Frequently Asked Questions
A GPS tracking unit is a device that uses the Global Positioning System to determine the precise location of a vehicle. Unlike other device which only logs GPS locations, Ghost Alarm uses cellular technology to send the location of your vehicle to your phone. With Google Maps, it’s simple to track your vehicle.
A- LoJack requires the police to find your vehicle which may take days or weeks depending on how many police cars have LoJack technology onboard. You can find your car within seconds with Ghost Alarm.
B- LoJack does not come with motion detection technology. You will usually find out that your vehicle was stolen many hours after. Ghost Alarm has motion detection technology which will alert you that a theft is occurring at that moment. You shouldn't wait to find out that your vehicle was stolen.
C- LoJack requires you to register your vehicle with the police and give away information such as VIN and License Plate. Ghost Alarm does not require any personal information. You'll stay anonymous.
D- LoJack has a range of 3-5 miles which can be problematic if you live in a rural area. The chances of your vehicle being found by the police are slim. LoJack is also restricted to 27 US states. Ghost Alarm will track your vehicle from anywhere on earth with a much higher precision (just follow Google Maps to your vehicle). There are no range restrictions with Ghost Alarm.
E- LoJack can cost up to $700 and requires installation by a licensed dealer. Ghost Alarm costs $149 and can be done in the comfort of your garage.
Ghost Alarm offers a 30 day money back guarantee. If you don’t like it for any reason, send it back for a full refund. We really think you’ll like the product and we’re betting you will. There’s no risk to you, just try it and see if its a good fit.
Yes! We have dealership programs that work with online and brick and mortar shops. We do offer discounts and support. If you are interested in becoming a dealer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ghost Alarm is a GPS/GSM device that uses SMS which costs $149. The first month is free and your account will be charged $4.99 a month after that. There are no contracts or other hidden fees.
We are currently working with insurance companies to officially designate this device worthy of insurance discounts. There have been Ghost Alarm customers who received a discount on their insurance company before. This however depends on your insurance company and their willingness to give discounts. We recommend that you contact your insurance company for further details. We will have an update on which companies we have partnered up with when we are legally allowed to do so.
In the US, the use of GPS trackers by government authorities is limited by the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution, so police, for example, usually require a search warrant in most circumstances.
Use by a private citizens is regulated in some states, such as California, where California Penal Code Section 637.7 states: (a) No person or entity in this state shall use an electronic tracking device to determine the location or movement of a person. (b) This section shall not apply when the registered owner, lesser, or lessee of a vehicle has consented to the use of the electronic tracking device with respect to that vehicle. (c) This section shall not apply to the lawful use of an electronic tracking device by a law enforcement agency. (d) As used in this section, “electronic tracking device” means any device attached to a vehicle or other movable thing that reveals its location or movement by transmission of electronic signals. (e) A violation of this section is a misdemeanor. ( f ) A violation of this section by a person, business, firm, company, association, partnership, or corporation licensed under Division 3 (commencing with Section 5000) of the Business and Professions Code shall constitute grounds for revocation of the license issued to that person, business, firm, company, association, partnership, or corporation, pursuant to the provisions that provide for the revocation of the license as set forth in Division 3 (commencing with Section 5000) of the Business and Professions Code.
You have the right to track your own vehicle with a Ghost Alarm. In the case of theft, it is highly recommended to seek out law enforcement to reclaim your vehicle.
Unlike traditional alarms, Ghost Alarm is silent. The point of Ghost Alarm is to secretly give you updates as to the location of your vehicle. Coupled with the fact that Ghost Alarm is small, this minimizes the chances that potential thieves find the alarm, and if they do, it would be too late.