Manufactured by Directed, Inc., which is the same company that manufactures Python and Viper car alarms, the Avital 5305L is one of the more affordable models with a remote start feature. However, unlike Viper car alarms, the Avital product does not have any options to integrate with a smartphone.
The Avital 5305L car alarm includes a large variety of features and options. The car security system has basic keyless entry and alarm arming as well as shock sensors that detect any movement. Each door and window is protected, and the standard six-siren alarm sounds when anything disturbs your vehicle. The shock sensors are designed to keep someone from jacking up your car and stealing the tires. It also prevents someone from simply towing it away.
When an alarm activates, the two-way remote pager sounds an alarm to notify you. This means you don’t have to be within earshot of the car to know that someone is breaking into it. The remote has a small LCD display screen that shows you exactly what part of your vehicle is being tampered with, which is convenient. After the alarm sounds, you can either rearm it or use the starter-kill function, which essentially disables the engine so the car can’t be hotwired.
The remote can be used up to 1,500 feet away from your car. To be fair, 1,500 feet is more than most car alarms, but the best in our review have a range of a mile.
The Avital 5305L car alarm also works as a remote starter. In fact, remote start is one of its primary features. When the temperature is extremely hot or cold, having a remote starter is a great way to ensure your car’s interior is comfortable when you need to leave, so long as you’re willing to let your car idle. This feature starts the engine so the heat or AC can get to work adjusting the interior temperature. But if someone attempts to put the car in gear without inserting the key, the car immediately turns off, so it is still secure.
Avital car alarms also have an assortment of other handy features. They include trunk release options, a keyless door entry and a valet mode for the alarm. In addition, they have a nuisance-prevention feature that minimizes false alarms so the system doesn’t bother your neighbors if a cat walks across the hood of your car. It also has a warn-away feature that lets anyone who gets too close to the vehicle know that the car has an alarm.
Even though this alarm has great customer service options and a detailed owner’s manuals, we suggest having the system professionally installed. There are so many vital and intricate details with the installation, and the average vehicle owner doesn’t have the knowledge or experience to install it correctly. Most automotive shops and car audio stores can install the alarm for a reasonable price.
The Avital 5305L is one of the best remote starters with a security system, and it’s priced affordably compared to other car alarms with remote start features. It also has all the security features you should look for in a car alarm. If you want a midrange car alarm with remote start, this is an excellent choice.