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Re: Safety on board when sailing alone
Many Caribbean countries don't allow guns and you could be charged with smuggling an illegal weapon into the country. I would think that a motion sensing system will be set off often by movement of the boat. You could use a trip wire to trigger an alarm if someone tries to climb your swim ladder or come over your life lines.
Lots of people travel there with little incident. Some travel in travel groups for safety.
There is Caribbean sailor's group that shares info on safe places and problem places. They communicate with one another to plan trips together or anchoring together for safety.
There is also a website where sailors share incidents of theft, vandalism and piracy to alert other sailors to problem areas.