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 Sweet Sounds offers 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 3x longer 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. However, if you live a considerable distance from Mankato and you’ll have to drive 80 miles to have your system installed 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.
When is a G15 not a G15? Are all R3’s created equal? A quick word of caution:
The term “G15” is a STYLE of remote control. G15 describes a remote control that has FOUR buttons on it. There are (4) different G15 remotes from Compustar.
Likewise the term “R3” is a STYLE of remote control. R3 describes a remote control that has ONE button on it. There are (4) different R3 remotes from Compustar.
Two of the G15’s and two of the R3’s are PRO series which include the premium warranty, premium features and are SOLEY available at select Compustar PRO dealers. Sweet Sounds has been a PRO dealer since day one. The other two models are part of the prime line and do not include the premium warranty or premium features.
The products are awesome but the models numbers leave a little to be desired. Here’s what we can tell you. There is not another store within FIFTY (50) 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 or RF-1wR3-AP (prime series, standard warranty, 800′ to 1,500′ max range).
RF-2wR3-FM or RFX-2wR3-FM (prime series, standard warranty, 3,000′ max range).
RF-P1wR3-FM (PRO series, PRO warranty, 3,000′ max range).
RFX-P2wR3-SS (PRO series, PRO warranty, 2 mile max range).
RF-1wG15-AM or RF-1wG15-AP (prime series, standard warranty, 800 to 1,500′ max range).
RFX-2wG15-FM (prime series, standard warranty, 3,000′ max range).
RF-P1wG15-FM (PRO series, PRO warranty, 3,000′ max range).
RFX-P2wG15-SS (PRO series, PRO warranty, 2 mile max range).
Read on for details…
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Prefer to Buy Online? Several of these models are available to purchase via our online store here: https://www.sweetsounds.biz/
Two-Way Remote Car Starters
PRO T13 (RFX-P2wT13-SF)
The flagship model, the all new Pro T13 is a serious upgrade from the previous Pro T12 model. The Pro T13 is the ultimate remote car starter and introduces Compustar’s first system with PROXIMITY UNLOCK. In addition to Proximity Unlock and up to 3 miles of range, it sets the standard for all others to follow. The Pro T13 is the industry’s first unit to feature proximity unlock built in to the remote control, uses ‘soft keys’ similar to a smart phone, is water resistant and has a gorgeous LCD display.
The Pro T13 is equipped with a lithium-ion rechargeable battery and comes with a micro USB cable that can be plugged into any standard USB charger or desktop/laptop USB input. By the way, the Pro T13 charger input is also water resistant!
The Pro T13 system includes THREE styles of controls with the system. With the Pro T13 purchase, you get (1) T13 LCD remote, (1) R5 LED remote and (1) Drone Mobile LTE smart phone module with 30 days of free service. This is the ultimate remote start system.
Oh, yeah, did we mention the range and power? Other brands max out at 1 mile of range but Compustar multiplied that by a factor of 3, using a hybrid frequency technology that resists most common interference from structures and other electronic signals to reach all the way to 3 miles max range. 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 and of course the limited lifetime warranty on the parts in the vehicle.
In addition to all the features mentioned above, the Pro T13 will also work with KL1 KeyLocker from Compustar. Check out the Pro T13 Product Spotlight for additional highlights or if you want to get down in to the nitty gritty, we did a 17 minute preview video of the T13 & R5 right here on Youtube.
PRO R5 (RFX-P2wR5-SF)
Second only to the Pro T13, the brand new for 2022 Pro R5 is the only other model in the Compustar lineup that includes Proximity Unlock and is a serious upgrade from the Prime series models below. With the addition of Proximity Unlock and 2 miles max range, no one else offers anything that comes close. The single button remote allows for Lock, Unlock, Remote Start and Proximity Unlock all from the single button. Of course, the Pro R5 is water resistant and has full two way communications via the LED display so it also works with Compustar alarm and security systems. The Pro R5 has recently become our best selling remote start system!
The Pro R5 is equipped with a lithium-ion rechargeable battery and comes with a micro USB cable that can be plugged into any standard USB charger or desktop/laptop USB input. Just like the Pro T13, The Pro R5 charger input is also water resistant!
The Pro R5 system includes two styles of controls with the system. With the Pro R5 purchase, you receive (2) R5 LED remote controls and (1) Drone Mobile LTE smart phone module with 30 days of free service. Other than the Pro T13, this is the only other Compustar Pro series system that includes (2) remote controls AND the Drone Mobile smart phone module standard.
Of course, since it is a Pro series unit, you get the unheard of three year remote control warranty and limited lifetime system warranty on the parts in the vehicle. Check out the Pro R5 Product Spotlight for additional highlights and the Pro R5 is also compatible with the KL1 KeyLocker. If you want to get down in to the nitty gritty, we did a 17 minute preview video of the T13 & R5 right here on Youtube.
PRO R3-SS (RFX-P2wR3-SS) &
PRO G15-SS (RFX-P2wG15-SS)
The Pro R3-SS and the similar Pro G15-SS have set the standard for many years for reliability, features, performance and value. Like all Compustar SS (spread spectrum) units, the superb DSST transmission technology gives these units an incredible 2 miles max range! 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 these an unbeatable value.
The Pro R3-SS has been one of our best sellers for several years and will likely continue as the best seller into the future. As far as value goes, it’s hands down the best value in the industry. The system now includes one of the two way confirming remote controls in the package, has 2 miles of max range and of course includes the Drone Mobile LTE smart phone module with 30 days of free service. 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 for some reason you would prefer a second two way remote instead of the Drone Mobile smart phone module, we make that simple. Just ask us for details. The Pro R3-SS is simple to use, a single tap on the button locks the doors, a double tap unlocks the doors and a 3 second press and hold starts the vehicle. The Pro R3-SS remote control is tiny for those looking for a solution that doesn’t eat up much real estate in the pocket. If you’d like to see more details on the popular Pro R3-SS, just click here.
Just like the Pro R3-SS, the Pro G15-SS includes one of the two way confirming remote controls in the package, has 2 miles of max range and also includes the Drone Mobile LTE smart phone module with 30 days of free service. And just like the Pro R3-SS, if for some reason you would prefer a second two way remote instead of the Drone Mobile smart phone module, we make that simple. Just ask us for details. The Pro G15-SS is also simple to use with separate buttons for lock, unlock, remote start and trunk release. The Pro G15-SS is VERY limited in supply and we can’t guarantee availability without prepayment.
To make life simple, if any of these apply to you, you should stop reading now as the units mentioned above will give you the best performance in these circumstances and are HIGHLY recommended.
- If you work or live in an area that has large antennas near it
- work or live in a building with a lot of brick, steel or concrete
- work in a large office complex
- work in a large commercial building
- work in a large industrial building
- work in a hospital like ISJ Mayo Mankato
- work in a security hospital
- work in a school or university
- attend children’s (kids, nieces, nephews) sporting events inside gymnasiums
- attend college or professional sporting events at arenas
- would like great performance while shopping at Walmart, Target, Menards, the River Hills Mall and similar
- travel to the Twin Cities often
- park in a parking ramp
- travel by airplane often (I’ve started my car while flying over MSP!)
- or simply want a better unit
While the units below are also very good, they simply are not nearly as powerful and therefore will not consistently give you as reliable performance where you will be using your remote start system.
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 Pro R5-SS or the Pro R3-SS! They are both a great value, have excellent range that will be enough for most people; are very easy to use, which is great for the elderly or for the technically challenged; they have the best warranty; the Pro R5-SS has the exclusive Proximity Unlock; both have two-way confirmation which everyone appreciates; and both been super-reliable for us. The units from DEI/Viper and any other company simple can’t compare. Stop in the store and we’ll show you why these units wins every time.
On the other hand, there are times when a person will need the power and convenience of a Pro T13 and times when a Prime 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.
Prime 2wR3-FM (RFX-2wR3-FM) &
Prime 2wG15-FM (RFX-2wG15-FM)
The less capable Prime series Prime 2wR3-FM and Prime 2wG15-FM are both similar to their two way PRO series counterparts mentioned above but with several distinct differences. Both units use FMX technology for consistent 3,000′ max range performance. In our real world testing, we see about 4 times to 5 times better performance from the PRO series than the Prime series. Yes, you will notice the difference.
The Prime series come with a standard 1 year remote control warranty and a limited lifetime warranty on the parts in the vehicle compared to the PRO series which carry the upgraded 3 year remote control warranty and limited lifetime warranty on the parts in the vehicle.
Like the PRO series, both Prime series models include one of the two way confirming remote controls in the package and include the Drone Mobile LTE smart phone module with 30 days of free service. Again, same as PRO, if for some reason you would prefer a secondary one way remote instead of the Drone Mobile smart phone module, we make that simple. Just ask us for details.
Smartphone Based Remote Car Starters
DroneMobile is the most powerful Smart Phone system available. It works with Apple iPhones and Android devices and most other internet enable devices (computers). The system includes 30 days of free service; then it runs as low as an average of $2.99 a month up to $5.99 a month for standard 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. As of 2023/2024, most TWO WAY REMOTE START PACKAGES INCLUDE A DRONE MOBILE LTE SMART PHONE MODULE along with 30 days of free service. Drone is an option on one way remote start systems.
All systems that include drone also include a thermister which allows the remote start system to display your vehicle’s interior temperature on the phone app.
Compustar Drone has been shown to be the most reliable smart phone app but we always recommend purchasing a system that includes a handheld RF remote. 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. Most of the packages we offer include a RF remote.
One-Way Remote Car Starters
PRO 1wX (Exclusive to Sweet Sounds)
The PRO 1wX, a Sweet Sounds Exclusive, provides the best of both the RF-P1wG15-FM and the RF-P1wR3-FM by including one of each remote in the package. They are rated for up to 3,000 feet of range. It is simply far superior to the competition.