Remote Start Features
Overview: The Python Model 524 car security system from Directed
Electronics will protect your vehicle with the most up-to-date electronic
technologies available, including Remote Start, the Stinger DoubleGuard shock sensor, the Revenger
six-tone siren, and the Failsafe Starter Kill. The system has 4 auxiliary outputs to provide keyless entry and
convenience features. The unit is covered by a limited lifetime warranty.
Note: The remote start function is for fuel injected,
diesel, or hybrid vehicles only.
Responder LE 5-button Remote Controls: The Python Model 524
features Responder LE 2-way communication technology in the hybrid remote start
and car security system. It comes with one 2-way Responder LE remote control
a companion 1-way remote (7152P). The 2-way Responder LE remote is equipped
with a powerful 8 MHz microprocessor running SuperCode protocol with advanced,
software-based digital encryption and function control. Not only can you arm and
disarm the alarm and start the car, you can monitor the status of your vehicle
using the GhostLight LEDs on the remote. The remotes have a range of
2000 feet with a 3-6 month battery life.
Remote Control Functions: The unique Responder LE remote
control has separate lock and unlock buttons, a remote start button, and an
auxiliary button. The function button allows you to access the full power of
SuperCode programming when combined with other buttons for dozens of functions.
ESP2: The Model 524 features ESP2, Directed's
exclusive serial communications protocol that allows extra ultra security,
high-speed communication between systems, and enables many of Directed's key
66-bit Clone-Safe Code-Hopping: To prevent the unauthorized cloning
of the remote's transmitter, the receiver and remote controls each use
mathematical algorithms to change their codes each time the remote is used. The
control unit knows what the next codes should be, even if you use the remote
control out of range of the vehicle or the battery has been removed. Should the
remote and control unit ever get "out of sync", you can easily re-sync the
remote by pressing the "lock" button several times within range of the vehicle.
Two-car Control: You can operate the Responder LE 2-way
remote control system for two cars, with full command capability for both
SmartStart Compatible: The Model 524 is compatible with
Directed Electronics' SmartStart module (607DSM200)
that enables you to operate specific functions of the system from your Apple
iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, as well as some Blackberry and Android smartphones.
Using SmartStart, you can lock and unlock your vehicle, open the trunk, start
the vehicle, or trigger the Panic Mode from your phone.
Control Center: In addition to the hideaway control module,
the system also includes a control center, which includes the RF remote antenna,
the status LED, and the valet/system override switch. Typically the control
center is mounted high on the windshield or a rear or side window.
Modified Arming: The Responder LE gives you control over how
it will protect your car. Normal arming means that all the security features are
active automatically. Some security features can be turned off on a one-time
basis, if desired. Features that can be turned off include the Warn Away
response, the Shock Sensor full trigger response, or the response from other
added optional sensors. When these features are turned off, the entry points are
still monitored. The next time the alarm is disarmed, then rearmed, the system
will revert to Normal Arming.
Failsafe Starter Kill: To prevent your vehicle from being
stolen, the control unit has a built-in relay which will disable the starter.
The Automatic Engine Disable (AED) feature, when programmed "on," disables the
starter 30 seconds after the ignition is turned off. To start the car, it will
be necessary to disarm the system with the remote control.
Revenger Siren: The Model 524 includes the Revenger Soft
Chirp siren (model 514LN). It consists of six different tones in sequence. Any of
the tones can be eliminated, resulting in a unique, easily identifiable siren
sound. The siren chirps can be either full volume or six decibels quieter than
the full alarm blast.
Stinger Double-Guard Shock Sensor: The system features the
Stinger Double-Guard Shock Sensor, which is designed to pick up impacts to the
vehicle or glass. The sensitivity of the shock sensor is adjustable using the
rotary control on the back of the control module. When the sensitivity is set, a light impact will generate the
"Warn-Away" pre-warning chirp of the siren. A harder impact will trigger a full
Auxiliary Outputs: Convenience options, such as remote
control trunk release and window automation, are available through the system's
four auxiliary outputs.
Silent Modes: The system gives you a number of silent modes:
- Silent Mode 2: You can turn off the vehicle siren and
flashing lights on a one-time basis, leaving the system's paging feature as
the only alarm response.
- Full Silent Mode: In full silent mode, the siren cannot
be triggered, but any trigger will cause the 2-way remote to be paged.
- Sensor Silent Mode: In this mode, a sensor cannot
trigger the siren, but will cause the 2-way remote to be paged. All entry
points (doors, hood, etc.) will still trigger the siren.
Door Locks: The Model 524 will automatically lock your
vehicle's doors when you arm the alarm, and unlock the doors when disarming the
alarm. When interfacing with any other type of factory door lock
system besides negative switching locks, or when adding aftermarket actuators,
two relays (such as two
120E5000s) or a door lock module (such as
will be required.
Note: If your vehicle requires the use of a Data Integration module that controls
your factory door locks, no extra parts besides the Data Integration module will
Dome Light Control: You can control your vehicle's dome
light in a number of ways:
- Security Only: The dome light activates for 30 seconds
after the system is disarmed.
- Ignition Controlled: The dome light activates for 30
seconds after the ignition is turned off.
- Door Controlled: The dome light activates for 30
seconds after the system sees a door has closed. (If door is held open for
longer than 3 minutes, the dome light will not illuminate.
- Full: The dome light activates for 30 seconds after
seeing door closure, ignition, or security disarm. (This is the factory
Valet Mode: You can prevent the system from automatically arming and
triggering by using the Valet Mode. This is very useful when washing the vehicle
or having it serviced. In Valet Mode, the security system will not arm, even
with the remote control, but all convenience features (door locks, trunk
release) continue to work normally.
Nuisance Prevention Circuitry: The Nuisance Prevention Circuitry
prevents annoying repetitive trigger sequences due to faulty door pin switches
or environmental conditions, such as thunder, jackhammers, airport noise, etc.
If the alarm triggers three times within a 60 minute period, and each time the
same sensor or switch triggers the alarm, the NPC ignores, or bypasses, that
sensor or switch (along with any other sensors or switches sharing the same
zone) for 60 minutes.
Optional Accessories: The Python Model 524 can accept a wide range of
convenience and security accessories from Install Essentials:
- Additional Remotes: Item #
for a Responder LE 2-way, 5-button remote, or
6077152P for the companion 1-way, 5-button remote
- Field Disturbance Sensor: Item #
607508D for detecting movement
inside or just outside of your vehicle.
- Audio Sensor: Item #
607506T for glass impact audio detection.
- Tilt Sensor: Item #
607507M to monitor the tilting of your parked
vehicle (caused by an attempt to jack up or tow your vehicle)
- Ultrasonic Sensor: Item #
607509U to monitor the airspace inside
your vehicle to detect subtle window tampering.
- Siren with Backup Battery: Item #
607515R for an optional siren
with a battery backup.
Remote Start Features
Remote Start Overview: The Python Model 524 can start your
car and run it by remote control from a distance of up to 2000 feet for a preset
amount of time. The remote start can be used on vehicles with manual or
automatic transmissions. The status of the vehicle can be monitored by the LEDs
on the 2-way Responder LE remote.
Run Time: The preset remote start run time is 12 minutes.
You can change the run time to between 12 and 60 minutes. The remote control can
notify you on the 2-way remote how much of the run time is remaining (100%, 75%,
50%, 25%, etc.).
Automatic Shut-down/Starter Lockout: After the vehicle is
remote started, the remote starter will shut down when the brake pedal is
pressed, the hood is opened, if the alarm is triggered when armed, or when the
remote start command is sent again from a remote control. In addition, if the
hood is opened or if the brake pedal is pressed, you cannot start the vehicle
using the remote starter.
Turbo Timer: The turbo timer mode keeps the engine running
after arriving at your destination for a programmable period of time. This
allows the system's timer to conveniently cool down the turbo after you have
left the vehicle. You can select a turbo timer mode of 1, 3, 5, or 10 minutes.
Cabin Temperature: Using the Responder LE system, you can
check the temperature inside the vehicle. LEDs on the remote will light up
indicating the temperature range of the vehicle. This allows you to monitor how
long to pre-heat or pre-cool your vehicle.
Rear Defogger: When the rear defogger circuit is connected
to the alarm output, the rear defogger will automatically come on when the
vehicle is remote started. You can also manually activate the rear defogger
after the remote start is on. If the interior cabin temperature is above 55°
F, the defogger will not activate.
Valet Takeover: This feature allows the vehicle to remain
running after the key has been removed from the ignition. This is useful for
those occasions when you wish to exit and lock the vehicle for short periods of
time while leaving the motor running and the climate controls on.
Anti-grind Circuitry: Whenever the vehicle is remote
started, advanced anti-grind circuitry prevents the starter from engaging, even
if the key is turned to the start position. This prevents damage to the starter
Shutdown Switch: You can temporarily disable the remote
start unit to prevent the vehicle from being remote started accidentally by
switching the supplied neutral safety toggle switch to the Off position.