We are not only concerned with protecting your home, your other worldly possessions are equally important to us. Cars and boats that are not on your property are extremely vulnerable to theft and vandalism. If you keep your boat docked in a marina, we don’t recommend that you rely solely on their dogs to keep it protected. Here a few different systems that you can employ to make sure that the only hands on deck are yours.
Whether you own a small fishing dinghy or a luxury yacht, you want to keep it protected. Wireless boat alarms can be installed on the doors of larger vessels, deterring burglars from breaking in. These are typically monitored by a central control station who will dispatch the police and alert you if a point of entry is disturbed.
More advanced are motion sensor alarms which can detect movement on the deck of a boat and remotely send information to the dispatch center. The trouble with these is like your motion sensors at home, anything can make them go off, including large birds. These pressure sensitive mats can be set to only emit a warning when it feels a certain amount of weight.
A boat is a luxury investment, and you can’t blame people for wanting to protect that at no cost. This is why larger vessel owners will often resort to closed circuit TV monitoring of their boats. Some of these applications even have the technology to allow you to view what is happening on your boat from your cell phone. Cameras are installed and pointed at key points of entry, to record and unauthorized visitors. In some systems the camera is also equipped with a motion sensor. When the alarm is sounded the control center can access the image to determine if it’s a human invasion or just a big sea gull.
Ultrasound is used to protect boats and even water ports from underground invasion. Just like with a ultrasound machine, images are made of all underwater activity using a sound waves. An ultrasound technician who has gone to school to learn his trade will tell you that the images an ultrasound machine makes are very clear. Unfortunately for the ultrasound technician his special training is not required. The images are sent to a monitoring center where personnel look for anything that resembles a human form taking a swim around the boat or the port.
You have a few options when it comes to ensuring that your boat is secure where you dock it. This is more difficult than home security, but with the right system, your maritime vessel will be in good hands.