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Old 08-07-2010, 00:28   #1
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Infrared Sensor

With all this talk about security in third world countries etc.
And of course the "gun " talk from mainly Americans.
Has anyone considered an Infra red sensor system.
Some can be individually programmed.

I have read other posts on this forum discuss the fact that Motion sensors give false readings because of wave action.
However with Infra red, the reading is coming from a difference in heat reading from the target area.
Humans in canoes or swimming would stand out with this type of sensor, if they were approching your boat?

My wife has suggested not only the switching on of bright lights but also the sound of gunfire coupled with the sound of barking dogs. Maybe even the sound of my wife screaming, that should fix them.

Any experience, comments?
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I have been working with a local tech to design an "electric eye" system with the "eyes" at two strategic boarding points. These can be programmed to do many of the things you mentioned. We have also worked on having them start video recording from onboard cams to aid in identification. It is not a very complex setup and also not very expensive.
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There are cruisers with home security type detectors in the cockpit. The one's I've seen turn on a buzzer and a light.

The security problem for cruisers is so much less than for American city dwellers that it really shouldn't be an issue ... unless you cruise where American city dwellers cruise, I suppose.
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Oh dear...those generic 'Americans' are copping a pasting here...with their alleged gun talk and their dangerous city dwellers.

At the risk of sounding out-of-synch, it seems to us that there can be security issues anywhere...including where there are no Americans. So how about we continue the thread without the stereotypes...
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WHY,
I lived in California for 10 years, 2 of my friends were KILLED by guns.
I have never known anyone, I have known, killed by guns or anything else in Australia or France, Germany etc.
Does that explain it to you.
I can't tell you what color they were, the killers, that is because this site is run by Americans and that would ban me from this site.
Remember you can not us the N word.
It is politically incorrect, and remember I lived there for 10 years and the world does not want to know they have a racial problem.
Just watch TV and believe.
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Just watch TV and believe.
Really? What a great source of beliefs...

I lived in the USA for nearly 30 years and I never knew anyone who was killed by guns. I never knew anyone in the USA who was even a victim of crime involving guns, but in Australia I know 3 people who were the victims of (seperate) armed robberies. So what does all that prove? Absolutely nothing.

Statistics tell us there are plenty of (too many!) violent crimes in America...and in Australia...and those same statistics suggest that violent crimes are directly proportionate to population density. So both common sense and experience -- Excuse me while I leave TV aside for a moment! -- tell us there are potential security issues anywhere...including where there are no Americans.

Perhaps I misunderstand your inferences, but if not your comments about colour seem offensive, to me anyway. Never mind what's politically correct. I grew up (often in the USA) around and with people of all colours...and I believe my children here will now follow my view that good and bad people are most definitely NOT sorted according to colour. Like security issues, there will be racists everywhere...including where there are no Americans..and, as we can perhaps see here, including in Australia...
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Thanks GordMay.

See also www.blueray.com.au/boatalarm for a good Australian-made unit. We know several owners who speak highly of the BlueRay systems.
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"Just watch TV and believe"

"Just watch TV and believe????"

That thar's one o' dem - - "Oxy-moe-rons" fur sur!!!
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