Viper's SmartStart Module lets you use your smartphone or similar device to control the functions of your Viper system from a remote location. Connected via the Cloud and the Viper SmartStart App downloaded to your device, you can lock and unlock your doors, pop the trunk, or start a car equipped with a compatible Viper remote start system. If your phone has service, you can communicate with your car and control many of its functions remotely, even if you're hundreds of miles away.
The Viper SmartStart Secure service plan
You'll need to get a 1- or 3-year subscription to Viper's SmartStart Secure service plan in order to take advantage of the features SmartStart has to offer. The plan's most valuable and reassuring feature is membership in the Viper Motor Club, which entitles you to free roadside assistance, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year — a great feature if you need towing, a new battery, or a tire.
Vehicle status reports
For your peace of mind, the SmartStart app includes a Vehicle Status screen that shows you whether your car's locked, armed, running, or has a door open, for instance. If anything disturbs your car's security system, SmartStart will send an alert to your phone and a text message with the details of the occurrence. Every time you use your phone to lock your car, the SmartPark feature remembers where you parked. To return, you press "Find My Car" and SmartPark shows you a map to your car accompanied by any helpful notes or photos you stored there.
More interactive features
Like a lot of security systems, the Viper SmartStart also includes a panic button, so you can set off an alarm in case of an emergency. Two auxiliary channels allow you to control additional actions like turning on the dome light or opening the windows. The unique SmartSchedule feature sends you behavior-based reminders when it's time to start your car, taking into account your commute time and outside temperature. The Parking Meter keeps track of the time remaining on your meter, alerting you when it's time to go feed it more coins.
"Siri, start my car"
That's right. If you have an iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 upgraded to iOS 6, you can talk your car into doing all kinds of things, as long as you have phone service. SmartStart works with all iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices as well as Android SDK 1.6 or newer and BlackBerry OS 4.5 to 6 devices.The Home Control feature even allows you to access and control your Alarm.com-powered home security system from your smartphone, so you'll know your home is safe and sound while you're away.