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Absolute LoJack

A theft recovery service for laptops from Absolute Software Corporation, Vancouver, BC, Canada (www.absolute.com) that comprises an application and annual subscription. Originally LoJack for Laptops, Absolute LoJack launches at startup and logs in to the LoJack server. If the computer is stolen, the user notifies the company, and whenever the computer goes online, its Internet address can be identified. In addition, users can delete their data remotely.

In order to pinpoint the thief, the ISP or enterprise generally has to be contacted by the police. A premium service option helps pay for a new computer if the old one is not recovered within 60 days.

The Original LoJack
The LoJack concept comes from the theft recovery system for vehicles from LoJack, Westwood, MA (www.lojack.com). Named to contrast "hijack," a transmitter is installed in a secret location in the vehicle that is assigned to the vehicle's ID number (VIN). When reported stolen, law enforcement vehicles and aircraft with LoJack tracking in many U.S. states and around the world can activate the unit and detect its signals within 20 miles on the ground and 120 miles from the air.
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LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery Service will be provided as an option on all Toyota models from this month.
LoJack cautions that the nature of vehicle theft has changed and one of the vehicle owner's adversaries is a smarter, connected and more targeted network of thieves.
* Whether the vehicle is equipped with a tracking system such as LoJack or OnStar.
"Measuring Positive Externalities from Unobservable Victim Precaution: An Empirical Analysis of Lojack." Quarterly Journal of Economics, 113(1), 1998, 43-77.
Joining us will be Ralph Poland, a former law enforcement officer in Marshfield, Massachusetts, who has been educating and training first responders and caregivers on how to use LoJack SafetyNet location equipment.
Ian Ayres and Steve Levitt (1998) illustrate this effect in their empirical analysis of the impacts of Lojack, a hidden radio transmitter installed in cars and remotely activated if the car is stolen.
Washington, May 28 ( ANI ): Honda Accord is the world's most stolen car every year according to LoJack and the National Insurance Crime Bureau, a tracking and recovery organization supported by insurance companies.
Positioned as a Visionary vendor in Gartner, Inc.'s Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools, Absolute's solutions -- Computrace, Absolute Manage, Absolute Service, Absolute Secure Drive, and Computrace LoJack for Laptops -- provide organizations with actionable intelligence to prove compliance, securely manage BYOD, and deliver comprehensive visibility and control over all of their devices and data.
The Guild of Students' Student Mentor Scheme and Community Wardens, in collaboration with West Midlands Police, have been touring campus, visiting students living in University accommodation, and installing LoJack licenses.
For example, car owners can fit their cars with devices like Lojack, an antitheft transmitter that dramatically increases the chance of recovering a stolen car.
Similarly, empirical research shows that car thefts dropped sharply in countries after auto manufacturers started installing ignition immobilizers and Lojack systems, making it more difficult to steal cars and avoid detection.
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