What is a Drone you ask? Very good question. In our case it is NOT a remote-controlled airplane. It is a device that is installed into your vehicle that quite simply is a gateway between your smartphone and your vehicle. A Drone is made by Compustar, one of the highest quality remote car starter and security companies on the market. It uses cellular internet technology to allow a smartphone or a computer that is connected to the internet, to access and control many creature comforts and safety functions on your vehicle. Let’s explore a few scenarios in more detail.
Long Range Remote Car Starter
One of the most popular options is to have a Drone control your remote car starter. The single biggest advantage here is that as long as your phone and your vehicle are in an area with cellular internet access, you can remote start your vehicle. For illustration purposes, you could start your vehicle parked in Baltimore why vacationing in Berlin…. GERMANY! A more common and convenient use for the Drone is inside a building like a hospital where a normal remote control for a car starter would not be able to reach the vehicle. The Drone system would work great. Or a person that parks the vehicle and takes a subway, train, or even a carpool. When you are 5-10 minutes away from your vehicle you start it up from the app on your Smartphone. The vehicle is toasty warm when you arrive and you can smile and wave at your co-workers while they are scraping their windows!
Security For Your Vehicle
A second popular feature of a Drone is the ability to monitor your vehicle. When a Drone is paired up with a quality security system, you will get a notification when the vehicle is tampered with. This works great if you are out to dinner in a fun, noisy environment. Your vehicle may only be 200 feet away from you but you would never hear the alarm go off. But you would see the notification on your phone, and even feel it vibrate if you so desire.
A third option is the ability to track your vehicle. Let’s say you are at work and your vehicle is at a park n ride. You get a notification that your alarm went off. You track your vehicle on your phone or computer and see it is moving, meaning it has been stolen. So now, you dial 911 and can tell the dispatcher EXACTLY where your vehicle is and the direction it is traveling. This dramatically improves the odds of recovery.
The last option is for people who have loved ones or own a company vehicle that needs its location to be accounted for. The Drone can give you notifications if it exceeds a certain speed, is driven outside of a certain area, and even if it is moved during a certain time period when it should not be driven.
In closing, you already know why you need a remote car starter or security system. We hope this article explains why you might also want a Drone installed along with it. So choose very carefully when selecting an installation facility for your vehicle. We like to think that WSS Westminster Speed & Sound is very qualified to install a Drone in your vehicle. We have been serving Carroll County and Baltimore County and the surrounding areas for over 45 years. Please Contact Us to learn more.
Updated 10/20/2014: DroneMobile 3.0 software was recently released. Please CLICK HERE to learn more.