LoJack Vehicle Theft Recovery
Car theft is big business in the U.S. and throughout the world. Approximately one million cars were stolen last year alone. That's a theft once every 32.2 seconds, and more than $6.5 billion in annual losses.
The national rate of unrecovered vehicles is at its highest point in more than 20 years. In fact, 43 percent of vehicles stolen in 2008 (latest FBI data) were never recovered, amounting in 411,444 stolen vehicles not returned to their rightful owners.
Most car thieves are part of extremely organized crime rings and know how to steal any car they want. Locked doors won't stop them and security systems don't scare them off.
You can't really stop someone from stealing your car. But you can help Police track and recover your car quickly with LoJack - the only Stolen Vehicle Recovery System operated by the Police.
With LoJack, you have a 90% chance of recovering your vehicle -- usually within 24 hours and often within just a few hours.
Your car is an important, and possibly one of your most beloved, possessions. Protect it with LoJack.
How LoJack works
LoJack is a small, silent Radio Transceiver that is hidden in your vehicle by a certified LoJack technician. Once installed, the Unit is automatically registered in the LoJack Database, which interfaces with the National Crime Information Computer (NCIC) system used by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the country.
In the event of a theft, you report the incident to the police, who make a routine entry into the state police crime computer, resulting in a match of the LoJack System's unique code against the state VIN database. This process automatically triggers the activation of the LoJack Unit in your vehicle.
Once your theft is reported to police, law enforcement computers send a signal via the LoJack Radio Tower Network to activate the LoJack in vehicle. When activated, the LoJack Unit begins emitting an inaudible signal that can be tracked by police cars and aviation units that are equipped with LoJack Police Tracking Computers.
The LoJack Police Tracking Computer receives the LoJack Signal and leads the police to your stolen vehicle. Unlike GPS systems, which require line-of-sight access to orbiting satellites, LoJack's patented Radio Frequency Signal can penetrate forest cover, parking garages and many other obstructions, helping ensure the vehicle will be located by police, regardless of where thieves may be hiding it.
Once your vehicle is tracked and recovered, you will be notified by police. LoJack boasts a 90-percent recovery rate nationally, with most recoveries completed within hours.
LoJack Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is my LoJack always "on"?
A: Your LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System is always in receiving mode, ready to be activated by a silent signal from police computers.
Does my car need to be running for LoJack to work?
No. The LoJack Unit constantly draws a very small amount of power from your vehicle's battery. Should your battery be disconnected, LoJack's backup battery will provide power.
Q: What happens when I sell my vehicle? Can I transfer my LoJack to my new vehicle?
A: Your LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System is not transferable from one vehicle to another as the serial number on your LoJack Unit is registered to the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of your vehicle. However, LoJack may enhance your vehicle's resale value.
Q: Can car thieves find my LoJack and beat the system?
The LoJack Unit is very small–about the size of a deck of cards–so it can be hidden in as many as 20 to 30 different places in your vehicle. This makes it very difficult for thieves to find your LoJack.
Q: Why is there no exterior marking on the vehicle stating it has LoJack? Wouldn't a LoJack sticker act as a theft deterrent?
A: LoJack is not designed to be a deterrent. One of the major benefits of the System is that LoJack is covert, thus a thief does not know whether or not your vehicle is equipped with LoJack. This increases the likelihood of rapid recovery and minimal damage.
Q: Can LoJack be installed in my existing car?
A: Yes, you can purchase LoJack for your existing vehicle. Call JL Freed Honda for more information.
Q: Will I save on insurance?
A: Many insurance companies offer a discount to LoJack owners. In fact, some insurance companies offer up to 35 percent off the comprehensive portion of your insurance premium for equipping your vehicle with LoJack and an alarm. Call your insurance agent to see if you qualify for a discount.