Directed SmartStart

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About this app

Start, locate and control your car from virtually anywhere with your Android phone!

“Making the cloud-connected car a reality”

"Without a doubt, one of the coolest apps I've ever seen"

With the release of its all-new 5th generation Directed SmartStart app, connecting with and controlling your vehicle is easier than ever – including real time status via the updated dashboards, and control via your Wear OS smart watch!

- Add a Directed SmartStart GPS module to the remote start or security system in your car so you can start, lock and unlock your car from virtually anywhere. You can also locate your car, share its location with your friends or family, and get safety notifications if your Directed SmartStart-protected car is speeding or goes where it's not supposed to go.

- For the ultimate connected car experience, install a complete Directed SmartStart Digital System and you’ll also get engine runtime and real time status on your choice of app dashboard. Get notified if your vehicle sets a diagnostic code, or check your fuel, battery, or odometer right in the app!

- All 4G LTE GPS modules come with a free 30-day GPS trial so you can check out the cool features right away, and there’s even an option for a year of free Basic service. Step up to Secure service to get 2-way control confirmations or add GPS or Small Fleet & Family for the ultimate in car control and monitoring along with extended warranty and theft protection.

The sleek, modern dashboards of Directed SmartStart 5.3 mobile app give you fingertip control over the following features of your installed remote start or security/remote start system:
- Lock/arm
- Unlock/disarm
- Remote car starter
- Trunk release
- Panic
- Aux channels

Follow these three simple steps to get Directed SmartStart:
1) Download the free Directed SmartStart app
2) Get a SmartStart system installed in your vehicle
3) Set up your account, and start using your SmartStart system

Directed SmartStart also includes Directed Motor Club, providing convenient 24/7 access to our nationwide roadside assistance network. Just press a button in the app to get connected for towing due to breakdown or accidents, or assistance with a dead battery or flat tire. Member roadside assistance is free with Secure or higher level service plans and pre-registration. Even if you don’t sign up, you can use the guest program for the same great service at a fixed cost.

Latest features:

- Real time status on your favorite dashboard! Check the remote start runtime or whether your doors are locked and more instantly just by opening the app! (digital systems only)

- Monitor the battery, odometer, and fuel level in the extended Status page (requires a digital system, some features may not be supported on all vehicles)
- Convenient widget for one-touch command execution from your home screen
- Start, lock or unlock your car using your Wear OS smart watch, or send other commands.
- Receive alert notifications on your phone and Wear OS smart watch
- Four user-selectable dashboards and launch page settings – now you can customize the app for the way you use it
- Modern dashboard “swipe up to start” feature eliminates accidental remote start commands
- Map page integrates GPS and SmartPark features seamlessly – locate your vehicle, or track down where you parked
- Manage notifications: Each user can select how they want to receive alerts or other notifications. Choose from push alerts with custom sound effects, email, or SMS (SMS alerts may not be available outside North America)
Updated on
Jan 23, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

3.02K reviews
March 27, 2024
From the day I got the vehicle installed with my remote and direct it. Security system. I've en join it and have always enjoyed it and will always look to have a new one installed when I have a new vehicle. In the future, I hope. YouTube youtube, whoever yes, one is able to enjoy. It has some ups and Downs but very little and I read it. As high as I and still would like to get another one.Thank you, and hope all is well insecurity. Security from directive
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A Google user
November 13, 2019
Never starts the 1st time - never stays connected. I have to uninstall the app and reinstall it to get it to work and that doesn't always work. Move on to another product to eliminate daily frustration. Not fun when a car won't start from inside a building with perfect wifi in 14 ° weather. One year later....still doing the same thing. I don't think any bugs were fixed. 15° out this morning - tried to start car but the app froze. Had to uninstall and reinstall.
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November 13, 2019
Hello, Sorry to hear the app is still not working well for you. That isn't the norm, esp. the part about it freezing up. I'd like to get more detail on that if possible; can you send a help ticket using the utility in the app? That captures detail about the app, handset version, OS version that is useful to the developers. the SmartStart team
A Google user
February 26, 2020
I love that I can start my truck and track it from anywhere. Smart start is an awesome upgrade for the DS4 system for a Bluetooth option if you don't have service to unlock it. My only downside is with the smart schedule system. I would prefer that you can just set it to start at a certain time and it just does it on its own. Not a reminder telling you to start it yourself. I think it would be better to start itself and then tell you your vehicle has started. Otherwise awesome company!
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What's new

Patch for Bluetooth issue caused by new OS permission settings