LoJack Intros New Vehicle Recovery System for Construction

February 7, 2012


has introduced its next generation Stolen Vehicle Recovery System for construction equipment and commercial vehicles at the American Rental Association's "The Rental Show" in New Orleans.

This self-powered, Radio Frequency-based System is based on a proprietary power management protocol, which enables a battery life that can be warranted up to seven years.

The system is entirely self-contained (no wires) and does not require constant charging to any power source. This not only streamlines the installation process, but also enables the system to be installed on a greater array of equipment—especially those that do not have a power source such as electric forklifts, solar-powered assets and equipment using alternative fuels.

Because the battery is self- contained, the system can now be hidden in additional locations on a piece of equipment, making it that much more covert—and even more effective for tracking and recovering stolen construction equipment, LoJack says.

According to the company, select manufacturers are now installing the system directly on their equipment and camouflaging it to match the exact color of the machine.

The LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System for construction equipment and commercial vehicles utilizes a small wireless Radio Frequency transceiver—now self-powered—that is hidden in a piece of equipment in one of many possible locations. LoJack donates Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in police cars, helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft used by participating law enforcement agencies.

Once equipment is reported stolen to the police, the product identification number is matched to the LoJack System's registration number by state law enforcement computers. After the match, the system is automatically activated by police, which causes the small, hidden transceiver in the equipment to emit a silent signal. Law enforcement vehicles and aircraft equipped with the PTCs follow these signals, which lead to the precise location of the stolen asset.