On February 1, 2013, the owner of 2010 Lexus IS250 discovered that his vehicle was stolen from the street where he parked it in San Jose, California. San Jose Police verified the crime information and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle. LoJack is the only theft recovery system that is directly operated by law enforcement and this interface is seamless and instantaneous.
Just over an hour later, San Jose Police and Santa Clara Auto Theft Task Force officers picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Lexus with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. The LoJack PTC provides officers with on-board information which permits them to locate the stolen vehicle quickly and with an increased margin of safety.
Following the directional and signal strength cues on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers, the officers tracked the Lexus to an industrial area in San Jose. There, they recovered the abandoned and undamaged vehicle, valued at $22,000. The owner was called to reclaim his vehicle.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this vehicle on April 22, 2010 in Sacramento, California at Lexus of Sacramento.