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Designs Feature a Sleek, Modern Look

VISTA, Calif. (April 29, 2019) – Directed announced today it is shipping improved upgraded Viper and Clifford models. The remotes feature a sleek, modern design tailored to consumer preferences.

Viper one-way remote start and security systems 412V, 3105V and 5105V can be upgraded to the Viper 7146V one-way, four-button remote. Viper two-way systems 3305V and 5305V also have the option to upgrade to the Viper 7345V two-way LCD remote.

Clifford one-way systems 3105X and 5105X can be upgraded to the Clifford 7146X one-way, four-button remote. Clifford two-way system 3305X also has the option to upgrade to the Clifford Viper 7345X two-way LCD remote.

“These remote designs reflect what our customers have been asking for,” said James Turner, Directed’s SVP of Product Development and Technical Services. “With these improvements we’re able to offer an upgraded remote experience in our entry-level line of products.”

All systems are now shipping with these new remotes.

Not a Directed Dealer? Please visit http://www.directed.com/contact/becomedealer or call 1-800-876-0800 to become a Directed Dealer today!

Directed is a world leader in automotive electronics, the largest North American designer and marketer of consumer-branded vehicle security and remote start systems, and a pioneer in the connected car space. Its products connect more consumers to their vehicles than anyone else on the planet. Directed markets its broad portfolio (sold under Viper®, Clifford®, Python®, Autostart®, AstroStart®, Alcohol Detection Systems® and other brands) through leading national retailers and specialty chains. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

LACHINE, Québec (October 10, 2018) – Directed announced today it is now shipping the Viper Powersports GPS model VPSC450, custom designed for the Canadian market.

Directed engineered the VPSC450 for today’s popular powersports vehicles – side-by-sides, ATVs, watercraft, motorcycles and snowmobiles. “The Viper Powersports GPS is a revolutionary product specifically designed for our Canadian customers and their powersports vehicles,” said Geoff Weathersby, VP Connected Car at Directed. “The Viper VPSC450 provides consumers peace of mind knowing their powersports vehicles are safe and secure. If the vehicle is moved or tampered with, the customer receives a notification on their smartphone and will be able to locate the vehicle using the embedded GPS. The VPSC450 is launching just in time for snowmobile season and will make a great stocking stuffer.”

The Viper Powersports GPS unit is weather-resistant, includes a starter kill, accelerometer, and works on all Canadian cellular networks. It carries an IP66 rating for protection against dust and water. The VPSC450 uses ultra-low current consumption making it compatible with the electrical systems on nearly all powersports vehicles.

It features a full complement of alerts for the vehicle owner including towing, tilt, and tampering. A built-in backup battery offers additional protection and ensures the VPSC450 will still send alerts even if it is disconnected from power.

Visit www.viper.com/powersports for more information.

Directed will be showing off its Viper Powersports products at the SEMA Show in the South Hall Upper at Booth #37007.

VISTA, Calif. (August 17, 2018) – Directed today proudly announced that the fastest Viper SmartStart ever – the Viper SmartStart Pro VSM550 – launched at Knowledgefest.

The all-new Viper SmartStart Pro is the fastest connected car solution available. Optimized for use with Viper’s groundbreaking DS4 platform, Viper SmartStart Pro delivers scorching speed with 4G LTE connectivity and future-proof design to ensure support for new features as they are developed. 3G backup is also built in, ensuring the most robust possible coverage.

Geoff Weathersby, Directed VP Connected Car said, “We’re thrilled to introduce the Viper SmartStart Pro – the speed is unbelievable. Harnessing the power of the 4G LTE network while continuing to access the 3G network ensures the fastest and best coverage across North America. Viper SmartStart Pro is truly the connected car re-imagined.”

The VSM550 will ship with a new, simplified one-piece wiring harness allowing for faster and cleaner installations while maintaining pin-for-pin compatibility with older models. The VSM550 will ship in early September and carries an MSRP of $199.99. A Directed-branded unit will be available as well, the Directed SmartStart Pro DSM550.

Not a Directed Dealer? Please visit http://www.directed.com/contact/becomedealer or call 1-800- 876-0800 to become a Directed Dealer today!

Directed is a world leader in automotive electronics, the largest North American designer and marketer of consumer-branded vehicle security and remote start systems, and a pioneer in the connected car space. Its products connect more consumers to their vehicles than anyone else on the planet. Directed markets its broad portfolio (sold under Viper®, Clifford®, Python®, Autostart®, Astrostart® and other brands) through leading national retailers and specialty chains. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Pairs with Directed DS4 Systems for A New Level of Vehicle Security

VISTA, Calif. (January 07, 2019) – Directed today announced a new connected dash camera, Viper SmartView, capable of pairing with Directed’s line of DS4 systems. SmartView builds on Directed’s long history of innovation in the aftermarket automotive industry and offers consumers a new level of vehicle security.

Viper SmartView provides monitoring solutions for consumers. It integrates several advanced technologies into a single product, including a 4G LTE-based, always-connected system; dual video cameras; telematicscapturing OBDII; WiFi and Bluetooth; GPS; displays; security system and motion sensors; and shareable video and media.

“SmartView sets the bar for in-vehicle dash cameras by adding smart features and DS4 connectivity to a fully-featured HD camera,” according to James Turner, SVP & GM, Remote Start and Security at Directed. “It’s another great addition to our growing DS4 infrastructure, but can also be used as standalone. However, the real power of SmartView is unleashed when connected to a DS4 security system. Consumers can immediately check out the interior and surroundings of their vehicle when they receive a security notification. It’s vehicle security for 2020 and beyond. Viper SmartView is perfect for both individuals and families.”

Viper SmartView not only records while the vehicle is in motion, but when paired with a DS4 system, will record when activated by a warn-away or full-trigger security event. This allows consumers to have peace of mind even when they aren’t near their vehicles. With Live Look, vehicle owners can take a look inside their vehicle at any time. 

With built-in cellular connectivity, SmartView is capable of controlling DS4 systems as well as provides a built-in WiFi hotspot. SmartView also provides OBDII diagnosis and fault code reporting. 

“The Viper SmartView provides next-generation features and connectivity, and we expect it to be a big hit with both our dealers as well as consumers,” said Bob Struble, CEO of Directed. “This solution builds on Directed’s legacy of innovation in the aftermarket.”

Not a Directed Dealer? Please visit www.directed.com/contact/ or call (800) 876-0800 to become a Directed Dealer today!

Directed is a world leader in automotive electronics, the largest North American designer and marketer of consumer-branded vehicle security and remote start systems, and a pioneer in the connected car space. Its products connect more consumers to their vehicles than anyone else on the planet. Directed markets its broad portfolio (sold under Viper®, Clifford®, Python®, Autostart®, AstroStart®, Alcohol Detection Systems® and other brands) through leading national retailers and specialty chains. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

VISTA, Calif. (October 31, 2018) – Directed completed a successful first day at the SEMA Show 2018 where it is showcasing its full line of Winter 2018 products, including breakthrough solutions for the remote start and security, connected car, powersports and ignition interlock categories.

Directed’s booth is located in the South Hall Upper of the Las Vegas Convention Center, at Booth #37003 in the Powersports section.

In the powersports category, Directed is showing its Viper Powersports GPS and Viper Powersports Security systems. These products were specifically designed to protect and track popular powersports vehicles - motorcycles, ATVs, side by sides, watercraft, snowmobiles.

Directed is also sharing the roadmap for its flagship DS4 remote start and security technology. The expanding DS4 ecosystem, including a preview of the latest extended range antenna, is on display. Booth attendees are also experiencing the blazing-fast speed of Viper SmartStart Pro. Finally, representatives from Alcohol Detection Systems, Directed’s Ignition Interlock Device (IID) business are on hand to assist dealers interested in growing their revenue with IIDs.

“The SEMA Show is one of the hottest and most important in our industry,” said Bob Struble, Directed’s CEO. “We’re here to compare notes and share our exciting new products with our longtime partners in 12 volt retail. We’re also making new friends and building business with an entirely new channel with our powersports offerings. We’re thrilled to be back on the SEMA showfloor.”

VISTA, Calif. (April 09, 2018) – Directed is pleased to announce they are shipping their all-new Viper Powersports Security System - the 3121V. The Viper Powersports Security System was specifically designed and engineered for motorcycles, ATVs, boats, PWCs, and snowmobiles. With this product release, Directed enters the rapidly growing powersports market and maintains its leadership in designing innovative product solutions to meet the needs of today’s most popular vehicles.

Directed CEO Bob Struble noted, “With the 3121V, Directed has brought the performance synonymous with the VIPER name to the world of powersports. Whether they own boats, motorcycles, or ATVs, all powersports enthusiasts now have a highly affordable and effective way to protect their vehicles.”

Compact and waterproof, the Viper Powersports Security System features two small and easy-to-carry, 2-button waterproof remotes. The security system features a closed loop trigger, which is perfect for protecting helmets and other valuables. Once the closed loop trigger is broken, the Viper Powersports Security System will activate. Additional features include an onboard shock & tilt sensor, extra trigger input, and auxiliary output. The system carries an IP66 rating.

Designed to be both highly functional and affordable, the Viper Powersports Security System has an MSRP of $199.99. Included in the Viper Powersports Security System is the main module with wiring, two 2-button, 1-way remotes (P/N 7121V), a miniature water-resistant siren, and a combined install/owner’s guide. Visit viper.com/powersports to learn more.

Not a Directed Dealer? Please visit directed.com/contact/becomedealer/ or call 1-800-876-0800 to become a Directed Dealer today!

Directed is a world leader in automotive electronics, the largest North American designer and marketer of consumer-branded vehicle security and remote start systems, and a pioneer in the connected car space. Its products connect more consumers to their vehicles than anyone else on the planet. Directed markets its broad portfolio (sold under Viper®, Clifford®, Python®, Autostart®, AstroStart® and other brands) through leading national retailers and specialty chains. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Montréal, Québec (April 30, 2018) – Directed announced the appointment of new VIPER Authorized Network Providers, (ANP) in Canada to improve service to its authorized retailer network in Eastern Canada. Importation Sobel Imports, Inc. based in Terrebonne, QC and Carrady Imports Limited, based in Concord, ON joins Dix Performance North, based in Edmonton, AB. “This change will usher in a new era of focused support to meet the ever growing demands at provincial levels, provide timely sales support and faster product supply,” said Alan Birce, VP Sales Canada.

The teams from our Authorized Network Providers will be reaching out to all of our Viper clients in the coming days to deliver information on the benefits and programs they are offering that will help further grow your business with Viper products today, tomorrow and beyond.

This change comes just in time for our launch of our all-new Viper Powersports Security System specifically designed and engineered for motorcycles, ATVs, boats, PWCs, and snowmobiles.

Directed’s goal in Canada is to differentiate ourselves by providing fast, friendly information, service, support and training. Together we will build a positive business environment for network members by driving consumer referrals and resources to them. Directed Product Specialist Representatives will provide more installation and technical training on the road than ever before, including hands on direct interactions in bays at customer store locations. This network will partner with Directed to offer benefits from special programs, promotions and hassle-free warranty service to next day delivery to most regions of Canada

Not a Directed Dealer? Please visit www.directed.com/contact/becomedealer/ or call 1-800-876-0800 to become a Directed Dealer today!

Directed is a world leader in automotive electronics, the largest North American designer and marketer of consumer-branded vehicle security and remote start systems, and a pioneer in the connected car space. Its products connect more consumers to their vehicles than anyone else on the planet. Directed markets its broad portfolio (sold under Viper®, Clifford®, Python®, Autostart®, AstroStart® and other brands) through leading national retailers and specialty chains. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

National Automotive Styling Centers™ has teamed up with Directed, a world leader in automotive electronics, to offer customers the world’s bestselling vehicle security and remote starters

BOCA RATON, Fla. – March 30, 2017 – Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, an auto accessory and window tinting franchise, has partnered with Directed to offer customers their full line of Viper security and remote starter products.

“This new Viper program generated massive responses from the Tint World network,” said Paul Pirro, executive vice president at Tint World®. “All of our owners and techs are excited about this deal and what it means for their businesses, as well as for Tint World® customers.”

Viper created the smartphone car control category and is pioneering the keyless lifestyle revolution with Viper SmartStart, which has been downloaded to more than two million iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smartphones.

“Tint World® has grown immensely since they started franchising,” said Al Fontane, Directed vice president of sales, eastern region. “Having all the Tint World® stores carrying and selling the Viper brand name is strong for us. Customers will even have the option to use our website configurator to create the Viper system they want and then go directly to their nearest Tint World® store to get the system set up.”

“I love it when two leaders in their category and space can get together and do business,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, Tint World® CEO. “If you poll people asking about the best brand in automotive remote start and security, they’re going to say Viper. This partnership just solidifies our position as the top independent automotive franchise out there.”

Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ offer sales and installation of mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, auto accessories, custom wheels and tire packages, detailing services, maintenance and repair services, and more. Tint World® is also the leading provider of residential, commercial and marine computerized window tinting and security film services with locations throughout the U.S. and abroad, and franchise opportunities available worldwide.

For more information about Directed, and specifically their Viper line of products, visit http://www.Viper.com/.

For more information on Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ and national franchise business opportunities available now, visit tintworldfranchise.com.

VISTA, Calif. (August 2, 2018) – Directed today announced that it is now shipping the all-new Viper Powersports GPS model VPS450. The innovative VPS450 takes Directed’s popular Viper SmartStart experience off-road.

“The Viper Powersports GPS is a revolutionary product designed specifically for today’s popular powersports vehicles – ATVs, watercraft, motorcycles and snowmobiles,” said Geoff Weathersby, VP Connected Car at Directed. “The Viper VPS450 provides consumers peace of mind knowing their powersports vehicles are safe and secure when they are away from their vehicles. If the vehicle is moved or tampered with the customer will receive a notification to his or her phone and be able to locate the vehicle using GPS.”

The Viper Powersports GPS is weather resistant and includes a starter kill, accelerometer and a tamperproof backup battery.

Visit www.viper.com/powersports for more information.

Not a Directed Dealer? Please visit http://www.directed.com/contact/becomedealer or call 1-800- 876-0800 to become a Directed Dealer today!

Directed is a world leader in automotive electronics, the largest North American designer and marketer of consumer-branded vehicle security and remote start systems, and a pioneer in the connected car space. Its products connect more consumers to their vehicles than anyone else on the planet. Directed markets its broad portfolio (sold under Viper®, Clifford®, Python®, Autostart®, Astrostart® and other brands) through leading national retailers and specialty chains. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Future of the Connected Car

VISTA, Calif. (September 17, 2018)– Directed announced today the availability in the United States of its all-new Viper SmartStart Pro (VSM550).

Viper SmartStart Pro takes the connected car to the limit with the fastest solution in the market. Operating throughout North America on both 4G LTE and 3G networks, Viper SmartStart Pro runs on Directed’s brand new Vehicle Control Platform, which has been optimized for increased system speed and functionality. Viper SmartStart Pro boasts command execution times as fast as today’s 2-way remotes. For the best in class remote start and security user experience, Viper SmartStart Pro pairs seamlessly with Directed’s DS4 Remote Start and Security System, allowing consumers to control and monitor their vehicles from their Smartphones both near-range via built-in Bluetooth capability and from virtually anywhere in the world using the cellular infrastructure.

“Viper SmartStart Pro is a major milestone in Directed’s connected car roadmap,” said Geoff Weathersby, VP Connected Car at Directed. “For the first time, the responsiveness of Viper SmartStart Pro offers a true alternative to the traditional remote. Built on Directed’s all-new Vehicle Control Platform, Viper SmartStart Pro is the future of connected car.”

All Viper SmartStart Pros come with a free 48-hour GPS trial. Secure service plans start at $69.99 annually and GPS Service plans start at $99.99 annually. All service plans include free nationwide roadside assistance.

Visit www.viper.com/smartstart/ for more information.

Not a Directed Dealer? Pease visit http://www.directed.com/contact/becomedealer or call 1-800- 876-0800 to become a Directed Dealer today!

Directed is a world leader in automotive electronics, the largest North American designer and marketer of consumer-branded vehicle security and remote start systems, and a pioneer in the connected car space. Its products connect more consumers to their vehicles than anyone else on the planet. Directed markets its broad portfolio (sold under Viper®, Clifford®, Python®, Autostart®, Astrostart® and other brands) through leading national retailers and specialty chains. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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