Theft is a perpetual problem for many boat owners. And, it really stinks – not only is some dirt-bag stealing from you, he’s attacking your pride and joy. News flash: in this day and age, it’s a lot easier to stop boat theft.
There are plenty of alarms and security gadgets out there, but the niftiest I’ve come across lately is a new item called the iZon, from Stem Innovation. This little gadget is slightly taller than a “D” cell battery, and can be mounted just about anywhere. It’s video camera has a built-in motion sensor, so it sits on your boat, garage, or wherever, ’sleeping’ until something triggers it. Then the camera starts recording, and it streams both video and audio (via WiFi) to your private YouTube account. The video is encrypted, so no one will be able to watch it but you. Or, if you want to see what’s going on live, you can check out the camera’s view at any time on your iPod, iPhone, or iPad, via iZon’s app.