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Old 09-07-2009, 19:20   #1
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Security Screen for Companionway

Hi Folks

Just wanted to tell you a solution to security problems.

We have a companion way thats not square, its 600mm at the top and 500mm at the bottom and curves at the base too.

Most screen door makers will only do square/rectangular.

But we found a smaller company to do it.

The screen is reinforced and many pop rivets added to the surround.

And the air still circulates!!!!!!

Just thought it might help you with security ideas.



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Old 09-07-2009, 19:24   #2
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Hey, that companionway-screen-elf looks just like . . . could it be . . . nah, it's just too hard to tell when the elf is wearing clothes!

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Old 09-07-2009, 19:26   #3
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What security?

It looks to me like she has already figured out how to escape.
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Man do you have a cute elf! Mark, exactly how big ARE the flys in your neck of the woods? Good God thats a large mesh!
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Old 09-07-2009, 19:29   #5
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What security?

It looks to me like she has already figured out how to escape.
ROTFL You're funny, David in fact everyone is
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Mark, exactly how big ARE the flys in your neck of the woods?
Looks great, except as noted above.

How do you secure (lock?) it in place?
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I think I can safely answer for Mark, that is just a standard size screen for Darwin flies .
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Yes, I built one of stainless with small bars. Felt a little like a prison, but on a few occasions I did sleep better knowing it was there!
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How do you secure (lock?) it in place?
Padlocks to the standard thru-bolt on the top sliding hatch, but on the inside obviously.

Also just inside we have our new battery operated alarm with sensor pointing out the doorway and the alarm unit visible too.
This means that if someone comes near the door they will see the green light on the sensor. Then hear the siren and then see the big red flashing strobe through the security grill.

The idea is to change the thought pattern of the intruder. Instead of them being task orientated about their job, suddenly they are thinking about their own self, and seeing the bars, will retreat.

If its just the screen alone they may settle down to work out how to breach / bypass it.

Its only going to be used when we are onboard. The main hatch is stronger for when we are off.



"The DA200 is a DIY wireless remote controlled security system. The kit contains: external control panel, siren, movement activated sensor, portable On/Off alarm remote control unit. Sensor detects motion within an 8m radius and has a scan angle of 1200. 12 month guarantee. Additional components/accessories available."
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I just think that the real road to security for international traveling boats is 'passive'. And not over the top. We don't want to live behind bars like we did in Sydney, but at the same time I don't want Nicolle to feel unsafe.
If one hits an intruder with an oar and kills him then we could be in a Thai/Indon (etc) jail for 6 months clearing our name. I am 50 in a month and don't need the hassle.



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"The DA200 is a DIY wireless remote controlled security system. The kit contains: external control panel, siren, movement activated sensor, portable On/Off alarm remote control unit. Sensor detects motion within an 8m radius and has a scan angle of 1200. 12 month guarantee. Additional components/accessories available."
Do you get false positives from birds / swinging lines / boat motion / wakes / light changes?
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If one hits an intruder with an oar and kills him then we could be in a Thai/Indon (etc) jail for 6 months clearing our name. I am 50 in a month and don't need the hassle.



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I have given this situation some thought in the past, killing an intruder. If it happened to me I would immediatley leave with the body and give it a burial at sea. and never return to that port. Thats if nobody else saw what happened. I know it sounds bad but I wouldn't want to take any chances with my freedom while defending myself against a pirate. Hopefully I will never be in that situation.
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Do you get false positives from birds / swinging lines / boat motion / wakes / light changes?
Arch,

I just saw your post and name. Is that your real name? I believe Arch Staton was the name on the grave where the gold was buried in The Good, The Bad,& The Ugly. One of my all time favorite movies. Sorry to get of topic.
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No. Not yet, but its still in the testing phase.

I don't know if we should test it while we are sleeping or wait till we leave the boat for the day. Testing while we are sleeping could create a mass of grey hair when it goes off! Its 120dB!!

It is positioned to look level into the cockpit so it doesnt see the waves/water. It doesn't get set off by the flag. Its set back in the companionway a bit so that has a unnel effect. I think the object needs to be quite in front of the companionway for it to go off.
It works THROUGH the screen and its flywire so that must also knock down its range a bit.

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My wife just told me we are NOT cruising where we have to lock ourselves in at night!
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