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Old 10-03-2011, 05:08 PM
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Does anyone know of a tracking system that cant be jammed by a thief? Anyone can buy a gps jammer online for less than $100 so what good is a gps tracker if the thief can jam the signal?
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:32 PM
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Unfortunately, whenever a better anti-theft device is invented, a better thief will be along shortly. Whatever is created by man can be over ridden by man.

To answer you question though, no.

What we need though are more cell phone jammers. It should be legal to own and use one anytime someone is driving and using a cell phone.
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by BoatHaus View Post
Does anyone know of a tracking system that cant be jammed by a thief? Anyone can buy a gps jammer online for less than $100 so what good is a gps tracker if the thief can jam the signal?
Both cell phone technologies and GPS are relatively easily jammed, and those are pretty much your options. I guess they'd be far less likely to have a satellite jammer, but you need GPS for position.
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Both cell phone technologies and GPS are relatively easily jammed, and those are pretty much your options. I guess they'd be far less likely to have a satellite jammer, but you need GPS for position.

I never thought of that. Most likely the thieves would be from the south of me and need a gps to guide them. My boat will be lift kept up a canal and being a single engine boat, hopefully it wont be as much of a target.
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......... What we need though are more cell phone jammers. It should be legal to own and use one anytime someone is driving and using a cell phone.
Well, I agree with you about the driving, but then if someone's phone stopped working while they were driving, they would likely become more distracted.

The governments had the power to ban cell phone use while driving years ago when it was in it's infancy. They chose to ignore the problem. At this point, it's so common that laws against it will be ignored.

Cell phone are a big problem in prisons and it would be easy for prison officials to block the signal, but even though people are being killed by prisoners ordering hits, the federal government will not allow them to block the phones.

That's the government at its best!
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Old-fashioned physical security still works well. Barriers, gates, chains and locks still make a target more difficult than other options.

Cool security systems work best when those systems are kept secret.
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I never thought of that. Most likely the thieves would be from the south of me and need a gps to guide them. My boat will be lift kept up a canal and being a single engine boat, hopefully it wont be as much of a target.
Couldn't you just cut off the power to the lift? Chain the boat to the lift?

At best, a tracking system doesn't prevent theft, it only makes it easier to get your boat (or car, truck, etc.) back. And maybe catch the thieves.
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NOTHING beats Video Surveillance.
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Originally Posted by Birdman View Post
NOTHING beats Video Surveillance.
I agree! As long as you happen to be looking at the live video image and can get to the boat within 2 minutes of it being stolen.

But if you're at work or out of town the recorded footage is useless. Boats get stolen every day here in Miami and many are caught on video. The footage rarely leads to a recovery.

The GPS tracker is still the best way to recover a stolen boat. Standing guard with a gun is the best way to prevent a boat from being stolen.
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NOTHING beats Video Surveillance.
Yep, you'll have a video of someone driving your boat down the road or river. You can play it back over and over again since you won't be boating.

Keeping the boat from being stolen in the first place is the best security.
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I agree! As long as you happen to be looking at the live video image and can get to the boat within 2 minutes of it being stolen..
And you may end up in an armed confrontation. And you may lose.


While it is very difficult to stop a determined thief, there are many ways to make your boat hard enough to steal that most thieves will leave and pick a different target.
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NOTHING beats Video Surveillance.
Yea, I got to watch the hooded dirtball searching through my car, all by playing back the dvr
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Forget video surveillance, nothing beats a good dog!!
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What has worked for some has been to modify the vessels wiring harness and key running components to be easily removed. Sorta going back to the betcha you can't start my car and here are the keys days.
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you need a variety of antithefts, including motion detectors, cameras, locks that are hardened, engine lock, a kill switch or remove a couple of battery cables....a GPS tracker with a few sensors so that u are alerted right off the bat are also helpful. An alarm like a car alarm is also a good idea. If u can raise your lift as high as possible, they will have to wait until it comes down with all that noise. Talk to your lift installer about raising it as high as possible.....that will also come in handy for the next hurricane surge. Lastly there is more demand for Yamaha engines.
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Is boat stealing that popular a crime? I've seen electronics go bye bye, but never a whole boat at least not near me?
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Is boat stealing that popular a crime? I've seen electronics go bye bye, but never a whole boat at least not near me?
In South Florida you betchya.
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Im gonna get the tracker in addition to some creative engine power switches. I will be keeping the boat on a lift @ my brothers house which is 2 minutes from mine so hopefully if the tracker sends me an alarm, I can get to my cousins who lives @ the end of the canal in time to greet them accordingly.
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Im gonna get the tracker in addition to some creative engine power switches. I will be keeping the boat on a lift @ my brothers house which is 2 minutes from mine so hopefully if the tracker sends me an alarm, I can get to my cousins who lives @ the end of the canal in time to greet them accordingly.
You are not thinking clearly.

If the tracker sends you a signal, the boat is already on its way from your brother's house so you will need another boat to chase it.

Do you sit home 24/7 waiting for someone to steal your boat or do you leave to go to work, store, etc.?

I can't imagine there not being some way to keep the lift from dropping and if they can't get the lift down, they will have a really hard time getting the boat off the lift. It could be as simple as cutting off the electrical power or putting a padlock on a pulley or cable. If you can't figure out a way, get some help.

Don't make it more complicated than it needs to be.
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Originally Posted by wingless View Post
Old-fashioned physical security still works well. Barriers, gates, chains and locks still make a target more difficult than other options.

Cool security systems work best when those systems are kept secret.
If physical security doesn't work, then I would recommend a variant of this alarm system.
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