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Remote Start and Alarm

Stay warm this winter with a remote start system and keep your car secure by adding an alarm system.

Starting at just $350 installed.

Messenger Motorworks offers high-end remote start and alarm system equipment and professional installation meant to last the life of your car.

In our climate, a remote start system in your vehicle is more of a necessity than a luxury. Messenger Motorworks sets the standard for installation and functionality by using Firstech integrated systems (branded as either NuStart or Compustar), as well as iDataLink kits, bypasses, and harnesses. Our installations are as minorly invasive as possible, with the use of model-specific harnesses and programmable modules that communicate with your car in a safe manner.

We have also partnered with Mid City Engineering to offer systems for select Mercedes, Volvo and Infiniti models that aren’t supported by the traditional range of equipment.

We can install most make and models. There are some exceptions to this, as there are some European manufacturers that do not allow for aftermarket installations.

Product Ranges

Remote Start Hardware Packages

These are kitted equipment packages that include the brain, a hardwire harness, and remotes. They can be used in conjunction with a plug-and-play harness or manually wired with included harness. They typically require an additional unit called a bypass to integrate with modern vehicles.

Remote Start + Security Hardware Packages

These are equipment combos much like the hardware above, but they include security modules with shock sensors along with a siren.

Brains and Bypasses

This is equipment we’ll use in place of the packages above when it makes sense for a specific vehicle or hardware configuration. These brains can be matched with most remote kits, and the bypasses are often used with the kits above for communication with the car.

Remote Kits

These can be paired with any of the brains listed above. The remote is the only part of the system you’ll ever have contact with, as the rest is hidden away. 


Remote start and alarm systems can be expanded upon with these products.

Details & Warnings

System Install Information

  • Installs into older vehicles that could potentially have electrical issues due to age will not be warrantied, though we will always do our best to diagnose issues and help if we can.
  • Vehicle electronics are changing all the time, and we keep up with the industry. Sometimes, a car simply cannot receive a remote start system, and we’ll do our best to communicate this.
  • We can install remote start on some manual transmissions, but depending on options and firmware, it isn’t possible on all. There is a $200 additional charge for this.