Crimestopper FS-89

2-Way FM/FM Keyless Entry and Remote Start Security System with LCD Touch Screen


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General Features:

  • FS-89 2-way Combo Security System Keyless Entry and Remote Start with LCD Touch Screen
  • Rechargeable 2-way Full Color LCD transmitter with 3000 feet of range
  • Operates on a 915 MHz FM frequency
  • Full color 3D graphics with audible voice tones to confirm user commands
  • Comes with 5 button companion transmitter with 2000 feet of range
  • Trigger history remembers time, date and zone that was set off for the last 4 triggers of the alarm
  • Arm/lock - disarm/unlock
  • Priority unlock feature
  • Trunk release
  • Parking lights output
  • Positive and negative door inputs
  • Auxiliary negative input (hood or trunk)
  • Starter kill option
  • Horn and siren outputs
  • 3 Auxiliary outputs
  • Dual stage shock sensor with adjustments
  • Dual 2-way data port for integration module connection
  • Code hopping receiver
  • Multi-vehicle functionality
  • Gas, diesel and hybrid compatibility
  • Manual transmission compatible
  • Turbo Timer function
  • Valet Mode function
  • On/Off Ignition controlled door lock
  • Vehicle State Check function shows Arm, Disarm, Remote Start Run Time, Door, Hood or Trunk Open
  • Check status of car's battery voltage and temperature
  • Parking meter alarm reminder
  • Temperature Start function to automatically start at specified temperature
  • Daily Start function to automatically start vehicle every day or specified days
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty
Check out the FS-89 Owner's Manual

General Features

Security System Type
This indicates whether the product is a security car alarm product, remote start module, or a combo unit that offers security with remote start features.

Security: This means that the car alarm system is just that. No bells and whistles, just a car alarm system.

Remote Start: when installed, this allows the user to start a vehicle from a remote location. Remote start modules and security with remote start alarms often require an additional vehicle specific bypass module to complete installation.

Security with Remote Start: This means that the system incorporates both features listed above.

Keyless Entry with Remote Start
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.
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.
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.
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.
Number of Remotes
The number of remotes included with the alarm system purchase.
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.
Touchscreen with 3 side buttons
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.
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.
Number of Vehicles Supported
Some higher end car alarm systems can support multiple vehicles. This is the number of vehicles that the works with.
Number of Auxiliary Outputs
The number of auxilary outputs that the car alarm system supports. These outputs are left over from the total number of channels. They can be used to add on other options or additional features to a vehicle.
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.
Professional Installation Recommended
This will indicate whether or not we recommend going to a professional installer for this item. Some items have complex installations that should only be done be professional certified installers.
Built-in Bypass Module
Replacement Remote Transmitter
Car alarm replacement remotes are used when you damage or lose your original remote that came with your alarm. Programming of the replacement remote is required and must be done on site where the alarm is installed in the vehicle. Some remotes can be used as an additional 2nd or 3rd remote on a car alarm system.

Convenient Features

Panic Mode
Panic mode allow the user to be able to set off the alarm from the remote.
Trunk Release
The trunk release option allows for integration and control of the trunk latch. Additional parts may be required.
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.

Alarm Features

Paging Range
The maximum distance that the car alarm system will work with the wireless remotes.
3,000 Feet
Number of Car Alarm Channels
The total number of channels that the car alarm system supports. These channels can include locking and unlocking doors, opening the trunk, remote start, and many other options.
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.
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.
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.

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.
Turbo Timer
Some remote start systems have turbo timer feature which allows the vehicle to run for a specified amount of time after exiting vehicle. In turbocharged vehicles this prevents hot oil in the engine from choking up in the lines. Hard driving can raise engine oil temperatures to dangerously high levels. Proper cool down is essential for a healthy turbo and engine.
Compatible with Diesel Engines
This means that the remote start system will work with diesel engines.
Engine Start Intervals
Some remote start systems offer feature to protect your engine. The engine start interval feature will start the car at particular time intervals or when the engine has reached a certain temperature. This feature prevents the engine block from freezing.
Compatible with Manual Transmissions
This means that the remote start car alarm is compatible with manual transmissions. Please see the item description, manual, or your professional installer for more information as to how this feature will work with your specific vehicle.

Warranty and Return Policy

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

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exactly what i wanted

November 18, 2015

The cold days are coming, so I wanted to make sure I had a proper remote start system . This did the job and some. The touchscreen is a cool feature for an otherwise basic setup; i didn't want anything super fancy. I decided to get the immobilizer from my installer, to avoid the confusion. Thanks sonic! you guys are great!

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Worthless junk now that it's discontinued

January 25, 2016

I was shopping for a system that would do several things, such as remote display of the car battery voltage and interior temperature. I don't like have to do multiple keypresses to do so, and when I read about the touch screen on the FS-89 it fit the bill. Apparently I had the misfortune of buying the last one sold here before it was discontinued.

This is my second remote keyless system install I have purchased from Sonic. The first was an Autopage 915 and it went well and continues to work to this day, but it lacked some of the features found on the FS-89.

On this install as the last one, I went through the wiring via a shop manual and made sure I had the proper wire and soldered all of my connections. I clipped the cheap power feed wires and used automotive-grade TXL wire and a separate fuse panel. The system was grounded at a factory ground point. the antenna was connected and placed high on the driver A-pillar by the windshield.

Problem #1: The system would not recognize its own remote during the programming stage. After repeated attempts, I was finally able to get the touch screen remote recognized.

Problem #2: When I first tried the system, it would only work (lock/unlock doors and render remote voltage and temperature) with the door open. I found that when the green trigger wire was connected to the factory (GM negative trigger) door switch wire, the 12V normally present dropped to like 7V.

Problem #3: The remote stopped working with the door open or closed. The brain still unlocks the doors when the key is turned off, and the shock sensor LEDs flash so I know part of it is working.

Problem #4: The temperature displayed was never correct. It would read 32 degrees (F) on a 62 degree day, and it later just began to display "NO".

Problem #5: The voltage displayed was always too low, such as 10.0V when my multi-meter read 12.2V inside the car.

I never made it to the point of trying the remote starter. The above problems suggest the "brain" has failed and the only solution would be to replace it.

I contacted Sonic, who generously agreed to file a return authorization (RA). I then learned that since this unit had been discontinued, an RA was impossible. I've found that while apparently several manufacturers sold a touch screen system in the past, no one makes a touch screen system anymore. I've concluded there must have been a number of problems with them, which is too bad since it was a great concept.

Sonic has agreed to give me a credit or a refund. I give Sonic 5 stars and Crimestopper/Fortress 1 star. Great concept, but worthless junk when it fails since you can't get replacement parts.

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2-Way FM/FM Keyless Entry and Remote Start Security System with LCD Touch Screen


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