Viper's SmartStart Bluetooth Module lets you use your smartphone or similar device to secure and start your vehicle, and much much more. Connected via Bluetooth and the Viper SmartStart App that you've downloaded to your device, you can lock and unlock, pop the trunk, and start your car equipped with a compatible Viper system. If you're within range, you can communicate with your car and control many of its functions from your phone.
The extras you get with a Viper SmartStart Secure service plan
You can unlock and start your car via Bluetooth without a service plan, but your subscription to Viper's SmartStart Secure service plan allows you to take advantage of all the features SmartStart has to offer, like the virtually unlimited range of your smartphone. The service 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. SmartPark, another service plan feature, remembers where you parked whenever you use your phone to lock your car. 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.
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, for example.
"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.