2-Way LCD vs LED Remote Starters…What’s the Difference?

Justin Lee | 2 months ago | Featured|Remote Start
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The biggest advantage of installing an aftermarket remote starter from Compustar is 2-way confirmation. With a 2-way remote, you can be confident that your vehicle will remote start even when you’re far away and/or can’t see your vehicle.

Even if your vehicle came with a remote start, it probably does not provide 2-way confirmation for remote start. So if you’re at the store or at work, how are you supposed to know that your vehicle will be warmed up and ready to go? That is why we at Compustar always recommend upgrading to a 2-way system.

Did you know that Compustar offers TWO types of 2-way systems?

  • 2-way LCD remotes provide confirmation on a small screen with audible chirps.
  • 2-way LED remotes provide confirmation with blinking lights and audible chirps.

2-Way LCD vs LED Remote Comparison

# LCD Remotes LED Remotes
1 Provides remote start confirmation on a screen Provides remote start confirmation with blinking LEDs
2 Audible chirp for remote start success Audible chirp for remote start success
3 Detailed vehicle lock/engine status shown on screen No vehicle status
4 Batteries recharged via USB or replaced every 4-6 weeks Batteries replaced every 12-18 months
5 Alarm trigger notifications with intrusion detail No alarm notifications*
6 Similar in size to OEM remote keys due to screen & battery Compact, thinner remotes – available in 1-button versions
7 Comes with DroneMobile in the USA Comes with DroneMobile in the USA

* The Compustar PRO R5 is the only LED remote that does provide alarm notifications. All other 2-way LED models do not provide alarm notifications.


Top 2-Way LCD Remote Starters

PRO T13
Compustar PRO T13  Product Page >

  • 2-Way LCD Confirmation
  • 3-Mile Max Range Remote
  • Proximity Unlock
  • 2-Way Alarm Alerts
  • USB Rechargeable
  • PRO 3-Year Warranty
  • Smartphone Control with Drone LTE Module

T12
Compustar T12  Product Page >

  • 2-Way LCD Confirmation
  • 3-Mile Max Range Remote
  • IPX-7 Waterproof
  • 2-Way Alarm Alerts
  • USB Rechargeable
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • Smartphone Control with Drone LTE Module

Top 2-Way LED Remote Starters

https://www.compustar.com/remotes/pro-r5-w-lte/
Compustar PRO R5  Product Page >

  • 2-Way LCD Confirmation
  • 3-Mile Max Range Remote
  • Proximity Unlock
  • 2-Way Alarm Alerts
  • USB Rechargeable
  • PRO 3-Year Warranty
  • Smartphone Control with Drone LTE Module

CSX1900-S
CSX1900-S  Product Page >

  • 2-Way LED Confirmation
  • 3,000-ft Max Range Remote
  • CM-900-S Remote Start
  • 3X Lock Start (OEM Remote)
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • Smartphone Control with Drone LTE Module

2-Way Remotes Come with DroneMobile?


That is correct! In the U.S.A., all Compustar 2-Way Remote Kits and Systems include a DroneMobile X1. “X1” is a module that adds LTE connectivity to your remote starter and alarm, enabling DroneMobile smartphone control from virtually anywhere!

In addition to your favorite remote start and keyless entry features, DroneMobile enhances your vehicle’s security with GPS Tracking, Security Monitoring, Vehicle Status, Car Finder, Speed Monitoring, and Family Sharing.

DroneMobile does require a subscription for LTE connectivity, but comes with a 30-day free trial. Subscriptions are flexible and affordable, starting at $5.99/month. If your subscription ever does expire, you will always be able to use your 2-way LED or LCD remote.


Which one is right for you?

We at Compustar value our customers’ peace of mind. Because of this, we recommend the additional assurance that LCD 2-Way remotes provide. That said, if convenience is key for you, we think a compact 1-button LED remote would also be a great choice.

If you’re still not sure, please visit our new Compustar System Builder to find the perfect remote start system for you! If you are ready to start shopping for a remote starter, Find a Dealer near you today!

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