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The InControl Remote Premium Smartphone App has a number of extra features, in addition to the InControl Remote Essentials Smartphone App:

  • A screen showing the status of the vehicle will display the Beep & Flash feature. Touch this icon to help locate the vehicle, by operating the vehicle's exterior lamps; a short audible horn alert will also sound.


    It is the responsibility of the driver to comply with all regulations in force, regarding the use of vehicle horns.

  • The Vehicle Security screen will allow the vehicle to be locked/unlocked. This screen will also display the vehicle's alarm status. e.g., set or not set.


    Regardless of which screen is currently displayed, if the vehicle's alarm is sounding, then a pop-up screen will appear with an option to reset the alarm. The alarm may also be reset via the Vehicle Security screen.


    It remains the responsibility of the driver to know the location of the vehicle and to make sure that the vehicle is secured.

  • The Remote Climate screen allows the engine to be started remotely (for vehicles with an automatic transmission), and run, for up to 30 minutes, to provide a comfortable temperature inside the cabin in advance of the driver entering the vehicle.

Remote climate will not function if any of the following conditions exist:

  • The vehicle's fuel level is low.

  • The vehicle's battery charge level is low.

  • The vehicle is not locked.

  • A window, door, bonnet, or the luggage compartment is open.

  • The engine has been manually started.

  • A system error with any required vehicle system.

  • A theft has been detected.

  • The vehicle's alarm is sounding.

  • A crash event has been detected.

  • The hazard warning lamps are switched on.

  • The automatic transmission is not in Park (P).

  • The brake pedal is pressed.


Some markets may prohibit the use of a remote engine start. It remains the responsibility of the driver to know if this function can legally be used.


This feature is also available for vehicles fitted with a Timed climate system. If the vehicle's configuration (e.g., transmission or engine variant) does not support a remote engine start, or if the vehicle originated in a market with legal restrictions on a remote engine start, then the Timed climate system may be used to support the cabin's pre-conditioning.

  • Wake Up Timer: The InControl Remote system on the vehicle, will shut down if the vehicle is not driven for 4 days. This is to conserve battery power. If for example, you are on vacation, or away on a business trip, then you can use the Wake Up Timer on the Smart Phone App. This feature will wake up the InControl Remote system on the selected date. Any date within a 30 day period can be chosen.


    Note: The Wake Up Timer cannot be set once the InControl Remote system has shut down. Once the Wake Up Timer is set, the InControl Remote system will shut down on the second day after the car was last driven, to preserve battery power for wake up.