It goes without saying that boating in the Tuross area and other
parts of the south coast, whether for recreational fishing or
other recreational pursuits, has some reasonably big dollars invested
by those enthusiasts.
As a popular tourist area with big influxes of visitors in the
holiday season and with special events that are held throughout
the year this also makes the town very attractive to visitors
and locals alike whose intentions are not honourable in respect
to other people’s property.
during holiday times cars, boats, trailers, bikes, diving gear
etc. were strewn everywhere.
we can no longer say
” You can leave the place unlocked here mate.”
need to be proactive in protecting your assets and there are affordable
and effective strategies that can be put in place, so yes you
may be on holidays and want to party and enjoy time away from
the grind but have your strategies in place to make things harder
for those who don’t respect your title of ownership.
Where is your boat kept? In your yard, on the strip, covered or
uncovered, garaged or nor garaged or in the water?
Do you have periods where you are away or are going take a holiday
without the boat?
you know your neighbours? Even if you do you need to be sure neighbor
is home most of the time and doesn’t have the tv on and
has a very good view of your yard and periodically looks into
your property. That is a high expectation.
Now for some options that can be helpful:
- Sensor lights overlooking the boat.
- Passive Infrared Sensors (PIR) alarm installed in boat( choices
of non- dialing and dialing 6no’s)
- Garage alarmed the choices are the same as above.
- Movement activated camera –battery and solar power.(dialing
, sms and email notification of activation and non- dialing) and
combined sensor light camera.
- IP camera if you have an internet connection (record to hard-drive
and send emails with pics to your mobile.)
- CCTV camera system.
- GPS tracking device. Has a sim card installed that sends co-ordinates
of your boats location to your mobile phone on request, or it
can be programmed to text you if your boat has been moved from
its location. ie heading out of town.
Security patrol (an option if going away or for holiday period)
Security Guard for Boat shows or fishing events to prevent tampering,
stealing and theft.