What Can Consumers Do to Keep Their Vehicles Safe?

Both LoJack Corporation and the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI) agree that by adhering to a multi-layered theft prevention approach-which includes common sense approaches, theft prevention/immobilization devices, and tracking/recovery systems-consumers can better protect their vehicles from theft.

Step 1: Use Common Sense Measures

  • Never leave keys in the vehicle with the engine running
  • Don't hide a spare key in the vehicle
  • Close all windows and lock all doors when leaving your vehicle
  • Park in a well-lit area and when at home, keep your vehicle in the garage
  • Don't leave valuables in your car, particularly those items that include information on your identity
  • Don't program your home address in your GPS system under "Home" as it could lead thieves right to your house.  Instead, program your home address under another name.

Step 2: Use Theft Prevention Products

Visible and audible warning devices like a wheel lock or alarm system are good deterrents. Immobilizers-which include smart keys, kill switches and fuel cut-off devices-can offer another means of protection.

Step 3: Use a Tracking and Recovery System, like a LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System

Since thieves can disarm theft prevention devices and factory-installed telematics systems, a LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System provides you with peace of mind that you stand a better chance of getting your car back-often quickly-in the event it's stolen.* The LoJack® System is directly integrated with law enforcement, uses Radio Frequency technology (proven to be effective for recovering stolen vehicles), and is covert, making it hard for thieves to find and disengage.

If your vehicle is stolen, report the theft to law enforcement.


Once your vehicle is reported and processed by law enforcement as stolen, the LoJack® System can be activated and emits a uniquely coded RF signal.* 

Tracking and Recovery:

Law enforcement use the signal from the LoJack®System to track the stolen vehicle.*