Viper VSM50BT SmartStart Module

Add-on or Standalone Keyless Entry and Remote Start Module Syncs w/ Android, BlackBerry or iPhone Smartphones


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Two Worlds Combined

Do you love having remote start and keyless entry? Do you love the convenience of your Smartphone? Why not combine these two awesome things into one really awesome thing with the VSM50BT by Directed? With the VSM50BT you can integrate your existing, compatible Viper remote start, keyless entry or security system with these features into a simple app and control everything right from your Android or Apple Smartphone! Experience the ease and functionality of being able to control your locks, windows, remote starter and more all with the touch of a button from your phone.

Real Time Feedback Can't remember if you locked the doors? SmartStart has you covered. Check the status of your system with SmartStart's notifications menu. And if you forgot, just press the button, lock up and protect your ride! The status menu will tell you which doors are unlocked, which windows are rolled down, whether your engine is running and more!

Near Unlimited Customization

Virtually anything you have integrated into your system can be programmed into SmartStart in just a few steps. Doors, windows, remote start, and any other auxiliary function you can think of right from your phone. If you're the person who really wants to have something cool to show off while still keeping your ride protected, the VSM50BT is right for you.

General Features:

  • Use as a standalone module or in conjunction with an existing Viper alarm or remote start system
  • Add SmartStart remote start to your vehicle
  • Connects to your Android or iPhone device via Bluetooth technology
  • Automatically connects to your phone as you approach your car
  • Control door locks, trunk release, panic functions and other programmed functions through the Directed SmartStart app
  • Enhanced feedback features let you know if your engine is running, if your commands were successful and more
  • Status menu shows you which doors are opened and closed and will notify you if your check engine lights come on*
  • Easily select between multiple vehicles with an on screen display
  • Give custom names to each vehicle and add your own pictures
  • Access your SmartStart module from anywhere in the United States with the:
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix Warranty
*Not all vehicles are compatible with the check engine light feature. Check with your installer for more details.

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Viper VSK100)

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.
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.
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.
Multiple Color with Animation
Smartphone Compatibility
These are the types of smartphone systems that the car alarm system is compatible with.
iPhone and Android
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.

Two-Way Paging Features

Transmitter Alert
The is the way that the transmitter, or remote can communicate alerts to the user.

Specials with this Item

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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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March 3, 2014

This product is revolutionary because it allows you to manipulate his car with his smartphone.

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is smart start free use?
A shopper on Jun 13, 2015
Best Answer: no, there is a yearly cost due to the fact that it will be adding cellphone coverage to the module. just think of it as having data on the unit and everytime you launch the app on your device it sends the command to the smart start module. in order for it to have 24/7 unlimited range within the U.S. you will need to pay a small fee per year or I believe they have a deal for 3yrs which is a bit cheaper than just doing each year after year
Reply · Report · MIGUEL G on Nov 8, 2015
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will this product lock and unlock my car without pressing any commands?
Hayden Carl D on Aug 3, 2014
Best Answer: Without sending any commands, the car itself won't lock or unlock of course. I think you might not know how this product works. The working range is 10m as it is connected to the car with Bluetooth so if you are more than 10m away from the car, you won't unlock the car accidentally.
Reply · Report · Kai P on Aug 4, 2014
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Add-on or Standalone Keyless Entry and Remote Start Module Syncs w/ Android, BlackBerry or iPhone Smartphones


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