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    Does anybody have an actual working alarm system on their boat? Something that detects no AC power, charger failure, high water, intrusion, etc?

    I'm thinking about one of these.

    http://www.sensaphone.com/sensaphone_web600.php

    I have full time very reliable internet on the boat I'm already paying for. This unit has several contact closures that can be used for any number of things.

    If an alarm happens it'll e-mail text, etc... It even has a web page built in.

    KEVIN SANDERS
    4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
    www.transferswitch4less.com

    Whats the weather like on our boat
    https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


    Where are we right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/36S4

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    Another option might be the Spot 'Hug' system. I like those because of the ability to send SMS anywhere in the world for the most part.

    If you have a full-time internet connection, building an onboard server might be a good way to go also?
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    iBoatNW

    1980 CHB Europa 42 Trawler- "Honey Badger"

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      #3
      Many of our clients in Florida with high value trailer boats (think a 35' Wellcraft with triple 300hp outboards) have units similar to this on their boat as an insurance requirement:

      http://paradoxmarine.com/boat-yacht-...navtracker.htm

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        #4
        SomeSailor wrote:
        Another option might be the Spot 'Hug' system. I like those because of the ability to send SMS anywhere in the world for the most part.

        If you have a full-time internet connection, building an onboard server might be a good way to go also?
        I've thought about a server. Right now I bring my laptop and when I connect back to my business I use Cisco EZvpn. That gives me pretty much full functionality to my server.

        I have world wide satellite internet that is a recurring charge even if I don't use it. I have a dedicated single IP address as part of the service.

        Right now I have the satellite going to the layer 2 switch that they provided, and everything is connected to that. I have a few spare Cisco 800 series routers at home. I was going to install one of those. That way I can set up NAT and port forwarding to allow access to say an alarm system.

        I also have Plain Old Telephone Service anywhere in the world. I'm thinking I might go with a alarm unit that calls a series of numbers in an alarm escalation scenario. This one is a unit I've used at remote sites very successfully.

        http://www.sensaphone.com/sensaphone_800.php

        With that unit, you program it to call with your own voice reporting alarm conditions. You can set alarm priorities so that certain alarms trigger one escalation tree and other alarms trigger a different tree.

        Its a little less high tech, but if I get a high bilge alarm in the middle of the night I want to know about it, not wait till morning when I check my mobile device.

        When it calls, if you do not enter the acknowledgement code it calls the next number in the tree. This way I could even put my boat watch service on call number in the tree for real emergency conditions.

        KEVIN SANDERS
        4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
        www.transferswitch4less.com

        Whats the weather like on our boat
        https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


        Where are we right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/36S4

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          #5
          I have an alarm on my boat from www.boatalarms.us

          I have been very please with its functions and have never yet, after 3 years, had a false alarm. It has a built-in cell phone via a sim card such as from AT&T and thus when there is an event, the alarm calls my cell phone. The AT&T sim card has to be replaced or renewed every 12 months at a cost of about $100 but there are no other monitoring charges. It can be programmed to call up to 3 or 4 other numbers as well but I just have it programmed to call me.

          In addition to various intrusions, it monitors water level in the bilge, freeze temp in the bilge, it has a module you can add that will call you when you loose AC power (such as when on shore power). Other options are available for the alarm but I don't use the other options.

          I didn't mean to sound like a commercial but i am pleased with the alarm.

          ~Chuck

          1987 Avanti 3450

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