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DIRECTED Expands DS4 Accessory Offerings, Launching Bluetooth Siren and Passive Keyless Entry Systems

DIRECTED Expands DS4 Accessory Offerings, Launching Bluetooth Siren and Passive Keyless Entry Systems

VISTA, Calif. (January 10, 2018) – Directed today announced the release of a Bluetooth Low Energy Siren and Passive Keyless Entry System for DS4 systems, enhancing options for its breakthrough digital remote start and security system. The Bluetooth siren is designed for installation in the engine bay with no need to run wires through the firewall. The Passive Keyless Entry system, enabled by Directed’s Bluetooth Proxi-sensor technology and DS4’s Bluetooth capability, provides passive keyless entry from a smartphone to any vehicle. These new accessories are compatible only with Directed’s line of DS4 systems.

Directed SVP of Product Development and Technical Services, James Turner, commented, “We’re very excited to add to our already celebrated line of DS4 accessories. The Bluetooth Siren and Bluetooth Proxi-sensor deliver exciting new capabilities and will be two of the most innovative products in the market.”

Installer feedback drove the development of the Bluetooth siren design. Details such as hood pin and tachometer input at the siren and the built-in backup battery incorporated views from the field. Installations can be completed much faster because there is no need to run wires through the firewall. The siren also features programmable tones and outputs at 110dB.

The Bluetooth LE Proxi-sensor allows passive keyless entry on any DS4-equipped vehicle. A driver needs only to approach the vehicle with their smartphone to have it automatically unlock via Bluetooth. The systems senses entry and exit to automatically lock, unlock, or release the trunk/tailgate. The sensor features a long-life battery and a no wire installation. Installers just mount the sensor and pair it with DS4. Multiple sensors can be used to allow access from different parts of a vehicle.

The Bluetooth LE Siren and Bluetooth LE Proxi-sensor will be available in Q2.

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About Directed

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


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