Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – GOST® (Global Ocean Security Technologies), a world leader in marine security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems, announced today the release of the GOST Apparition.
A cutting edge touchscreen marine security monitoring and tracking system, the new Apparition elevates GOST‘s award-winning product line to the next level. Designed with large yachts in mind, it is the most customizable and powerful GOST system ever released, controlled via revolutionary, interactive touchscreen keypads installed throughout a vessel.
“With a constant drive towards making our systems easier to use, incorporating a touchscreen keypad was the logical evolution,” said Jay Keenan, president and CEO, GOST. “If the system goes into alarm, the customer can simply touch a flashing icon and see the exact location of the sensor in alarm. In a high-stress situation, this can be particularly helpful, giving users precise situational awareness and complete control regardless of the emergency.”
Apparition keypads are available in 5- and 7-inch models and up to 16 touchscreens can be connected on a single network. The new system has the ability to support up to 192 sensors, access control for up to 32 external or internal doors and hatches, and lets users check the status of each one by simply touching any of the screens installed throughout a vessel. Users can program different rules for different doors, limiting or granting access as they see fit. Additionally, users can program up to 8 partitions – security systems within the security system. Crew’s quarters, bedrooms and even a liquor cabinet can be assigned as an individual partition, offering owners unprecidented system control and situational awareness. Apparition can use both wireless and hardwired sensors, made possible by the innovative design of the system’s digital architecture. With the addition of a Wireless Expansion Module (WEX), wireless signal strength limitations on larger vessels can be virtually eliminated. A WEX installed in the engine room of a large vessel allows for deployment of up to 32 additional wireless sensors, where previously the signal strength would be too low to do so on larger metal vessels. With GOST’s wide array of sensors such as high-water, low-voltage, smoke and heat detectors, as well as a full suite of intrusion detection sensors, the system is truly customizable to meet every vessel’s layout and every customer’s priority. Additionally, the complimentary app receives push notifications from the system and displays alerts on owners, crew members, and yacht managers’ smartphones.