Why is a phone app the best choice?
There are a multitude of advantages to an app based remote car starter beyond the basics of being able to start your car from anywhere at any distance. Below we cover a few of these overlooked advantages along with the obvious ones. Try to picture yourself in some of the scenarios we lay out and we're sure you'll find that you fall into more of them than you realize.
This is a great scenario for phone apps, one of the best when it comes to the remote start capability. Most times when taking the bus or train you're not within range to use a standard remote starter fob. To use a remote fob you'd have to wait until you are around the corner from your vehicle before you could remote start it. By the time you get to the car it's likely only been running for 2-3 minutes, which is not even close to enough time to warm it up when it's below freezing.
Once again an app has you covered.
Since phone apps use cell towers to communicate, you have an unlimited working distance. You could start the car from miles away while riding to the park-n-ride and know that your vehicle will be toasty warm by the time you arrive.
Have you ever accidentally locked your keys in the car and had to call a locksmith service to come out? Those services can be expensive and very
time consuming. Just think of how long you have to sit and wait for that service person to arrive and then no telling how long it will take them
to actually get in the vehicle, all while hoping that they don't damage the vehicle (which is very common). If we add up the typical service
of $150 plus let's say at least 1 hour of time while you wait and then the possibility that they do additional damage to the vehicle, well it
sounds like a recipe for disaster.
RSMN CarLink or DroneMobile to the rescue
Now all that could be avoided with one of our phone apps. Depending on the app you get 30 days free (DroneMobile) or 1 year free (RSMN CarLink) There are several plans to choose from after that.
Most people prefer to avoid anything extra to carry in their pockets or purse. Typically (depends on exact vehicle) a Smart Phone app install is paired with the ability to remote start the car from your factory key fob by pressing the lock button 3 times. The advantage to this is you get the unlimited distance of the phone app, but if for some reason you only needed a short distance to start it quick, you could use your factory key. Understand that the factory fob method only works as far as the lock button works right now, so typically 100-300ft.
This concept is especially useful for anyone who keeps their keys in their bag or brief case. No rifling through the bottom of your bag for your keys, just pull out your phone instead!
With traditional handheld remotes you are always limited to using it to within the rated working distance of the remote. That may be as short as 500ft or as far as 3 miles on the very top end of the spectrum. Now the reality is that these distance ratings are based on ideal perfect conditions, meaning little to no radio interference and nothing between you and the vehicle. Most of the time you will not be in one of those ideal conditions, so the working distance will drop accordingly depending on the situation. Several times the drop can be 50% or more.
Hopefully you're getting the idea here, the Phone Apps win again!
Phone app based remote starters like the RSMN Car Link and DroneMobile use cell towers and satellites to communicate, so they are far less susceptible to interference and building obstructions. Now, not to say that phones don't have cell coverage issues, but it's not nearly as common.
Basically what we are saying is that you are no longer limited to the working distance of a handheld remote. The RSMN CarLink and DroneMobile will work at any distance anywhere as long as the phone has either cell signal or WiFi. You could be on vacation in Florida and make sure you didn't forget to lock your car sitting at the airport here in Minnesota.
With 25 years experience in the 12volt industry I have installed just about everything in just about every make of vehicle. I have been doing high end remote start installs the entire 25 years. Having owned my own retail shop for 5 years I understand the concerns and doubts associated with remote starters and alarms.
Let me assure you that I know what I'm doing; using the latest technology and resources to install all products fast and professionally you will be happy with the results. In some cases a vehicle is new to me, but before I ever touch the vehicle I do the research to make sure it can be done in a safe way for you and the vehicle.