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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The connected car market is developing at a rapid pace, and for automotive dealerships, this presents a tremendous opportunity for growth. At the center of this emerging industry is telematics, a topic which we have discussed on this blog in the past. According to Dev Bhatia, Senior Director of Product at CalAmp/LoJack, who recently wrote an article in Dealer

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If you’ve never heard of the term “telematics,” you’re not alone. Until recently, telematics was a technology used primarily by commercial businesses for tracking and managing fleets. Now, however, we’re seeing telematics emerge as a more mainstream consumer product. Telematics refers to any device which merges telecommunications and informatics, and enables wireless data communication. The

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Many people still perceive auto theft as mostly a crime of opportunity. Teens out late at night stealing cars to go joyriding. A thief jumping into a vehicle running unattended and driving off. A bump and run carjacking. Those methods are still widespread and require vigilance. But today’s connected vehicle thief is also more methodical and patient than ever

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The “LoDown” on Car Theft in Seattle

  • November 29, 2016
  • jaleman

Seattle is known for its trendsetting music scene, great coffee, and its iconic Space Needle. Many of us may not associate Seattle with auto theft. But the facts tell a different story. The greater Seattle area ranked in the top ten for total number of vehicle thefts in the US with over 17,000 stolen vehicles

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Today, LoJack is thrilled to welcome Henry Beck as the newest member of its Law Enforcement Liaison team. Beck will be responsible for supporting, training and collaborating with law enforcement agencies throughout North and South Carolina. This will further bolster the utilization of the LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery Systems in these regions to prevent auto

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The FBI recently released its 2015 Crime Report, which revealed an increase in auto theft with more than 700,000 vehicles stolen last year. Additionally, the total dollar losses from motor vehicle theft grew in tandem, from $4.5 billion to $4.9 billion, while the average dollar loss per stolen vehicle also increased by 7%. As LoJack

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Construction equipment theft is a real threat – the annual estimates of the cost of equipment theft vary from about $300 million to $1 billion (according to the most recent data available from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and the National Equipment Register[1]). Heavy machinery is often targeted because of its high value, and

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