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The Value of The LoJack System to Communities

The LoJack®  Stolen Vehicle Recovery System is a small device that is covertly installed in a vehicle, with the hope that it can recover a stolen vehicle if the owner is unfortunate enough to be the victim of auto theft.  A number of years ago, the authors of a study (Ayers and Levitt) found that

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Chevy Camaro – Attractive Auto Theft Target; Multiple Recent Recoveries

Update: May 15 – Two More Camaro Recoveries in Bay Area Barely a month after the original post, and we’ve seen two more Chevrolet Camaro recoveries in Bay Area.  The first is a 2015 Camaro SS that was reported stolen and found in Oakland.  The second Camaro Recovery was found by the Alameda County Regional

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Auto Theft up in Colorado, Hitting Subaru Owners

Colorado is battling an auto theft surge, with the total thefts increasing 27% in 2016 according to the FBI Uniform Crime Report. Owners of Subaru cars are getting hit hard. Thieves aren’t just stealing them for joyrides anymore, and it can be serious business.  What victims get back may not be what they want to

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Auto Theft on the Rise in Oregon

As we’ve discussed on this blog in the past, the west coast is a hot bed for auto theft. California is the top state for auto theft, and Washington is not far behind at #4. A trend is also emerging in Oregon, where auto theft has increased 10% over the previous year according to recent FBI

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LoJack Releases 8th Annual Vehicle Theft Recovery Report

LoJack is happy to announce the release of our 8th Annual Vehicle Theft Recovery Report, which details our recovery data for 2016. The data was revealed in an infographic earlier today. The key highlights of the 8th installment of the report include: Increase in Recoveries Helps Slow the Cycle of Crime Law enforcement officials recovered over

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Top Vehicle Theft Trends in the U.S. (INFOGRAPHIC)

  Recently, LoJack released the “Top Stolen Vehicle Theft Trends” infographic, which highlights the most recent auto theft data from the FBI and the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). The graphic compares the top 20 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA’s) for total auto theft according to the 2015 FBI Uniform Crime Report and the top 10

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Thieves Believed to be using Wireless Device to Unlock Doors

Thieves continue to use bold techniques to break into cars, and this recent news story highlights how a suspect used what appears to be a wireless device to open the door of an SUV parked overnight in the owner’s driveway.  While the vehicle wasn’t stolen, their belongings were, including passports that were inadvertently left in the

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CalAmp Enables the Connected Car Future; Announces Coast-to-Coast Availability of LotSmart and SureDrive by LoJack

NEW ORLEANS, LA, January 26, 2017 — CalAmp (NASDAQ:CAMP), a pure-play pioneer in the connected vehicle and broader Industrial Internet of Things marketplace, today announced nationwide availability of its powerful connected car applications, LotSmart™ by LoJack and SureDrive™ by LoJack, to provide long-term value for automotive dealerships and consumers. With this enterprise-grade connected vehicle technology,

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Inside look: LoJack device helps police track stolen vehicles

      SOURCE: KRQE News 13 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – For the last three years Albuquerque police have been using a tool to help them quickly find stolen vehicles and yesterday it even helped crack a possible kidnapping case. It’s no secret New Mexico has a big problem with thieves stealing cars. The last few

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