Vipertraq VSQ500

The Vipertraq VSQ500 is Vipers’ latest GPS tracking device which has been designed and built-in Australia.

It replaces the old VSM250i SmartStart which is no longer being supported here in NZ or Aus. If you have an old system the upgrade details can be found at the end of this post.

So what’s new?

Vipertraq VSQ500 Tracker

First off the unit has a built-in battery. This is a good upgrade on the old system as it will alert you if your vehicle battery gets disconnected. This makes the unit slightly larger than the old one but that’s not a problem.

It has an external GPS aerial. This will make installation easier on some vehicles as the unit does not have to be in the optimum position to see the sky.

There’s a new Smartphone APP too which I’ve linked at the end of the post.

What is missing?

Well, it lacks some of the old VSM250i SmartStart features such as Trunk Release and Aux channel control. It’s debatable if these were useful features to control via the app, I guess that’s a personal thing.

There is no demo mode on the APP which is a shame as you can’t have a play and get the feel for how it works. It also currently lacks support for the Android Wear Smartwatch.

How does Vipertraq work?

Vipertraq can be used with any Viper Series 5 or ESP2 compatible Alarm. This will allow you to use the Vipertraq to arm/disarm your alarm and remote start your vehicle.

* requires an ESP2 compatible Viper Remote Start System 

It can also be wired to work as a stand-alone system. It has ignition switch input as well as lock and unlock outputs which can be activated via the app.

Smartphone and PC controlled with live tracking and location history

Most functions can be controlled via the free phone app. But you’ll need to jump on a PC and use the Web portal to see the vehicle locations history and reports.

Vipertraq will store 14 days of location history with the Secure package, or 365 days with the Premium package. Both packages have an annual fee which is explained below.

What does it cost?

Secure $129.00/Annual**

Features available via the App:

  • Check Vehicle Speed Request
  • Ignition Status
  • Battery Voltage Reading
  • Trip Start Alert
  • Vehicle GPS Location Request
  • GPS Location Tracking
  • Trip History last 14 Days
  • Vehicle Remote Lock/Unlock (where possible)
  • Remote Engine Start*
  • Vehicle Alarm Panic Button*
  • Viper Series 5 or compatible Alarm Input*

* Requires connection to Viper Series 5 or ESP2 compatible Alarm

Features available via the web portal:

  • Trip History Reporting 14 Days
  • Activity History Reporting
  • GPS Location Tracking

Premium $199.00/Annual**

Features available via the App:

  • Includes all Secure GPS features
  • Vehicle Speed Limit Alert
  • Harsh Braking Alert
  • Harsh Acceleration Alert
  • Creation of virtual Geofence Boundaries
  • Geofence Boundaries Entry/Exit Alerts
  • Alarm Alert
  • Vehicle Lockdown Alert
  • Vehicle Lockdown Alert Advanced
  • Lockdown Feature
  • Trip Line Draw
  • Trip History 365 Days

Features available via the web portal:

  • Trip Line Draw
  • Trip History 365 Days
  • Scheduled Reporting
  • Trip Summary Report
  • Detailed Trip Information

RRP: $549.00 (plus install approx $150.00)

Secure = $129.00/Year
Premium = $199.00/Year

** Note that the Annual package fees are in Australian dollars which can fluctuate. The unit and installation costs are in NZ dollars.

Full details can be found on the Vipertraq website…

Vipertraq App

Vipertraq app below:



Viper Upgrade Program

Viper NZ will replace any old units purchased before 2017 for free as well as crediting $50.00 to your account which goes towards the re-fit costs.

For units purchased before 2017, they are offering 50% the unit price only.

Upgrade Program

Viper VSM250i registered 2017 / 2018

  • Free VSQ500 Vipertraq module
  • $50 re-fit fee credited to your account

Viper VSM250i registered Prior to 2017

  • 50% off VSQ500 Vipertraq module
  • No re-fit fee


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