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Safety

Despite taking every precaution, things can happen to your boat that are outside your control. VirCru have partnered with industry experts, Fire Angel, to integrate connected fire and carbon monoxide detectors with our products. Receive immediate alerts for these potential onboard dangers, should the worst happen.

The VirCru Connected Fire Alarm viewed from above

SMOKE ALARM

Built by industry experts, Fire Angel, in partnership with VirCru, our connected Smoke Alarm shares the same values and quality as our own products. Like our Sensors, the Fire Angel Smoke Alarm has a battery that will last up to 10 years. The Alarm connects wirelessly to your VirCru Hub and will alert you via the VirCru App if there is an issue onboard.

CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) ALARM

Built by industry experts, Fire Angel, in partnership with VirCru, our connected Carbon Monoxide Alarm shares the same values and quality as our own products. Like our Sensors, the Fire Angel Carbon Monoxide Alarm has a battery that will last up to 10 years. 

The VirCru Connected CO Detector viewed from above

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2G/4G works anywhere

If you have a boat berthed abroad over the winter - no problem. VirCru can send you data from anywhere in the world.

Best value on the market

Garmin £799
Siren Marine £541
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VirCru

£250

Frequently asked questions

VirCru is a system of sensors that allows you to monitor and control your boat from anywhere.  These sensors offer boat owners three core functions:  

  • Notifications. VirCru ensures your boat is functioning correctly by constantly measuring bilge levels, battery power, water levels and more. If anything requires your attention, the VirCru app will notify you immediately. 
  • Monitoring. VirCru can alert you via the app if your boat is broken into, or equipment is taken. Geofencing functionality is designed to assure you that your boat remains where you left it, even over long periods. 
  • Control. You can use VirCru to ensure your boat is ready for your arrival. Control cabin temperature, humidity and lighting through your mobile device. You can even get the fridge cold before you set sail.

VirCru offers coverage across the UK, all of mainland Europe and the EU.
If you need coverage outside of Europe, we can remotely update the SIM in your Hub and provide service globally (with a key exception being the USA – we're working on this!). Please get in touch with our customer service team if you would like to do this.

VirCru is based around three key components:

  • The VirCru Hub - a GPS mobile connected device that connects with the VirCru App on your phone and wirelessly to the other VirCru devices on your boat. As well as providing the connection between you and your boat's devices, the VirCru Hub uses GPS to enable our GeoFence and Anchor Drag functionality as well as monitoring the angle of your boat (listing) and constantly recording the temperature ambient to the location of the Hub.
  • The VirCru App - the main way that you interact with the VirCru Smart Boat System. It is built around a main dashboard that gives an overview of your sensors, combined with in-depth tools to give you the full picture of your boat and a range of inventory management functions.
  • VirCru Sensors and Tags - the sensors and tags available in our product range allows you to customise your VirCru solution to meet the exact needs of your boat. Each sensor transmits information to the VirCru App, and sensors that monitor similar sections of your boat eg. cabin sensors, bilge pump sensors can be grouped together. VirCru’s sensors communicate with the VirCru App in your phone to deliver updates on your boat in real time. 
  Here’s an example of VirCru in action:  
  1. A boat owner uses the VirCru App and VirCru Door Sensor to configure an alert when a cabin door is opened. 
  2. While the owner is away from their boat, an intruder enters the cabin. Consequently, the Door Sensor located on the cabin door detects this movement. 
  3. The VirCru Door Sensor communicates with the VirCru App, informing the App that the door has been opened. The VirCru App immediately sends a notification to the owner, who takes the appropriate action to resolve the issue.