Directed SmartStart 4+


Designed for iPhone

    • 2.8 • 114 Ratings
    • Free


Start, locate and control your car from virtually anywhere with your iPhone or Apple watch!

"Making the cloud-connected car a reality"

"Without a doubt, one of the coolest apps I've ever seen"

With the release of its all-new 5th generation Directed SmartStart app, connecting with and controlling your vehicle is easier than ever – including real time status via the updated dashboards, and control via your Apple watch!

- Add a Directed SmartStart GPS module to the Directed remote start or security system in your car so you can start, lock and unlock your car from virtually anywhere. You can also locate your car, share its location with your friends or family, and get safety notifications if your Directed SmartStart-protected car is speeding or goes where it's not supposed to go.

- For the ultimate connected car experience, install a complete Directed SmartStart Digital System and you’ll also get engine runtime and real time status on your choice of app dashboard. Get notified if your vehicle sets a diagnostic code, or check your fuel, battery, or odometer right in the app!

- All 4G LTE GPS modules come with a free 30-day GPS trial so you can check out the cool features right away, and there’s even an option for a year of free Basic service. Step up to Secure service to get 2-way control confirmations or add GPS or Small Fleet & Family for the ultimate in car control and monitoring along with extended warranty and theft protection.

The sleek, modern dashboards of Directed SmartStart 5.3 mobile app give you fingertip control over the following features of your installed Viper remote start or security/remote start system:
- Lock/arm
- Unlock/disarm
- Remote car starter
- Trunk release
- Panic
- Aux channels

Follow these three simple steps to get Directed SmartStart:
1) Download the free Directed SmartStart app
2) Get a SmartStart system installed in your vehicle
3) Set up your account, and start using your SmartStart system

Directed SmartStart also includes Directed Motor Club, providing convenient 24/7 access to our nationwide roadside assistance network. Just press a button in the app to get connected for towing due to breakdown or accidents, or assistance with a dead battery or flat tire. Member roadside assistance is free with Secure or higher level service plans and pre-registration. Even if you don’t sign up, you can use the guest program for the same great service at a fixed cost.

Latest features:

- Real time status on your favorite dashboard! Check the remote start runtime or whether your doors are locked and more instantly just by opening the app! (digital systems only)

- Monitor the battery, odometer, and fuel level in the extended Status page (requires a digital system, some features may not be supported on all vehicles)

- Convenient widget for one-touch command execution without needing to open the app first

- Start, lock, unlock or locate your car using your Apple watch, or send other commands

- Receive alert notifications on your phone and Apple watch

- Four user-selectable dashboards and launch page settings – now you can customize the app for the way you use it

- Modern dashboard "swipe up to start" feature eliminates accidental remote start commands

- Map page integrates GPS and SmartPark features seamlessly – locate your vehicle, or track down where you parked

- Manage notifications: Each user can select how they want to receive alerts or other notifications. Choose from push alerts with custom sound effects, email, or SMS (SMS alerts may not be available outside North America)

What’s New

Version 5.4.1

Minor enhancements and bugs fixes

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
114 Ratings

114 Ratings

Kbrtzlf ,

When it works

When it works it’s great. Although there’s some things that could be improved on. Here’s one for example being able to program a schedule- It would be nice if you could schedule it to set the alarm after a certain time of inactivity away from your home or outside your selected range and/or at a set time of day would be nice.
The technology is already there it just needs to be coded and added to the program.

Emu7452 ,

Stopped working after 3 years

First of all, don’t count on it! I made the mistake of leaving my keys in my car one time because I was planning on getting back in using the app. I was at the gym and I thought it would be convenient to not have to put a lock on my locker. Big mistake, because the app decided not to connect to my car at that time, I was stranded for hours until my mom was able to go to my house and get my spare keys. Fast forward 3 years - I brought my car into the shop after the app stopped working. I renewed my 3 year subscription and it connected to my car but wouldn’t start it (good thing I didn’t hold my breath waiting for a refund - as it’s been a year and I’m still covered for a system that they know will never work). Hundreds of dollars and 6 frustrating phone calls later with the guy working at the shop standing by at $80 an hour I found out that what they originally recommended that they do would not work. I needed to replace the old system with an updated one, a software update wouldn’t cut it. Why the first 5 people I spoke with wouldn’t know that baffles me. I would have been begrudgingly ok with going into the shop and replacing it if they told me that to begin with, but I had already taken time off work and had wasted hundreds of dollars. Bad customer service, and bad product for the long term.

Jagga3 ,

Love the app

I had the alarm installed with the key fob, however, it was difficult to start my car unless I’m in direct sight to the car. I then got the app and service for the year. The app is great and convenient especially for the winter. My only problem is, it’s draining the heck out of my battery. I had to replace the car battery already this past July and now, I’m getting low battery notification again. I’m not sure what’s wrong. Is anyone else having similar problems?
Other than that, I love the convenience. With Kia’s theft on the rise, I have some peace of mind with the tracking system and the lockdown feature if necessary.
I don’t want to get rid of it, so I need some solutions to my battery issue, please.

App Privacy

The developer, Directed, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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