Security and Remote Start

Security

Did you know that over a million vehicles will be stolen this year. Don’t be a statistic, and don’t believe that having only a factory security system (that typically only includes keyless entry with door sensors) will provide the protection you need to keep your vehicle and its contents safe. 

Security systems have a wide range of options. Features vary by brand and model but may include:

*1-Way or 2-Way communication Operating range up to 6,000 feet

*Impact Sensor

*Glass Break Sensor

*Remote lock and unlock of doors/ trunk

*Back up Battery

*Siren

*Panic Button

Starter Interrupt

*Trunk Protection

*Remote Start function



Remote Start Systems

 

Getting a remote start system installed into your vehicle by Sounds Fast can save you time and make driving in cold (or hot too!) weather far less of a chore than it usually is. With literally a push of a button, you can make this year's switch to cold temperatures as slick as the ice that will soon be disappearing from your windshield. Remote starts are easy for any driver to use: simply press a button on your remote from your cozy location indoors and the car turns on. You can also turn off your car using your remote if your plans have changed. The vehicle will stay locked until you unlock it and you'll know the remote start worked because your parking lights will flash to confirm that the signal was successful. It is important to keep in mind that you will need to actually turn your key in the ignition in order to put your car into gear. What Else Can a Remote Start Do? We explained how a basic remote start works but there are many models that come with extra features that can further enhance the convenience of a remote start system. There are systems that can also include complete security, temperature sensors that automatically start the car when the temperature falls to a set level, the ability to start your car from anywhere in the world via your SmartPhone, and other fantastic features. You have a lot of options when it comes to remote start systems and if you give us a call 541-312-4332 or come in, we can help you choose what will work best for your vehicle and lifestyle. We will make sure that the remote start is compatible with your vehicle and that it is installed correctly.



Smartphone Integration

With DroneMobile there is no need to carry an additional transmitter for remote start or locking and unlocking your vehicle; use your iPhone instead. In addition to basic vehicle control, the app offers expanded control over sliding doors, heated seats, vehicle security, and much, much more.

Ever wanted to locate or track your vehicle? Simply click the Map icon within the DroneMobile app for your vehicles current location displayed on a map. Along with your vehicle's location, you can view any available vehicle status information, such as your vehicle's battery voltage, temperature, alarm status, speed and more.

Would it be nice to know if your factory or aftermarket alarm went off? View the latest in push alerts by clicking the Alerts icon for detailed alert information, such as the zone triggered, vehicle name and time of alert.

Why should Soundsfast install your security or remote start system?

The most important part of any remote start or security system is the installation. You can purchase the most advanced kit on the market and if it isn't installed properly it can cause all kinds of headaches for you. Today's vehicles are complicated thanks to transponder keys, factory anti-theft systems, and multiplexed door lock systems. If somebody isn't familiar with working with these systems then the installation should be left to the professionals.

To help reduce vehicle theft, car manufactures are equipping the vehicle's key with a transponder chip. These chips keep the vehicle from starting unless the vehicle "sees" the key in the ignition. If your vehicle is equipped with a transponder key, an interface module will be needed (at an extra cost) at the time of installation. A majority of these modules are vehicle specific. In the rare occurrence a module is not made for your vehicle we will then use a universal module. Please stop by today and we will be able to tell you which module your vehicle needs.

Vehicle manufactures are trying to reduce the amount of wiring that is ran through a vehicle by using multiplexed systems. Most of today's vehicles modern door lock systems are perfect examples of a multiplex system. Instead of sending conventional electrical signals when pushing your door lock button to lock the other doors, a multiplex system will convert your action to a digital signal. Basically instead of having one wire for each action of your door lock switch, one wire can do everything. Unfortunately, conventional ways of integrating your door lock system into a remote start or security system won't work on a multiplex system. Thankfully our remote start/security manufactures are always ahead of the game and we have door lock modules (at an extra cost) that allow us to integrate your door lock system into your new remote start or security system. Integrating your door locks into the security/remote start system allows you to have both your remote start and keyless entry on one remote. There is no need to carry two remotes.

Certain connections on a remote start system have to be soldered for the remote start to function properly. If these connections are not soldered not only will it cause problems with the functions of the remote start, it can keep you from starting the vehicle with the key as well. We assure you at SOUNDS FAST we solder these connections.

Your safety and the safety of anybody working on your vehicle is our top priority. This is why we install a hood pin on every remote start system at SOUNDS FAST. A hood pin will keep the vehicle from remote starting while the hood is open. We are surprised when when we get a vehicle in that another shop has installed a remote start and there is no hood pin. In our opinion this should be a standard on ANY remote start system!

SOUNDS FAST technicians are always attending the latest training from our manufactures. We feel this is vitally important to keep us up to date on today's modern vehicles. On top of training we make sure our techs have the latest tech software and tools at their disposal. This assures they don't go into a vehicle "blind".

A remote start installation should be taken very seriously. We assure you at SOUNDS FAST your remote start installation will be done right the first time. We believe in the steps we take during an installation so much that we put a lifetime warranty on every installation that leaves our store. With over 5000 remote starts sold and installed, SOUNDS FAST is Central Oregon's remote start headquarters.

In my workshops I talk about something that I do in my life that has helped me to grow a better business. It's my customer service notebook. In it, I keep a record of great - and not so great, customer service experiences that I am blessed or depressed with. I then review these notes and pull things from it to apply to my businesses. I find it a great reminder for what is really most important to the success of any business: a great product, knowledge of and belief in your product, and outstanding customer service. With these things you have the recipe and ingredients for a lasting business. Yesterday, I had a great experience and a few things to add to my notebook. I have been searching for an iPod dock for my car stereo for some time. I surfed the forums, googled manufacturers, and the outlook was dismal. I have an unusual make and model (as far as iPod connectors go) and most everything I read said it really couldn't be done. Fooey! I then started calling every car stereo shop in town. Several said, "sorry, we don't know of any product for your car." A couple of them said, "We'll look for something and call you back." ONE shop actually did call back - and within the hour. They had a solution. I didn't believe them. I played along though and placed an order for the product with them. When it came in, I brought the car in for the install. The shop was clean - even the bathroom. That's weird. Car stereo shops are a guy thing. Only guys work in car stereo shops and auto repair joints. Guys don't typically maintain spotless bathrooms without the help of women unless they are fanatics about attention to detail. This was a good sign. As I was turning over the keys, the owner posed the question, "How are you going to actually mount the iPod?". I figured I'd get one of those suction cup thingys or just throw it in the glove box. The guy said, "Our installers are pretty creative. If we can come up with a cool way to mount the iPod that looks clean, would you like us to do that?" Sure I would. Sounds good to me - pun intended. I thought about this afterwards: what a great upsell! It satisfies my needs perfectly and gives them a little icing on the cake. I'm all for it. I was still skeptical though. I left my car and went to the office and waited, anticipating that call..."Uh, Mr. Kubota, we're sorry but this device actually won't work with your car. You were right, you can't connect an iPod to it." The call came, but it was, "Mr. Kubota, we have a GREAT solution to mount your iPod, we can create a custom dock for it in your unused ashtray. It will look like a factory iPod dock and when you close the ashtray it is completely hidden." Bitchin'. One hour before the promised ready time, they called and said, "Come 'n get it." I did, and it rocked. I am thrilled that I can now listen to my iPod, in full CD quality, in my car. It's a simple pleasure, I realize, but that's what life is all about, right? So what goes in the notebook that we can learn from? 1) Follow through. They called back when they said they would with answers to my questions. 2) Professionalism. They were polite, knowledgeable on their products, my car, and the installation. 3) Attention to detail. The shop was immaculate. They instilled trust. The installation looks like a factory job. 4) They up-sold me something I really needed, so I was more than happy to buy and appreciated the creative thinking. 5) They over delivered. I came away with a better solution than I had even hoped for. Oh, and the clencher? When I came in to pick up and pay, the price for the custom dock was less than I expected AND after I wrote the check he noticed he forgot to add the $37 shipping for the special ordered product. I said, "No problem, I can write another check..." but he said, "Ah, don't worry about it, just come back and see us next time you need something." Darn right I will. And I'm telling everyone I know that Sounds Fast in Bend, OR is the pinnacle of mobile audio shops.
- Kevin Kubota