Your virtual crew member – keeps watch while your away.
I vividly remember talking to friends on Balmoral Beach and looking over at my anchored boat trying to work out if the anchor was dragging or not. It was, I thought there has to be a system which can monitor the anchor and alert me when I’m on shore. During the working week my boat is left unattended on a mooring, I wanted something to keep track and ensure the mooring line is holding and the bilge pump is working.
After talking with friends from overseas I was introduced to the manufacturer of a very unique product, The Yacht Sentinel. The thing which really stands out when compared to many other products is it works on the principal of KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid). A single circuit board with integrated telephone and GPS chipset means it uses very little power to operate.
The system is cost effective, I add $50 to the pre-paid sim card annually. I have comfort that I will be the first to know if the bilge pump fails when heavy rain storms hit Sydney or if someone steals the boat. After owning the device for four years I consider the Yacht Sentinel as a crucial member of my crew which continues to keep watch on the boat when I’m not there.
The Yacht Sentinel – your virtual crew member.
S1M Tracker – tracks and reports when power is disconnected
Smart Cam – keeps watch, records and sends back images to your phone.