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How to Connect a Cell Phone to a Car Alarm

Updated March 23, 2017

Using your mobile phone to control the alarm on your car is doable in this day and age. With the use of a Smartphone and an application by the name of Viper SmartStart, locking and unlocking your car alarm from anywhere can be accomplished with the push of a button on your phone. In addition to arming your vehicle, you can also start the ignition on your car, press the panic button and release the boot.

Visit www.viper.com/smartstart by clicking the link or typing the web address into the address bar on your computer. Choose your Smartphone of choice and start the download. The software download is free. However, the system itself cost £324 if you do not have the Viper SmartStart system already installed in your car. If the system must be installed the price is £194.

Connect your Smartphone to your computer with the use of a USB cord. Access your device manager system to transfer the downloaded file to your phone. Follow the prompts on your phone and computer until the application has successfully downloaded.

Have the Viper SmartStart system installed in your vehicle. This is done by locating the nearest dealer location close to you and purchasing the system. You can access the list of approved dealers by visiting www.viper.com/smartstart and inserting your zipcode into the dealer section on the home page.

Activate your membership after the system has been installed in your car. This is done by clicking the "activate" icon on www.viper.com/smartstart and inserting your information. After 1 year of service you will be require to select a service plan to continue to have access to the feature of the SmartStart software. The cost for the service is £19.40 per month and the features include locking and unlocking your car, remote car starter, truck release, and panic or car finder buttons.

Things You'll Need

  • Smartphone (BlackBerry or iPhone)
  • Viper SmartStart alarm system
  • Money
  • Computer
  • USB cord
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About the Author

Based in Chicago, Kenyonda Bradley has been writing for online publications since 2008. With more than 10 years of experience as a hairstylist, she is also studying to become an elementary school teacher.