Blue Guard Innovations Launches Smart Skipper – The Biggest Leap Forward in Boat Monitoring and Control

Blue Guard Innovations recently announced the introduction of its boat monitoring and control system, Smart Skipper. Smart Skipper enables owners, operators and captains to monitor the security and safety of their unattended vessels.


Smart Skipper Smart Mate


Smart Skipper consists of revolutionary Smart Mate devices and the Smart Skipper app. Smart Mate uses Bluetooth mesh technology that dramatically improves connectivity and ease of installation even in the most demanding marine environments. Smart Mate security features include geofence and unauthorized entry. Safety features include fire detection, high-water alarm, bilge pump activation, run time and more. Remotely control lights, fans, pumps, etc. Once an alarm is triggered all designated users receive real-time alerts via email, push notifications and text.


Smart Skipper Mesh


The Smart Skipper system utilizes the most prolific technology in the world, smart tablets and smartphones to connect to the Smart Mate device’s Bluetooth 5.0 mesh network. The smart tablet then transmits the gathered information to the cloud using a worldwide cellular/mobile or Wi-Fi connections.


Using a dedicated smart tablet or phone for the on-board display and monitoring with their ability to connect to the cloud ensures the user of the system’s longevity. With split-screen capability, the smart tablet can be used as a multifunctional device to display weather information, video streams and navigation charts.




Bilge Pump Monitoring

Monitor voltage & current of installed bilge pumps and if the bilge pump is working and the activation rate.


High Water Alarm

Detects when the pump is overwhelmed or not functioning.


Oil Detection

Detects if oil has leaked into the bilge.

Battery Monitoring

Monitor excessive current drain from lights or equipment that is left on, battery banks, voltage & current.



See your boats GPS coordinates
and receive alerts when it moves outside of its set boundaries.



Receive alerts if movement is detected or any door/window/latch is
opened or closed.


Fire Detection

Monitor fire detectors for smoke or fire.



Monitor room temperature and humidity such as cabin, engine room, refrigerator, bait hold, etc.


Load Control

Power on or off selected devices such as lights when on or off-board.


Real Time Sensor Status

View the current status of all connected devices in real-time with a cloud subscription.


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About Blue Guard Innovations, LLC

Blue Guard Innovations, LLC (BGI) with its manufacturing operations in San Diego, Calif., USA, is the innovator for new-age marine products. BGI has developed a patented oil and fuel detection sensor for marine applications. This sensor is unique in the market due to its reliability of detection, small size, and affordability, and it has won several international and domestic awards, such as IBEX Innovation Award 2018, Sail Magazine 2019 Pittman Award, and Special Mention DAME 2018 Award.


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