Originally Posted by Noble Marine
Unfortunately we do hear of boats being stolen while are theoretically being watched by CCTV. Only when the tapes are reviewed is it found that, for one reason or another, no useful images can be seen. Itís true that this only infuriates the victims further.
As had already been mentioned, this problem is not unique to boats. Our high streets, banks, jewellers, petrol stations are all full of CCTV and yet it seems that whenever I watch Crimewatch the pictures I see of the bad guys are of such low quality their mothers would struggle to recognise them.
If high-tech institutions such as banks canít get it right, what hope do we have for marinas and boat yards.
That said, it wouldnít hurt to ask to see the quality of the images stored by the marina, or ask them to set up a regular review procedure to make sure the equipment works as it should and is pointing in a useful direction. You pay your marina fees for the services offered, and would soon complain if the toilets were not working. We usually don't get to find out if the CCTV is working until itís too late.
Very few systems in the market place realiy on VCRs these days as you can not buy an industrial timelapse VCR due to WEEE and Rohs regulations that came into place last year
Digital systems or DVR's are cheap and reliable these days even for one that can email you on an alarm/Motion detection etc and allow remote access via the internet
the overall quality that is now being achived is far better than it was a few years ago
and its easier to use etc
go for nice "overt Housing" dont try and hide the fact you have CCTV
And yes I do sell CCTV and have been doing so for over 20 years
man and boy as they say