Driving Safety & Comfort

Firstech’s primary mission is to create remote start & security solutions that make every car owner’s driving experience safer and more comfortable. Over the past twenty years, we have accomplished this by creating technologies and hardwares that are user-friendly, easy to install, and work reliably in all conditions.

What is “Remote Start”?

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Remote start gives drivers the power to remotely turn their vehicle’s engine on and off from far away. This is done with long-range remote transmitters that communicate over radio frequencies to a control module installed inside of the vehicle.

The primary benefit of a remote starter is climate control. Remote starting a vehicle five to ten minutes before driving can ensure that the vehicle’s inside temperature is warm in the winter OR cool in the summer.

In addition to comfort, Compustar remote starters enhance the security of a vehicle. This is accomplished by monitoring all entry points into the vehicle along with adding advanced security sensors to detect shock, tilt, motion and glass-breakage. Furthermore, Compustar systems have mechanical and digital safeguards to prevent the vehicle from being driven without the vehicle’s key present – eliminating the risk of vehicle theft.

Seamless Vehicle Integration

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In partnership with Automotive Data Solutions (ADS), Firstech offers the industry’s best vehicle coverage for adding remote start and security. For over 90% of vehicles on the road, a Firstech product can be “flashed” with vehicle-specific firmware so that it can speak directly with the vehicle’s internal computer. This powerful connection allows our systems to control more vehicle functions, such as rear defrost or trunk release, without adding more wire-to-wire connections.

Firstech also offers the widest coverage of vehicle-specific t-harnesses, which greatly streamline and expedite remote start installations. These t-harnesses feature factory-style connectors that eliminate most of the wire-to-wire connections required for traditional remote start installs.

Firstech has developed vehicle-specific t-harnesses for the following vehicle makes – and the list is growing:

  • Acura
  • Audi*
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz**
  • Mini*
  • Nissan
  • Pontaic
  • Ram
  • Subaru
  • Toyota
  • Volvo**
  • Volkswagen*

*In partnership with Automotive Data Solutions

**In partnership with Mid-City Engineering

Industry-Leading RF Solutions

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Ever since Firstech unveiled the world’s first 2-way LCD remote in 1998, the company has led the industry in RF-based remote technologies. Many of our releases featured first-to-market innovations that drastically transformed the way our customers interact with their vehicles.

  • First spread-spectrum remote starter with 1-mile of range (2007)
  • First on-board bypass integration module (2009)
  • First IPX-7 waterproof 2-way LCD remote (2015)
  • First 2-way remote transmitter with proximity unlocking (2020)

The Installer’s Choice

The creation of great automotive technology starts with the feedback that we receive from the installers that work with our products. Every Firstech product goes through rigorous field testing from Anchorage to Orlando to ensure reliability in all environments. Opportunities to improve products come straight from the install bays across North America and directly impact product development.

Our Technical Support team, led by industry-veteran Wade Beebe, boasts over 100 years of installation experience. We take pride in listening closely to the needs of our installers and retail partners – and we deliver solutions to the problems they experience. That is why Firstech is a 7-time recipient of the Mobile Electronics Association’s “Top Vendor Award”.

If you are a 12-volt shop owner or installer, we would love to partner with you in creating innovative technologies to make the road a safer and more comfortable place for all drivers.

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