CANTON, Mass. — LoJack Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of CalAmp and a provider of vehicle-recovery and fleet-management solutions, announced it has officially recovered more than 200,000 vehicles in the United States. To commemorate the milestone, the firm honored the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) at an event held yesterday at Galpin Motors in North Hills, Calif.
The milestone is highlighted by the recovery of a 2015 Ford Escape on Jan. 12. Stolen from a local residence in West Los Angeles, the vehicle was equipped with a LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery Unit that was preinstalled by Galpin Motors. It was tracked and recovered by the LAPD in just 17 minutes and returned to its owner.
LoJack was founded to help law enforcement agencies track and recover stolen vehicles, while making officer safety a top priority. With the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System, officers are able to quickly track and recover stolen assets.
“We’ve made tremendous strides by aiding police officers and helping them recover stolen vehicles, but there is still work to be done,” said Hal Dewsnap, senior vice president and general manager of LoJack. “Today we are dealing with a more sophisticated and connected vehicle thief. In fact, preliminary FBI data for 2015 shows an increase in theft from previous years. As we celebrate this milestone, we are reminded that auto theft is changing and we need to continue to innovate and adapt our technology to stay ahead of advanced thieves.”
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