During the late evening hours of September 19, 2012, the owners of a Honda Accord station wagon discovered their car stolen near 100 W. South Temple in Salt Lake City. They quickly contacted the Salt Lake City Police Department to report the theft.
Salt Lake Police verified the theft and entered the Honda’s information into the Utah state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle. At the time of theft, the owners had no idea that the car’s previous owner had installed a LoJack system inside.
A short while later, officers with the Salt Lake City Department began picking up the Honda’s silent LoJack signal on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the Salt Lake City officers tracked the vehicle to the area of 250 N. Redwood Road, where they located the abandoned, intact vehicle. The Honda was recovered only 88 minutes after being activated by the Salt Lake City Police, just three miles away from where it had been taken.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed on August 11, 1997 at Airport Marina Honda of Los Angeles, California.