Siri has made it pretty easy to do many tasks on your iPhone, but thanks to Viper Alarm, she can now help you start your car, too. Viper's SmartStart 3.0 gives any smartphone the ability to perform many remote functions on a car by using the alarm system's app, but only iPhone 4S and 5 users can get their car running simply by saying, "Siri, start my car." The future is now.

In addition to starting your car and locking and unlocking a car's doors, the latest SmartStart 3.0 now lets you know if you left a door open, send a reminder to start your car if it's cold outside and even use GPS to find your car from just about anywhere. The GPS function does require users to spring for a $399 GPS module and pay for a service plan, with prices ranging from $49.99 for a one-year basic contract up to $239.99 for a three-year premium plan. SmartStart alarm systems alone range in price from $399 up to $599.

Check out how Viper's new SmartStart 3.0 system works with Siri in the video below.


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      Property Master
      • 2 Years Ago
      Viper SmartStart also works with Android and Blackberry phones so I don't know why I need ugly iPhone http://www.viper.com/SmartStart/GetSmartStart.aspx
      ngiotta
      • 2 Years Ago
      Siri, the most overrated feature, on the most overrated phone.
        A_Guy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ngiotta
        Android users: youtu.be/7huae767Rxg
          Brodz
          • 2 Years Ago
          @A_Guy
          Apple users: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFhjDX-DUew&feature=youtu.be
      ShutoSteve
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bruce Wayne on a date with his Aventador: Bruce Wayne: "Start car". Girl: "Ooo.." Bruce Wayne: "Shields". *nothing happens* Bruce Wayne: "Shi..wrongcardamnitwheredi.." *incoherent mumbling from him as he fiddles with his iPhone* Girl: "What's wrong?" Bruce: "I.. Uh.. The app crashed..."
      Brian
      • 2 Years Ago
      Or, you can spend $199 and have remote start added to your key fob. I just don't see the point in spending ridiculous amounts of money for items that already exist for much less. Is it as slick as using Siri on my I Phone? No, but so what? Why does starting my car have to be done in such a "fashionable" way? And I don't need my phone to remind me that it's cold outside so I should start the car early to warm it up. Humans aren't as stupid as Apple wants us to think. This is what slick marketing has done - brainwash millions of people into opening their check books or swiping their credit cards to the tune of hundreds or thousands of dollars for things we THINK we need but don't. Now, if you just WANT this pointless feature and don't mind wasting your money, then more power to you.
        4gasem
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Brian
        I believe it's because you can start it from anywhere. Most OEM RS units have a limited range and when you live in Chicago or NYC, it's nice to have a warm car after walking to get to it. Just a thought...
      Just Stuff
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yet another stupid toy for people with more money than brains.
        jcar302
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Just Stuff
        Agreed, by the time you get your phone out, click for siri, wait for siri to get what you said wrong a few times, you could have started your car 20 times over just by pressing the keyfob without ever pulling your keys out of your pocket.
          dartanianjohnson
          • 2 Years Ago
          @jcar302
          Because most keyfobs don't reach very far. The SmartStart is great for starting your car before you leave the mall, work, or anywhere when your more than 200' away from your car. You can also opt to have a traditional keyfob remote for the times when you are close and don't want to deal with the app. Another advantage of the SmartStart is the ability to unlock your car via the app. Great for if you accidentally lock your keys in your car. Even if you lock your phone in there also, you only need to find the nearest phone and call your husband/wife and they can unlock it from his/her phone -- where ever they may be.
      Basil Exposition
      • 2 Years Ago
      Fcuk Siri
      csrecord
      • 2 Years Ago
      Non factory remote starts almost always suck. Go to your dealer and get the factory unit installed. Probably around the same price but no yearly fees and you get a couple new key fobs. If more than one person drives the car, do you need to pay for more apps? Who needs to start their car from 2000 miles away?
        AnalogJesse
        • 2 Years Ago
        @csrecord
        Did you just recommend going to a dealership for a service? Are you mad?
        jon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @csrecord
        first off factory remote starts are the ones that suck. plus you go to a lot of dealers and ask for a remote start and some send your car to a place that just puts a aftermarket remote start in anyways. main problem with the aftermarket ones is most people just buy the cheapest one they can find that is a bad idea you really do get what u pay for.
        dartanianjohnson
        • 2 Years Ago
        @csrecord
        Factory remote start suck in so many ways -- just talk to people that have them. Aside from limited range, a lot of them have stupid "features" such as stopping the engine when the door is opened. WTH is that for? With the SmartStart, the engine stays running until you hit the brake. That means that while the Remote Start is running, you can get in your car, insert the key in the ignition, turn it to the 'on' position (not start), and you're good to go. Once you hit the brakes, the SmartStart drops out, but the car stays running since the key is in the ingition and in the correct position.
      4gasem
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Protected by Viper, stand back" Viper was HUGE back in the early to mid '90s.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Wes Mantooth
      • 2 Years Ago
      great so now when i misplace my phone i no longer only have to worry about it getting stolen but my car as well! dumb app. flashy. but dumb
      dartanianjohnson
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'll be the first to say that Siri is dumb and just a gimick. I'll also agree with others that say that using Siri to remote start your car is just flashy and unnecessary. However, everything else about Viper's SmartStart system is very usable and not just another gimick for people to waste their money on. There are many advantages that I have listed above in my replies to the above hater comments. On a side note, I do not work for Viper -- I'm just a guy that recently installed it on my wife's car and we are very happy with the product. As far as it being expensive, it is if you buy it from a dealer and also have to have it installed. But, if you have any techincal ability, you should be able to install one yourself for a lot cheaper. I bought my VSS3000 on eBay for $120 (brand new) and you can also find them on Amazon for around $150. Installing took a few hours of research (for specific wire colors in our car) and a few hours of install. Sure, there is a $49/year fee, but i feel it's a pretty nice convenience for only $4 per month.
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