Video: Viper SmartStart for BlackBerry

 

Viper had announced that they would be showing off their remote car-starting application for BlackBerry at CES, so we thought we would check it out. As you can see, it lets you start up a car, sound the alarm, lock and unlock the doors, or pop the trunk, whereever it may be. They’re also leveraging push so that you get instantly alerted if your car’s security has been compromised. Although SmartStart is currently only available in the U.S., a deal with Rogers will bring the service to Canada soon and I also hear they’re working on some stuff with GPS, so keep an eye on these guys if you don’t plan on buying a Volt any time soon. The app will be free when it comes out in the next two to four weeks, but the catch is you have to get a car kit that will cost between $300 and $500, depending on whether or not you already have Viper service. Hit up Viper to learn more about their existing iPhone app.

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