BoatingLocal recently met up with Dan Harper, founder and president of Siren Marine, for a demonstration of his company’s Siren Sprite vessel monitoring, alert and control system.
Ideal for boats of all sizes, the Siren Sprite (as well as the smaller Siren Pixie) lets boat owner or captain monitor his vessel’s bilge-pump usage, battery charge, temperature, GPS position and more via a cell phone. The system also lets the user activate various onboard systems, such as lighting and air conditioning, from a phone.
The system is based on a compact “black box” that can be installed almost anywhere on a boat, and which sends a text message to the boat owner or 1 of 4 other designated phones if the vessel’s batteries run low, if the boat is moved, if the bilge pump(s) is activated, or if the entry alarm is triggered. It also has a “kill function” that lets the user shut down the engine from a cell phone (teenagers beware!). It’s a very cool product, and very easy for most people to install. Learn more by watching the accompanying video.
Cost of the Siren Sprite is $599 (does not include monthly text messaging fee).
Details are available: CLICK HERE
You also can’t beat Ben Ellison’s thorough test and review of the Sprite for Cruising World, CLICK HERE
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