My boat lives in Florida
and I live in Washington
State. Even though it is parked at a GREAT marina with very attentive staff, I still worry about night time break ins, fire or water
in the bilge
. I bought a "Boat Nanny" a year ago to monitor
the boat and it really gives me peace of mind.
It sends me and my wife a text every day indicating that all systems are OK and calls us when any parameter is not within set limits.
It monitors bilge
water, smoke, fire, inside and outside temperature, AC and DC voltage and has a motion sensor for intruders. The unit cost around $900.00 and the basic plan is about $10.00 a month. The only downside is when I'm freezing my butt off here in Washington
it reminds me everyday how warm it is on the boat.