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Old 06-01-2016, 05:40 AM
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Just a quick note for anyone wanting an alarm/notification/monitoring device for their boat: I installed the Boat Command module on our boat this weekend and it is great! I set it up to not only monitor movement but two starting batteries and also installing an alarm switch should anyone attempt to get to the batteries. I moved the boat about 40ft and it triggered the notification via text and email. The install is simple and I have it shooting through thick fiberglass. The basic monitoring is $80/year so it's one of the most reasonable I could find.
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I am thinking about this too.
How is it working now that it been several months?
Did you get the shore power failure alert system too?
Any issues connecting via smart phone?
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Not a fan of boat command, it doesnt have a back up battery....if your battery drops below 12v your pretty much not communicating....also non marine grade...
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We are a dealer. I have had one on my boat and one on my rv for 2 years now. They work great. It is cheap peace of mind. We do offer waterproof cases to put them in too, we use these cases when mounting them on top of enclosed metal trailers.
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Does it track via satellite or cell tower?
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What good is it if someone just cuts your battery lead and it's disabled??

Not much thought behind that design.

I'll stick with my Siren Marine Monitoring System for not much more money.
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Originally Posted by rpontual View Post
Does it track via satellite or cell tower?
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Originally Posted by Ethan View Post
What good is it if someone just cuts your battery lead and it's disabled??

Not much thought behind that design.

I'll stick with my Siren Marine Monitoring System for not much more money.
What good is your siren system if somebody yanks it out of the boat and float tests it? Any of these systems can be easily defused as evidenced by all the boats that are stolen in FL daily. The boat Command is an inexpensive and simple tracking device. But more importantly is giv s you your boats vitals. You can see if your bilge pump is running too much, if your battery is dead, if there was an unauthorized entey. You can even turn on your boats a/c before you arrive, or turn on some lights. Lots of uses beyond simple theft.
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I have a good dry place to install it that would be difficult to locate. I mostly wanted it to get an alert if power goes out on dock. I've lost bait and food due to power failures besides stinking up the boat. I also like the idea to have a motion sensor and be able to turn on the AC before getting to the boat.

As for tracking the boat I know once it's out of cellular range you loose contact but for a slow boat it might take a few hours to get out of range.
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Originally Posted by yachtjim View Post
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What good is your siren system if somebody yanks it out of the boat and float tests it? Any of these systems can be easily defused as evidenced by all the boats that are stolen in FL daily. The boat Command is an inexpensive and simple tracking device. But more importantly is giv s you your boats vitals. You can see if your bilge pump is running too much, if your battery is dead, if there was an unauthorized entey. You can even turn on your boats a/c before you arrive, or turn on some lights. Lots of uses beyond simple theft.
Jim,

My Siren Marine unit does All the Boat Command unit does, tracking, vitals, bilge pump running, low or high battery alerts, shore power down, engine/cabin room temps and unauthorized entry plus it has a an internal back-up battery, it's waterproof and easily hidden. You can turn on the fridge, lights or anything you wish also.
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My intent was because I have a powerwerx conditioner and ups for my electronics that I would hook the unit up to that. It would provide power to it even if someone disconnected the batteries or if the battery bank went dead.

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