The owners of a 2017 Honda Accord contacted the Springfield Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen. The Springfield Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Honda.
One minute after the vehicle had been entered into the police computer as a stolen vehicle, troopers from the Massachusetts State Police began picking up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Shortly thereafter, the Springfield Police Department officers also began picking up the signal as well. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers from Springfield were able to track the vehicle to a residential address in their city and recover the unoccupied vehicle.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Accord in June of 2017 at Balise Honda in West Springfield, MA.