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Boat alarms provide boat security from an intruder.

Why select a Columbia Boat Alarm?
IT'S SIMPLE, INEXPENSIVE, AND EASY TO INSTALL.

Scroll down this page for some suggestions on how to use a Columbia Boat Alarm to protect your boat. You can install it yourself.


Start with the basic alarm, then select the alarm sensors that will best protect your boat. Please note our innovative alarm sensors.

Have questions? Call Frank at 406-260-7744 from 8:00AM to 5:00PM MST.




BELOW ARE SOME IDEAS and COMMENTS ON HOW TO PROTECT YOUR BOAT.




About the Columbia Boat Alarm.

    Installation of a Columbia Boat alarm is simple and most individuals will have no difficulty with the alarm installation. Installation instructions for the alarm are on this web site.
The 12 volt DC alarm is activated and de-activated with either a switch or a key-fob remote. As soon as the alarm is active a red LEDblinking-LED for perimeter protection starts flashing. The flashing LED informs the owner that the alarm is active.
    This flashing LEDblinking-LED for perimeter protection should be located where it is visible from outside the boat and near an alarm sticker, warning that this boat is protected with an an alarm system. The intent is to cause a would-be intruder to look for an easier boat to burglarize. This is a good example of a perimeter protection device. Perimeter protection is when a would-be intruder leaves the area before he boards your boat.
    When a protected snap on the canvas cover is opened, our canvas snap sensor will trigger the alarm.
    Additional hatch / door sensors are available for use inside the boat to provide security for hatches, doors and movable windows.
    A pressure mat sensor is also available for use inside the boat. The pressure mat is hidden under a rug in an area where an intruder is likely to step inside the boat. If the wires to the pressure mat are cut the alarm WILL NOT sound. The pressure mat should not be used as the primary alarm. The pressure mat and the wires to it must be carefully hidden.
     The cable wrap sensor, our newest alarm sensor, uses a coaxial cable that exits from inside the boat, then out and through the item to protect and then back into the boat. Protection for a trolling motor can be provided with the new cable wrap sensor. Protection for the lower unit for an inboard/outboard can be accomplished with the cable wrap sensor. The active alarm will sound whenever the coaxial cable is cut or disconnected.
     For a boat on a trailer the cable can be threaded though a spoke on the boat trailer, or though any other solid item. This sensor allows protection for many items that can be difficult to protect such as the boat itself. The boat can be tethered to the dock. Again if the cable is cut or disconnected the boat alarm will trigger the siren.
     The Columbia Boat intrusion alarm cannot stop or prevent a burglary. However, a properly installed system when active will cause a loud siren to sound when any of the alarm sensors is tripped. The intent is to discourage a would-be intruder, who will probably leave as soon as the siren sounds. An adequately charged battery is essential for the operation of the alarm.  




SOME BOAT INTRUDER ALARM PROTECTION IDEAS.




THE FLASHING LED FEATURE IS ALWAYS PART OF OUR ALARM.


Our security alarm system is simple and easy to use. The alarm is turned on and off with a key-fob remote.(Two remotes are included.) The flashing LED visible from outside the boat, tells you that the alarm is on.
  red  The flashing LED serves very important purpose. It is visible to a would-be intruder and warns that the boat is protected by an alarm system. Place a alarm warning sticker so it is also visible to the intruder and you have perimeter protection. i.e. The intruder leaves before trying to board your boat.

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PROTECT A BOAT THAT HAS A CANVAS COVER.---Our standard pkg.

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A boat that has a canvas cover can be protected with our standard package. The standard package includes two canvas snap sensors and one hatch sensor. The standard package also includes marine grade wire, connectors and tie-wraps. If you don't need wire and other accesories, purchase the basic package. Then add canvas snap sensors and hatch sensors to the basic package. We recommend that a boat protected with canvas snap sensors also use hatch sensors or other sensors inside the boat as a second line of protection.
Any number of canvas snap or hatch sensors can be used.

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A photo of a boat protected with canvas snap sensors.


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Model 411Standard Package




PROTECT A BOAT USING A PRESSURE PAD IN FRONT OF THE CABIN.

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A boat can be protected with our basic package plus a pressure pad and a hatch/door sensor. The basic package does not include wire, connectors or tie-wraps. The pressure mat is placed in front of the cabin door and the door is protected with the hatch/door sensor. Observe the photo below.
Additional sensors can be used.

Pressure Pad Protected Boat (948K)

A photo of a boat protected with a pressure pad and a door sensor.




PROTECT A BOAT WITH OUR CABLE WRAP WHILE IT IS MOORED.

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A boat can be protected with the cable wrap around the dock while it is moored. If the cable is cut or disconnected the alarm will sound. Simply add the cable wrap sensor to our alarm.
Observe the photo below.

Moored boat protected with a cable wrap.

A photo of a boat protected with a cable wrap sensor around the dock.


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Cable Wrap Sensor



PROTECT A BOAT WITH OUR CABLE WRAP WHILE IT IS ON A TRAILER.

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A boat can be protected with the cable wrap that passes from inside the boat and out through the spokes of a trailer wheel. If the cable is cut or disconnected the alarm will sound. Simply add the cable wrap sensor to our alarm. This is helpful when traveling with a boat. It provides protection while the boat is parked in a motel parking lot during the night.
Observe the photo below.

Trailered boat protected with a cable wrap.

A photo of a boat protected with a cable wrap sensor through the trailer wheel.


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Cable Wrap Sensor



PROTECT A KICKER MOTOR MOUNTED ON THE BOAT.

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A kicker motor can be protected with the cable wrap that passes through the motor mount so the the motor cannot be removed without cutting or disconnecting the cable. The alarm siren sounds when the cable is cut or disconnected. A cable wrap sensor is added to our alarm.
Observe the photo below.

A protected kicker motor.

A photo of a kicker motor protected with a cable wrap sensor.


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Cable Wrap Sensor



PROTECT A DOOR, MOVEABLE WINDOW OR HATCH.

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Door/Hatch sensors are used on doors, hatches and moveable windows to trigger the alarm when a magnet is pulled away from the sensor. These sensors are very common in alarm systems. The main cabin door on this boat is protected with a Door/Hatch sensor.

A cabin door with a hatch sensor.

A photo of a cabin door protected with a hatch sensor.


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These photos show the door sensor and magnet mounted on this door.


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Hatch/Door Sensor


PROTECT A VALUABLE INSTRUMENT SUCH AS A SONAR, RADAR OR GPS.

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Mini-cablewrap

Included in this package.

  1. One Fastener Lug.
  2. Mini-cable wrap with one disconnect.
        (10 feet long)
  3. One tube of Super Glue.
With Lugs and Glue




Questions Call Frank.
(Call Frank at 406-260-7744)    MST 8:00AM to 5:00PM

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