Hi CFers, many of you know me here and that I am a professional EE. I've just been doing some contract work
over the last 12 months on GSM monitors and I've been tricking around with launching a product for the marine
marine ( well marine
*Standalone, main power monitor
and temperature sensor ( tells you if shore power
was disconnected, cabin
*Optional infra-red monitor
( PIR person detector)
level monitoring via cigarette lighter connection
* Small ( 1.5" square cube) , plugs in via USB wall wart/ and or 12-32v cigarette lighter socket
*Available as GSM ( works worldwide on any network, out of the box) and WiFi
* GSM needs no SIM , already included and enabled for worldwide GSM
connected via cloud, always on, alerts via , email
, text, Twitter
* Web interface to configure alarm
* The version with the PIR could detect unintended entrance ( point it at the hatch
This isn't specifically a marine product, but the mod of an existing project
Pricing might be around $120-150, $4 a month monitoring charge ( for GSM version).
I can break even on small quantities. I might even KickStart It.!! Internet
of things is hot at the moment .
The idea is you can take it out of a box and use it straight away, no wires, no SIM cards needed, works across country boundaries. Simple device, not really a boat alarm
, setup via Web or smartphone app.
Works in lots of other areas as well, lock-ups, holiday homes, greenhouses, heat lamps, 1000 and one uses.
Other variants might have other sensor packages.
Ideas, views, Feedback, applications, ??????? ( if you want to invest in the company thats good too!!)
much appreciated CFs