MAST has designed its own software and interface to manage sensors, cameras and locks. It is possible to integrate almost any IP-based hardware into the system.
The systems are controlled using MAST’s Security Interface; an intuitive, easy-to-use application typically installed on a touch screen display. The look and feel of the interface are fully customisable to suit the aesthetics of the yacht. For further information about the software, please click here.
For an interactive demonstration of an example interface please click here.
Deck sensors are a small group of strain gauges glued onto the underside of a steel deck and measure minute changes in strain within the deck’s loading. The measurements made by the deck sensor(s) are passed to digital deck sensor processing units which analyse the incoming data and filter out any normal movement or flex caused by the ship’s motion. As a result, they are the most effective way of detecting when a person steps on the deck in a specific position or area. Digital deck sensor processing units have dramatically reduced false alarms.
Deck sensor arrays are installed underneath the deck and are completely invisible when on the deck itself.
For GRP hulls MAST has developed custom sensors which provide reliable intrusion detection whilst remaining invisible when on deck.
MAST’s security software is CCTV agnostic, hence we can combine any brand of CCTV network with a Security System from MAST. Much effort is made to ensure any CCTV infrastructure is kept as unobtrusive as possible. Alarms created by any motion or cross line detection software can be integrated into the MAST Security System. Alarms can also be sent to the CCTV system to activate preset positions in PTZ cameras.
If the network is connected to the web CCTV footage can be made available through a variety of PC/phone applications depending on the Video Management Software used.
Typically, MAST has installed Axis branded cameras as we have found these to have excellent performance and reliability in the marine environment and their suite of cameras incorporates the latest technology.
MAST can provide covert recording of the bridge situation when the Ship’s Security Alert System is activated. The feed would then be passed back to shore side management to gain valuable situational awareness of the event.
MAST has pioneered the development of a variety of different electronic locks for the marine environment.
Our preferred choice for external doors is a solenoid lock produced by Magnet Schultz. The lock body and bolt sits in the door frame meaning the door does not require to be wired. They are IP65 rated, made of V4A stainless steel and provide the following indications:
Door is open
Door is closed
Door is locked (bolt fully extended)
Door is unlock (bolt fully retracted)
This provides the security system with a full suite of indications without the requirement for additional sensors. Door indications can be passed to other systems that require them.
The locks themselves are mechanically very simple, the solenoids are German made to a high specification and they have proved to be exceptionally reliable.
There are also bolts suitable for sliding doors and hatches with an option to create a custom locks using Magnet Schultz solenoids.
Wireless locks for both internal and external use are also available. These can be retro-fitted in any door with en existing cylinder lock. These locks can be kept as standalone entities or connected to a wireless network to provide a coordinated locking system.
For powered and hatches MAST can integrate with the door controller to act as a locking mechanism.
Fob readers are added to the door controller to control access locally. These can be combined with key-pads on specific doors.
Using electronic locks, MAST’s Security Controller can provide a vessel-wide lock-down capability allowing all selected doors to lock or unlock with a single button press.
It is also able to provide green route access by unlocking a door and disabling a specific set of sensors to allow a person to board or depart the yacht without triggering any alarms. The system will either re-arm when activated manually or automatically after a specified period of time.
With indications available for external doors, central control established via the MAST security system and electronic locks it is possible to program the security system with several pre-planned functions to cope with common operational requirements.
All doors can be locked (or unlocked) with a single button press from any one of the control stations within the yacht.
The system can be programmed to arm automatically at pre-set times in the day.
To join or leave the yacht when the system is armed the system MAST provides Green Route access. This function will unlock a specified door (usually the crew door) and disarm any sensors on the route to the passerelle. The system can re-arm either after a specified time period or by the person rearming the system once complete. To depart typically there would be a button by the planned exit door and to enter a key fob would need to be presented at the call box by the passerelle.
Different operational situations require different modes. Presets can be created for a variety of different situations.
As MAST’s Security Controller and Interface are completely customisable MAST can cope with almost any request.
MAST’s Security Controller can capture and report data from CCTV, deck sensors, access breach, and system notifications.
MAST’s configurable, real-time alarm reporting can be integrated with third party monitoring systems including AMS, Ship’s Alarm Systems, crew radio, IP telephony, pagers, and others comms equipment.
For a full list of boats completed by MAST since 2010 please below...
Refit: consultancy, design, install (locks, sensors)
A & R
Build: full platform (locks, sensors, CCTV)
Refit: install, support (locks, passerelle management)
Build: install, support (locks)
Refit: design, install, support (locks, sensors, lockdown)
Refit: consultancy, install, support (locks)
Build: security consultancy
Refit(Abu Dhabi): design, install (locks)
Refit: design, install (locks)
Build: design, install (locks)
Refit: design, install (locks), support
Build: full platform (locks, lockdown, sensors), support
Build: security consultancy
Refit: design, install (locks, sensors, lockdown), support
Build: design, install (locks, sensors, lockdown)
Refit: design, install (CCTV and Security Management Platform)
Build: design, install (CCTV, locks, sensors), support
Refit: design, install (locks, sensors), support
Refit: full platform (sensors, CCTV)
New build: full platform (CCTV, access control, intruder detection)
Refit: full platform (CCTV, intruder detection, access control)
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