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Viper SmartStart and SmartKey app unlocks your car (pictures)

Viper's new SmartKey system includes the ability to unlock your car through Bluetooth, and offers GPS location features.

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Viper SmartStart and SmartKey

Viper provides a key fob to control its basic system. The Viper app, for iPhone and Android, controls cloud-based and Bluetooth functions.

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The Viper app home screen shows remote lock and unlock buttons. The Bluetooth icon in the upper corner indicates that SmartKey is active.

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After sending a lock command to the car, a dialog box lets you take a photo of the parking spot.

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The app shows an alert on your phone whenever the alarm is triggered.

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A submenu in the Viper app shows a number of other useful functions.

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With the Viper GPS module installed, the app shows where you parked your car, and lets you share the location.

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The parking meter function lets you manually set how much time you have at a parking spot.

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The Viper app lets you set a geo-fence. When someone drives the car outside the perimeter, it sends an alert to the Viper app.

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You can check the status of your car from the app, anywhere in the world that you have a data connection.

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The Viper app lets you set a number of alerts, including when someone drives the car over a set speed.

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The settings menu lets you enable Bluetooth-based SmartKey functions.

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Setting the SmartKey range involves sliding these red and green dots between the lock and unlock icons.

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This module, mounted under the dashboard, includes buttons for pairing with a Bluetooth phone.

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The Bluetooth module is mounted near the rearview mirror.

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