Compustar CS-600S

Remote Start with Keyless Entry and Extended Long Range


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General Features
  • Long Range Remote Car Starter with Keyless Entry
  • Includes two 4 button remotes
  • Horn honk and Panic features
  • Door lock and unlock outputs
  • Driver's priority unlock
  • Long Range Starter Unit - can start from up to 1000 feet!
  • Horn Honk input
  • Compatible with gasoline or diesel engines
  • Low or high check level
  • 3 and 1.5 hour Intervals for cold and hot starts
  • Programmable run time: 15, 25, 45, or 3 minutes
  • Ignition controlled door locks
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix Warranty

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
Compustar CS-700S thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Compustar CS800-S)
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(previous model, replaced by Compustar CS-700S)

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.
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.
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.
Smartphone Compatibility
These are the types of smartphone systems that the car alarm system is compatible with.
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.

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.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Average Attribution Rating



Not Recommended

January 9, 2013

I bought this entry level remote start because Fortin said it was compatible with the EVO-ALL bypass datalink and because compustar is a reputable name in alarms. This thing was just a disappointment. A lot of the problems I had installing this was due to the fact that the datalink is only supported one way (from the Compustar to the EVO-ALL). This pretty much defeats the whole purpose of having the datalink since the bypass can't send information back to the Compustar, and extra connections will be needed. I spent multiple hours tearing my hair out, only to find out that I needed to hard wire a tach wire, which would have not been an issue if this unit supported 2 way datalink since the EVO-ALL would have been able to provide that information via datalink. I also wouldn't have had to hard wire a tach wire if the tachless sensing would work like it should, but in reading online, I found out this is fairly common failure with this unit. I have a cheaper remote start in a different vehicle that works better than this thing does. Compustars website isn't much help either and doesn't give you detailed enough information to find things like this in advance. Programming is also a bit difficult as well. Finding a place to mount this unit was also difficult due to the fact there aren't any screw holes. Just a slot on each side big enough to get a zip tie through. I personally prefer screws to secure something in a vehicle.

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Eddie L.

Dover, DE

Great system - nice price

March 5, 2013

Highly recommend this product. Works great with idatalink ALCA for my Honda Accord, did not have to wire lock/unlock/dirarm, trunk, positive starter input, or idatalink power connections. The RS232 cable saved me time and made for a neater install. Only feature I had to wire is a tach line, which I connected directly to the vehicle. Compustar and DEI technical says despite voltage/virtual tach feature, a tach line should be run whenever possible. Other methods are simply a lazy shortcut and can lead to over/under cranking. Very neat install, works great and RS232 on an entry level system - nice!

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Remote Start with Keyless Entry and Extended Long Range


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