Originally Posted by dubrus
typical insurance companies springs to mind here. maybe if they get their way eventually car insurance can remove accident damage too!
i don't mind having a tracker fitted but it is not much of a guard unfortunately against these gangs that steal these in large numbers as unlike a car is easy enough to find and more importantly cut power to it.
Hi Peter, we are already listed on the trade directory, happy to comply, PM me.
Just for the point raised above, this system notifies you by text if the main power is cut or ignition tampered with. Then continues on back up battery with GPS tracking on the google maps network via your smart phone, so fail safe monitoring.
If a thief targets an engine, is he really going to check the outboard 1st and be able to easily identify an electronic device which looks similar to many other control modules in the engine? If so he has a choice, pick an easier target or, continue removing the engine bolt locks and engine, then cut the electrics (assuming he is clever enough not to cut the electrics 1st). He still runs the risk of the owner being notified instantly, bear in mind that the engine still has to be moved (4 people for some big engines) from the boat to where ever the transport is, which may take 10 minutes.
So is this a gamble he is prepared to take and risk jeopardising his other gang members? I doubt it, just go for an easier target, if there is one!
Better still, they don't check and the police are led to their storage compound or shipping container. Result!
Anyway, merely to point out that the insurance industry is likely to take a hard approach to this.