In response to recent increased pirate activity, Paradox Marine now offers the Inferno Intenso Marine sound barrier, a device that generates an unbearable noise frequency pattern that “immediately disrupts the activities of onboard intruders, i.e. terrorists, pirates or robbers, and buys time for crews to reach safe havens.”
It also works as a siren, has built-in sabotage protection, a long-life battery and a durable casing that withstands the elements of the marine environment, according to the manufacturer. One unit covers areas up to 750 square feet. The Inferno works in standalone mode or can be integrated with Paradox Marine’s vessel security, tracking and monitoring systems. What’s more, since May 25 the U.S. Coast Guard’s Maritime Security Directive 104-6 has required U.S.-flagged vessels that operate in high-risk waters to have security protocols in place that are fit to deter, detect and disrupt piracy. MSRP starts at $2,199 for the marinized version. Paradox Marine, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Phone: (954) 565-9898. www.paradoxmarine.com
This article originally appeared in the August 2009 issue.