I configured the timer to activate brake hold in just 60 seconds after the car is started. This is something we can configure if we use a programmable timer (the one used in this video). The timer can be configured from few seconds to minutes(even supports hours/days, which in our case is not at all required).Great video if you're handy. Only concern is how long it takes for the brake hold light to come up. May just forget about it and drive off.