Compustar Drone Mobile DR-1000

Remote Start System for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry Smartphones (DroneMobile)

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The remote start and or alarm module is needed and sold separately.
Only the GPS Tracking and Maintenance reminder features will work without the remote start or alarm.

With DroneMobile there is no need to carry an additional transmitter for remote start or locking and unlocking your vehicle; use your iPhone instead. In addition to basic vehicle control, the app offers expanded control over sliding doors, heated seats, vehicle security, and much, much more.

Ever wanted to locate or track your vehicle? Simply click the Map icon within the DroneMobile app for your vehicles current location displayed on a map. Along with your vehicle's location, you can view any available vehicle status information, such as your vehicle’s battery voltage, temperature, alarm status, speed and more.

Would it be nice to know if your factory or aftermarket alarm went off? View the latest in push alerts by clicking the Alerts icon for detailed alert information, such as the zone triggered, vehicle name and time of alert.

A Firstech remote start system must be installed to utilize all DroneMobile features. DroneMobile may be used with an aftermarket remote start.

Remote Start Features:
  • Tired of getting into a hot or cold vehicle? Cool your car in the summer and warm it in the winter with the DroneMobile app
  • Compatible with most remote start brands; however expanded features are available when DroneMobile is installed with a compatible CompuStar remote start system (
  • 2 Way confirmation displayed on app
  • Start error notification alerts
  • Compatible with any brand remote starter that has a "start activation input"
Keyless Entry Features:
  • Lock your keys in your car? Unlock them anywhere that has cellular coverage with the DroneMobile app. The lock/arm and unlock/disarm feature does not require an aftermarket alarm or remote start system. The DR-1000 has dedicated outputs that can be wired directly into most vehicles. For expanded functionality, such as remote start and security, a compatible remote start/alarm is required.
  • 2 Way confirmation displayed on app
  • Separate lock and unlock buttons
Trunk Release Features:
  • Hands full and need to open your trunk or power hatch? Instead of fishing for your keys, and dropping what you’re carrying, tap the trunk release button on your DroneMobile app. Your trunk will open so you can easily place your belongings in your vehicle.
  • 2 Way confirmation displayed on app
Panic Features:
  • DroneMobiles panic feature will draw attention to you and your vehicle by setting off your vehicles horn or aftermarket siren. When used as a safety feature, it will help protect you and your family from any suspicious characters near your vehicle.
  • Ever park in a large parking lot and can’t find your vehicle? The panic feature can be used as vehicle locater. Simply tap the siren button your app and your vehicles parking lights will flash and the horn or aftermarket siren will sound. For an advanced car finder feature, you can also use the GPS Tracking function.
  • 2 Way confirmation displayed on app
GPS Tracking Features:
  • GPS Tracking is one of the most exciting features of DroneMobile. This is truly the ultimate in convenience and vehicle security.
  • Through the Dronemobile app, easily track your vehicles current location on a map. Along with the vehicles location, view any available vehicle status information, such as the vehicle’s battery voltage, temperature, alarm status, and more. With GPS, DroneMobile has the option to receive important alerts, such as geo-fencing, points of interest, theft, towing, curfew violations, speed violations, low battery and service reminders.
  • Own a small business and need to track your assets. With DroneMobile you can. Add multiple vehicles to one account. If there isn’t a compatible app for your phone, don’t worry, you can access all of the GPS Tracking information from any internet connection. View the Web Control feature screen for more details.
  • One touch direction to and from vehicle and phone
  • One touch vehicle status page
  • GPS tracking can be enabled with or without a remote start and/or security system
  • Premium Plan Required
Maintenance Reminder Features:
  • If you have multiple vehicles or a busy schedule, DroneMobile will alert you when scheduled maintenance is due. For example, easily configure your account to send you an alert every 3000 miles as a reminder to change your oil.
  • Mileage and date reminders
  • Customizable vehicle/asset names
  • Perfect for families with multiple vehicles or small fleets
  • Premium Plan Required
Alerts/Reporting Features:
  • The DroneMobile app will alert you with a variety of security and GPS notifications. You can easily turn your notifications on/off within the application or website. DroneMobile is the perfect addition to any factory or aftermarket security system. With DroneMobile’s push alert notification technology, you will be notified anywhere that has cellular coverage right on your iPhone.
  • Security/alarm alerts are included with the basic service plan (1 year free with every unit). All GPS related alerts require the premium plan. You do not need an aftermarket alarm or remote start system for alerting; however when installed with a compatible CompuStar system you will receive more detailed alerts. For example, when installed with a CompuStar system DroneMobile can distinguish between car call, first stage shock, second stage shock, ect. – whereas when installed with a different brand and/or connected to a factory alarm, you will be alerted “Alarm Trigger” only.
  • Alert/notification examples: Low battery voltage*, Service reminder*, Speeding in excess of (XX)*, Curfew violation*, Reached (destination)*, Left (destination)*, Geofence violation*, Car call*, Alarm trigger, Alarm trigger: first stage shock, Alarm trigger: second stage shock, Alarm trigger: tilt sensor
  • Premium plan required for select features (alarm alerts included free with basic plan)
Curfew Violations Features:
  • Want to be alerted if your vehicle is operating before or after a pre-set time? DroneMobile allows you to set up custom curfew violations. Perfect for teen drivers and small fleets to help maintain piece of mind and overhead costs.
  • Premium service required
Geofence Features:
  • Protect your vehicles with DroneMobile's Geofence feature. Geofence allows you to set a "digital fence" around a point of interest like your home or work. This tells you when your vehicle enters and leaves the set perimeter.
  • Premium service required
Low Battery Alert:
  • The DroneMobile app will alert you when your vehicle’s battery becomes low to help eliminate dead batteries and other surprises. The low battery alert is also an excellent security feature; would be thieves have been known to cut the main power to your battery in an effort to disable factory and aftermarket alarms.
  • Premium service required
Point of Interest Features:
  • Need to keep track of employees or teen drivers? With DroneMobile’s point of interest alerts, you can easily set up and turn on/off POI alerts. POI’s will alert you when your vehicle(s) arrive and depart a pre-determined location.
  • Premium service required
Web Control Features:
  • If you don’t have an iPhone you can still purchase DroneMobile for your vehicle. DroneMobile can be accessed through any web browser on a smartphone or computer. Most importantly, if your phone battery dies you’ll still be able to have control over your vehicle(s).
Multiple Vehicle Control Features:
  • Have more than one vehicle that you want to add DroneMobile to? Add as many vehicles as you want to your account. Easily toggle between each vehicle within the preference settings on your app. Regardless of the vehicle selected, you will receive important alerts and notifications for every vehicle on your account
  • One app to control multiple vehicles
  • Receive alerts for multiple vehicles

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Compustar DR-2000)

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.

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.
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.
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.
Smartphone Compatibility
These are the types of smartphone systems that the car alarm system is compatible with.
GPS Tracking
These car alarms enable a user to track the position of the vehicle using GPS satellites.
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
System Type
This refers to the type of remote start system, whether it is an add-on or a complete kit.
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.
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”.

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.

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Parts Warranty Duration
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Labor Warranty Duration
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Warranty Provider
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Remote Start System for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry Smartphones (DroneMobile)


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