On June 24, 2012, the owner of a 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid discovered his vehicle missing from where he parked it in a business parking lot in downtown Oakland and called the Oakland Police Department to report the crime. After verifying the theft, Oakland officers entered the Honda’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.
Within minutes, Oakland Police Department officers picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Honda on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible signal on the LoJack computers, the officers quickly recovered the vehicle. The total value of the recovery was $14,000.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Civic in September of 2007 at Airport Marina Honda in Santa Monica, California.