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Old May 5th, 2016, 02:21 AM
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Didn't Himalaya loose a truck a few years ago? ------ Follow up post added May 4th, 2016 10:47 AM ------ http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...0-a-52879.html
That didn't sound like a random theft ...
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Well this is on my mind all the time as I am living in the UK. Often people laugh at me due to the precautions I take. Call me paranoid but I guess it's one of those "an ounce of prevention" situations even though I don't have a late model show truck. The nearest theft I am aware of was an hour away, not to say there was not others because about 5 months ago I saw a 2013 110 on a flat bed in town, missing all 5 doors. Pretty sure I can assume what happened.
... They were out in a container and shipped to the US?
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If somebody wants your truck there is little you can do to stop it other than sleeping in it. Sure you can make it harder for the thief but in the end? In Miami I saw many high dollar vehicles stolen in our neighborhood. ALL had high end alarms and some type of lojack system. These were never recovered. Being a port city most probably made it into a container and shipped out. Lojack found a bunch of their clients cars in South America but could never recover them.
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If somebody wants your truck there is little you can do to stop it other than sleeping in it. Sure you can make it harder for the thief but in the end? In Miami I saw many high dollar vehicles stolen in our neighborhood. ALL had high end alarms and some type of lojack system. These were never recovered. Being a port city most probably made it into a container and shipped out. Lojack found a bunch of their clients cars in South America but could never recover them.
Ha, as a kid we lived 3 miles outside SE DC. The guys that trolled the parking lots in our complex didn't give a shit about alarms or who was watching. Where you parked was about the only thing you had going for you. I remember my dad had one car stolen twice. Lovely times.
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Old May 6th, 2016, 04:21 PM
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Maybe Lojack can't recover every stolen vehicle, but I think it's better having a system like that versus not having it at all. At least the police have access to it. Lojack says they helped police recover $83.5 million of stolen vehicles in 2014. One thing that makes me feel uncomfortable is the installation. Are they usually careful to not hack up the wiring? Is it better to have 2 Lojacks on a vehicle in case thieves find it?
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If you are talking professional thieves, I do not think they look for the tracker when stealing the vehicle. They simply use a GPS or cell jammer. It is simple for them to find the trackers when they want to remove them as they are sending out a radio signal. Jam the signals, drive to a shielded location and remove the tracker. Easy peasy.
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If it is a professional they will disable the Lojack. Don't know how they do it but they can find it and disable it right away. If it is just a casual thief, if there is such a thing, Lojack will probably work fine as well as the General motors and MB based systems. Also you need to know when it has been stolen. If it is in the middle of the night you may not be able to report it stolen until the morning giving the thief plenty of time to do whatever. In Europe they use physical devices to lock the steering wheel and or the brakes. When it was popular to steal the air bags a company made a cap that went over the steering wheel along with a bar lock to secure everything.
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Interesting, so there's not really much you could do to prevent a theft if they really want it. Someone needs to create an automatic weapons system for vehicles.
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This has good reviews as well. But as they say, "if someone wants it bad enough, there is nothing that will stop them."

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This device was tested in Mexico City with the keys left in vehicle.
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