StarLine was one of the first aftermarket vehicle security companies in the world to introduce this revolutionary technology – the StarLine iKey technology (remote engine start via CAN-BUS) – and today is the leading provider of innovative remote start solutions based on it. There is a dedicated CAN-BUS research department at our headquarters and our engineers work tirelessly examining CAN-BUS protocols of the latest car models in order to keep expanding the list of iKey-supported vehicles.
Unlike other companies that sell it as a stand-alone product, we have the iKey technology built into all of our 6th generation vehicle security systems and come as part of the package at no extra charge!
StarLine iKey is a technology that has introduced new standards – in terms of safety, user comfort, and simplicity of installation – for aftermarket remote starters.
Learn more about StarLine iKey and its benefits below.
Regular (physical) Transponder Bypass VS StarLine iKey (virtual) Bypass For Intelligent Remote Start
Remote engine start via StarLine iKey virtual transponder bypass lets the vehicle owner keeps all the factory keys; there is no need to cut a spare copy and keep it inside the vehicle!
There are no additional expenses for the end-user that they would otherwise incur if they were installing a remote started via the standard (physical) transponder bypass, as there is no need for any additional equipment / components when implementing the remote engine start feature via StarLine iKey virtual transponder bypass.
It literally takes from seconds to minutes to implement the remote start feature via StarLine iKey technology, whether a physical transponder bypass can take hours, and, in some cases, even days…
Installing additional equipment in order to implement regular (physical) transponder bypass and get the remote engine start feature working correctly is a lengthy and costly process that involves intense physical labour, it is also intrusive to the vehicle’s native electronic components and wiring.
Using StarLine iKey involves zero intrusion to the vehicle’s native components as the bypass is virtual; it works via the car’s own – inherent – CAN-BUS protocols; just like if the vehicle had the feature built-in as part of factory equipment!
Using a remote starter with a physical transponder bypass can cause major issues with your insurance company as most view these systems as something that increases the vehicle’s risk of being stolen.
Using StarLine’s iKey virtual transponder bypass is 100% safe and will keep your insurer happy!
Since physical transponder bypass requires a number of additional components installed, the chances of this equipment malfunctioning, working incorrectly, or/and causing system errors is relatively high — especially when installed on a modern vehicle with a complicated native on-board electronics network.
Since the StarLine iKey transponder bypass technology works through the vehicle’s native protocols, it’s implementation is always smooth and error-free, and the chances of any post-installation issues arising are virtually zero!
Benefits of using the iKey technology are enormous to both – the fitter and the end-user alike. It is estimated that a fitter can save up to 160 hours annually using StarLine’s iKey technology for intelligent remote engine start for customer cars, compared to installing remote started systems that require physical transponder bypass modules.
Please visit our CAN-BUS data network, find your vehicle make/model and check for the iKey feature on the list of supported features. If there’s a dot beside “iKey” – your car can benefit from engine remote start via virtual transponder cloning!
If you need further assistance or have any queations regarding your vehicle’s compatibility with iKey, or the remote start feature in general, please feel free to contact us or approach your local StarLine-approved Partner.