LoJack Launches Recovery System for Classic Cars
Car owners worried about someone stealing their 1968 red Mustang GT Convertible, 1957 pink Ford Thunderbird or midnight blue 1970 Chevrolet Camero are being offered help in protecting their investments, from LoJack Corp.
The new LoJack for Classics system is designed to recover these expensive classic vehicles from professional thieves and help their owners sleep better at night, the company says.
Classic cars are typically stolen to order, according to LoJack. That means a person who seeks a specific make or model will enlist someone to steal that particular vehicle. Because they're professionals, these thieves can usually disengage anti-theft devices such as alarms and kill-switches.
LoJack for Classics uses the company's recently released next-generation, self-powered stolen vehicle recovery technology, the company said.
The new technology is ideally suited for recovering classic cars, the company said. For example, because it is self-powered, LoJack for Classics doesn't have to be connected to a vehicle's electrical system. Like the traditional LoJack system, LoJack for Classics' covert radio-frequency technology is directly integrated with police.
The company is offering a personalized installation process to meet the specific needs of classic car owners. Its system can be hidden in one of a variety of locations, which can be specified by the vehicle owner.
Ted Saraf, LoJack's law-enforcement liaison, said in a statement: As a former police auto theft detective and the owner of several classic cars, I know just how vulnerable classic cars are to theft." Professional thieves can make as much as a few hundred thousand dollars on these vehicles, he said, and "the recovery rate of stolen vehicles is at a 25-year low."
This form of theft also can be dangerous because the thieves sometimes enter the property of the vehicle owner . In many cases, they will identify a specific car, follow the driver home and steal it right from there. They will roll the vehicle out of the garage, place it on a trailer and haul it away.