(PRESS RELEASE) LoJack Offers Vehicle Safety Tips at Start of Holiday Season

  • November 21, 2014
  • jaleman

CANTON, Mass., Nov. 21, 2014 — In anticipation of the holidays, LoJack Corporation (NASDAQ: LOJN) has announced its top tips that can help protect vehicles from theft during the upcoming season, a proven time of increased crime. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), there were more than 21,000 reported stolen vehicles during the months of November and December 2012.

During the holiday season, it’s important to take extra measures that can help protect your vehicle and property by following these safety tips from LoJack:

  1. Be thankful for safe parking: Parking in well-lit parking lots or safe driveways can make it difficult for thieves to break into your car.
  2. Hide purchases/gifts out of plain sight: Remember to conceal valuables and lock your car, no matter where you are. Although it might seem like common sense, expensive goods and gifts stored in your vehicle may give car thieves added motive to break in.
  3. Beware of “Puffers”: Never leave your car running or unattended. A “puffer” is a common term for thieves who go around looking and stealing unattended, and running, Although it might be tempting to leave your car unattended and running to warm up in the colder months, a vacant car is an easy target for thieves.
  4. Protection for all: Using a stolen vehicle recovery system will provide peace-of-mind knowing that your vehicle can be recovered in case of theft.

“Thanksgiving is the unofficial start of the holiday season for many, including car thieves,” said Patrick Clancy, Vice President of LoJack Law Enforcement. “No one wants to leave a holiday party or shopping trip without the car they arrived in. Vehicle owners need to ensure they take proper precautions to protect themselves and their vehicles during these chaotic months.”

For information on how to keep vehicles safe this winter, visit www.lojack.com and the Auto Theft Blog.

How the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System Works
The LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System offers the technology and recovery process that make it an effective system for recovering stolen vehicles. Based on Radio Frequency technology, the system delivers strong signals that do not require line of sight with satellites or cell towers and can therefore track vehicles where other devices can’t, such as in a steel container on a ship, in a parking garage or in dense foliage for thefts occurring in LoJack coverage areas. The LoJack® System is also directly integrated with law enforcement agencies around the country, which use LoJack Police Tracking Computers to find and recover stolen vehicles. Lastly, the system utilizes a small wireless Radio Frequency transceiver—now self-powered—that is covert, making it very difficult for thieves to find and disengage the system.

About LoJack Corporation
LoJack Corporation, the company that has helped more than nine million people protect their vehicles in the event of theft over the past 25+ years, today provides safety, security and protection for an ever-growing range of valuable assets and people. Leveraging its core strengths, including its well-known brand, direct integration with law enforcement and dealer distribution network, LoJack Corporation is expanding into new areas across the continuum from theft deterrence to recovery and fleet management services. The Company is focusing on creating a new level of value for its dealer, customer and investor communities by delivering innovative offerings, multiple technologies in expanding geographies. For more information, visit www.lojack.com, www.autotheftblog.com, www.youtube.com/lojack, www.twitter.com/LoJackCorp or www.Facebook.com/LoJackCorp.

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SOURCE LoJack Corporation