Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Yacht Security and Concord Marine Electronics

Camera systems, door sensors, laser motion detectors, glass break sensors- all components of a modern and well-designed yacht security system. And well-designed is the key- the best equipment in the world requires expertise and experience in design and installation, and Concord Marine Electronics  experts make each security system greater than the sum of its parts.

Yacht security needs can change rapidly, and regular reviews of your equipment and security plan should be part of your maintenance routines. “Security isn’t just for a new build,” says Concord lead designer Michael Robilio, “but should be reviewed internally and by external experts regularly. It’s too important, and the technology evolves quickly. Keeping family, crew, and guests safe means staying technically and operationally up to date. Our skilled technicians and design consultants can work with you, including on-site surveys, to update and validate your security plan and system and keep your systems consistent with your security needs”.

 “Our FLIR™ systems provide the best available monitoring and surveillance for any yacht, regardless of size,” Mr. Robilio continued. “FLIR™  lets you see through darkness or haze or smoke and pinpoint activity, or trouble, anywhere on board your yacht. Real-time mobile access, and past events, are just a tap away wherever you are.”

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Access control and situational awareness remain critical in port

FLIR™, a global leader in the security space, supplies the military, industry, and commercial markets with visible light, video analytics, and thermal imaging products which Concord incorporates into your yacht’s advanced threat detection system. Concord design engineers and factory-trained technicians work with your builder, shipyard, or crew to furnish and install a system tailored specifically to the layout, location, and needs you as a yacht owner or manager require. Intelligent interior and exterior video surveillance with text and email alerts, geo-fencing and location services, and access control all need thoughtful and professional design to fit properly into your overall security posture.

Concord Marine Electronics security plans include:
  • Intrusion prevention and detection
  • Vessel movement
  • Control access to boarding devices
  • High water alarms
  • Shore power interruptions
  • Engine room monitoring
  • Playback, event storage and retrieval
  • Nigh-vision and thermal imagery
  • Remote pan-tilt-zoom
What factors should yachts consider when designing a security system?
  • Location- where you will be cruising and docking, considering local resources, response time, network availability
  • Interior layout- what needs monitoring, and with what technology? Video, audio, motion, which sensors are appropriate for privacy and security of those onboard?
  • Reporting and data storage requirements- where and how should data be stored?
  • Testing, training, familiarization with the equipment- is it user-friendly, are there regular software and firmware updates, how do they get applied, and how responsive is the support team?
  • Hardware- battery backup, tamper protection, access logging to systems, least-privilege access by default, redundancy, stealth modes...
Yacht security systems protect life and safety, first and foremost, keeping family, guests, and crew safe and secure. Everything else onboard your yacht is state-of-the-art: entertainment, propulsion, navigation, communication. Your yacht security system protects all your systems-and people- and should be current and robust .  Technology advances quickly, and unfortunately those who would take advantage of attractive targets take advantage of those advances as well.

A thorough review of your onboard security cameras, monitors, sensors, and policies and procedures done by professionals at Concord Marine Electronics  will elevate your security posture underway, at the dock, in the shipyard, at anchor- wherever yachting takes you.

Concord Marine Electronics designs, supplies, installs, and services yacht security systems, provides new systems, upgrades existing systems, and expands capabilities including remote monitoring, email alerts, remote control, thermal imaging, and other advances in yacht security. Check Concord’s website security page for more information- contact us by email [link], telephone at +1 (954)779-1100, or through the Contact page at our website.

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