Security specialist The Alarming Man has introduced a new range of
wireless and battery-powered security devices that can be installed in boats, yachts and marinas without the need for mains power.
The system works using movement sensors and battery-powered
digital videos cameras. When a sensor is tripped the camera records a
10sec video clip, which is then sent to a monitoring centre using
mobile phone technology. The video is immediately reviewed by an
individual at the 24/7 monitoring centre, who will decide whether to
call the police, contact the keyholder or take no action.
The video can also be emailed to the keyholder if required, enabling
the boat and marina owner to keep abreast of all alarm activations. The system can
include an audible alarm, or not, as required.
David Cole of The Alarming Man explains: "By having the video
reviewed by a real person, they can decide whether the situation
requires action or not. For example if a squirrel trips off the sensor
then no action is required, but if a person is wandering around when no-one is on the boat or in the marina, then the
keyholder would be notified.
"The owner of each system can provide the monitoring centre with a list
of incidents which require them to be contacted, and a list of
situations in which no action is required, so the alert system is
tailored exactly to your needs."
The system uses batteries which last a minimum of two years,
multiple cameras can be included and the range is approx 700m from the
cameras to the control box, which sends the video to the control
centre. GPRS technology means the system can be used anywhere that
there is a mobile phone signal.
A standard system with two cameras costs around £1.800 to
purchase, with a monthly charge in the region of £22 for the 24/7
monitoring service. For more details visit