Compustar - Remote Start System - Black/Gray

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On Display at Potomac Mills

Warm up your vehicle before you go out or make sure your doors are locked with this CompuStar RS1B-AL remote start system, which features a range up to 800' and a 1-button, 1-way remote for simple operation at a distance.

Installation
  • Professional installation is strongly recommended for this product.
  • Additional parts and labor are usually required.
  • NOTE: cost of additional parts and labor typically ranges from $10 to $300, depending upon vehicle make and model - please contact your local Best Buy store for exact pricing.
  • $299.99

    Overview

    What's Included


    • AM antenna
    • Owner's manual
    • Remote (FTX1WR1R-AM)
    • Remote start module (CM-7200)
    • Temperature sensor
    • Universal bypass module (BLADE-AL)

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (558 out of 589)

    Features


    Remote start system

    Allows you to lock and unlock most vehicles and start the ignition from a distance.

    Universal bypass module

    Enables seamless integration with your vehicle's computer system.

    Up to 800' wireless range

    Lets you start your car from inside the house.

    1-button, 1-way remote

    For simple operation.

    Compatible with DroneMobile smartphone GPS system

    For wireless control using your compatible mobile device (DroneMobile system not included). The optional FT-ALARMIT-KIT accessory park (not included) helps boost security.

    Package Deal That Includes This Item



    Overall customer rating

    4.6
    95%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Poor support from Best Buy

      Posted
      JMW63
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I purchased the remote starter as a gift for my daughter. The blue shirt floor person was not knowledgeable about the product. I had to wait for 1 hour to speak with the Geek Squad tech. After talking to the tech, I left felling confident that I had a complete system and understood how to proceed. At the time of the appointment, we found out that one key had to be sacrificed for the install. I was not informed of this requirement. We went ahead and completed the install without the security chip being installed. My daughter had to drive 2.5 hours each way to her college dorm to retrieve her spare key. The tech was accommodating and worked us in to install the chip. The remote started worked! I purchased a replacement key and had it programmed (additional $240 expense). After that time, the remote start quit working. On January 13 my daughter called the Best Buy install team to schedule an appointment. We were unable to schedule an appointment or get worked in to trouble shoot the problem. I called and talked to the store manager and he promised that the Geek squad would call me to discuss the issue. I never received a call. My daughter had to return to her college and will schedule an appointment sometime in February to resolve the issue. She will not get the benefit of a remote car starter during the coldest months of the year. Very poor customer service.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I love this system

      Posted
      EFHicks
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I chose this system because of installer recommendation on reliability and support. I almost went with a competing system but from what the installer explained, the other system was not yet compatible with my factory security system and remote. This Compustar system is praised as being much easier to work with and much more reliable. It easily allowed me to retain my factory security system and my factory key-remote with full functionality including the remote start system. It obviously doesn't work as far away as the 1 mile range upgraded LCD remote that I also got, but it gets the job done and allows me to carry one less thing when I choose. This system has been very reliable and very predictable. The word seamless comes to mind. I wish I had gotten this years ago, especially in the mid-west with winter coming. Bring it on. :-)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great remote starter for the price.

      Posted
      Nelly72
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I had acquired a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee for a good price to fix up. ( lift kit, big wheels, off road stuff.) The winters here in Ohio can get cold, so found this remote starter from Best Buy. The cost was right and included installation so why not. Now I can enter a nice warm vehicle on those cold winter days without worrying about it being stolen. ( doors remain locked and even if someone got in, you can’t drive away without the key, the vehicle shuts down.) I like the one button remote, and it does work from a good distance as stated. The only reason I gave this four stars is because it doesn’t turn on the headlights when the vehicle starts like some others do. ( a good thing to have at night.) but I guess for the price it’s still worth it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Not impressed

      Posted
      Hook

      First.. Geek Squad did not help the experience with them incorrectly scheduling my first appt with a lack of time to do the job. However, they gave me a discount... to my approval. However, the next time I show up, they run two hours over the installation time... because Compustar support services are unable to figure out with the Geek Squad techs on how to get the product to work. Never was I told, "oh sometimes the push button starts don't work with the car start." I literally wasted 9 hours of my life at best buy to be informed by the Compustar lackadaisical attitude. I am now trying the Viper product.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Its OK

      Posted
      JBird
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I had this for about 3 weeks before I upgraded my remote. The system works OK but the range is no where near 800 feet. Sometimes it wouldn't work at 20 feet away in a parking lot. If you cant see your car then you have no guarantee that it actually started which 50% of the time it didn't on the first try. I did notice it was better if I held my arm up in the air while pushing the button. Since I got the upgraded 2 way remote I haven't had it fail at all. There is something really nice about getting into a warm car when its only 20 degrees outside so I still think its worth the price, just get the 2 way remote!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Mixed Review

      Posted
      bestbuyer3000
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      We paid a lot for the remote car starter, and purchased the upgrade to 2,500 foot range where the faab answered back that is successfully started the car. It was disappointing that there was one remote start that confirmed start, and then the old remote start that didn't confirm the start. We were one hour late to our appointment because the email said "get here as close to ten as possible" when it should have said "your appointment is at ten". The prior sounds like its not a set time. Overall very appreciative of the install and the product as it is fully compatible with the car and works very smartly. So happy to be warm in winter and cool in summer!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent choice!

      Posted
      DeltaAlphaZulu
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I had my doubts about another Compustar remote start system. I had one installed at my local BB store a few years back and the range was absolute junk. I was initially going to go with a Viper system but the installer was so knowledgeable and talked me out of Viper, I decided to give this a shot. They installed it on my Acura TL without any issues and it works great. The range is amazing, haven't have any issues with it at all. The installer also looked at my other vehicle with a Compustar and figured out my antenna was routed incorrectly and now it works perfect.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Remote Start System

      Posted
      Freddie69
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This was for my daughter and granddaughter. Although it won't get really cold now that it is March, it will be appreciated next fall/winter. The Geek Squad installed it in less time than quoted and without problems. She can stand at the front door and start her car on the street and not worry about theft since it is locked up and without keys. Without the remote being in the car, it would shut off even if somebody figured out a way to drive it. PERFECT!! She is 100% happy so I am happy. (...and I got in on sale in the spring!)

      I would recommend this to a friend



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