Boomerang Tracking Inc.

Boomerang Tracking Inc.

December 20, 2007 07:00 ET

Media Advisory: To Protect Your Vehicle From Holiday Grinches, Boomerang Tracking Offers Timely Theft Prevention Tips

Expert on Vehicle Theft Protection Available for Interviews

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 20, 2007) -

What: As shoppers are out in droves this holiday season checking off items from their Christmas lists, thieves are often doing a little "shopping" of their own.

This time of year, vehicles are particularly vulnerable to theft, as thieves are on the lookout for "easy mark" cars to steal, especially those piled high with bags of newly purchased gifts.

To help consumers protect themselves from theft this time of year, Boomerang Tracking Inc. is issuing vehicle theft protection recommendations. This effort is part of the company's ongoing education program on vehicle theft prevention.

Who: Theft protection expert Michael Lendick, Director of Security for Boomerang Tracking and retired law enforcement officer, is available for interviews and some tips.

Tips: What Can Consumers Do to Keep Their Vehicles Safe This Holiday Season?

By combining common sense approaches, theft prevention devices and tracking/recovery systems, consumers can protect their vehicles from theft.

The first important step: Use Common Sense Measures.

- Don't leave valuables/purchases visible in your car.

- Don't leave personal information in your vehicle like bank statements, mail, or wallet/purse that could leave you vulnerable to identity theft.

- Park in a well lit and high trafficked area.

- Never leave keys in the car with the engine running (even to warm up the car or while you run a quick errand).

- Don't hide a spare key in the vehicle.

- Close all windows and lock all doors when leaving your vehicle.

The second step: Use Theft Prevention Products.

A thief is less inclined to steal your car if it has visible and audible warning devices like a wheel lock or alarm system. Immobilizers-which include smart keys, kill switches and fuel cut-off devices-offer another means of protection.

The third step: Use a Tracking and Recovery System.

Since thieves can typically disarm most theft prevention devices, recovery systems provide the peace of mind that you'll get your car back -- often quickly -- in the event it is stolen. The most effective systems have dedicated in-house tracking teams, use cellular technology, which has proven to be optimal for recovering stolen vehicles, and are covert so they cannot be disengaged.

Boomerang Tracking's dedicated response team is on call and ready to track stolen vehicles 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including all holidays.

For more information on theft prevention, please visit Boomerang Tracking's website at www.boomerangtracking.com.

ABOUT BOOMERANG TRACKING INC.

Founded in 1995, Boomerang Tracking Inc. has quickly become a technological leader in tracking and recovering stolen property and offers a seamless solution to the ever-growing concern for the protection and recovery of stolen vehicles and other valuable assets in Canada. As a result of its success, the Company has received the endorsement of members of the insurance industry. The devices are available and installed through a network of authorized dealers in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia. The Company's head office, research and development center and manufacturing facilities are located in Montreal, Quebec, with regional facilities located in Mississauga, Ontario. In 2004, Boomerang became a wholly-owned subsidiary of LoJack Corporation (NASDAQ:LOJN), the company that invented the stolen vehicle recovery market two decades ago and who remains the undisputed global leader in tracking and recovering valuable mobile assets. Today, Boomerang Tracking markets both the LoJack and Boomerang brand recovery devices in Canada. LoJack is a registered trademark of LoJack Corporation and is used by Boomerang Tracking under license.

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