Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – GOST® (Global Ocean Security Technologies), a world leader in marine security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems, announced today that it yet again has saved valuable hardware aboard two boats from theft within two hours of each other in Palm Beach, Florida; one of the vessels was saved for the third time since the system was installed.
On Friday, May 19th, in Palm Beach, thieves made a string of break-ins at marinas, taking electronics and fishing gear resulting in thousands of dollars’ worth of losses. Shortly after 3 a.m., the thieves, who had already stolen valuable equipment from several other vessels and marinas, stepped aboard Kenny McKlesky’s 34-foot Jupiter. McKlesky’s GOST NT Evolution IDP security system was triggered, and the alarm was enough to scare the intruders from the premises. This is the third time McKlesky’s system saved his vessel.
“It did its job…again. This is the third boarding where my GOST has scared off the thieves,” said McKlesky. “The investigating officer said that upon his review of the marina’s video, it appeared that the assailants had seen a bear, they escaped so rapidly. I’m able to sleep soundly.”
Later that same morning, just before 5 a.m., four other vessels’ marine electronics were stolen. The fifth boat at the marina, Bruce Dubinsky’s 34-foot Tiara LX also protected by a GOST NT Evolution IDP which also was triggered, scaring off the would-be thieves away from the marina.
“I am so grateful that I have a GOST system on board,” said Dubinsky. “It gives me peace of mind knowing that my boat is defended.”
“We are happy that our systems have resulted in the continued protection of our customer’s vessels,” said Sean Ryan, Global Sales Manager, GOST. “Unfortunately, that same night, so many other boats were impacted. Thieves are getting more brazen with electronics theft, which is still on the rise, we hope that others will protect their investment with a proven system like the NT Evolution IDP.”