boat anti-theft device
Theft Deterrent System

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Characteristics

  • Options:

    for boats

Description

THE DON’T-MESS-WITH MY- VESSEL MUSCLE

The new Mercury Theft Deterrent System (TDS) improves boat and engine security and provides owner ease of mind by allowing you to immobilize the engine if someone starts the engine without inserting the fob key.

AUTOMOTIVE-INSPIRED INTERFACE

This LED light scheme on the docking station indicates when the system is running under limited versus normal operating conditions. It also includes a red blinking light – similar to many automobile systems – that indicates the system is installed on the boat even when the key switch is in the off position.
In the event that the fob is missing or not the correct one, Mercury TDS allows you to start the engine but limits RPM and performance while still allowing slow speed operation. Until the system is fully engaged with the fob fully inserted in the docking station, the engine will only operate at this reduced power range and performance will be restricted. Once TDS is deactivated with the fob key, the engine will perform at normal operating ranges.

Advantages
- Simple installation (no special tools nor gauges are necessary)
- In case the fob key is misplaced or lost, the system allows the boat to start and operate on limited power to get home.
- The kit comes with 2 fobs keys and lost fob keys can easily be replaced through the Mercury dealership network.

The anti-theft system can be installed on:
F40/50/60 outboards (>Febr 2012) and the New F150 EFI
Verado & MerCruiser DTS Sterndrive/ Inboard engines