POGO Alarms

February 04, 2011 09:29 ET

POGO® Alarms Offers Boaters Theft Deterrent, Not Tracking After the Theft

Affordable Protection for Any Vessel on Shore Power

OLD SAYBROOK, CT--(Marketwire - February 4, 2011) - Boaters can avoid becoming one of the approximately 27,000 annual marine theft victims by protecting their vessels with POGO® Alarms -- a portable theft-deterrent system requiring no fees or expenses as with security systems that track a boat after it is stolen.

POGO Alarms offer safe, simple security. Designed to stop thieves before the theft occurs. The only Power Off -- Game On alarm protection system, POGO works on the theory that most thefts involve disconnecting the shore power cord. When a thief pulls the plug on a boat protected by POGO, a piercing alarm sounds, alerting anyone in the area that a theft is in progress. The sound alone gives serious second thoughts to would-be pirates, stopping the theft immediately. Disguised to resemble a battery charger -- which it is, in addition to being an alarm -- POGO Alarms also work with boats on trailers or any boat, anywhere that has a wired power source.

POGO Alarms work on any vessel -- from tenders to yachts -- even RV's, and when properly installed will provide battery charging at a 5 amp rate. 

POGO Alarms is a partnership between offshore racer Christopher Cestaro of CT-based Ocean Performance and his friend, Walter Dethier, a three-time victim of boat theft. In two of the three theft attempts, Dethier was aboard his 40-foot Magnum. "It was really upsetting," his wife confesses, "I couldn't sleep at night anymore."

"There are other security systems on the market, but what makes POGO Alarms different is, it stops the crime," says Cestaro, "The other systems on the market track the crime. Which would you rather have?"

POGO Alarms could also save boaters money on insurance, as virtually every company offers a discount for approved security systems. ACE Marine Insurance already approved POGO Alarms -- offering a 2.5% "security system credit," and other insurers are in the approval process.

The POGO Alarms team will be at the Miami International Boat Show, February 17 - 21, in booth 4308.

POGO Alarms, patented and manufactured in the United States, are available on-line at and in select marine stores and dealerships or by calling 860-391-5409. Distributor and dealer inquiries are invited.

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