Originally Posted by Chrisjs
I think the biggest risk is being robbed while ashore and neither system will help since you will not be there to deal with the intruder thief.
The other thing to consider is that your dinghy is probably the most prized target. Need to chain it and/or hoist it up at night.
We cruised the Abacos 2 years ago and I agree with the above. I did install a siren and Red strobe on the radar arch connected to a panic switch in the aft cabin wired in parallel with a high water alarm.
Thank goodness we never had to use it. I did lock the dinghy in most places.
Below is a schematic of the panic button.
We are planning an extended cruse which will include the Everglades and remote areas of GA on the ICW. The panic button and dog will be our first line of defense. There is a second but I don't want to start that discussion again.