CANTON, Mass., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With Halloween approaching, LoJack Corporation (NASDAQ: LOJN) has released its top tips for car owners to protect their vehicles and assets from thieves this holiday season. Historically, more cars have been stolen on Halloween than any of the other major holidays, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau's 2012 Holiday Theft Report. According to the report, on average more than 2,300 vehicles fall victim to theft on October 31(st) each year.
To avoid becoming a victim of Halloween auto theft, help protect your assets by adhering to the following safety tips:
-- Don't forget about your valuables: Even if you are just traveling around
the neighborhood, never leave valuable assets inside the car.
-- Always remember your keys: If you do decide to venture out on Halloween,
never leave your keys (or key fob) inside the car or leave the car
-- Make noise, lots of noise: The easiest way to protect your car is
through the combination of an alarm and a recovery device, such as the
LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System. Anything that makes noise can
help ward off thieves.
-- Light is your ally: Make sure to park in well lit, populated areas.
Thieves are more inclined to target dark, unattended areas for theft.
"Halloween is often thought of as a prankster's holiday, one that attracts any and all kinds of criminals," said Patrick Clancy, Vice President of LoJack's Law Enforcement team. "However, we aren't just seeing petty crimes and joy riding. Now, criminals are smarter, more educated and aware of how to steal in the dead of night. LoJack continuously works with law enforcement agencies across the U.S. to help prevent auto thefts on a daily basis, especially around the high-theft times like the holidays when people may not remember safety is an ever-present issue."
The company also released its second annual list of the most unusual auto theft recovery stories for 2014, as featured on the company's Auto Theft Blog:
-- Losing your Corvette to auto theft? That's a fright. Thankfully, the
LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was able to assist in a
-- A stolen 2002 KTM 520 motorcycle, a 2008 Special Construction dune
buggy, a 2006 Carson enclosed trailer, 141 growing marijuana plants, and
40,000 rounds of 5.56 and 7.62 ammunition. That's a scary stash. And
that's what was uncovered in a recent bust in California, after the
LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System helped the San Bernardino
Sheriff's Office Recover a Stolen Lincoln Welder.
-- Another terrifying scenario - a stolen BMW! Thankfully, this San
Diego-area Beemer was equipped with a LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery
-- Here's a classic scare. In July, a classic 1985 Chevy Camaro was stolen
out of a DeKalb County (GA) residence. The Camaro, though, was equipped
with a LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System - and the car was quickly
The LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System is directly integrated with law enforcement. Using Radio Frequency technology, the LoJack System can assist law enforcement in tracking vehicles hidden in steel shipping containers, concrete garages or dense foliage when in a LoJack coverage area -- and the LoJack System is covert, because it is difficult to find and disengage the system.
About LoJack Corporation
LoJack Corporation has helped millions of people protect their vehicles in the event of theft over the past 25 years, and today provides safety, security and protection for an ever-growing range of valuable assets and people. Leveraging its core strengths, including its well-known brand, direct integration with law enforcement and dealer distribution network, LoJack Corporation is expanding into new areas across the continuum from theft recovery to fleet and equipment management services. The Company is focusing on creating a new level of value for its dealers, customers, international licensees, and investors by delivering innovative offerings, in expanding geographies.
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