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Directed Shipping Viper SmartStart GPS


Directed Electronics has
begun shipping Viper SmartStart GPS,
which was unveiled during International
CES in January.

According to Kevin Duffy, president of
Directed Electronics, “Viper SmartStart
enables you to start your car from virtually
anywhere with your smartphone. With Viper
SmartStart GPS, we’ve added a host
of great new features previously unavailable
in any single app. For families with younger
drivers, Viper SmartStart GPS now offers
the ability to monitor their safety and
security with unprecedented ease and affordability,
while enjoying fun and interactive
features such as one-touch Facebook

Available at authorized Viper retailers in
the U.S. and Canada, Viper SmartStart GPS
(model number VSM250) has a suggested
retail price of $299.99 and is compatible
with virtually all vehicle security and remote
start systems from Directed Electronics, including
Viper, Clifford, Python and Avital.

Viper SmartStart GPS can be installed
as a stand-alone system, allowing users
to access location-based features on their
smartphone using the Viper SmartStart
app, such as vehicle locator, social check
in, speed alert and lockdown alert. All are
included in the SmartStart GPS Secure
Service Plan starting at $5 a month.

Additional features can be accessed with
a Viper Premium Secure Service Plan, starting
at under $6 a month, such as SmartPark,
which remembers where the car is parked
each time the user locks the car using their
smartphone, and Viper Motor Club roadside

Viper SmartStart is currently available on
the iPhone, BlackBerry and Android platforms.
Viper SmartStart GPS is available
initially for iOS devices as an update (v2.2)
to the Viper SmartStart app at the iTunes
App Store and at

Viper SmartStart GPS will be available
soon for Android smartphones. To find
a local retailer online see