Purchasing and installation:
Browse our selection of starters, alarms and starter/alarm combos in-store or online. All products must be purchased in-store. Prices include installation by our ConnectPro experts.* Find a store near you.
*Vehicle interface required starting at $99.99. See in-store for details.
Car Starters & Car Alarms: Keep Your Ride Secure and Comfortable
Sure, your car is a machine that gets you from A to B, but it can also be a cherished travelling companion, mobile office, and much more. As such, it deserves to be protected, and a car alarm system is an effective way to make sure your four-wheeled friend stays safe. Your ride should also be comfortable – nobody likes to get into a freezing cold vehicle on frigid winter mornings, and with a remote car starter you’ll never have to endure this discomfort again. If you want an all-in-one solution pick up a combination alarm/starter package that’ll take care of all your needs, and Future Shop also carries replacement remotes if you’ve lost yours. Car security and remote start systems are available from vendors like Compustar, Viper, Nordic, Dei, Kenwood, and more.
The remotes for car security systems can be either be 1-way or 2-way. The former type have simple buttons that allow you to send commands (like “set alarm” or “unlock doors” for keyless entry) to your vehicle, while 2-way remotes have the additional feature of status indicators. These 2-way remotes show you the current status of your alarm system, either through coloured lights or small screen displays.
When you’re getting ready to go to work on a cold January morning, it’s easy to press a button on your remote starter and get your car’s engine going. With this automatic starter feature your ride will be nice and warm by the time you get in. Remote starters also come with 1-way or 2-way remotes, and you can even get models that work with your smartphone.
Read our Tech Spotlight to get the full story on this great product:
Viper SmartStart System – Tech Spotlight