We all know that DeLoreans aren’t stolen… well… ever (statistically.) But as we recently saw with Mike Persyn’s truck being stolen, while towing VIN #05984, it can happen. And with only about 4,000 DeLoreans left in the world, the question is, should we consider installing tracking devices on our cars? Which is quickly followed up with, ‘Is it worth the money?’; ‘What devices should I consider?’; ‘What will it cost me over time?’
After looking at a lot of vehicle tracking devices and options, the short answer seems to be: LoJack.
- How much does LoJack cost?
- What’s the monthly/annual service cost for LoJack?
- There are no other fees.
- The $700 INCLUDES installation.
- What about other tracking devices/options?
- After checking with someone from a local Police Department here in Orange County, CA and someone from California Highway Patrol, LoJack is the only vehicle tracking system in the USA that has police vehicles equipped with tracking capabilities.
- Some other devices have a monthly service fee between $10 and $25 per month.
- Some devices which allow the owner to track the vehicle in real time with their computer or mobile device are either large, or in the case of trackers for trailers, that the device be installed on top a roof or other location where a GPS and cellular signal won’t be blocked or interrupted.
- Building a device using Arduinos or other smart circuits just isn’t feasible, or consistent, for 99% of owners.
- What’s the coverage area in the USA?
Below is an email from June 5, 2018 directly from LoJack with details. (View the PDF of the email)
Lojack Pricing & Info
Christine Cobb <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 8:53 AM
The below information pertains to the Lojack stolen vehicle system for cars and trucks. At this time we do not offer
service for motorcycles, including slingshots. If you are looking to protect construction equipment, such as tractors,
trailers, general equipment, please contact us at 1-800-456-5225 and choose the commercial option (option 2) . For
information on Lojack Suredrive please contact 1 -844-7-Lojack (565225).
Please be sure to check the link below for coverage in your area.
Thank you for your interest in LoJack, the worldwide provider of vehicle theft recovery systems. LoJack offers the most
effective solution for recovering a stolen vehicle. In fact, our proven technology and direct integration with law
enforcement have allowed us to achieve over a 90% recovery rate – and many recoveries happen within hours.
Please review the following options to find a solution that best suits your needs. When you are ready to purchase your
Theft Recovery Package, please contact me at the number below. I will need your vehicle’s identification number to
proceed with the order process.
LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System – MSRP: $695.00 (+ applicable state taxes)
- This is a onetime upfront fee with no monthly or annual charges
- $100 off second vehicle
- Pricing is the same for Classic or Regular Lojack
The LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System (SVRS) is the only system directly integrated with Law Enforcement, and
is a proven way to defeat the professional car thief. When a stolen vehicle report is filed with the police, a small
transmitter that is hidden covertly in the vehicle is automatically activated. Police can then track and recover the stolen
vehicle. Includes a two year Limited Recovery Warranty that provides you with a money back guarantee – if your vehicle
is stolen from a coverage area and not recovered within 24 hours from the time it is reported stolen, LoJack will refund
you up to the MSRP of the unit.
LoJack Early Warning Upgrade – MSRP: $300
- An added layer of protection that reduces the time between the theft and theft discovery. Comes with (2) Early Warning
Key Fobs. If the vehicle is moved without the presence of the key fob in the vehicle, the owner will receive and alert via
phone, text and/or email that the vehicle is on the move. If you determine that the vehicle has been stolen, you can
contact the police to report the theft and have the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System activated
*early warning not available in the state of Michigan
LoJack Extended Limited Warranty – MSRP: $100
- Enhances your LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System with an extended warranty that adds an additional 5 years of
warranty coverage, for a total of 7 years of protection. Provides a full refund up to the MSRP of the LoJack system if the vehicle is stolen from a coverage area and not recovered within 24 hours.
How LoJack Works
For information on Lojack coverage areas please follow the link below
When you are ready to place your order, please call me directly at 1-800-456-5225 option #4 then option #1,
Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 Est and have your VIN# and payment info handy. LoJack will send a certified technician to
your location to install your LoJack System at no extra charge. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to
call or email. Have a great day!
40 Pequot Way
Canton, MA 02021
T +1 800 456 5225