An AstroStart remote starter is a device that allows its user to remotely start an engine, open, close and lock a vehicle trunk or activate other systems without being physically present. AstroStart products include SmartStart, a mobile application that allows users to perform remote actions with their smartphones.
Vehicle owners and security system owners use AstroStart remote devices; some products offer one-way and two-way communication. The devices can be effective up to one mile away from the user, depending on environmental conditions, vehicle location and position, sight line obstructions, and other factors. Directed, a California company founded in 1982, designs and develops AstroStart remote devices.