OnStar alarms via text, email or phone when car is being stolen

OnStar Theft Alarm Notification
OnStar Theft Alarm Notification

Chevy announced a new feature of OnStar’s stolen vehicle service–Theft Alarm Notification. OnStar subscribers receive a real-time alert when the car’s alarm sounds, due out by the end of summer.

With Theft Alarm Notification, OnStar subscribers can sign-up to receive an alert through text, email or phone if when the alarm sounds.

“Prompt response and quick awareness of theft situations give customers a greater chance to recover stolen property,” said Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet Truck Marketing. “By leveraging the connection that OnStar provides, Chevrolet owners can remain in contact with their vehicle, even when it is out of sight.”

If a properly equipped Chevrolet is stolen, OnStar advisors work with local authorities and locate the vehicle using GPS. When conditions are safe, advisors can send a signal to slow down the vehicle, aiding police officers in its recovery and preventing a potential high-speed chase.

Theft Alarm Notification in the Theft Protection Package on Chevrolet’s Tahoe and Suburban LT and LTZ SUVs, uses glass breakage sensors, interior motion sensors and an inclination/tilt sensor. Each sound an alarm if the vehicle is lifted off the ground, a break-in is attempted, or if motion is detected within the vehicle when the alarm is armed.

The Theft Alarm Notification feature is included within OnStar’s Stolen Vehicle Assistance service and is available to subscribers with the Security or Guidance package and a compatible vehicle.

Most 2014 model year and newer Chevrolet vehicles are equipped to offer Theft Alarm Notification.