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Overview: The Viper VSK100 SmartKey Bluetooth module
can lock and unlock the doors of your vehicle automatically without pressing a
button. SmartKey works with your smartphone (and the free Directed SmartStart
app v3.2 or newer), and can be used as a standalone product, or added to an existing
Directed Electronics product (Viper, Python, Clifford), including security,
remote start, and hybrid systems. SmartKey currently works in the US and Canada.
No service plan is required.
Note: The VSK100 works with negative switching locks only. Any other
type of door locking system such as positive switching, 5 wire reversal, or
single wire door lock systems will require the
607451M (sold separately).
SmartKey Functionality: With SmartKey installed in your
vehicle, your doors will automatically unlock when the SmartKey module pairs
with your smartphone. Conversely, as you leave the vehicle and get out of
Bluetooth range, the doors will automatically lock when your smartphone is no
longer paired with the module. You can independently set a range for the locking
and unlocking functions. You can also use the two auxiliary channels to perform
other functions, such as window roll up/down or pop the trunk. When added to a
Viper security or remote start system, the SmartKey module allows you to control
your car with your smartphone: lock/arm, unlock/disarm, remote start.
Advanced SmartKey Functions: Other SmartKey functions include:
- Disable SmartKey: The SmartKey system can be temporarily disabled
by sending an active lock or unlock command. When you are again out of
range, the passive locking/unlocking is resumed.
- Shut Off SmartKey: SmartKey can be completely turned off if you
wish to disable passive locking/unlocking. You will need to manually
re-enable SmartKey when you wish to resume.
- Sleep Mode: When you are parking the vehicle for an extended
period, it is recommended that the Sleep Mode be activated to prevent it
from using any battery current. You can "wake up" the module by simply
sending a connect request.
- Power Saver Mode: After 14 hours with no command activity, the
SmartKey module enters Power Saver Mode. The SmartKey device remains active
so you can connect with it and send commands, but the reduced auto-connect
polling lowers the current draw from the battery. Power Saver Mode is
automatically exited when you return to the vehicle and a command is sent.
Smartphone Compatibility: The VSK100 SmartKey module works
with your smartphone through the free Directed SmartStart App. The app is available
from the iTunes App Store. Basic Control is supported on iPhone 3G and newer.
The SmartKey passive lock/unlock feature requires Version 3.2 of the SmartStart app, and requires
iOS 6 or newer. SmartKey is compatible with iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4s, and 4. Version
3.2 of the SmartStart app for Android is not yet available (as of 6/17/14).
Windows and Blackberry are not supported at this time.
Operating Range: During normal operations, you should be
able to connect with your SmartKey Bluetooth system from up to 200 feet away,
however you should set the passive lock/unlock range at approximately 10-15
feet. The range can be affected by local interference, which direction you are from
the vehicle (facing it from the side, front, or rear), and whether you are
moving or standing still. Your smartphone will indicate the Bluetooth connection
status on its display.
Installation: The VSK100 can easily interface with your
existing Directed security, remote start or hybrid system. The Bluetooth Control
Module is connected between the existing Directed control module and the
system's Control Center via the supplied cable. A simple power
and ground connection is also needed. If you are installing the VSK100 as a
standalone unit, Door Lock, Door Unlock, Start/Stop, and Trunk wires have to be
connected in addition to Power and Ground.
Multiple Vehicles: If you have a SmartKey Bluetooth module installed
in more than one vehicle, you can choose which vehicle to control right from
your compatible smart device.
The Cars Screen lets you name and attach a picture for each vehicle you wish to control.
You can select the desired vehicle from the Cars Screen.