Directed Releases Award-Winning New Passive Keyless Entry

Vista, CA (11.20.12) – Directed, the industry leader in vehicle remote start and security, just made your heavily laden trip from the grocery store to your car that much smoother with the release of its new Passive Keyless Entry (PKE) device.

"Directed innovated by harnessing this technology and making it perform consistently, enhancing the user experience and clearly outperforming our competitors," said Peter Fazi, VP Business Development. "Consumers can use this PKE system anywhere in virtually any system — this is a remarkable accomplishment by our engineers."

The innovative new PKE lets users unlock their car doors simply by walking up to their vehicle, or walking away to lock – because when your arms are loaded with grocery bags, who has time to grope around for their keys?

A prototype of Directed’s PKE won the Innovations Award at CES in January 2012.

Factory Passive Keyless Entry devices are becoming more common, but the ability to purchase an aftermarket PKE device compatible with virtually any vehicle is a true innovation. The system requires no buttons to be pressed to gain access to the vehicle and, when used with a Directed security system, will also arm and disarm the aftermarket security system.

What makes the PKE unique is Directed’s proprietary "Data-to-Data" D2D port, making the PKE faster and easier to install by the technician at the retailer. The PKE also offers an RF pass-through, which means it can be used with any Directed systems by simply plugging it in – with no additional wires to connect.

The PKE and Directed SmartStart can be connected together through the D2D port, allowing users to benefit from the passive keyless entry feature and also allowing the user to control the car through their smartphone. Alternatively, the PKE can be installed standalone and offer many value-added features such as horn and parking light control as well as starter kill for added security.

The Directed PKE Model 2102T is available at any Directed dealer starting at $199.99.