Photo courtesy of GM.

Photo courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet has introduced “theft alarm notification,” a feature allowing certain OnStar subscribers to receive a real-time alert when their vehicle’s alarm sounds.

The service will become available to eligible subscribers later this summer.

The theft alarm notification feature represents another improvement to OnStar’s existing security features, which include “remote ignition block” and “stolen vehicle slowdown.” With theft alarm notification, OnStar subscribers can opt in to receive an alert through text, email or phone if a theft attempt triggers a vehicle’s alarm system and 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 will work with local authorities and use GPS technology to pinpoint the vehicle’s location. In certain models, if the 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.

The theft alarm notification feature is included as part of OnStar’s Stolen Vehicle Assistance service. It 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. Subscribers can confirm if their vehicle is compatible here or by speaking with an OnStar advisor.

Click here to learn more about OnStar and theft alarm notification.