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Phonics Digital PD-175

2-way, 2 LCD Pager Remote Start Car Alarm

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  • 2-way vehicle security system with LCD display
  • Long Range FM system (up to 3000 feet!)
  • Car / Alarm LCD Status on Remote
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Visual and Audio Alert on Remote
  • Dual Zone Monitoring Shock Sensor System
  • Auto-lock / Unlock Feature
  • Doors Sensors
  • Trunk Sensors
  • Hood Sensors
  • Auto Re-Locking
  • Trunk Release by Remote
  • Remote Easy Key-Lock
  • Current Sensing Circuit
  • Status LED
  • Silent Arm / Disarm
  • Flashing Headlights
  • 127dB Siren
  • Remote Panic
  • Sensor Bypass by Remote
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

General Features

Car Alarm
If "Yes", the system will have alarm security features to help prevent vehicle theft and tampering. Remote start modules without alarm features will have "No" for this value.
Yes
Remote Start
If the alarm or remote start module has "Yes" for this value then the system has an electronic device that allows you to start your vehicle by remote control without actually being inside the vehicle or using the key. The remote start system supplies the vehicle with power and simulates a start just as if you were inside using the key. Select vehicles require additional accessories or immobilizer/bypass modules to use the remote start feature.
Yes
Keyless Entry
Keyless entry allows you to remotely lock, unlock, and open the trunk of a vehicle if that is equipped with power door lock motors (actuators) and power truck motor (solenoid). Door lock controls via the remote are found on nearly all of today's car alarms.
Yes
2-way Paging
Alarms with 2-way paging inform the user via remote vibrating/audible/visual alert when the alarm is triggered. The pager must be within range to receive the transmitted signal.
Yes
Number of Remotes
The number of remotes included with the alarm system purchase.
2
Number of Buttons on Primary Remote
The amount of buttons on the Primary Remote generally equals the number of functions that you can use your remote for. Some remotes have auxiliary buttons which can perform more than one task per button.
4
Main Transmitter Type
LCD and OLED transmitters display various screen savers, warnings, alerts and other features on the face of the remote, rather than first generation button-only transmitters. They provide more information typically and other features.
LCD
Sidekick Remote Transmitter Type
Some car alarms and remote start systems come with more than 1 transmitter, which is referred to as the "sidekick" transmitter. Most LCD/OLED systems come with a button-only sidekick transmitter, while select units come with an additional LCD/OLED transmitter.
LCD
LED/Display Color
The color of the LED indicator(s) on various items such as button-only car alarm transmitters, various chargers, cell phone accessories and other products.

For OLED or LCD car alarm remotes/transmitters the display color refers to the color(s) of the screen.
Green
Number of Vehicles Supported
Some higher end car alarm systems can support multiple vehicles. This is the number of vehicles that the works with.
1
PC Programmable
Custom, advanced programming options through one or more of the following: PC, Pocket PC, PALM Pilot, Valet SW or Remote Transmitter allows for advanced controls of your alarm's functions.
No

Convenient Features

Panic Mode
Panic mode allow the user to be able to set off the alarm from the remote.
Yes
Trunk Release
The trunk release option allows for integration and control of the trunk latch. Additional parts may be required.
Yes
Valet Mode
Valet mode is a car alarm setting that adjusts system to less sensitive settings when allowing a valet to park your car and similar settings.
No

Alarm Features

Paging Range
The maximum distance that the car alarm system will work with the wireless remotes.
3,000 Feet
Siren
Most car alarms come with a siren that can be installed. The siren will sound when the car alarm is triggered the alarm goes off.
Yes
Shock Sensor
The shock sensor is designed to trigger an alarm on light or heavy impacts and vibrations (standard sensor included with most alarms).

A dual zone shock sensor is a feature of proximity and shock sensors only. Zone 1 ( light impact on shock sensor and short motions(adjustable) on proximity sensor) will trigger warn away chirp to warn intruder that car has an alarm without setting off the full alarm. Zone 2 (heavy impact on shock sensor and extended motions(adjustable) on proximity sensor) will trigger the alarm to “go off”.

Dual Zone Shock Sensor

Two-Way Paging Features

Transmitter Alert
The is the way that the transmitter, or remote can communicate alerts to the user.
Audible
Interior Thermometer
Some of the higher end car alarm systems are able to detect the temperature of the cabin. The temperature can then be displayed on the remote.
No

Remote Start Features

Cold Start Timer
Great for those on a set schedule who need their vehicle to warm up at a specific time every morning for example.
No

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
38%
4 Star
44%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
6%
1 Star
13%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
3.7
Value
4.3
Features
4.4
Design
3.9
Usability
3.9

lol try breakin in. good luck buddy

Des Moines, IA

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perfect for car thefts

February 16, 2010

u can choose to have the alarm chirp. or in silent mode it will let u know on your keychain dongle that the car had a shock to it. and in silent mode u can already run outside before the car alarm activated after about 15 seconds of silence. for a true alarm don't hookup the light flashers to brake lights or anything like that so its a sneak up on the robbers. baseball bat not included :) its a great alarm though

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Bryce

Morrow, GA

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No GO

August 6, 2012

I bought this product for a 1991 Nissan 240sx SE. Power everything. This thing worked great for the first month. I dont know if i had a defect if the shop (which was pretty reputable in my area) Didnt install it right. But when it got really hot outside the alarm would activate or deactivate or when it was really cold. I dont know. I dont think the product is worth giving another shot. If they used higher quality parts/assurance. I would have gave this product 5 outta 5 other then the crappy remote design.

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Jarrod

Bothell, WA

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Fantastic Alarm

March 17, 2011

This Alarm is the bomb, at the time my budget didn't allow me to get an alarm with all the bells and whistles, but when I saw this one and read the features for the price I was hooked. Since install, the alarm has work perfect and the auto start is a great feature to have. I'm very satisfied.

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luis

el paso tx

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pd 175

January 9, 2011

I definitely recommended this, I have only used for a week and I believe I am in love. The range is awesome, so far I had tested over 350.ft i have no clue have to tested for the 3000 ft they claim since I am no able to see it or hear that far. AAA batteries are way better than the small & expensive s***. two remotes (= cons. the reception antenna hold the override button, so a universal Honda key and the knowledge where to press will screw u up. installation is a mess and could turn to a nightmare if you dont know what are you doing. i have never heard of this brand before but the price is really reasonable comparing it to a well knew brand with same features the mini cellphone shaped remote is kind of big but you get what you pay

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bobst

Canada

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very good

December 15, 2010

I would def recom this alarm. I installed it 2 years ago and it works flawlessly.amazing range,love the remotes. I love the fact they actually give you two full function transmitters. Even my old Viper at $500 only gave you one.another thing i really like is the blue antitheft light.its bright and flashes.back to the transmitter,the screen is well layed out,easy to understand,and tough.also thanks to Sonic Electronix once again for another great deal......

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TBA

Las Vegas, NV

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The thing is rubbish

April 17, 2010

Transmitters keep breaking, hard to install batteries, and instructions are worthless! Other than that it serves its purpose.

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alex

newark nj

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piece of sheet

April 16, 2010

not good ,really bad

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Marc

Decatur, Alabama

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Good Price for all the Functions

March 19, 2010

I would recommend this product to anyone wanting a full function car alarm system. The only problem I had was figuring out what wire to cut to the distributor because I don't have a distributor, instead I have coil packs, for the remote start function. If it is your first time installing a car alarm, this one will be difficult. On a scale of one to ten (ten being the most difficult) I give it a eight, and as far as quality I give it a seven. Anyone installing this will need a complete vehicle electrical schematic (must obtain separate) not included with alarm, for your specific vehicle.

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slim

liberty, MS

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autostart

October 16, 2009

it works great im in a small town so no one wanted to hook it up i went to the next town and they hooked it up but it took 6 hours with an appointment. it has three settings on medium or high thunder or hard rain sets it off easily. even a door slam or loud car makes it go off on medium or high but medium not as much and low never unless window is broken any kind of ruff damage

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TWOFOURONE

Pine Bluff, AR

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mrdwyn

August 28, 2009

THIS IS A GOOD BUY FEATURES ARE GREAT, THE REMOTE START IS A GOOD FEATURE IN THE SUMMER AN WINTER. OVERALL ITS A GREAT BUY....!

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devorris

tampaTampa, FL

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tampa

July 21, 2009

this is a good alarm for the money u spend had no problems with it

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Jr Mostwanted

Barbados

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GREAT VALUE

July 7, 2009

Have one in my car.. Must say its easy to use and have very nice features.. My friends have order some for themselves..

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jason

Silver City, NM

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Great security

March 22, 2009

Works good and starts up with no problem.... My friend has one of these and i would recommend it because it has good quality.

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nico

Dayton, OH

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Easy to install

February 17, 2008

best 2 way lcd remote start for the price.most 2 ways only come with 1 lcd remote and a regular 4 button remote but this comes with 2.easy to install and would recommend to anyone.I have 1 in my car and i will be putting 1 in my wife's car and have installed or recommended to a few friends too.

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Fridrik

Iceland

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Good for the buck

August 17, 2005

Its good and easy to install, if you can follow the manual and if you know anything about your cars electronic system. Just installed in my friends car, works well and the remote start works like a charm. And you cant beat the price.

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victor

Canada

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Get Alarm A breeze to install and secure

June 11, 2005

I bough this alarm and it is great simple to install if you know how to install alarms high quality. so mayn features for 99.00 alarm and secure for the price.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

PD-175

UPC

712950040813

Weight

3.00lbs

Internal SKU

pd175

Internal Product ID

1483

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

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Product Name: Phonics Digital PD-175