The owners of a Honda Civic contacted the Colorado Springs Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen.
A police officer verified the theft and had the vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine action automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Honda.
A short while later officers with the Colorado Springs PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, and while there was a heavy snow storm in progress, the officers tracked the Honda and recovered it making an arrest of the auto thief.
The Civic was returned to the very happy owners who were unaware that their Honda had been previously equipped with LoJack.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Civic 20-years earlier at Honda North in Danvers, Massachusetts.