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Lojack questions

does anybody know anything about this system?? As some of you may know i live in the hood and have a good alarm system but was concidering something a little extra. Ive also heard getting Lojack will reduce your insurance rate?? I dont know mutch about it and wanted to see if some of you may have it or have have it before. TIA




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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-26-2008, 06:04 PM
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Wish i knew. I'd like to know about it too. Got a cop living next to me but that little extra bit of security wouldn't hurt.

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Fuck Lojack, get a GPS. Pm EW for details.
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mobileguardian rocks. I have it on my F150 and I am able to login and see where it is and send a shutdown command. You can also have it send you messages to tell you if it exceeds a set speed.
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Fuck Lojack, get a GPS. Pm EW for details.
x2......

LoJack is kinda of a squirrely system. Basically they system does not get activated until the car has been entered onto the database as stolen. So that means once you realize it has been stolen, call the cops, they come out and make the report, then it has to be entered on the system. I have seen the whole process take anywhere from 20 minutes to several hours. Then once it does get entered on the system a cop car has to be equipped with the tracking device and NOT every car has that. Then if you are lucky enough that a car detects it they have to drive around in the area and wait for the signal to get stronger and basically keep a look out for your car. It never pin points the location on your veh to the officers. I have seen vehicles get recovered with LoJack in 25-30 minutes, and I have seen then take several months to a year before they get detected. Its basically just the luck of the draw with LoJack. I would go with GPS that way you can actualy track it and have a physical address of where your veh is at....
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My wife's old car had LoJack on it It was stolen in Houston (on Christmas Eve no less), cops found it within the hour.
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LoJack is kinda of a squirrely system. Basically they system does not get activated until the car has been entered onto the database as stolen. So that means once you realize it has been stolen, call the cops, they come out and make the report, then it has to be entered on the system. I have seen the whole process take anywhere from 20 minutes to several hours. Then once it does get entered on the system a cop car has to be equipped with the tracking device and NOT every car has that. Then if you are lucky enough that a car detects it they have to drive around in the area and wait for the signal to get stronger and basically keep a look out for your car. It never pin points the location on your veh to the officers. I have seen vehicles get recovered with LoJack in 25-30 minutes, and I have seen then take several months to a year before they get detected. Its basically just the luck of the draw with LoJack. I would go with GPS that way you can actualy track it and have a physical address of where your veh is at....

x2 what he said. GPS FTW!!!
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x2......

LoJack is kinda of a squirrely system. Basically they system does not get activated until the car has been entered onto the database as stolen. So that means once you realize it has been stolen, call the cops, they come out and make the report, then it has to be entered on the system. I have seen the whole process take anywhere from 20 minutes to several hours. Then once it does get entered on the system a cop car has to be equipped with the tracking device and NOT every car has that. Then if you are lucky enough that a car detects it they have to drive around in the area and wait for the signal to get stronger and basically keep a look out for your car. It never pin points the location on your veh to the officers. I have seen vehicles get recovered with LoJack in 25-30 minutes, and I have seen then take several months to a year before they get detected. Its basically just the luck of the draw with LoJack. I would go with GPS that way you can actualy track it and have a physical address of where your veh is at....
True.

We had an officer's wife's vehicle stolen, and it took Lojack about 90 minutes to get the report. They told us they knew where it was, but refused to tell until the stolen report showed in the system.

We waited over an hour after we entered it to get the location.

The bad thing with any live system is if the cops get it occupied, the perps usually run and wreck it.
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What is this GPS system called? I'd like to read up on it more...
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What is this GPS system called? I'd like to read up on it more...

what he said.....
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What is this GPS system called? I'd like to read up on it more...


www.mymobileguardian.com


Im doing some research on it right now. They have a little demo set up and doesn seem to hard to use at all. Getting to the cost price now

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I checked around that site and also google, without finding an up front cost.

Kim, is this something that would definitely lower insurance?
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GPS trackers are around $5-600 installed and include a backup battery and many optional features like starter kill, or lock/unlock from phone or internet. YOU can track/locate your car from your phone or internet. The tracking company will work with the popo to locate the car but YOU will already have the info. Approx $100/yr to monitor depending upon brand, how many locates/year you want, etc.
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Im doing some research on it right now. They have a little demo set up and doesn seem to hard to use at all. Getting to the cost price now

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Mine was 299.00 installed by Texan Ford.
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Mine was 299.00 installed by Texan Ford.
does your's have all the same stuff EW is talking about? i have concidered putting this on a new car if i end up getting one.
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True.

We had an officer's wife's vehicle stolen, and it took Lojack about 90 minutes to get the report. They told us they knew where it was, but refused to tell until the stolen report showed in the system.

We waited over an hour after we entered it to get the location.

The bad thing with any live system is if the cops get it occupied, the perps usually run and wreck it.
Something similar happened with Onstar. They knew where it was but refused to tell us until they confirmed it was stolen.

Be sure all these issues are addressed before buying a system.

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does your's have all the same stuff EW is talking about? i have concidered putting this on a new car if i end up getting one.

I pay nothing yearly on mine. I only have the basic options on mine, I can login to mymobileguardian.com and send a track it command, them I can send a shut down to it. You get look up free every month and I only use mine once in a blue moon.
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I pay nothing yearly on mine. I only have the basic options on mine, I can login to mymobileguardian.com and send a track it command, them I can send a shut down to it. You get look up free every month and I only use mine once in a blue moon.
the shutdown command would be the one i am interested in and being able to look it up without a fee.
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GPS trackers are around $5-600 installed and include a backup battery and many optional features like starter kill, or lock/unlock from phone or internet. YOU can track/locate your car from your phone or internet. The tracking company will work with the popo to locate the car but YOU will already have the info. Approx $100/yr to monitor depending upon brand, how many locates/year you want, etc.

Im definitelt interested dude. Can you pm me to see if its compatable with my alarm and price . And are you talking about Guide Point?? If so we carry that at Hawk and its a piece. LMK very interested.

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Im definitelt interested dude. Can you pm me to see if its compatable with my alarm and price . And are you talking about Guide Point?? If so we carry that at Hawk and its a piece. LMK very interested.

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We have the Directed models or Autopage model.
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LowJack is awesome. My friend had her car stolen and they recovered it in like 2 hours or something.
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LowJack is cellular signals, so if they take it into the woods, goodbye.

GPS doesn't work if the vehicle is pulled into a garage, storage container, etc.

Just things to consider.

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LowJack is cellular signals, so if they take it into the woods, goodbye.

GPS doesn't work if the vehicle is pulled into a garage, storage container, etc.

Just things to consider.
However, GPS units can tell you the last known location like the entrance to a garage.
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However, GPS units can tell you the last known location like the entrance to a garage.
and the lojack will continue to broadcast until it's found and ripped out, too.

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