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Responder SST car security/remote start system with LCD 2-way remote

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by Ken Nail
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Alarm with keyless entry and remote start
Python's 574 security system protects your car while giving you the convenience of a keyless entry system and remote start. The system includes built-in door lock relays, starter kill, and an adjustable shock sensor, while manual transmission mode allows you to use this system in just about any vehicle.

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Keep tabs on your car with a 2-way remote
The Responder LC3 2-way remote includes an LCD screen that keeps you in touch with your vehicle, even when you're up to a mile away. You can start up your car from your office, so it'll be warm or cool by the time you walk across the parking lot. Your remote even displays the temperature of your vehicle's interior when remote start is activated. The remote also alerts you to a break-in by tones or vibration, a nice feature if your car's parked blocks away. Python also includes a second 5-button transmitter remote for your convenience, and both remotes sport rechargeable lithium-ion batteries so you can recharge them quickly.

Spread Spectrum Technology
The Spread Spectrum Technology (SST) system always finds a clear frequency for transmissions, and the programmable transceiver remote confirms your commands with its interactive LCD display. Your remote even displays the temperature of your vehicle's interior when remote start is activated. The 574 alarm system is compatible with BypassKit and XpressKit modules and accessories, which enable you to minimize your installation time in a wide range of vehicles.

Security features
Short-circuit protection and anti-theft sensors keep thieves out of your car, and the Python remote control randomly encrypts your signal codes every time you arm or disarm to prevent unauthorized access. This system also employs Nuisance Prevention Circuitry (NPC) to prevent false alarms from environmental conditions like thunder, jackhammers, or airport parking lots.

Highlights:

  • security/keyless entry/remote start system
  • package includes module, one 5-button LCD transmitter/receiver remote, one 5-button remote, antenna, 6-tone siren, and harnesses
  • 2-way remote confirms commands and system triggers on LCD screen (selectable vibrating mode)
  • Remote Start function is for fuel injected, diesel, and hybrid vehicles only
Security features
  • works with negative trigger, positive trigger, and reversing polarity door lock systems
  • trunk release, plus 3 remote-controlled auxiliary outputs
  • onboard starter interrupt and dome light relays
  • parking light flash with short circuit protection
  • built-in horn honk and shock sensor
  • onboard door lock relays
  • automatic window roll up
  • retained accessory power
More info
  • remote transmitters have multi-car capability
  • compatible with BypassKit and XpressKit modules and accessories
  • warranty: lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Lines of Defense
Alarm Yes
Pager Warning LCD Remote
Scan-resistant Remote Codes Yes
Battery Backup Optional
Trigger Methods
Glass Break Sensor Optional 607506T
Accessory Pins 1
Current Sensing No
Operations
Arming Method Passive/Active
Included Remotes 2
Number of Remote Buttons 5
Number of Remote Functions 19
Two-way Remote 1 remote
Smartphone Integration Optional 607DSM200
Factory Security Integration No
Number of Cars 2
Hood/Trunk Release Yes
Remote Door Locks Yes
Remote Start Yes
Manual Transmission Compatible Yes
Valet Switch Yes
Manual Override Yes
Delayed Operations
Entrance Yes
Exit/Last Door Yes
Reset/Trigger Yes
Rearm/Disarm Yes
Number of Zones 6
Warranty
Parts Warranty Lifetime
Labor Warranty Lifetime
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What's in the box?

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  • Control module
  • 7752P Responder HD 2-way 5-button LCD remote control (with attached key ring)
  • 7652P Companion 1-way 5-button remote control (with attached key ring)
  • 514LN Soft-chirp siren with attached 6' 2-wire harness
  • Control Center with two 2-3/8" antennas (with built-in valet/program switch and LED)
  • AC/DC adapter for charging remote with attached 70" DC output cord (DC output: 5V/0.7A) terminating into a Mini-B USB 2.0 plug
  • 10' Antenna cable (flat cable with 6-pin plugs on each end)
  • Neutral Safety switch with attached 18" wire (w/2-pin plug)
  • 39" Primary harness (6-pin) with in-line 15A ATO fuse)
  • Auxiliary/Shutdown harness (24-pin) with 18"+39"+78" leads
  • 32" Remote Start heavy gauge harness (10-pin w/three 30A ATO fuses)
  • 59" Door lock harness (2-wire)
  • Stinger DoubleGuard Shock Sensor (with 4-wire harness)
  • Pin switch assembly (with 0.25" male quick slide)
  • 0.25" Female quick slide
  • Owner's Guide
  • Product Registration card
  • Warning sticker (regarding remote start system)
  • Quick Reference Install Guide
  • 2 Self-adhesive Python decals

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Security Features
Remote Start Features

Security Features

Overview: This Python car security system from Directed Electronics will protect your vehicle with the most up-to-date electronic technologies available, including Remote Start, the Stinger Double-Guard shock sensor, the Revenger six-tone siren, and the Fail-safe Starter Kill. The system has 4 auxiliary outputs to provide keyless entry and other 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.

Remote Controls: The Python Model 574 features the Responder LC3 2-way communication technology in the hybrid remote start and car security system. It comes with one 2-way Responder LC3 Priority remote control with SST technology and a companion 1-way SST remote. The 2-way Responder LC3 Priority remote is equipped with a powerful 8 MHz microprocessor running SuperCode protocol with advanced, software-based digital encryption and function control. The LCD remote can confirm commands with tones, vibration, text and icon display. The SST remotes have a range of 1 mile. The LCD remote has a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery and includes an AC adapter/charger. The 1-way remote is powered by a CR2032 Lithium battery (installed).

Remote Control Functions: The unique Responder LC3 remote control has separate lock and unlock buttons, a remote start button, a function 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. A quick reference guide for button functions is provided.

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 LC3 2-way remote control system for two cars, with full command capability for both vehicles.

SmartStart Compatible: The Model 574 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 LC3 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 574 includes the Revenger Soft Chirp siren (model 514N). 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, or the 2-way remote. 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 alarm blast.

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 Arm Protection: In full silent mode, the siren cannot be triggered, but any trigger will cause the 2-way remote to be paged.
  • Sensor Silent Arm Protection: 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 574 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 607451M) 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 be required.

Car Finder: If you're having difficulty finding your vehicle in a crowded parking lot, the car finder function will cause the vehicle to emit one long horn honk and flash the parking lights 10 times.

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 574 can accept a wide range of convenience and security accessories from Install Essentials:

  • Additional Remote: Item # 6077752P for a Responder LC3 2-way, 5-button SST remote, and 6077652P for the companion 1-way, 5-button SST 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 574 can start your car and run it by remote control from a distance of up to 1 mile 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 LCD icons on the 2-way Responder LC3 remote.

Run Time: The remote start runs for a preset amount of time. The unit will send a page to alert you when the run time is about to expire. If you need more time, a Run Time Reset will start the run time counter again to give you additional time.

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.

Cabin Temperature: Using the Responder LC3 system, you can check the temperature inside the vehicle. The LCD will indicate the internal temperature of the vehicle while remote start is engaged. This allows you to monitor how long to pre-heat or pre-cool your vehicle.

Timer Start/Smart Start: When parked in extremely cold temperatures, or for a long period of time, the Timer Start feature will start the vehicle at a specific interval (default is every 3 hours) to maintain battery charge. This will repeat for a specified number of starts (default is 6). The Smart Start feature uses the settings for Timer Start in addition to temperature and battery level to automatically start the engine. It the temperature is above 100°F, below 0°F, or if the battery level is below 10.5V, the engine will start.

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.

Pit Stop Mode: 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 motor.

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.

 
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