Many of our clients here at Mobile Edge ask us “What is the difference between our 1-way and 2-way remote car starters?” The answer is not complicated, but if you are new to owning a remote starter, then a thorough explanation of the operation of each system is worthwhile. Read on to learn how each system functions and clarify which will work better for your application.
How a 1-way Remote Start Works
All remote car starter systems need a way to be activated remotely. The Compustar systems we offer has more than a dozen different remote-control options available. The remote controls are a hand-held radio frequency transmitter that sends a specific code to the remote start system. It will only be recognized by your starter system.
When you want to start your car, you will press the start button on the remote. The remote will transmit an appropriate code. If your vehicle is in range (close enough) and receives the code, it will start. If your vehicle is too far away, or can’t receive the message because there are obstacles such as buildings in the way, nothing happens.
The options for 1-way remote controls vary from 800 feet to 3000 feet of range, or what we refer to as 1x Power to 6x Power range.
How 2-way Remote Car Starters Work
If you select a 2-way remote control for your remote car starter, a second step takes place after you press a button on the remote to transmit a command request. When the remote starter system in your vehicle receives and executes the command, it sends a signal back to your remote control. Depending on the remote you have chosen, the remote will make a chirping sound, and an LED will flash, or a message will be displayed on an LCD panel to let you know the command was received and executed. Sending a command and then getting a confirmation right on the remote is what makes these systems “2-way.”
Our 2-way remote control options vary in range from 2500 feet to three miles, or 5x to 30x Power range.
Other Benefits of 2-way Remotes
2-way remotes will display confirmation for the lock, unlock and remote start functions. If a door or your hood is open when you send a remote start command request, the remote will alert you to an error. If a transmitted command is not received and executed, you will be alerted to that as well. Finally, the remote will let you know how much remote start run time is left in four different steps. This is invaluable information on a really cold morning.
If we include a security system with your remote starter, the 2-way remotes with LCD displays will alert you if a door is opened or the shock sensor is triggered.
Visit Mobile Edge for the best Remote Car Starters
When it is time to shop for a remote starter for your car, truck or SUV we invite you to visit Mobile Edge. Our team of experts will be happy to demonstrate the different 1-way and 2-way remote car starters we carry and provide you with an obligation-free quote to install a system in your vehicle. For more information about a remote starter system for your vehicle, call us at 610-377-2730 or send us an e-mail using our online contact button below. You can complete our Remote Car Starter Estimate Request to get the process started.