Firstech’s History

Firstech, LLC. was founded in Anchorage, Alaska in 1995 when our founder, Jason Lee, opened an automotive detail and stereo shop. Lee saw an opportunity to create a new brand of remote starters, which offered better features and a more tech-friendly installation experience. This led to the creation of Firstech and the company’s flagship brand: Compustar.

Since relocating to Seattle, Washington in 2003, Firstech has continued to be a leading innovator in the mobile electronics industry, being the first-to-market with several game-changing technologies.

  • First 2-way LCD remote starter (1998)
  • First “spread spectrum” remote starter with 1-mile of range (2007)
  • First on-board bypass integration module (2009)
  • First to update aftermarket telematics modules over the air using 3G (2013)
  • First IPX-7 waterproof 2-way LCD remote starter (2015)

Our Mission

Firstech’s mission is to enhance the safety of every car-owner’s driving experience. This mission is the inspiration for our solutions along with the hands-on training that we perform with retailers across North America to ensure safe and proper installation.

As a result of Firstech’s continued innovation, we’ve been honored with six CES Innovations Awards, seven Mobile Electronics Top Vendor Awards, and an inclusion on Seattle Business Magazine’s “Top 100 Best Places to Work”. We are especially proud of the latter because of our commitment to the health, wellbeing, and success of our employees.

That all said, Firstech’s success over the past 20 years has been fueled and sustained by the partnerships we have established with our retailers and distribution partners. With their support, we are confident that we can offer the best products and the best service.

Firstech solutions are available at over 2,000 retail locations across North America. If you are interested in purchasing Firstech products, either for personal use or resale, please click here.

Firstech Product Categories

Remote Start & Security (learn more)

  • Compustar
  • Arctic Start
  • NuStart
  • FTX

Telematics (learn more)

  • DroneMobile
  • DroneFleet

In-Vehicle Camera Solutions (learn more)

  • Momento Dash Cameras
  • Momento Parking Cameras

U.S. Sub-Distribution

  • iDatalink Maestro
  • iDatalink
  • Mid City Engineering
  • tesa® tape

Let’s Connect!

Whether you are shopping for your personal car or looking to make the next big move for your business – we at Firstech would love to hear from you. Please contact us today here to connect with a Firstech representative about making the roads a safer and more comfortable place.

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