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The high-end Clifford 4706X LCD 2-Way Remote Start System offers has a range of features including SmartStart compatibility, a simple, user-friendly interface and a 1-mile range. However, to maximize versatility, you require extra equipment to make use of the four auxiliary channels.
With a 1-mile radius, this Clifford remote car starter lets you get your car comfortable well before you reach it. There are two remotes with this system: a two-way one that comes with an LCD screen and a one-way version with no screen, suitable as a backup. With the LCD remote, you get status alerts about the condition of your vehicle, command confirmations and temperature monitoring. You can also control two vehicles with this system. With five buttons on both remotes, the system is easy to use, and the LCD screen has clear text and obvious icons for a simple user-friendly interface.
This automatic car starter has dome light supervision, that turns on your dome light when you enter the vehicle. It fails to provide a cold start timer or engine start timer, which is an unusual omission at this price point. This model also lacks a shock sensor or an alarm but does provide audible alerts on the keyless entry remote. It has panic mode, switching on your horn and parking lights when you're under threat. The remotes use rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, and the kit includes a USB charging cable.
The Clifford 4706X LCD 2-Way Remote Start System is compatible with SmartStart on the Apple, Android and Blackberry operating systems. If a command fails, the remote bleeps so that you know the command was unsuccessful. You can activate car finder if you can't quite remember where you parked. To prevent unscrupulous individuals cloning your remote, this remote starter uses frequency code encryption, increasing vehicle security. The four auxiliary channels allow you to customize your remote car starter system, adding an alarm function, garage door opener or rear defogger. The remote opens your trunk as well as providing door control.
For easy use and a simple user interface balanced with a range of advanced features and possible customization options, the Clifford 4706X LCD 2-Way Remote Start System is a solid option as a high-end remote starter. However, it does lack some security and convenience functions, such as an alarm and a cold start timer.