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Viper SmartStart for iPhone starts cars remotely

updated 05:00 pm EDT, Tue October 13, 2009

Works with Viper security systems

Viper has launched Viper SmartStart for the iPhone. The app works with Viper remote start systems to start a car, lock or unlock its doors, and open its trunk. It can also be used to find a car, or set off a panic alarm. The app can control more than one car, and allows for multiple users to control the same vehicle.

iPhone users can be at any distance from their car, essentially anywhere within AT&T's network. The app requires an installed Viper security or remote start system; users who already have compatible hardware can buy a VSM100 module for $300, while those without have the option of a VSS400 SmartStart system for $500. Each product carries a free year of the SmartStart service plan, with annual renewals set at $30.

Viper systems are now available at Best Buy stores in the United States, the only country in which they function. The app works with iPhone and iPod touch devices running v3.x firmware, though the Touch is limited by Wi-Fi range. The program is a free download.

by MacNN Staff



  1. ScottG

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Dude Where's My Car? I Love It !!!!

    So I'm sitting in the airport and I just want to make sure that I locked my Car. I whip out my iPhone and transmit a code through the AT&T system, to lock my car! How cool is that? Or better yet have the Car Started and warmed up by the time I get to it, another great feature!

    OK, well, ah...Ah...Hmmm... HEY!!! Anyone see where I placed my iPhone?!?! It was just right here!!! Come On are you kidding me?!?! Where the h*** is it?!?!?!? Not Funny!!! OMG!!! was that my new HEMI 300C Car driving off?!?!? OMG!!!!!!!!! What am I going to do???

    WHERE THE !@#$% is my iPhone!!!!!!!!


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