Viper SmartStart App Reaches Two Million Downloads

Vista, California (7/30/2013) - Directed Electronics today announced that its Viper SmartStart smartphone app has reached another major milestone—two million downloads.

Viper created the connected car category, and continues to lead the industry, constantly adding features and value to its product line. Smart Schedule, SmartPark, Home Control and GPS tracking are but a few of the newer conveniences the company has integrated into SmartStart.

Mike Simmons, President of Viper, stated "At Viper we’re all about connecting people with their cars. We follow the philosophy that customers shouldn’t have to buy a new car to own the latest technology."

Viper SmartStart continues to receive praise from press and consumers alike who are joining the "keyless lifestyle." The days of being “keychained” and having no control or communication with a vehicle is over. And now that SmartStart is also available on the Windows Phone platform, in addition to iPhone, Android and BlackBerry, virtually everyone can be truly connected to their cars.

With Siri Integration on Viper SmartStart customers can even use voice commands for remote starting their vehicles or locking or unlocking doors. With an evolving suite of new features the Viper SmartStart takes on life’s complexities and simplifies them—all from the ease of your smart phone.

The Viper SmartStart solution is available at Best Buy and other authorized Viper retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Customers can add Viper SmartStart to their Viper security or remote start system for $199, or they can buy a complete Viper SmartStart system starting at $299. Service plans start at about $3 per month. For more information and a store locator or to download the free app, please visit www.viper.com/smartstart

About Viper

For 30 years, Viper has been a world leader in automotive electronics. Viper protects and remotely starts more vehicles than anyone else on the planet. Viper created the connected car category with the launch of Viper SmartStart in 2009 – the app that lets you start, locate and control your car from virtually anywhere in the world with your smartphone.

Recipient of hundreds of technology patents and awards, the company is based in Southern California. Visit www.viper.com or follow our social: @vipersmartstart, facebook.com/viper, youtube.com/vipersmartstart.