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Old 06-12-2017, 16:51   #16
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Re: AIS Transponder for security

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Somewhere (I thought it was here) I just found out about an app called "Alfred." It works on my Android, not sure if there's an iOS version, but probably.

Anyway, it turns your old cell phone into a webcam. Very cool use for those aging cell phones that you have lying around. Obviously you'd need to pay for a cellular data plan if you didn't have WiFi at your boat, but most marinas do now.
I installed Alfred in my iPad and it worked fine. Its motion detection and related alarm is a nice feature. It seems that in the paid version it would be also possible to store motion detection related videos in the net.
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Re: AIS Transponder for security

Come on now, is boat theft really a problem such that you need to clutter up all of our AIS displays 24/7/365? I hope for some consideration and self-regulation in overuse of AIS by recreational boaters. Keep your dockside clutter off my screen
Use AIS when you are underway only. If you must monitor your boats position when you are not onboard (you are hopelessly paranoid) it would be better to use the wireless alternatives mentioned above and add all the monitoring devices you like.
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