On December 10, 2012, the owner of a Honda Civic contacted the Dekalb County Police to report that the vehicle was stolen from their home during the previous night. Unbeknownst to the owner, a LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda by a previous owner back in 1999.
The Dekalb County Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Honda.
A short while later, officers from the Georgia State Motor Vehicle Department (MCCD) picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the Honda to a apartment complex, where they found the abandoned vehicle in good condition.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda in July of 1999 at Carr Electronics in Atlanta, Georgia.