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Firstech is an award-winning maker of automotive electronics. For the past 20 years, our company has focused on creating innovative solutions for enhancing driver safety, comfort, and convenience.

Firstech was founded in Anchorage, Alaska in 1995 when our founder, Jason Lee, opened an automotive detail and stereo shop. Lee saw an opportunity to create a new brand of remote starters, which offered better features and a more tech-friendly installation experience. This led to the creation of Firstech and the company’s flagship brand: Compustar.

Since relocating to Seattle, Washington in 2003, Firstech has continued to be a leading innovator in the mobile electronics industry, being the first-to-market with several game-changing technologies.

  • First 2-way LCD remote starter (1998)
  • First “spread spectrum” remote starter with 1-mile of range (2007)
  • First on-board bypass integration module (2009)
  • First to update aftermarket telematics modules over the air using 3G (2013)
  • First IPX-7 waterproof 2-way LCD remote starter (2015)

Alaska Seattle controller remote

Firstech awards

As a result of Firstech’s continued innovation, we’ve been honored with six CES Innovations Awards, three Mobile Electronics Top Vendor Awards, and an inclusion on Seattle Business Magazine’s “Top 100 Best Places to Work”.

That all said, Firstech’s success over the past 20 years has been fueled and sustained by the partnerships we have established with our retailers and distribution partners. With their support, we are confident that we can offer the best products and the best service.

Firstech solutions are available at over 2,000 retail locations across North America. To find a participating retailer near you, click here.

Alaska Seattle controller remote

Firstech was founded in Anchorage, Alaska in 1995 when our founder, Jason Lee, opened an automotive detail and stereo shop. Lee saw an opportunity to create a new brand of remote starters, which offered better features and a more tech-friendly installation experience. This led to the creation of Firstech and the company’s flagship brand: Compustar.

Since relocating to Seattle, Washington in 2003, Firstech has continued to be a leading innovator in the mobile electronics industry, being the first-to-market with several game-changing technologies.

Firstech awards

As a result of Firstech’s continued innovation, we’ve been honored with six CES Innovations Awards, three Mobile Electronics Top Vendor Awards, and an inclusion on Seattle Business Magazine’s “Top 100 Best Places to Work”.

Our Mission

Firstech's mission is to enhance the safety of every car-owner's driving experience. This mission is the inspiration for our solutions along with the hands-on training that we perform with retailers across North America to ensure safe and proper installation.

Our Brands

Compustar logo

Firstech’s original brand of remote start and security solutions for vehicles.

Arcric Start logo

Firstech’s secondary brand of remote start and security solutions for vehicles.

Momento cam logo

Firstech’s lineup of in-car camera solutions.

DroneMobile logo

Firstech’s award-winning telematics and tracking solution.

FTX logo

Also known as “Firstech Expeditor”. FTX is Firstech’s remote start brand geared towards automobile dealerships.

Compustar logo

Firstech’s original brand of remote start and security solutions for vehicles.

Arcric Start logo

Firstech’s secondary brand of remote start and security solutions for vehicles.

Momento cam logo

Firstech’s lineup of in-car camera solutions.

DroneMobile logo

Firstech’s award-winning telematics and tracking solution.

FTX logo

Also known as “Firstech Expeditor”. FTX is Firstech’s remote start brand geared towards automobile dealerships.

Our Partners

Idatalink logo

Founded by Firstech’s sister-company, ADS (Automotive Data Solutions). iDatalink products allow Firstech remote starters to safely integrate with many of today’s vehicles through data.

Idatastart logo

Founded by Firstech’s sister-company ADS (Automotive Data Solutions). iDataStart offers standalone remote start solutions that can be upgraded with Firstech remotes/accessories.

Mid city engineering logo

Innovator of vehicle-specific remote start solutions for Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Midcity Engineering has developed remote start solutions that can be upgraded with Firstehc remotes/accessories.

Tesa logo

Tape solutions for securing harnesses and providing OEM-grade installation services. Firstech is a proud, authorized distributor of many tesa automotive solutions.

Soundskins logo

Sound-deadening solutions created by the owner of one of Firstech’s top retailers, John Schwartz at Perfectionist Auto Sound. Firstech is a proud, authorized distributor of SoundSkins products.

Idatalink logo

Founded by Firstech’s sister-company, ADS (Automotive Data Solutions). iDatalink products allow Firstech remote starters to safely integrate with many of today’s vehicles through data.

Idatastart logo

Founded by Firstech’s sister-company ADS (Automotive Data Solutions). iDataStart offers standalone remote start solutions that can be upgraded with Firstech remotes/accessories.

Mid city engineering logo

Innovator of vehicle-specific remote start solutions for Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Midcity Engineering has developed remote start solutions that can be upgraded with Firstehc remotes/accessories.

Tesa logo

Tape solutions for securing harnesses and providing OEM-grade installation services. Firstech is a proud, authorized distributor of many tesa automotive solutions.

Soundskins logo

Sound-deadening solutions created by the owner of one of Firstech’s top retailers, John Schwartz at Perfectionist Auto Sound. Firstech is a proud, authorized distributor of SoundSkins products.

Testimonials From Our Partners

Top-notch tech support, products that are reliable and easy to install, and return handling second to none make these guys our go-to-company for security and remote start.

- Brian Lombardi, Aspen Sound

From the initial buy-in to the day-to- day operation, the reps and tech support team are always helpful and quick to respond.

- Matt Everett, Unique Audio

Not only does our store sell the product, but all of our employees have Compustar in their own personal vehicles. The support we receive is by far better than any other manufacturer.

- Allen Frieze, The Stereo Store

If you own a store and don’t carry Compustar, you are missing the boat. This is the ship you want to sail with. DEI keeps asking us “What will it take to get you back?” NOTHING.

- Blane Hartleb, Outrageous Audio