Please, take a minute to see if your question is answered in the FAQ of the device you are having trouble with. If not, you can contact us on email@example.com to help with technical support, or use our online contact form for sales related inquires.
Yes, you can upgrade your subscription plan using our online subscription management page.
Sure, you can easily share your past or current routes with your friends and family via e-mail or on your social media.
The entire service, you have zero additional costs. What about the next year? You will easily renew the subscription in the online shop.
On your phone or tablet, install the application "Sentinel - your boat, online" which you may download from the App or Play Store (for Android or iOS respectively). Use the app to create an account (or login). Scan the QR code on the front side of the device. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the activation process and enter information about your boat.
Yes. A subscription is required to use your Boat Monitor.
Use the smartphone or tablet to scan the QR code on the Boat Monitor, and follow the instruction on screen. The process should only take you a moment.
Please be aware that coverage may change without notice due to factors outside Sentinel's control.
Boat Monitor consumes 1 Ah during a day of sailing and only 24 mAh while your boat is moored. The impact of Boat Monitor on your boat batteries should not be noticeable.
Yes, but very little. With a 100 Ah battery the Boat Monitor will work more than 6 months (this is without charging it).
You will receive a mobile push notification. You should be logged-in to the Sentinel app and have access to WiFi or 3G/4G.
GPS Tracking frequency is dynamic - it depends on whether the boat is turning, going straight or not moving at all. The resulting tracks are very detailed as can be seen in this image:
For performance reasons the points may be slightly sparser when displaying the routes on your computer, phone or tablet. You can download the full track using the "Download GPX" button on any route in the web app.
When a guests scans the QR code and creates an account, you will be sent a guest request, which will allow the guest to see the routes and other information about the boat. You may confirm or reject the guest request by clicking on "Accept" or "Reject" buttons in the Guests section of the web application or within the application on your mobile device.
On your phone or tablet, install the application "Sentinel - your boat, online" which you may download from the App or Play Store (for Android or iOS respectively). Use the app to create an account. Scan the QR code on the front side of the device or provided by the "owner" of the boat.
Upon completion, the wizard will send a "guest request" to the boat owner for confirmation. After the request is accepted you will be able to start using the application.
The registration code is embedded within the QR code. The serial number (SN) can be found on the front face of the device.
The correct device orientation can be found in your device's installation manual. Do not place the device under metal enclosures.
Please verify that:
You may have activated the "anchor alarm" functionality, and the Sentinel service is warning you that your boat has moved from its initial position.
The device will store the captured data (routes, battery status, alarms, etc) on the device until internet connection is secured. Then, the data will be uploaded and you will be able to see it in the Sentinel apps.
You may be in an area without mobile Internet coverage (3G or 4G - LTE). The information will appear on your device when strong mobile signal is available.
One of the following may be happening:
Due to the sampling frequency it may occur that the route is occasionally (but rarely) drawn over land. If this occurs frequently, please inform the Sentinel technical support using the Report Issue button in the app.
Of course. To access support it is best that you use the "Report Issue" button in the app. Alternatively, you can write as on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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3 weeks before your subscription expires you will receive an email with instructions on how to renew your subscription. At the same time, both the mobile and web application will show an informative banner.
Upon receiving the email that your subscription is about to expire, you will also be able to renew your subscription. In the web application, click on the Account dropdown menu and select "My Subscriptions". From there you will be able to manage the subscription plans for all your devices. After completing the renewal process for a device, future renewals are automated. You will receive an email notice before your card is billed every year.
You can customize your subscription plan to fit your needs at any time. You can choose from different coverage areas (Europe, Worldwide), upgrade the number of allowed sensors and switches, and choose between additional features such as CZone Switching and Alerts and Sentinel Plus.
Yes. The feature you have chosen to downgrade will continue working until the end of the active subscription term, but will not be extended with successive automatic renewals.
After a brief grace period monitoring functionality will be suspended. Renewal of an expired subscription incurs and additional re-activation fee.
You will be able to renew your subscription 21 days before your subscription expires. At that time, you will also receive an email with instructions on how to proceed. If you did not receive the email, and the option is still not present, please contact Sentinel support.
If you do not activate the service within 1 year of purchase, your activation PIN will expire. You will have to buy a new subscription online.
Yes, you can do so at any time. Any existing subscription will continue working until expiry.
To disable automatic renewal, in the web application click on the Account dropdown and select "My Subscriptions". Then, use the option "Manage automatic renewal" corresponding to your device.
You can cancel automatic renewal of your subscription plan at any time. Your device will continue working until the end of your subscription. If you wish to completely stop using the Sentinel services, and stop monitoring at once, delete the boat from the Sentinel application and unplug the monitoring device from power.
We currently support Mastercard, Visa and PayPal.
Sentinel is required by law to apply tax charges, which are based on the location of your residence you provide in the billing details.
We currently do not support adding VAT ID when using our online subscription renewal process. If you are a VAT-exempt business and need to renew a subscription please contact Sentinel support.
The CZone addon allows you to remotely switch selected CZone circuits and receive alerts from the CZone system. Two flavours of the addon are available: Unlimited and Lite
The CZone Unlimited addon allows you to:
The CZone Lite addon allows you to:
* The behaviour of CZone alerts is different between Lite and Unlimited addons. With Unlimited, alerts that are cleared in the CZone system but triggered again will fire a push notification to the Sentinel app automatically. With Lite, alerts need to be cleared manually in the Sentinel app in order to receive new alerts from the CZone system (from same source).
** When using CZone Lite, toggling a circuit in the CZone system will sync to the Sentinel app no later than every 20 minutes. Toggling a switch in the Sentinel app is reflected immediately in the CZone system. With Unlimited, the sync is always immediate.
The CZone addon is not needed if you are only interested in monitoring CZone circuits (without switching and CZone alerts).