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Old 21 February 2005, 09:19   #21
Country: UK - England
Town: nr Lymington
Boat name: JU-JU
Make: Halmatic PAC22
Length: 6m +
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Originally Posted by Jon Brooks

Which one have you been testing?

It is a proto-type version but in essence it is a mobile phone that has been modified to run off a 12v supply. Des

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Old 21 February 2005, 10:54   #22
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Web cam

Have a slightly differant security setup with my RIB that although not as high Tech as GPS does give me some peace of mind (and was relativley cheap!)
I work with my laptop most of the day and so installed a $40.00 web cam to cover the side of the house. This way I can keep an eye on the boat.
To give an extra security measure, I installed a motion sensor by the gate to the boat and then connected it to a cheap auto-dialler from Tandy. That way when anyone is messing about there it pages me, so I can check the laptop and look who's around.
Worked well so far, and field tested when the electric meter man stopped by!
(Got ugly images of his rear bending over to read the meter!! )

At least this way, no false alarms to the police, as you decide if there is a threat and when to call the cops,
cheers dal

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Old 21 February 2005, 11:43   #23
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Originally Posted by Scary Des
Dan does your system have a gps connection the system I have been testing is GSM only Des
Yes it has. Therefore when you move the boat for some meters without using the contactkey, the system will give you a message.

So far, what i've heard from the guy who installed it, Proffesional theives use a kind of amplifier wich give that mobile-phone-sound to check if this system is on board. When alarmed they will leave it alone because there is a 99%chance that the message is send already. There is no way you can remove the system before it has send a message. Alle equipment is stored high in the console and is not easy to reach.

Yes, ofcourse your are always insured but I just can't f.....g stand it when somebody is getting his hands on my stuff.


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