Directed Electronics said Tuesday that its Viper SmartStart smartphone app that lets you remotely start your car from anywhere using a smartphone has reached 2 million downloads.
The app first launched for the iPhone late in 2009 and became available for Android users about a year later. It is also now available for Windows Phone and BlackBerry users.
The app also works with Apple’s Siri voice assistant to use voice commands to start the car from a phone or lock or unlock doors.
Directed calls the app part of a “keyless lifestyle,” and says the “days of being keychained and having no control or communication with a vehicle are over.”
SmartStart can be added to a car starting at $299 (or $199 if you already have a Viper remote start system). A service plan is required starting at $3 per month.