As technology expands at an ever-increasing pace, more and more people come to Sweet Sounds in Mankato looking for remote starters for their vehicles. One particular question seems to come up more often every day: “Can I remote start my vehicle with my smartphone?”
As Minnesotans Say, Ya, You Betcha!
Our smartphone integration module is called DroneMobile, and it’s made by the best remote start electronics manufacturer out there: Compustar. The DroneMobile unit is the best product out there, and Compustar has almost a decade of experience in this category.
While we see and hear about problems with units from other manufacturers, the Compustar units are solid and stable. With the newest iteration of DroneMobile, Compustar sets the standard.
DroneMobile Has the Fastest Response Time
DroneMobile is up to 60% faster in response time when compared to the competition.
Direct Carrier Partner With AT&T And Verizon
Firstech is a carrier-direct partner with the two largest cellular providers in the U.S., allowing us to offer best-in-class features to our customers.
Unmatched User Experience
Without question, the DroneMobile app experience is the most intuitive and modern way to control and track your vehicle. Included in the newest app release is “vehicle status.” This can show things such as whether the doors are locked, the in-car temperature, vehicle battery voltage, cell signal and more.
Speaking of subscriptions, DroneMobile remains one of the least expensive in the market, with rates as low as $2.99 per month when prepaying for an extended-term plan. Also, newly available is the option to pay month by month. For those in the business world, DroneMobile also has two business-levels plans available that provide unlimited points of interest and trip reporting.
Where And When Does A Drone Come In Handy?
Everywhere you and your vehicle have cell service.
Imagine being at the airport when your plane has just landed. It’s the middle of January and 3 degrees outside. Your vehicle is in the Park and Fly lot, 5 miles away. You turn on your phone, launch the app and start your vehicle while you’re still in the plane and. By the time you get to your vehicle, it’s warmed up, comfortable and ready to go. Awesome!
Other locations around the Mankato area where we’ve found DroneMobile to be useful include ISJ Mayo Hospital, many larger commercial and industrial buildings, the mall, and all area schools and college campuses.
For those worried about vehicle theft, all DroneMobile units are capable of GPS tracking your vehicle when tied to a premium subscription. Keeping tabs on your car while your children are using itis another huge benefit. The premium package also has many interesting parental control features, including setting up boundaries as a “geofence” that gives you a “push” notification if the vehicle travels outside the perimeter you have set.
Last but certainly not least, brand-new is a limited lifetime warranty on DroneMobile units. As long as a DroneMobile customer has an active subscription, Firstech will protect that customer’s hardware, regardless of model, with a limited lifetime warranty.
Drone or PRO Drone?
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.
Want To Remote Start Your Vehicle With Your Smartphone? Give Us A Call Today!
Why go out to a cold car ever again? We’re sure that you also don’t like scraping ice off the windows. When you are ready to take control of your vehicle through your smartphone, stop in and see us or contact us here. Come see us Sweet Sounds in Mankato, Minnesota. We can solve those problems for you.
Kelly J Fitzsimmons says
Hello I was wanting a car starter for my Jeep.
I am interested in the start from my phone option.
Jeff Sweere says
For an accurate quote, please fill out this form here: https://www.sweetsounds.com/contact-us/ and we’ll be happy to get you some options.
John De Graff says
My factory remote start in my 2019 Jeep Cherokee is horrible so I was looking for an iPhone app that could be used by adding an obd2 start option or another plug-and-play where I could use my iPhone. Uconnect is not an option as the car has connect 4 and the radio needs to be upgraded to a 4c or more for the serious remote start with the iPhone option they have stopped the old plugin package they had for adding use by iPhone. Is there any relatively easy way you can think of for me to make this happen? I had reached out to a number of places claiming that just adding a small box or obd connector would work but they have never returned a call or email.
Jeff Sweere says
Good afternoon John,
Thanks for the inquiry. We are a single store located in Mankato, MN. In your inquiry, you did not mention your location. Are you in our service area or where are you contacting us from? With that, I can be of better help.
Also needed, does your Jeep start by turning a key or pressing a push to start button? Is it automatic or manual transmission?