Clients of Perzan Auto Radio in the Philadelphia area often ask our staff: Which offers the best performance, factory or aftermarket remote starts? The answer is simple. Aftermarket remote starter remotes offer the most range possible and provide the most flexibility regarding vehicle accessory control. Let’s compare factory-installed starter systems to the Viper systems we offer.
Remote Control Range
Most aftermarket remote starts include a pair of remote controls that allow you to start your vehicle without having to get inside. These remotes use radio-frequency communication to send commands to the remote starter in your vehicle. Because the remotes are battery-powered, the strength of the transmitting signal is limited. In recent years, advances in technology have allowed aftermarket starters to provide up to 1 mile of range. Compare this to the 100 to 300 feet of range afforded by OEM remote control systems, and it’s easy to see why a starter from Perzan is your best choice.
Two-Way Communication Options
Another popular option with an aftermarket remote car starter is a two-way remote control. OEM starter systems use a fob or remote integrated into the vehicle key to start the vehicle. You press the button and hope that you are close enough that the car or truck starts. Many aftermarket starter systems include two-way remote controls that receive a signal back from the vehicle and let you know the command has been executed. LEDs provide this confirmation on the remote or icons on an LCD screen. With a two-way remote car starter, you’ll never have to wonder if your vehicle is warming up or not.
Smartphone Integration with Aftermarket Remote Starts
If long-range communication and system control are crucial, we offer stand-alone and add-on smartphone control systems for our starter systems. To start, lock or unlock your car, simply launch an app on your iPhone or Android-based smartphone and press a button. Seconds later, the vehicle will execute the command.
System Flexibility and Control Options
Most factory-installed remote starters have a fixed runtime of about 10 minutes. This time is adequate on a cool fall or spring day, but might not let you warm your vehicle up enough when it’s 5 degrees out and there’s two inches of snow covering everything. Our starter solutions have flexible preset runtimes, and when you use a two-way remote, it’s easy to extend that time to warm your vehicle up even more.
We can also integrate heated seats, rear window defroster, power tailgate and motorized side door controls into your starter system.
The installation technicians at Perzan Auto Radio work on vehicle electronics every day. We specialize in the thoughtful and careful integration of electronic systems like starters, audio system upgrades, lighting, collision avoidance technologies and more. We know how to mount equipment and make electrical connections that ensure your vehicle will operate as intended for years to come.
Visit Perzan Auto Radio for Your Next Remote Car Starter
Before you buy a starter from the car dealership, drop by Perzan Auto Radio in Upper Darby and speak with one of our product specialists. We can explain all the options available to make your vehicle more comfortable. For more information, give us a call or send an e-mail using our contact page.