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The Benefits of Automate Vehicle Security Systems

Did you know that every 21 seconds a vehicle is stolen in the U.S.? More than 1.2 million vehicles will be stolen this year, costing more than $8.2 billion. The latest FBI statistics show that vehicle theft has been increasing during the past several years. Current data indicates that 62 percent of stolen vehicles are recovered, but this is often not a welcome recovery for owners, who inherit vehicles they no longer want, which in many cases are severely damaged or vandalized.

Even when a vehicle is equipped with a factory installed anti-theft system (and most of the more affordable trim levels do not come with even this level of protection,) professional car thieves know how to defeat these systems because they are installed exactly the same way in the factory, and the blueprints to defeat them are available for anyone to read in the service manual! By contrast, your Automate system receives a customized installation at your new car dealer that is not captured anywhere thieves can read it. Automate leaves thieves guessing!

Auto theft statistics do not capture an equally grave multi-billion dollar problem: Content Theft. Though many new vehicles come from the factory with some type of immobilizer designed to prevent the vehicle from being "hot wired," unfortunately these devices often lead to a false sense of security among vehicle owners. Not only can factory immobilizers be defeated by professional thieves, they do nothing to deter content theft. Many vehicle owners realize that their blinking LED is not a security system only when they find their vehicle vandalized and its contents looted, with no audible warning other than the brief tinkle of broken glass.

That's where Automate comes in! Automate security systems use a state-of-the-art electromagnetic shock sensor to detect blows or impacts to the vehicle, and sophisticated electronics that know when to honk the horn to deter thieves and alert the vehicle owner that a crime is taking place. With Automate, you're protected!

Automate Products:

Remote Start  |  Security  |  SmartStart  |  DS4

Directed® SmartStart-Pro
Directed® SmartStart-Pro

Introducing the All New Directed® SmartStart-Pro!

Rebuilt from the ground up, the Directed SmartStart-Pro builds on our nine years of experience to take our connected car offering to a whole new level. We listened to you, our valued SmartStart users, in developing SmartStart Pro.

We kept all that’s great, upgraded and improved where needed and added features and functionality to deliver even more value. The result is an entirely new connected car service optimized for the Fastest Vehicle Response Times and engineered to be our platform for the next decade.

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Directed® DS4
Directed® DS4 - Automate Smartphone Control Included with DS4

New Directed® DS4

Directed DS4 Systems provide seamless integration with the original factory remote right out of the box!

Automate Smartphone Control Included with DS4
For a more convenient and interactive connection to the vehicle, Automate DS4 Systems provide smartphone control via Bluetooth® technology and the Directed® SmartStart mobile app or upgrade for the full Automate SmartStart experience.

More Benefits of the new DS4:
  • Automate DS4 systems include Bluetooth® phone control
  • Easy upgrade to Directed® SmartStart
  • Easy upgrade to security features

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