Remote Starter Features
Keyless Entry Features
PS3000: The Python PS3000 is a Remote Start System with Keyless Entry.
Instead of controlling the system with traditional remote transmitters, the
PS3000 includes Directed's SmartStart technology, which allows you to start your
vehicle or lock/unlock the doors remotely using your Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod
touch. SmartStart is also compatible with select Blackberry and Android
smartphones as well. The PS3000 includes the Python Model 4103 Remote
Start/Keyless Entry system, and the Directed DSM200 SmartStart module. If you
prefer to have a traditional remote to control the system, the optional 9474T RF
Remote Kit is available from the manufacturer. The RF remote must be programmed
to the system before use.
Remote Starter Features
Overview: The Python Model 4103 Remote Start and Keyless
Entry system can start your car and run it remotely for a preset amount of time. It also functions as a keyless
entry system, remotely locking and unlocking your vehicle's power door locks.
Note: The remote start function is for fuel injected, diesel, or hybrid, automatic transmission vehicles only.
Warm Up/Cool Down: You can use the remote start feature to pre-warm
your vehicle's interior during cold weather or pre-cool it during hot weather.
You will need to preset the climate controls to the appropriate settings ahead
of time if you plan to pre-warm or pre-cool the vehicle. In addition, the unit
can be programmed to activate the rear defogger during remote start, if desired.
Driving the Vehicle: When you are ready to drive the vehicle, you will
need to insert the ignition key and turn it to the On position (not Start
position), and press the brake pedal. This procedure shuts down the remote start
system, but the motor continues to run because the ignition has been turned on.
The vehicle now operates as usual.
Crank Time: The starter crank time must be set to the
appropriate duration. The default setting is 0.6 seconds. It can be lengthened
to 0.8, 1.0, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6, 1.8, 2.0, or 4.0 seconds.
Diesel "Wait To Start" Timer: If you have a diesel vehicle,
you can set the starter to delay by a few seconds before engaging in order to
warm up the "glow plugs." The "wait-to-start" duration can be set to 15, 30, or
Run Time: The default remote start run time is 12 minutes.
You can change the run time to 24 or 60 minutes, if desired.
Engine Checking: There are three ways to monitor the engine
during remote start: Tachometer, Virtual Tach (default), or battery voltage.
Timer Mode: The Model 4103 can be programmed to start and
run the engine every three hours, for a maximum of six cycles. The engine will
run for the programmed run time (3, 6, 9, or 12 minutes) and then shut down.
After three hours, the system will restart the engine.
Parking Lights: The system can be programmed to flash the
parking lights when the engine in remote started, or they can be turned on
constantly during remote start operation. By default, the parking lights are set
Automatic Shut-down/Starter Lockout: After the vehicle is
remote-started, the remote starter will shut down when any of the following
Shut-down Inputs is received:
- The brake pedal is
- The hood is opened (installation of the supplied hood pin switch is
- The shut-down toggle switch is put into the Off position.
- The pre-programmed run time has elapsed.
- The remote start command is received again.
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. The optional Failsafe Starter Kill relay must be installed in order for
the anti-grind circuitry to work.
Valet Takeover: 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.
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.
Keyless Entry Features
Locking/Unlocking The Vehicle: Using SmartStart or a
conventional remote control, you can lock
and unlock the doors of your vehicle. When the "Lock" button is pressed, the doors lock, the
horn in the vehicle honks once and the parking lights flash once. When the
"Unlock" button is pressed, the doors unlock, the horn honks twice, and the
parking lights flash. In the Silent mode, the doors lock/unlock without the horn
honks, and the parking lights flash to confirm the operation.
Note: 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 item 607451M) will be
required. 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
Door Lock Output Pulse: The door lock output pulse can be
set to different durations, depending upon what works best for your vehicle. The
duration can be set to 0.8 seconds (default), 3.5 seconds, or 0.4 seconds. If
the lock or unlock functions require a double pulse, those can be independently
programmed as well. If the vehicle has a factory alarm system, the PS3000 can be
set to disarm the alarm with or before unlock, or during remote start only.
Horn Functions: You can set the duration of the horn
function to 20 mS, 30 mS, 40 mS, or 50 mS. The horn function can also be turned
off if desired.
Ignition-controlled Option: The keyless entry function can
be programmed to lock the doors automatically when the ignition is turned on and
unlock when the ignition is turned off. These functions can be programmed
Trunk Release: When connected, one of the accessory outputs can
operate a factory power release for the vehicle's trunk or hatch. An optional
relay may be needed, and if the factory release is not power-activated, a trunk
release solenoid can often be added (Directed part # 522T).
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.
Panic Mode: If you are threatened in or near your vehicle, you can
attract attention by triggering the system with your remote. Panic mode requires
the horn honk circuit to be connected.
SmartStart: The included DSM200 SmartStart module
allows you to operate specific functions of the PS3000 remote start/keyless
entry system from your Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
SmartStart technology is also compatible with some Blackberry and Android
smartphones. The free SmartStart application can be downloaded to your iPhone,
iPad, iPod touch, or compatible smartphone from the
Apple iTunes App Store, Blackberry App World, or Android Market site, depending
upon which brand you own. A service plan is required, but not included.
Note: The iPod touch and iPad communicate with the vehicle via
Wi-Fi. The vehicle's SmartStart module and the iPod touch/iPad must be on
the same LAN.
Multiple Vehicles: If you have a SmartStart module installed
in more than one vehicle, you can choose which vehicle to control right from
your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or compatible Blackberry or Android smartphone.
The Cars Screen lets you select which vehicle to control.
Functionality: With SmartStart, you can use your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch to
pre-warm your car's cabin in the winter, pre-cool it in the summer, lock/unlock
the doors, arm/disarm your alarm, or find your car in the parking lot. Your
vehicle responds exactly the same way as it does when using the alarm system's
remote control, with audible and visual confirmations. On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod
touch, you can perform the following commands, which appear as icons on the touchscreen:
- Lock: Locks the vehicle and sends a confirmation
- Unlock: Unlocks the vehicle and sends a confirmation
- SmartStart: Remote starts your vehicle and sends a confirmation
message. The vehicle stays running for the programmed run time (default is
12 minutes). You can tap the icon again to turn off the vehicle.
- Trunk: Tapping the icon once opens a dialog box, asking you to
confirm the command (Yes/No). If you tap "Yes" the trunk opens the trunk and
a confirmation message is sent.
- Panic: Activates the panic mode for 30 seconds. You can tap the
icon again to turn off. (This feature is used to attract attention if you're
in a threatening position. It can also be used as a car finder.)
Menu Bar/Screens: At the bottom of the SmartStart app
screen, the menu bar provides buttons to open any of the four screens:
- Home: The Home screen is the default screen, and gives you access
to all of the remote commands: Lock, Unlock, SmartStart, Trunk, and Panic.
- Alerts: The Alerts provides notifications from the system. The
number of new and un-cleared alerts are indicated by a red circle. The
notifications can be in the form of alarms, communication issues, or updates
to your service plan.
- Cars: The Cars screen allows you to control multiple vehicles if
you have a compatible security/remote start system installed in more than
- Settings: The Settings screen allows you to control your
SmartStart login. It indicates your user name, and allows you to change
password, or request a forgotten password.
Virtually Unlimited Range: SmartStart works over the 3G cellular
network or over Wi-Fi, giving you virtually unlimited range anywhere in the
United States. As long as your vehicle is in range of a GSM cellular signal and
your phone has a 3G signal, SmartStart will work. When using Wi-Fi connection,
both the vehicle and device must be connected to the same LAN.
SmartStart Service Plans: Once you have installed the DSM200
SmartStart Module, you will need to subscribe to a SmartStart Service Plan. As
of December 1, 2010, the SmartStart Secure 1-year plan is $49.99, and the 3-year
plan is $99.99. Included at no charge is membership in the SmartStart Motor
Club, with free 24/7/365 roadside assistance.