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Voxx Goes Long With Code-Alarm, Prestige

Voxx Electronics is extending the range of Code-Alarm and Prestige two-way remote-start keyless-entry systems to 2,500 feet from 1,500 feet with the launch of new models at the Nov.3-6 SEMA show in Las Vegas.

The $339-suggested Code-Alarm CA5354 and $339 Prestige APS687TWE come with one one-way remote one two-way remote whose LEDs confirm the execution of a command. Both are just 0.38-inches-thick.

Both also come with a port for plug-in installation of Voxx’s CarLink telematics device and a port for the plug-in FlashLogic transponder and door-lock interface module. The latter integrates the systems into a vehicle’s OEM databus and factory security system via a plug-and-play T-harness, which doesn’t void the factory warranty.

The CarLink device incorporates 3G cellular and GPS and lets consumers send commands from a smartphone to the systems to start and turn off the engine, lock and unlock doors, and control sliding doors and power windows. The CarLink smartphone app also locates the vehicle, notifies users when an optional security system is triggered, sends email or text alerts if the vehicle moves outside a prescribed zone. Other services include automatic crash notification, roadside assistance, stolen-vehicle tracking and recovery, emergency response assistance, and a driver-distraction service.