Why does PRO matter? In the words of Compustar themselves: “Compustar PRO is the premier line of Compustar remote start systems.” The PRO line is exclusive to those dealers who have shown a long-term commitment to the highest level of client satisfaction. The PRO series products are not available anywhere else and we offer several Compustar PRO series systems.
PRO dealers also enjoy exclusive access to advanced technical services, helping to provide PRO-quality comfort and convenience for years to come. Additionally, Compustar PRO products feature extended three-year remote warranties and, as with every Compustar system, a limited lifetime warranty covers the control module and antenna installed in the vehicle. What this means to you is that you get the best equipment installed by the best professionals around with a track record of success to back it up.
Below is a great overview of some of the most popular remote car starter packages we offer. However, we always recommend coming to the store and having one of our product specialists show you all the options available in the Compustar line. Maybe you’d have to drive 80 miles to have your system installed, though, and making two trips (one to choose the system and a second to have it installed) just isn’t feasible. Not to worry. We find that many clients prefer to choose their systems once they arrive at our store, since a website can only show so much. We stock all of the systems we offer here. If you prefer, just give us a call to schedule an appointment and you can choose which system best fits your needs when you bring your vehicle in on the day of the appointment. This also works great for gift-giving!
If you’re new to remote car starter systems, may we recommend taking the time to learn a little more about them? Here is a useful page to read: Remote Starter Page This page has very helpful information that will help you make an informed decision when it comes to a purchasing a remote car starter.
A quick word of caution:
For 2017/2018/2019/2020, Compustar has THREE (3) systems that use “G15” in the model number and FOUR (4) systems that use “R3” in the model number. Unfortunately, this will cause serious confusion in the marketplace with unscrupulous sellers trying to pass off the lesser “prime” series G15 or “prime” series R3 as a PRO series G15 and PRO series R3’s. Confused yet? We agree!!! The products are awesome but the models numbers leave a lot to be desired. Here’s what we can tell you. There is not another store within 35 miles of Mankato that is allowed to sell PRO series systems. If some place if offering is a R3 or G15 in the area, you can be assured it is NOT the same as the PRO series we are offering, period! That includes the big box stores. Unfortunately, all the remote controls look VERY similar but the performance and warranty is BEST with the PRO models.
In case your wondering, the actual models numbers are (in order, from least to greatest):
RF-1wR3-AM (prime series, 1 year remote warranty, 800′ range).
RF-2wR3-FM (prime series, 1 year remote warranty, 3,000′ range).
RF-P1wR3-FM (PRO series, 3 year remote warranty, 3,000′ range).
RF-P2wR3-SS (PRO series, 3 year remote warranty, 2 mile range). Sweet Sounds offers this model.
RF-2wG15-FM (prime series, 1 year remote warranty, 3,000′ range).
RF-P1wG15-FM (PRO series, 3 year remote warranty, 3,000 range). Sweet Sounds offers this model.
PR-P2wG15-SS (PRO series, 3 year remote warranty, 2 mile range). Sweet Sounds offers this model.
Read on for details…
One-Way Remote Car Starters
Before choosing the CS910S, it is important to figure out whether your factory keyless entry system will work while the vehicle is running. Just start your vehicle with your key and try your factory remote. If it doesn’t work, you’ll want to upgrade to at least a PRO G15-FM. Most Ford, Toyota, Honda and Kia vehicles will be like this and, therefore, should upgrade to a PRO G15-FM. Also, since it’s an entry-level system, the CS910S will not work with every vehicle in the marketplace. Please contact a product specialist to determine whether this unit is recommended to be used with your vehicle. Generally speaking, if you have a newer vehicle, we always recommend moving up to a PRO G15-FM or PRO G15-SS.
PRO G15-FM (RF-P1wG15-FM)
The PRO G15-FM replaces the venerable G7 and is our most popular one-way system. It’s rated for up to 3,000 feet of range. We have tested this system from in front of our store to past US Highway 14, reaching out to a mile in open territory. It is simply far superior to the competition.
We often get asked how this unit compares to brand X or model Y. The first thing we like to mention is that the system is only half of what you’re purchasing. The other half is the safety and security of having the most experienced professionals work on your car, and that’s not something any other shop in the area can compare with. With that said, the Pro G15-FM is an awesome unit and one of the things that really set it apart is the 3,000 feet of range. Some places like to advertise their “half mile” range, but that’s a falsehood – that system is only a 2,000 foot-rated model. The Pro G15-FM has 50% more range and a three-year Pro series remote warranty compared to the other product’s one-year remote warranty. The Pro G15-FM wins every time.
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Two-Way Remote Car Starters
PRO R3-SS (RF-P2wR3-SS)
Note: As of 10/21/2019, the Pro R3-SS has been updated and we have the new 2020 model in stock! Website updates coming soon. Call 507.345.8863 for immediate details. The R3-SS is the least-expensive two-way remote start and is unique in that it is a tiny remote control yet has two-way confirmation. Like all Compustar SS (spread spectrum) units, the latest and greatest DSST technology gives this unit an incredible range of up to 2 miles! Simply put, there are no other units in the market place that come close to the performance of DSST from Compustar. Great battery life and a color LED with an audible chirp for confirmation make this an unbeatable value. Simple use, a single tap locks the doors, a double tap unlocks the doors and a 3 second press and hold starts the vehicle.
The R3-SS also includes (2) two way remote controls. Unlike previous years where the companion remote was a 1 way remote, the second remote control adds an extra $100 value to this system. Fantastic!
Oh, did I mention two miles of range that no one else can touch? 🙂
PRO G15-SS (RF-P2wG15-SS)
Note: As of 10/21/2019, the Pro G15-SS has been updated and we have the new 2020 model in stock! Website updates coming soon. Call 507.345.8863 for immediate details. The G15-SS, will no doubt be our best seller for 2017/2018 and into the future. As far as value goes, it’s hands down the best value in the industry. This unit replaces the Pro 902 which we sold thousands of the past few years and it takes everything about the Pro 902 and makes it better, MUCH better. The system now includes TWO of the two way confirming remote controls in the package and has up to TWO miles of range. Yes an increase from 3,000 feet to 10,560 feet, nearly 4x the power. WOW! In addition, the remote controls are rather small as this unit also replaces the Slice 9402 that was a popular model last season. Did I mention it’s water resistant? Drop it in a puddle and pick it up, it’ll still work. This unit also features two way LED confirmation with an audible chirp and can also be set up to control two different vehicles. If you want to complete low down on the Pro G15-SS, you can see more here.
If you want a to make choosing a remote car starter easy, it’s simple, choose the G15-SS. The units from DEI/Viper and any other company simple can’t compare. Stop in the store and we’ll show you why this unit wins every time.
Note: As of 10/21/2019, the Pro T12 has been updated and we have the new 2020 model in stock! Website updates coming soon. Call 507.345.8863 for immediate details. The flagship model, the Pro T12 is the ultimate remote car starter. With up to 3 miles of range, it sets the standard for all others to follow. The Pro T12 is the industry’s first IPX7 waterproof remote with an LCD. The buttons and casing are sealed with a rubber trim that prevents water from entering the device at a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes and the case is impact-resistant, making it the toughest, most powerful remote on the market.
The Pro T12 is equipped with a lithium-ion rechargeable battery and comes with a micro USB charger that can be plugged into any 120v wall outlet or desktop USB input. By the way, the Pro T12 charger input is also waterproof!
Oh, yeah, did we mention the range and power? Before the Pro T12, the longest range a remote starter could achieve was 1 mile. Compustar multiplied that by a factor of 3, using a hybrid frequency technology that resists most common interference from structures and other electronic signals. Our testing has shown the range to be a game changer. Since it is a Pro series unit, you get an unheard-of three-year remote control warranty!
Fall on it, drop it, throw it or dunk it in water. The Pro T12 is built tough. If you want to see a demonstration of the toughness, just stop by the store – you’ll get a kick out of what we do with this remote! Check out the Pro T12 Product Spotlight for additional highlights.
We often get the question of, “Which one should I buy?” To answer that question, we need to know how and where you’re going to be using the system. At the same time, people often don’t have answers to those questions, since the item might be a gift or for any number of reasons. In those cases, the answer is simple: Get the G15-SS! It has excellent range that will be enough for most people; it’s very easy to use, which is great for the elderly or for the technically challenged; it has the best warranty; it has two-way confirmation which everyone appreciates; and it has been super-reliable for us.
On the other hand, there are times when a person will need the power of a Pro T12 and times when a G15-FM may take care of your needs, so the more information you can give us, the better chance we have of providing the best solution.
Smartphone Based Remote Car Starters
Note: As of 10/21/2019, All Drone models have been updated and we have the new 2020 model in stock! Website updates coming soon. Call 507.345.8863 for immediate details. DroneMobile is the most powerful Smart Phone system available. It works with Apple iPhones and Android devices. The system includes 30 days of free service; then it runs as low as $3.61 a month for service. GPS tracking, vehicle location and more are available with a premium subscription. Stop in the store for a demonstration or see our article on Drone Mobile Smart Phone Systems for a ton of great information. All Drone Remote Car Starters include our standard features of Remote Start, Keyless Entry and Trunk Release.
The standard Drone does not include a handheld RF remote control. We always suggest moving up to the PRO Drone which includes a 3,000′ rated handheld RF remote control. Why? The locks on some vehicles do not work while running and for these cars, the handheld remote is far easier to use than a phone when it’s 20 below and your wearing heavy winter glove. The PRO Drone also includes a thermister which displays your vehicle’s interior temperature.
In addition, the handheld gives you a back up should your phone battery die, you forget your phone or the network is experiencing communication difficulties. Having sold many of these systems to our clients, the client satisfaction is far higher having a RF remote to go along with the unlimited range of the smart phone app.
For the ultimate remote car starter system we can add the Smart Phone system to any of the one way or two way remote car starter packages listed above. A Pro T12 with a Drone add on is incredible.