Remote Car Starter Installations

Why get into a Cold vehicle when you don’t have to?

Westys Equipment specializes in automotive electrical installations.

So let us install a remote start system in your car, truck or van.

We offer a great selection of remote starters and smartphone apps

T-harness installation cable kits are available to minimize altering your vehicle’s wiring

Installations completed by one of our experienced technicians

There are essentially three types of remote starters

Type 1

Utilizing your vehicles factory  key fob/remote

From $325 Installed

OEM Remote key fob

We install a module that communicates with the vehicle. For example, pressing the lock button three times on the factory remote will start the vehicle and run for the pre-programmed amount of time.

Advantages:

  • Relatively simple installation

Disadvantages:

  • Start range/distance limited to your vehicles factory key fobs
  • In most vehicles, the horn will honk on the 2nd and 3rd press
  • No confirmation of a successful start
  • Some vehicles lock out the factory remotes after starting the vehicle. So you would have to use the key to open the door
  • Does not work in all vehicles

Type 2

Utilizing aftermarket remotes

From $450 Installed

Viper and Fortin remotes fobs

We would still install a module that communicates with the vehicle as well as an antenna with remotes. Then, by pressing and holding the start button, it will start the vehicle and run for the set amount of time.

Advantages:

  • Provides a more extended range/distance of operation
  • Remotes can be two-way communicating, providing conformation of start and even the vehicle temperature. 

Disadvantages:

  • You have to add a remote to your key chain
  • You mount an antenna on the windshield

Type 3

Utilizing a phone Application

From $600 Installed

Viper Smart Start Fortin Start2

We would still install a module that communicates with the vehicle as well as an antenna that transmits to the phone app. The antenna can also be used to add handheld remotes. The phone app is similar to the remotes. By pressing and holding the start button, it will start the vehicle and run for the set amount of time. It will also confirm that the vehicle has started. You can lock and unlock your vehicle with the app as well.

Advantages:

  • The app works from anywhere you have an internet connection (cellular or WIFI)
  • The app shows you when the vehicle has started
  • Provides confirmation when you lock or unlock the vehicle. 

Disadvantages:

  • The antenna mounts on the windshield.
  • The Viper Smart Start App charges a yearly fee for cellular access. But it is very reliable
  • The Fortin Evo-Start2 app is free to access its network of towers. However, coverage is limited to major centers. See the map on their website

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Since several options are available for remotes, all estimates will include one-way remotes for start function only. We can add other remote options. We can also add security options to the system.