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 Posted: Jun 20, 2017 11:05AM
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Member since:Jul 24, 2014
Hehe no Detroit area, he,s up from Cleveland Oh, nearest installer to here at the moment.

 Posted: Jun 20, 2017 10:54AM
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Originally Posted by onetim
Sitting here with the LoJack right now, when I bought it in 94 I had lifetime warranty. So for a $100 service call they are installing a new unit. New unit has self contained battery lives 5 to 7 years with no need for external charging. Quite happy with them.

You don't happen to be in Charlotte? The LoJack installer just called from the road. He's going to be here in 3 hours.

 Posted: Jun 20, 2017 10:05AM
Total posts: 142
Last post: Oct 16, 2017
Member since:Jul 24, 2014
Sitting here with the LoJack right now, when I bought it in 94 I had lifetime warranty. So for a $100 service call they are installing a new unit. New unit has self contained battery lives 5 to 7 years with no need for external charging. Quite happy with them.

 Posted: Jun 19, 2017 01:58PM
Total posts: 631
Last post: Oct 22, 2017
Member since:Sep 24, 2011
I've got a LoJac installed on some of my vehicles.  One thing that I especially like about it is that if your car is stolen, you call 911 and they immediately search the LoJac network for your car.  No middle man, no waiting for information.  And because it is a national (international, actually), pretty well respected system, you can get that when you travel with the car too.

There is a version you can get in some regions which will automatically contact you (or the police, your choice) if the car is ever moved without your cell phone (you) in it.  


Supposedly, these tracking services/devices are getting so good at catching the bad guys that what they do now is leave a car somewhere neutral for a day or so.  If no one comes to get it they'll know it isn't being tracked.  That increases the odds of you getting yours back.  

that's extra nice,

Norm

 Posted: Jun 19, 2017 12:03PM
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Well, I set up an appt to have the LoJack installed. Should be interesting.

 Posted: Jun 18, 2017 12:12PM
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Member since:Aug 16, 2015
https://www.amazon.com/Ring-Stick-Outdoor-security-camera/dp/B01C6DXMX0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1497820060&sr=8-3&keywords=ring+doorbell+camera

I breath easier since i've installed one of these. (I actually have the doorbell version). 
Gives me an an alert on my phone when someone nears my shed. 

 Posted: Jun 17, 2017 09:20PM
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Last post: Oct 14, 2017
Member since:Jun 23, 2001
This is what you need, runs on 3G network, very reliable and costs me around $10 a year to run, no other charges. I leave my cars at the airport for up to a month and they start every time so power consumption is minimal. That's $229 AUD, so about $150 USD and I'll post for free. Send me an email - kevin at gc123.com

KJ in Oz

 

 Posted: Jun 13, 2017 11:49AM
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Last post: Sep 27, 2017
Member since:Jan 27, 2014
There are many GPS tracking devices on the market that you can track from your laptop or smart phone. 

Question is do you call the police or grab a handgun or shot gun and do a little investigation yourself  ?

Would obviously be better to involve the police first. 

Hope I would do the right thing.  Don't like my stuff messed with though. 

 Posted: Jun 13, 2017 10:39AM
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Originally Posted by oldminimover49
Can you say, "GERMAN SHEPPARD" Get the meanest, bad ass Shepard you can find, leave him in the shop and your troubles are over Big AL

Not unless you are willing to come and feed him.

 Posted: Jun 13, 2017 02:38AM
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Can you say, "GERMAN SHEPPARD"

Get the meanest, bad ass Shepard you can find, leave him in the shop and your troubles are over

Big AL

austinmorris@xplornet.ca

Niagara Ontario Canada

 Posted: Jun 12, 2017 06:33AM
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Last post: Oct 16, 2017
Member since:Jul 24, 2014
Hello, I have had Lojak for over 20 years on my 65 Mustang, also after a theft, I just went for the locating equipment, and told them where I wanted it hidden. The system has a battery in the unit, so if you remove your battery for storage it will shorten it's life, and may drain down to where it won't work, use a battery maintainer. Have it tested every couple of years, and have the battery changed out every 10 or so. Also make sure your local police have the tracking unit, or it's not going to do you any good. I have not had my car stolen, so I can't say how well the system works. But I like the fact that should it happen, I may possibly get my car, or parts of it back.

 Posted: Jun 12, 2017 03:25AM
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So my garage was broken into on Friday while I was at work. The sorry sons of you know what took my good gas mig welder, my new power washer, a nice Milwaukee circular saw, a 4-stroke trimmer head and all the good accessories. I'm also missing my BFH, which they used to smash the padlocks off of the inside of my barn doors. They also took a big case full of all of my ratchet tie-downs, but left behind a bunch of other power tools, generator, compressor, etc., which makes me think they will probably try to come back for the rest of it. So I spent the weekend repairing the busted in doors and fortifying the place as best as I can. 

They bypassed my car, trailer, new tires, car parts, etc., so they weren't prepared for grand theft. But now that they know that stuff is in there, they're probably telling all of their friends. 

Anyway, the question is, does anyone have LoJack on their cars, or know anyone who has had it and did it work? And do you think it's worth the money to get it installed?