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Old 04-15-2016, 02:08 PM   #1
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Really interesting boat security system

I just returned from the Strictly Sail Pacific show in California. A vendor across the aisle was showing a VERY interesting boat security system that has separate modules for each "system" you want to protect--intrusion, dinghy, outboard, high water, fire etc...you can even get it with GPS that'll track your boat if it's stolen or decides on its own to part from a mooring...and it's all controllable from a smart phone. If you bought all the modules it could get expensive, but cherry picking just the ones you need isn't that bad.
The mfr is "c-pod"...their website is http://c-pod.com/ Y'all might want to check it out. It's not the easiest site navigate, so you'll have to prowl around it a bit to find all the information you want about it...and then prob'ly go to a dealer/distributor for answers to questions. But from what I learned in talking to the guy in the booth, it seems to be worth the effort.

Not endorsing it...just found it interesting enough to be worth mentioning to y'all.
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Old 04-15-2016, 02:32 PM   #2
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Old 04-15-2016, 05:04 PM   #3
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Interesting..However if the price point is converted UK to USD currency it may not be competitive here in the US.
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Old 04-15-2016, 06:26 PM   #4
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Good concept. Not familiar with c-pod itself. However, we've found a good security system that does all the things it says it does gives us a great deal of comfort. For me, it's either good security or never leave where the boat is. The latter is a lousy option so I choose security.
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With all them big guns over there and you still need security system
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Old 04-15-2016, 09:20 PM   #6
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With all them big guns over there and you still need security system
No guns for us. Don't own any. Never have. Never will.

But the boat security is for many other things such as water and fire.
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No guns for us. Don't own any. Never have. Never will.

But the boat security is for many other things such as water and fire.

Was tongue in cheek

The problem I see is professional thief's can disable WiFi from many meters away
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How good are they at disabling a cellular connection?
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How good are they at disabling a cellular connection?


Extremity easy

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I have a Lowes Iris alarm system on the boat.

$9.95 per month service fee

We currently monitor

AC shore power
AC inverter power
DC battery voltage
Smoke and CO detectors (several)
Bilge water (two places)
Intrusion (motion detectors in three places)
Temperature (several places, even the fridge)

The system also shows me kilowatt hour usage, and controls the engine room heater.

I currently do not use their cameras as I have other cameras but they have a camera that records video based on an alert situation

When a alarm occurs I get a text, and a email, and even a telephone call.
There is also a siren onboard the boat that will bust out your eardrums.
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Was tongue in cheek

The problem I see is professional thief's can disable WiFi from many meters away
I know it was tongue in cheek. Security isn't all Wifi though so messages come via phone even without the Wifi. Now professionals can disable everything once they get aboard. Perhaps though we have systems to prevent them from boarding undetected.

Also, if one boat at a marina is difficult and the others are easy and unprotected, they'll tend to go after the others.

The primary reasons for our alarms and alerts and overall security have nothing to do with criminals.
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Was tongue in cheek

The problem I see is professional thief's can disable WiFi from many meters away
you can never fully protect something from a highly intelligent person that decides to take on theft as a career.

most highly inelligent people can make more money by focusing their energies in other areas besides theft, and they are smart enough to know it.

an alarm system is designed to deter the druggies, and teenagers, and other petty theives.
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you can never fully protect something from a highly intelligent person that decides to take on theft as a career.

most highly inelligent people can make more money by focusing their energies in other areas besides theft, and they are smart enough to know it.

an alarm system is designed to deter the druggies, and teenagers, and other petty theives.



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"an alarm system is designed to deter the druggies, and teenagers, and other petty theives."

A simple trip wire system can release a can of Mace when triggered.

This stops theft easily, the only fear is the New Jersey mentality ,

If you cant steal it Destroy it!
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We've wondered quite astray from Peggie's original post. Perhaps if we'd used the term "alarm system" it would have been better. We're not talking security as in go to battle with pirates and criminals, they system she linked to is one designed to notify one of any irregularities or things needing attention based on multiple sensors throughout the boat. Simply we're talking a single system to combine all the possible alarms one might have on a boat into one neat and complete package.

Knowing nothing about the system she references, but having used other such systems, I do find them to be very beneficial.
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With all them big guns over there and you still need security system
I good security system gives us time to load..

Or choose how big of hole we wish to put through the bad guy...

which is really secondary to how much mess we want to clean up...

Or how sensitive the neighbors are to loud noises...

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Back to the original thought, boat alarms...

I'm at home having a nice morning cup of coffee. My boat is far away this morning, but I know all is well.

I know that the shore power is working
I know that the battery charger is working
I know that there is no high water in the bilges.
I know that the smoke detectors are online and that there are no issues.
I know that nobody is in the boat, unauthorized.

I get a great feeling knowing these things as I sip my coffee. Do I wish I was on the boat this morning, well yes, but alas I have a life outside of boating and I have other things to do today.

But just knowing, not hoping allows me to life that life without worry.
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Back to the original thought, boat alarms...

I'm at home having a nice morning cup of coffee. My boat is far away this morning, but I know all is well.

I know that the shore power is working
I know that the battery charger is working
I know that there is no high water in the bilges.
I know that the smoke detectors are online and that there are no issues.
I know that nobody is in the boat, unauthorized.

I get a great feeling knowing these things as I sip my coffee. Do I wish I was on the boat this morning, well yes, but alas I have a life outside of boating and I have other things to do today.

But just knowing, not hoping allows me to life that life without worry.
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I good security system gives us time to load..

Or choose how big of hole we wish to put through the bad guy...

which is really secondary to how much mess we want to clean up...

Or how sensitive the neighbors are to loud noises...

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One or more guns are a good security system for a boat provided:

Guns are legal in the states and towns where you are boating.

Lethal force is permitted in the states and towns where you are boating for crimes against property.

One or more trained shooters is aboard the boat, awake and not distracted.

It's possible to shoot the intruder without also shooting innocent people.

Otherwise, it's best to use some other system.
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I use this system since years and I'm very happy https://sirenmarine.com
fare price and you can make many application ...

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