone, so you might as well use it in as many ways as you can. One of those ways is with a remote starter system that links to your phone via a free app. You can then use your cell phone in place of a separate remote on your key ring.
For it to work, your system and your cell phone must have Internet access, either through a Wi-Fi connection or data plan. A system with internet connectivity gives you unlimited range for starting your car remotely from your iPhone or Android. A nominal monthly subscription fee keeps your remote start running.
Talk to the experts at our car audio store for more information about these products.
Car Security Systems to Keep Your Car Safe in North Jersey and the Shore
Being able to monitor your vehicle and knowing that it’s safe from potential theft gives you the confidence to drive anywhere you want, whether it’s to and from work, to run errands, for entertainment, or for a vacation.
The best car security systems let you view all the possible entry points of your car and alert you when an impact or motion sensor is triggered. Some are even equipped with the classic car alarm, too.
State-of-the-art theft prevention systems alert the owner if something nefarious is happening to your vehicle, and you can even track the location of your vehicle using GPS or radio signals, which can help the police locate your vehicle quickly and arrest the culprits.
Protect Youthful Drivers with Security Systems
If you aren’t concerned about vehicle theft, but you are parenting a younger driver, you should still consider installing one of the security systems we offer at Auto Image in East Brunswick and Brick, New Jersey. These systems will alert you to impacts and let you know exactly where your teen’s car is headed.
Looking for a deal? Bundle a security system and remote start for the ultimate in comfort and peace of mind.
Visit either Auto Image locations at 10 Chambers Bridge Road in Brick, NJ, or 437 NJ-18 in East Brunswick, NJ to pick out your equipment and get professional installation today.