LoJack 'Treats' Car Owners with Top Tips to Avoid Car Theft 'Tricks' During Scariest Day of the Year

 LoJack 'Treats' Car Owners with Top Tips to Avoid Car Theft 'Tricks' During
                           Scariest Day of the Year

With more than 2,300 vehicles stolen on Halloween, company releases holiday
safety tips for vehicle protection

PR Newswire

CANTON, Mass., Oct. 28, 2013

CANTON, Mass., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --In preparation for Halloween, the
most popular holiday for vehicle theft, LoJack Corporation (NASDAQ: LOJN) has
announced tips for car owners to protect their vehicles. According to the
National Insurance Crime Bureau*, more than 2,300 vehicles were stolen on
Halloween in 2011 (latest available data) – making it the most popular holiday
for auto thieves and the scariest day of the year for car owners looking to
protect their valuable assets.

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LoJack encourages drivers to not become a victim of auto theft this Halloween
season by protecting your property and adhering to the following safety tips
for vehicle protection:

  oWard off "evil spirits": Thieves often seek the "easiest" target – alarms
    or anti-theft devices can help ward off criminals
  oTreat your keys like candy – never leave them unattended: Even if you are
    idling while the kids collect candy, never leave a key or key fob in the
    vehicle and always lock car doors and windows
  oAre you afraid of the dark?: A flashlight may help around the neighborhood
    on Halloween, but it won't help your car. Park in busy, well lit areas to
    deter thieves from doing their dirty work
  oDon't let your house be haunted by 'Tricksters': Never program your home
    address as "home" in your GPS – it's an easy way for a thief to find your
    house and gain access to it
  oProtect your Halloween 'Treats': Hide all valuables, as they entice
    thieves to take your car — and what's inside

The company also announced its Spookiest Auto Theft Recovery Stories for 2013,
which are featured on the company's Auto Theft Blog:

1.American 'Classic Car' Horror Story. Imagine how scary it would be to step
outside and find out that your beautiful 1966 Ford Mustang convertible was
missing. Well, that's what happened to a Mustang owner in California earlier
this year. Luckily, a LoJack® System was installed – and helped get the car
back. It was the second time this year that the LoJack System had helped
recover the vehicle!

2.The Modern Day Margaret and Carrie White. You think your family might be
crazy spooky sometimes? Check out the link to this rather insane story from
Massachusetts, in which a LoJack System helped bust this mother-daughter
criminal twosome.

3.The Not-So-Invisible Man. This is a case of so-stupid-it's-scary. In this
story, the LoJack System helped authorities recover a 2008 Scion XB; the
vehicle was recovered intact, and a male suspect in the theft was soon
identified – because he inadvertently left his identification in the stolen

4.Breaking Bad Gone…Bad. While police in Southern California used the LoJack
System to track down and recover a stolen Melroe Bobcat Skid Steer, they
stumbled upon something a LOT more insidious. Authorities entered the junk
salvage yard where the Skid Steer was held and found 49 large bundles of
marijuana (weighing approx. 600 lbs.), methamphetamine, a loaded .44 caliber
hand gun and several shotguns; police arrested several individuals in the
salvage yard. One suspect admitted that he had purchased the stolen Bobcat for
$2,000, and had also stolen a van with the marijuana inside.

"Each year, we see a tremendous amount of vehicle theft on Halloween," said
Patrick Clancy, Vice President of LoJack's Law Enforcement Division. "Auto
theft on Halloween isn't just a case of kids joy riding anymore, but rather
sophisticated criminals whose sole purpose is to find new ways to elude
authorities and profit from the theft of stolen vehicles. That is why LoJack
is working with law enforcement agencies across the country to help prevent
auto thefts and promote safe driving habits, not just on Halloween, but every

The LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System is directly integrated with and
used by police, through Radio Frequency technology — which has proven to be
optimal for stolen vehicle recovery as it can track vehicles hidden in steal
shipping containers, concrete garages or dense foliage — and are covert
because it is difficult to find and disengage the system.

How the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System Works
The LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System offers the technology and recovery
process that make it an effective system for recovering stolen vehicles. Based
on Radio Frequency technology, the system delivers strong signals that do not
require line of sight with satellites or cell towers and can therefore track
vehicles where other devices can't, such as in a steel container on a ship, in
a parking garage or in dense foliage. The LoJack® System is also directly
integrated with law enforcement agencies around the country, which use LoJack
Police Tracking Computers to find and recover stolen vehicles. Lastly, the
system utilizes a small wireless Radio Frequency transceiver—now
self-powered—that is highly covert, making it very difficult for thieves to
find and disengage the system.

About LoJack Corporation
LoJack Corporation, the company that has helped more than nine million people
protect their vehicles in the event of theft over the past 25+ years, 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 deterrence to recovery. The Company is focusing on creating a new
level of value for its dealer, customer and investor communities by delivering
innovative offerings and multiple technologies in expanding geographies. For
more information, visit www.lojack.com, www.autotheftblog.com,
www.youtube.com/lojack, www.twitter.com/LoJackCorpor

*2011 National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) Holiday Vehicle Theft Report

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trademarks or registered trademarks of LoJack Corporation in the United States
and other countries.

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