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A global leader in security and control telematics, we make life more secure, comfortable and fun in and around your vehicle.

It isn't easy leading an industry

Consumers, dealers and our industry rely on Directed as the clear leader, providing vision and solutions for today's vehicles. With over 500 combined years of experience, our technical team works closely with our dealers and engineers, creating products that are designed "For Installers, By Installers". This dedication to design and engineering has been clearly recognized by our 60+ CES Innovations awards.

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Global leader in branded security and control telematics.

Headquartered in Southern California, Directed is the largest designer and marketer in North America of consumer-branded vehicle security and remote start systems (sold under Viper®, Clifford®, Python®, Autostart® and other brand names). Directed markets its broad portfolio of products through many channels including leading national retailers and specialty chains throughout North America and around the world.

Founded in 1982, the company’s primary operations are located in Vista, California and Quebec, Canada. Directed is a business unit of DEI Holdings, Inc.

Making life more secure, comfortable and fun in and around your vehicle.

This simple vision, has driven Directed employees to lead innovative designs and solutions for over 30 years. It is shocking how far that underlying fundamental vision has taken us over the years. Thirty years ago, "State of the art" was a keypad you placed inside your car, that you entered a "secret code" in order to secure your vehicle.

Today, Directed's SmartStart is the new state of the art, giving consumers something they have dreamed of for years, ultimate control of their vehicle from virtually anywhere around the world. From checking the status of their vehicle, to sharing the vehicle’s location on Facebook, Directed provides security and control for vehicles that is cutting edge and in tune with the other aspects of new and integral technology in our lives.

Octo Telematics partnership to provide solutions to auto insurance companies.

Directed provides services and products to Octo Telematics, the leading insurance telematics provider in Europe, to develop telematics services for the U.S. and Canadian vehicle insurance markets. Both Octo Telematics and Directed believe significant opportunities exist for telematics products, which is evidenced by insurance companies such as Liberty Mutual and Nationwide offering telematics-based services as well as increased interest by federal and state agencies.

Telematics is poised to increase opportunities for insurance companies and drivers through reduced risk, value-added services such as automatic crash response and accident damage management, safe driver rewards, and a cleaner environment by incentivizing responsible driving behaviors.