If you are reading this article, then you are probably like the folks at Prestige Car Audio & Marine: We are serious about security systems, and we have been for more than 25 years. We feel that the only way to protect your vehicle properly is with a good-quality, professionally installed security system. Factory systems are nothing more than noisemakers that any thief can easily defeat. For this article, we want to get you up to speed on the differences in remote technology, known as one-way, two-way, and smartphone security system communication.
One-Way Security System Communication
One-way systems have been around as long as there have been remote controls. The term “one-way” refers to the communication pattern between your remote control and your security system. When you push a button on your remote, it sends a signal to your vehicle, asking the system to arm itself, disarm, open the trunk, etc. Your factory-installed keyless entry system would be a good example of a one-way system.
Two-Way Security System Communication
Instant Feedback From The System
Two-way systems take communication to the next level. You push a button on your remote control and it communicates with your vehicle. Where the magic happens is that the vehicle communicates back to the remote control. Now you know that your security system is armed and vehicle doors are locked. Here is where it gets even better: You are out to eat and set your keys on the table. Your remote control tells you that your security system has gone off and a door has been opened. You run outside and avert something bad happening to your pride and joy. Pretty neat, huh?
The second advantage to two-way systems is range. They have the capability of working from up to 3 miles away! Our new Compustar T11 remote control has three times the range of the nearest competitor. You can see it in action, remote-starting a vehicle, in this video produced by our friends at Perfectionist in Alaska:
As I’m sure you noticed, they put the remote in a fish tank and then operated it. How many times has a piece of electronics gotten wet and then died? The new Compustar T11 remote can be immersed in water 1 meter deep for 30 minutes and still keep right on working. It is also durable, taking the abuse of being run over by a Honda and still looking and working just fine! It is nice to know that someone is building products that can hold up to real-world abuse.
Smartphone-Based Security System Communication
Finally, there’s a smartphone-based system, such as one called the Drone. It gives you complete control over your security system from the convenience of your phone, and unlimited range. As long as your phone has Internet access and your vehicle is parked where the Drone module inside it has Internet access, you will get notifications from anywhere in the world.
You can even track your vehicle in real time, locate it and set up geo-fencing to alert you if it leaves a certain area. This is the ultimate in security for your vehicle.
Stop By Today To Learn More
Prestige Car Audio & Marine invites you to stop by our shop with your vehicle. Our team will go out to your vehicle with you to look it over, and will listen as you describe your goals for the security system. We will then let you know about all of the sensors and convenience options available to you. Once we gather all the information, we will work up the best solution for you needs. And we will back it up with the highest-quality installation around, giving you years of reliable protection.
You can also contact us here for more information about any of our products and services.