Smart Dock Security System
The central part of the DockIQ system is the smart dock controller. The controller was developed to provide real-time information for the different types of sensors and attached devices. Every controller provides a cellular hotspot to relay the sensor data along with alerts to the cloud: all configurable by the user. Gone are the days of not having reliable wi-fi connections outside of your house and down at the dock.
The system has three major functions
Real-Time Dock Status
Always know the status of your boat and dock by accessing the Mobile App. Check the Dashboard to see water levels and temperature, and make sure your dock or boats haven’t moved. Access the Camera to see your possessions and shoreline, and get alerted if someone breaches your dock. Control your dock lights, and get alerted of electricity in the water. With real-time monitoring, we give you quick access to all of this information.
Real-time sensor statuses are sent to the cloud and is displayed to the user in the mobile app.
Remotely viewable statuses:
- Dock power (AC): Does your dock have electricity or not
- Water temperature: helps your fishing buddies and swimmers
- Water depth under your floats: knowing when to move or schedule your dock to be moved
- Lighting control: scheduling your dock lights to be on or off
- GPS position of the dock: knowing it’s in place or has moved.
- Compass position – dock anchoring cables breaking and causing your dock to swing to shore
- Listing of connected devices: Cameras, Motion sensors, Boat GPS devices .etc
- Timestamp of when the statuses was last sent.
- Your last alert sent, with description and timestamp.
- GPS Positional data for your DockIQ controller and Boat GPS – via Google map
- Green Indicator light for general power-on condition of the controller
- Siren for alerting people around your dock of an alarm condition
- Flashing your attached lights when the siren is sounded or someone is sensed on your dock.
Dock safety is another key function, providing the intelligence of real-time monitoring of your AC power to the dock, electricity on your dock frame or in the water (with the ShockIQ product) and water levels.
All of these conditions are sensed, alerted and action taken. In the case of electricity on your dock frame or in the water: power is tripped, removing power to your dock. With battery backup, the monitoring continues and alerts can still be sent until the battery is depleted.
With many people using their Lake homes only on the weekends, knowing that your dock is powered is very important. Many people have boat lifts, engine heaters, lights, and other electrical devices that should be powered and may cause issues if not. Alerts messages are sent when the system senses the absences of AC power.
During times of turbulent weather or droughts, knowing how much water is under your dock or its position is of great concern. Even if the homeowner has to move his dock himself, knowing the water level is important. With user setting his high and low water levels, alerts are sent when one of these are breached. We can even notify your dock vendor that does the dock moves for you. Onboard GPS and compass technology also assists in real-time monitoring of your dock position. All messaging, alerts and billing is provided in the application.
And for that good feeling, just take a picture and view the current condition at your dock. No worries, all images are stored in the cloud for access anytime you want from your phone.
Dock security is one of the most important issues discussed when working with customers. DockIQ has many features that help make your dock more secure, using both cameras and motion sensors.
Both of these devices work hand and hand with the DockIQ monitoring system. The placement of these devices is based on the type of coverage you want on your dock. In some cases, the homeowner will have a single camera & motion sensor. In this case, the units would be placed in an area where the rear of the dock and boat would be covered and alerts would be sent if humans were identified in the photos.
Learn more for Cameras and motion sensors.