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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More drivers than ever before are aware of connected vehicle innovations, and are conscious of these innovations when purchasing vehicles. The industry is growing by leaps and bounds. Bloomberg recently reported that “Internet-connected cars and other everyday products have become the fastest-growing part of the U.S. wireless industry.” As the popularity of connected cars continues to grow,

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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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      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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New methods of car theft no longer a mystery

  • January 4, 2017
  • Scott at LoJack

The methods of car theft have long remained the same throughout the years. The public has often been warned that vehicles left running to warm up in the winter are easy targets for theft, as are cars parked away from street lights. But as technology changes, thieves are now moving past crimes of convenience and

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