The start of the summer typically marks the high point for consumer vehicle thefts, which is why we’ve designated July National Vehicle Theft Protection Month. Although these thefts usually get the most attention, it is also common for thieves to target commercial fleets, including construction vehicles and equipment. The 2014 National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB)

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  More vehicles are stolen in the summer months than during any other time. That’s why LoJack has designated July National Vehicle Theft Protection Month (NVTPM) to help educate drivers about how they can best protect their vehicles. It’s especially important to be vigilant this summer, as data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report shows

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The Value of The LoJack System to Communities

  • June 6, 2017
  • Scott at LoJack

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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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

  • April 28, 2017
  • Will Modelevsky

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 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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  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 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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Ransomware Coming to IoT and Connected Cars?

  • February 23, 2017
  • Scott at LoJack

Ransomware is a new concept that may be coming to a smart home device or a connected car near you.  The concept of holding something for ransom isn’t new, but holding a car, or your smart home is.  With a growing number of smart home devices and vehicles that are connected to the internet, they

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