Clients of Ralph’s Radio in Vancouver and Victoria are often curious about the remote starter safety features included in the Compustar systems we install in their cars and trucks. Safety is a top concern for our team, and the way we install our remote starters is designed to ensure that our clients and anyone who may work on these vehicles is never at risk. Let’s look at several of the safety systems we integrate into every installation.
Hood Pin Installation
A hood pin or switch is an important safety feature and one that the Ralph’s Radio team never overlooks. Imagine that you’ve taken your car to the dealership or a quick-lube place for an oil change. If a technician is working on the vehicle and someone accidentally presses the start button on the remote, the results could be very bad. Our remote starter systems won’t crank the engine if the hood is open. It doesn’t matter how many times you press the start button on your remote or if you are using a smartphone technology like DroneMobile.
Tachometer Signal Integration
Some remote starters include the option of detecting changes in battery voltage to determine if and when a vehicle has started. This process may save time during the installation process, but it’s not foolproof. A low battery on a cold morning could confuse the system and prevent the vehicle from shutting down the starter motor on time. This could cause damage or, at the least, unnecessary wear.
We always use a dedicated tachometer signal from the engine and connect it directly to the starter control module. This method enables us to know exactly how fast the engine is spinning to time the start process perfectly and ensure that everything is safe.
Data Interface Modules
Many clients worry about thieves being able to steal their vehicle once it’s been remote started. Because of the data interface modules we use in our installations, all the safety and security features of your vehicle will remain fully intact. The doors remain locked, and the factory key or fob is required for you to drive the vehicle away.
Even if someone broke a window to get into your car, the steering column would remain locked and the starter would shut down when they touch the brake pedal or clutch. A thief can’t hotwire or bypass your ignition system, so your car or truck is just as safe as it is when not running.
Expert Integration Adds Security
Our technicians are equipped with the training and tools required to expertly integrate a remote starter into your vehicle. Once we are done, the control and integration modules we use are concealed and all the wiring is bundled and loomed using the same materials that the factory uses. Cloth and fleece tape, premium vinyl tapes and split-loom tubing are always on hand to make each installation seamless and invisible.
Learn More About Remote Starter Safety Features
If you are interested in or have questions about a remote car starter for your vehicle, drop by Ralph’s Radio in Victoria or Vancouver and speak to a member of our team. We’d be happy to answer any questions you have about remote starter safety features and help you choose the best system for your needs. For more information, give us a call or send an e-mail using our contact page.