I’ve been a regular user of the BRNKL vessel monitoring system on my sailboat for over 18 months. I have found the ability to real-time monitor bilge activity and battery levels reassuring, also to confirm that the boat is still tied up at the dock! As we’ve moved into the winter weather season, I’ve also found the pitch, heel and impact sensor very valuable to monitor the amount of motion the boat is experiencing, in particular, the degree of jarring motion if the dock lines are too loose. It’s nice to be able to monitor this without having to go to the boat in a storm!
It sure is nice to sleep at night knowing BRNKL is protecting my boat.
I bought a BRNKL and had it installed this past summer. Shore power monitoring was a big issue at our marina and I’m notified when it’s disconnected or the supply fails. The anchor alarm and temperature sensor are additional features that give me peace of mind when I can’t get to the boat frequently or we are away. During the Dec 20th storm, I received an alert when trees took out the power near the marina and I was able to get to the boat and reduce demand to preserve house batteries. Power was off for 3 days. I’m really pleased with the BRNKL and recommend highly.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the installation process?
A typical BRNKL install takes between two and four hours. Since the critical components of a boat are located in one place behind a vessel’s circuit breaker panel such as battery voltages, bilge activity, and shore power the installation can be completed very quickly.
Will BRNKL work in my country?
If your boat is in a location with cellular reception then your BRNKL will be able to push data. Barnacle Systems has partnered with a global cellular provider that allows the unit to roam from carrier to carrier around the world.
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Barnacle Systems Inc. is a yacht security and monitoring company based in Victoria, BC, Canada. The team at Barnacle has developed an innovative new surveillance product, BRNKL, for boat owners who need to be able to check in on their vessel remotely from their smartphone, tablet, or computer. Like a “smart home for your boat”, users can see inside of their vessel using an onboard camera while also monitoring critical alerts such as anchor drag, low batteries, loss of shore power and high-water. Whether you’re at the dock, at home, or halfway around the world your boat is at your fingertips.
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