Okay, so I dig my groovy LoJack!
I feel it was a sound investment that will pay for itself the first time the bike gets jacked. NOT something I want to think about, but a possible reality nonetheless.
I DO have issues with the Early Warning feature
! For one thing, the little keyfob thingy always seems to go through more batteries than a freakin' meth lab! Really, the little red low battery warning light
blinks all the time, indicating the batter in it is low. I even called LoJack and asked if this meant the battery in the keyfob was low or the LoJack's battery backup was low and was told it meant the keyfob battery was low. So, WTF??? I've only had it since early December and have already replaced the battery at least 5 times
! Almost a battery a month!
That wouldn't be so bad if Radio Shack still had their infamous "Battery Of The Month Club"! (Remember that? A free Realistic battery of your choice just by walking in the door each month!). Of course they would try to sell you a ham radio or CB while you there, but you just had to tell them "next time, sir" and they'd release their hands from your neck. (Oh, you weren't born yet? Sorry.)
SO, has anyone else had this same problem with their LoJack keyfob thingy
? Hell, they should have called the bike unit LoJack but the Early Warning option HiJack because it demands of you that all your beer money be used on batteries, and takes control of your wallet (or purse, in the case of barton664
!). A new battery every 3-4 weeks is just freakin' bullsh*t if you ask me!
Another issue with the Early Warning is how it will "false alarm" so often! Hell, I can be across the room boinking the ol' lady (oh, wait, I don't have an ol' lady!) or in a Starbucks (you have
heard of Starbuck, right?) grabbing a cup of mud or something and will start getting calls from LoJack! I've even had calls when I was on group rides, and was never away from my bike! And to make the calls even more annoying are the fact that they will call you every 15 minutes
until you actually LISTEN TO THE FIRST HALF OF THE CALL. If you hang up before the message repeats, it will call you back in 15 minutes! Then after an hour, it will start calling you every hour
until you LISTEN to the first half of the recording. I even had 8 calls while I was on ONE ride (ringer was off).
So, does anyone else have issues with their LoJack's Early Warning System?
Any way to disable it, since it was an additional option? Hell, I would rather just let the regular tracking feature do its job when needed. Screw the Early Warning. I've even got calls while I standing there washing my bike!!!
Do I be trippin? Are my problems just a result of the brain cells that were fried from heavy bong usage as a teen? Or do others have problems with their LoJack?