This pilot assembly would require a match to light it for the first time. However, during the heating season, when the fireplace/log set is not in use, you would just set this unit to pilot mode. This would allow you to simply turn the knob from Pilot to On to light the main burner. While the set is idle, you would have a standing pilot light.
This assembly is purely manual. There is no remote option. For a basic on/off remote valve kit, I'd recommend our Peterson APK-11 kit
It would be wise to double check the size of your fireplace in comparison to the size of your log set. Add on control valves like these generally require additional space to operate safely.