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Old 11-19-2012, 10:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking at a vehicle tracking device that hard wires under the dash of the vehicle for about $150 and can be tracked on a smart phone. Prior to ordering, I'm wondering if the truck can be tracked through it's navigation system and Ford Sync in the event it's stolen; anyone know?
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Don't think sync would help track anything, seeing that it uses your phone as its connection to outside world... ( I think)
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Don't think sync would help track anything, seeing that it uses your phone as its connection to outside world... ( I think)
The navigation and Sync stand alone and do not need the phone to be functional.
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The navigation and Sync stand alone and do not need the phone to be functional.
Yeah I understand that, but I don't think either system has a outgoing data radio.

ETA: I'll also guess that the $150 tracker will probably require at minimum a sim card with sms enabled to allow remote tracking via smart phone, if I'm wrong I really would like to know what system it is
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You're probably right on the Nav. The tracker I saw advertised tracking with any smart phone. I'll check it further and let you know.
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I thought LoJack was one flat fee, not a monthly fee... The online vehicle trackers I have found all have a monthly fee.

FWIW, may want to look at the generic 'onstar' -- no one would really be looking for that in a non-gm vehicle.
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I thought LoJack was one flat fee, not a monthly fee... The online vehicle trackers I have found all have a monthly fee.

FWIW, may want to look at the generic 'onstar' -- no one would really be looking for that in a non-gm vehicle.
Yah but the big and real thick mirror are a dead giveaway that can be ripped out and tossed out the window.


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Yeah, after closer reading, there are monthly fees with the one's I was researching. I'll give LoJack a quick look.
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Yah but the big and real thick mirror are a dead giveaway that can be ripped out and tossed out the window.


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In the real one, there is a separate control box that is hidden (or built in to the ECM/PCM). Not sure how that any brand one works. If it is 100% in the mirror than,yes, you are SOL.
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Yes, the add-on OnStar is all in the mirror and it looks like bloody brick with a mirror glued on. Way too obvious that all a car thief would need to do is grab hold and heave it out the window as he's driving away with your ride.

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Yeah, after closer reading, there are monthly fees with the one's I was researching. I'll give LoJack a quick look.
I happen to work for LoJack and know a lot about it. If anyone has any questions please let me know. Thx.

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Is LoJack available in Canada?
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Cool LoJack story. Only one of 13 cars had a LoJack but it led to the recovery of all 13 and broke up a theft ring. http://www.autotheftblog.com/2013/02...to-theft-ring/
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