Firstech is an award-winning maker of automotive electronics. For the past 20 years, our company has focused on creating innovative solutions for enhancing driver safety, comfort, and convenience.

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Firstech was founded in Anchorage, Alaska in 1995 when our founder, Jason Lee, opened an automotive detail and stereo shop. Lee saw an opportunity to create a new brand of remote starters, which offered better features and a more tech-friendly installation experience. This led to the creation of Firstech and the company’s flagship brand: Compustar.

Since relocating to Seattle, Washington in 2003, Firstech has continued to be a leading innovator in the mobile electronics industry, being the first-to-market with several game-changing technologies.

  • First 2-way LCD remote starter (1998)
  • First “spread spectrum” remote starter with 1-mile of range (2007)
  • First on-board bypass integration module (2009)
  • First to update aftermarket telematics modules over the air using 3G (2013)
  • First IPX-7 waterproof 2-way LCD remote starter (2015)
FT Awards

As a result of Firstech’s continued innovation, we’ve been honored with six CES Innovations Awards, three Mobile Electronics Top Vendor Awards, and an inclusion on Seattle Business Magazine’s “Top 100 Best Places to Work”.

That all said, Firstech’s success over the past 20 years has been fueled and sustained by the partnerships we have established with our retailers and distribution partners. With their support, we are confident that we can offer the best products and the best service.

Firstech solutions are available at over 2,000 retail locations across North America. To find a participating retailer near you, click here.

Our Mission

Firstech's mission is to enhance the safety of every car-owner's driving experience. This mission is the inspiration for our solutions along with the hands-on training that we perform with retailers across North America to ensure safe and proper installation.

Our Partners

iDatalink Logo

Founded by Firstech’s sister-company, ADS (Automotive Data Solutions). iDatalink products allow Firstech remote starters to safely integrate with many of today’s vehicles through data.

idata start Logo

Founded by Firstech’s sister-company ADS (Automotive Data Solutions). iDataStart offers standalone remote start solutions that can be upgraded with Firstech remotes/accessories.

Mid City Logo

Innovator of vehicle-specific remote start solutions for Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Midcity Engineering has developed remote start solutions that can be upgraded with Firstehc remotes/accessories.

Tesa Logo

Tape solutions for securing harnesses and providing OEM-grade installation services. Firstech is a proud, authorized distributor of many tesa automotive solutions.

Sound Skins Logo

Sound-deadening solutions created by the owner of one of Firstech’s top retailers, John Schwartz at Perfectionist Auto Sound. Firstech is a proud, authorized distributor of SoundSkins products.