Although it is a fact that many would not like to face, cars are stolen everyday, and a good majority of those stolen cars are never recovered. Anyone who has ever gone through the pain and frustration of having their vehicle stolen likely knows how tormenting those hours are until news of what has become of the car is available. However, what makes it even more difficult is the fact that often many stolen cars are not found. Still though, there is happy news and a product known as “LoJack”, promises a complete system that is ready and able to recover your vehicle quickly and painlessly should it ever become stolen.
However, with all the acclaim and praise surrounding LoJack, perhaps the best thing to do is to actually figure out what the system does and how it is able to claim to recover stolen cars so quickly. In essence, the “LoJack Recovery System” is a small transmission device that is placed somewhere (hidden) in your vehicle by a LoJack technician. The unit is hooked up to the car’s battery and is “armed” so that it is ready to receive a signal at any given time. This “signal” that the unit receives is sent out by Police computers after a stolen vehicle is reported. When the signal from police computers is sent out, it will activate the LoJack unit buried on the vehicle. After the unit is activated, it will begin sending out a radio wave transmission back to police computers that will identify the VIN of the stolen car (for confirmation purposes) and also allow police officers to instantly pin an exact location on the vehicle. From there, police are able to successfully recover the car, thus returning it to the owner before any damage has been done, and putting those who committed the crime of stealing the vehicle behind bars.
While the idea behind the LoJack system really is genius, the true magic is in the numbers that back up the product. According to official statistics, the recovery rate of stolen vehicles equipped with the LoJack system is over 90%, which, considering the low rate of return for vehicles stolen without the LoJack system is a very impressive number. Also, many insurance companies support the use of the LoJack system, and, if the proper documentation is provided, are willing to offer those with a LoJack system a substantial discount on insurance.
Because LoJack works so closely with police computers, there is no “middle man” to speak of, and when your car is reported stolen, the information is given directly to the police, which is what allows the stolen vehicle to be recovered so quickly. LoJack itself promises a money back guarantee if the stolen car is not returned within 24 hours, and, in fact, most vehicle recoveries are made only one hour after the theft was reported.
Considering that the base price for a LoJack unit and service is only about six hundred dollars. The LoJack system is really an unbeatable value for the money. In fact, there are also various upgrades available for those who want an improved system, including early warning, and an extended warranty is offered on the LoJack unit itself. Even police officers around the world recommend and support the LoJack system.
Considering the very reasonable price of the system, the astounding success rate of the product, and the acclaimed support from nearly all sources, the LoJack system is an excellent value for the money, and is a value that is fully recommended to every car owner, regardless of the price of their vehicle or any other security system that may be in place. Remember, even an expensive alarm system does not guarantee that your car will not be stolen. While the LoJack system does not prevent theft, it is a sure way to make sure that a vehicle which is stolen will be recovered quickly and effectively, saving the owner a lot of trouble, a lot of money, and a lot of time.