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Old 06-12-2014, 02:48   #1
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What the Superyacht are installing along with FLIR

Ships to be Enveloped by Network of Laser Beams - gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:28   #2
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It's amazing what you can get when money is no object!

Of course, there will probably come a day when it is affordable to non-billionaires.
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Re: Laser security system

Looks like my bridge could use some updating after looking at the link...
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What that little thing? Pssshh I've got 2 of those. No biggy.
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What that little thing? Pssshh I've got 2 of those. No biggy.
Maybe you could mod one of them to detect and alarm imminent keel impacts...

(I may have visited an old thread recently...)
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Re: Laser security system

Maybe they will sell a few but I wouldn't bet on it. We are around quite a few super and mega yachts and they have excellent security when their guests are on board. With gangways they are either raised, retracted, or someone is standing guard. Most of these owners don't even leave the boat without security joining them. If not for security but to also pay the bills because god forbid they should dirty their hands with actual cash.
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Re: Laser security system

I'm holding out for sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads….

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Maybe you could mod one of them to detect and alarm imminent keel impacts...
Hey submarines have been using tech like that for a long time. Why not us
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Re: Laser security system

The laser systems are easy to defeat, as shown in this video, starting at 1:30.



This video shows the proper pronunciation of Laser.

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Myth Busters did an episode on Laser security systems. Bottom line: they make for cool movie scences, but are not used much in the real world because there are more effective options.
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Myth Busters did an episode on Laser security systems. Bottom line: they make for cool movie scences, but are not used much in the real world because there are more effective options.
Like sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads

For us budget boaters, they will come attached to ill-tempered mutated sea bass...

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Re: Laser security system

Frugal yacht owner that I am, I think I'll stick with my good old BTIA (Bear Trap Intruder Alert) System, thank you. Strategically positioned at the foot of a gangway or hatch, it never fails to produce a hi-pitched intruder warning when activated, and requires absolutely no maintenance. In fact, the old rusty ones seem to produce a higher pitched singal than the newer ones. Go figure.

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Not as good a defense system as this laser.

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