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Who is watching your boat while you aren't with it? That's a good question for all boat owners as boats are an expensive hobby. Some companies now offer wireless monitoring systems to help protect your boat from theft and/or fire. These systems can text message your cell phone or send you an email if something on the boat is awry. You may even be able to get an insurance discount or rebate if you install such a system. Vital information that a system can monitor includes: the power source, the high water alarm, motion in the cabin (if an intruder tries to enter), and temperature and fire or smoke in the cabin. A relatively small investment in such a system may save you thousands if you boat is broken into or catches fire.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|