Securing your home, business and car may be second nature to you today. Purchasing alarm systems for your vehicle, residence, and work place may seem like an absolute given. But when it comes to water craft, many boat owners consider their property a lower security risk than land-based property.
But boats require security, too. Docked or in the water, you need to provide security systems to keep your property and loved ones safe.
Step one in boat safety involves where you keep your boat when you’re not out on the water. While it may be simple to determine if a marina or other storage location is well maintained and protected from storm and tidal surges, it might take a little more investigative time to fully examine the security of your storage location. Storage security includes the actual location of your facility, and whether or not the area includes surveillance systems designed to protect against theft, vandalism, and other hazards. Find out if the storage location utilizes security cameras, and if anyone is regularly monitoring the camera’s view. Ask whether or not the facility employs security guards; and whether anyone checks the identity of visitors to the storage site before visitors are able to access the actual boats. Even if you’re only leaving your boat stored for a short period of time, survey your surroundings and make sure your boat’s marina, dock, or other storage facility takes these basic security concerns into consideration. Continue reading
When it comes to marine security, boat owners are always looking for a sturdy, reliable security system to keep their vessel secure and safe. New technologies are constantly being developed to withstand the often harsh conditions of marine life – from wind and rain to salt water corrosion.
Several new security systems out on the market today offer some interesting possibilities in marine protection.
One of these systems is the Watch Yacht Surveillance System. This device can make any smart phone or a computer located off-site into a monitoring system that remotely captures and displays live images via on board security cameras.
This type of system allows boat owners to view live video feeds of their water-craft. Owners are able to see who’s on board, what vessels are docked near them, and of course any potential intrusion on their boat. They can also monitor any temperature changes on board, change of coordinates, bilge pump problems, or electrical and battery fluctuations. This system also lets boat owners capture video feeds of their boat through a data terminal or a global monitoring system. Continue reading
Boat owners are no different than other property owners. Like home and business owners, vessel owners want both security and safety for their property and loved ones. The best way to provide both is using a marine security system. With many options to choose from, be sure that the security system that you select is actually made for boats. You’ll find some marine security products on the market that are basically just house or car alarms altered for marine usage.
House alarms are designed for dry, motionless environments. Your home will not be rocking on waves, or subject to daily exposure to ocean water and salty condensation. If you select an alarm that’s modified from home use, there’s the strong possibility that wires will corrode or control switches become unworkable. Continue reading