Anti-Theft Technology

Although much has been made in recent years to combat auto theft remains a concern in many parts of America. While this crime has declined in recent years, the biggest problem is the amount of money lost by victims. To illustrate, the FBI reports that victims of auto theft cost approximately $ 6.4 billion in 2008.

Urban areas in particular tend to have higher rates of theft. Thieves have a wide selection of vehicles to choose from in these parts, and more can be mixed rather than in rural areas. However, car owners now have more anti-theft technology at their disposal than ever. This technology is not only better equipped to prevent theft, but his vehicle recovery in case of victims to obtain.

The latest anti-theft technology is the use of GPS to monitor and track your vehicle if it is stolen. This makes it much easier for authorities to locate and recover stolen vehicles. And if the thief cuts the battery cable, the information is still available in the system.

GM's OnStar has made some progress in the recovery process. They now have a service vehicle deceleration using GPS. With it, you can not only locate a stolen vehicle, but stop on the way. It starts with the owner reporting the theft to the police. Then the police contacted OnStar to find the location of the car.

When you are approaching the vehicles stolen, OnStar can eventually weaken the throttle to stop it. Furthermore, if the car is turned off, OnStar can prevent it from starting again the ignition lock.

LoJack has a system that apparently has a success rate of 90% recovery of stolen vehicles. Radio transmitters are installed in the vehicle, as well as motion detectors. If the vehicle is moved while it is activated, a notice will be sent to the owner via text, email or phone. Because the owner is notified immediately, you can save much time. The police will contact faster and start looking as soon as possible. Law Enforcement in more than half the states have LoJack tracking computers in their vehicles.

Although the whole operation more often than not likely to be successful, professional thieves are starting to catch on. They find a way to disable these systems can not track the location. Some even try to hide a vehicle in an underground garage where GPS will not be able to track him.

However, this latest technology is still recommended as many believe is one reason why auto thefts have fallen recently.