When the owner of a BMW 750 LI discovered that her vehicle had been stolen on the evening of April 13, 2012, she immediately reported the theft to the San Diego Police Department. It was the police department’s routine entry of the vehicle information into the nationwide law enforcement stolen vehicle computer system that automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle. Neither the owner nor law enforcement agents had to do anything else to activate the LoJack Vehicle Recovery Network, as LoJack’s interface with the police is both seamless and instantaneous.
Within two hours, San Diego Police ground units picked up the BMW’s silent LoJack homing signals on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol cars. Following the computer’s directional signals, the officers located the vehicle, abandoned in the area of 1800 Coral Sea Road. Officers quickly recovered the BMW and contacted the owner to notify her.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the BMW ten months earlier, in June 2011.