Refer a Friend

Want $20? Who doesn’t? We’re in the thick of remote start season – fans of Viper SmartStart can now “share the love”, and make a quick 20 bucks in the process.

Viper SmartStart users who refer a friend through the app can save $20 on of their service plan for every friend that activates. Their buddy also saves $20 upon activation – we’ll pay you for up to 10 activations, that’s up to $200!

If 3-4 friends sign up, Viper SmartStart users can pay for their service plan for the year!

Refer friends by going to the More screen and tapping the Refer a Friend icon.

What is Viper SmartStart?

Now you can remote start, lock and unlock your car just by pushing a button on your smartphone; using the Viper SmartStart App from Directed, the leader in vehicle security and remote start. The simple graphical interface gives you control over the following features of your installed Viper remote start or security with remote start system:

  • Lock / Arm
  • Unlock / Disarm
  • Remote Car Starter
  • Trunk Release
  • Panic
  • Aux Channels

You can also control multiple vehicles – great for families! – and assign more than one user to control a vehicle. It's easy with SmartStart!

But, this is only the beginning! Viper SmartStart is loaded with additional features including GPS tracking, SmartSchedule, vehicle status, roadside assistance, home control, parked car finder and more.

Viper SmartStart enables a "Cloud-Connected Car" like never before, providing an entirely new level of 2-way interaction with your vehicle. Connectivity is managed through the Directed Cloud Services (DCS) network linking car, app, end user, and the Internet.

Learn more about Viper SmartStart

How do I get Viper SmartStart?

  1. A compatible iOS or Android device.
  2. The Viper SmartStart app - downloaded to your device.
  3. A complete Viper SmartStart system, or a Viper SmartStart module added to a compatible Viper system.
  4. A Viper SmartStart service plan.

Where to download the app:

Where to buy the hardware:


Where do I learn more about Viper SmartStart features?

Learn more at

Where do I learn more about Viper SmartStart hardware?

Learn more at

I received a referral, so how do I collect the $20 discount?

After you have the SmartStart hardware installed in your car, you will need to purchase a service plan. This can be completed in the app itself or at When you purchase the service plan, be sure to enter the promo code your friend sent you in the referral email.

I referred a friend, so how I do I collect the $20 discount?

When you refer a friend, and they purchase an eligible service plan, you will receive a $20 credit towards your own service plan renewal. You will receive a $20 credit for each referred friend who purchases an eligible service plan (up to 10 friends and $200). Your credit will be applied at your next service plan auto-renewal.

Can I refer myself and use the discount?

No, you can only refer new SmartStart customers. Promo codes issued to friends will only work for new SmartStart service plan activations (not renewals, reactivations).