After the owner of a 2005 Honda Civic discovered that his vehicle had been stolen on May 5, 2012, he filed a report with the Oklahoma City Police Department. Oklahoma City officers had information about the stolen Civic entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Civic, prompting it to begin emitting a silent homing signal. Neither the owner nor law enforcement agents had to do anything else to activate the LoJack Vehicle Recovery Network, because LoJack’s interface with the police is both seamless and instantaneous.
A few hours later, officers from the Oklahoma City Police Department’s Santa Fe Division picked up the Civic’s silent homing signal on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) in their patrol vehicle. After obtaining a complete description of the stolen vehicle, the officers followed the directional and signal strength cues on the PTC to track the vehicle to the area of 2600 South Portland in Oklahoma City. The officers quickly located the stolen Honda, parked at a convenience store. The vehicle was unoccupied and was subsequently recovered and returned to a grateful owner.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Civic on September 1, 2007 in Irving, Texas.