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Audiovox Car Link

Remote start interface — use your smartphone to start your car, unlock your doors, and more

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Overview

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You probably use your smartphone for lots of different things — now you can use it to control your car security system. Audiovox's Car Link system communicates with your compatible Code Alarm, Prestige, or Pursuit remote start system through the 3G cellular network and Wi-Fi. When you've got service, your smartphone can take command.

We offer vehicle-specific interfaces that you'll need to complete your remote start installation. Please identify your vehicle as we review every order to make sure you've got everything you need. You'll need a smartphone and a remote start system in your car in order to use the Audiovox Car Link interface.

You probably use your smartphone for lots of different things — now you can use it to control your car security system. Audiovox's Car Link system communicates with your compatible Code Alarm, Prestige, or Pursuit remote start system through the 3G cellular network and Wi-Fi. When you've got service, your smartphone can take command.

Control your car from virtually anywhere
Car Link provides two-way communication between your vehicle and your smartphone. Using your Car Link app, you can start your vehicle, lock or unlock your doors, or pop the trunk from virtually anywhere. And you'll receive confirmation that the command was successfully executed.

In addition, you will be alerted whenever any zones have been violated on your vehicle. Visual alerts will be sent to your phone, but you can enable sounds and vibrations too.

Imagine the possibilities
Warm up the car at a cold airport parking lot when your flight gets in. Or take your iPhone® along on a run, while you leave your keys and other valuables locked in your car. And the car finder feature will help you find your vehicle in a large garage or parking lot by honking the horn and flashing the lights.

Smartphone compatiblity
You're not limited to one brand of smartphone with Car Link — it's compatible with most versions of the iPhone®, along with BlackBerry and Android smartphones.

More than one car? More than one phone?
The Car Link app lets you control multiple vehicles from your phone, as long as each vehicle has a Car Link module installed. You can also control your vehicle with more than one smartphone — the vehicle's user name and password can be used from any phone with the Car Link app. In fact, you don't even need a smartphone. You can control your vehicle by logging into your account on the Car Link homepage from any web browser.

What's the fine print?
Car Link does require a service plan, but you'll get unlimited daily use of the system free for the first year. Charges will apply after the first year, currently $29.95 per year. Don't forget that you can incur data charges with your phone data plan, so be sure to keep track of usage.

What's in the Box:

  • Car Link module with attached 36" wiring harness (with 4-pin Molex plug on the end)
  • Car Link Installation Guide
  • Car Link Quick Reference Guide
  • Extra self-adhesive module label
  • Plastic card with barcode and serial number (with cut-out for the SIM card installed in the module)

Product Highlights:

  • remote start interface (you'll need a smartphone and an existing remote start system to use the Car Link)
  • works with compatible remote start systems through the 3G cellular network and Wi-Fi
  • six function icons: Lock, Unlock, Find, Start, Aux 1, and Aux 2
  • compatible apps for iPhone, Blackberry, and Android
  • also functions as a stand-alone keyless entry system (extra parts may be required)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Overview: Car Link by Audiovox is a smartphone interface that allows you to start your vehicle, lock or unlock your doors, or pop the trunk from virtually anywhere. It is designed to work with Code Alarm, Prestige, or Pursuit security or remote start systems equipped with a Telematic/Tracking dataport. It can also be used as a stand-alone keyless entry system. Car Link is compatible with iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android smartphones.

Interface: The Car Link app's interface provides 6 icons on your smartphone's screen: Lock, Unlock, Find, Start, Aux 1, and Aux 2. You can activate any of the commands by simply touching the icon on your smartphone's screen.

Two-way Communication: Car Link provides two-way communication between your vehicle and your smartphone. Using your Car Link app, you can send commands to your vehicle, and receive confirmation that the command was successfully executed. In addition, you will be alerted whenever any zones have been violated on your vehicle. Visual alerts will be sent to your phone. Sounds and vibrations can also be enabled, if desired.

Auxiliary Outputs: The unit features two auxiliary outputs that can control convenience features such as trunk release, opening a power sliding door, or control a window module. The output can be set to provide a 1, 3, 5, or 10-second 500mA current output, capable of driving relays.

Car Finder: Car Link's car finder feature will help you find your vehicle in a large garage or parking lot by honking the horn and/or flashing the lights.

Range: The range of the Car Link system is virtually unlimited. As long as you are in an area where you can receive smartphone service, you can use Car Link. The length of time your vehicle takes to respond to the command given can be affected by cellular coverage and network congestion.

Multiple Vehicles: You can control multiple vehicles from one Car Link app as long as a Car Link module is installed in each vehicle. If you have more than one vehicle in your Car Link account, you will need to select which vehicle you want to control before sending commands.

Multiple Phones: You can control a vehicle from more than one smartphone. The vehicle's user name and password can be used from any phone with the Car Link app. In addition, you can control your vehicle by logging into your account on the Car Link homepage (voxcarlink.com) from any web browser.

Smartphone Requirements: The operating systems required for compatible phones is as follows (as of March 2011):

  • iPhone: 4.0 and higher
  • Android: 2.1 and newer
  • BlackBerry: 5.0 and higher

Service Plan: A service plan must be set up in order to use Car Link. The included service plan gives you unlimited day-to-day use of the Car Link system in the United States for the first year. Additional charges and/or service limitations may apply after the first year; the current annual cost (as of March 2011) of the service plan beyond the first year is $29.95. Since Car Link does not monitor the usage of the Car Link system, excessive use could result in the need for a higher level data plan from your phone carrier.

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