Cloud computing has taken the technology industry by storm, and now Viper has harnessed the power of the cloud to add a new level of convenience and sophistication to its security systems. Viper's SmartStart 3.0 system has a new patent-pending feature called SmartSchedule, that can send the user a prompt to remote-start their vehicle before they go to work in cold weather by combining weather data with established usage patterns.

SmartStart 3.0 also includes a vehicle status feature, allowing the user to track the location of the vehicle by GPS, and whether it's running, locked or unlocked. Additional auxiliary channels allow the user to open the windows, sunroof, turn on the radio and more via the smartphone app. The SmartStart 3.0 app is free, but requires the VSM250 module, or a compatible Viper alarm system.

Price: App - Free. VSM250 Module, $299.99 or compatible Viper alarm system

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