BRNKL wins Best Concept at Small Business BC Awards


BRNKL wins Best Concept at Small Business BC Awards

On February 21, at a packed Vancouver Convention Centre, the 10 winners of the 2019 Small Business BC Awards were announced.

Click below to find out who scooped the coveted trophies, including VIATEC Member, Barnacle Systems for Best Concept! VIATEC Member, Locelle Digital, was also a finalist for the same category.


Barnacle Systems Inc. is a boat security and monitoring company based in Victoria. Founded in 2017, the team at Barnacle has developed an innovative new surveillance product for the marine industry called BRNKL.

BRNKL is for boat owners who need to be able to check in on their vessel remotely from their smartphone, tablet, or computer. BRNKL is also for yacht monitoring and charter companies who need a simple dashboard outlining the health and status of all their boats.

Like a ‘home security system for your boat’ users can see inside of their vessel(s) using an onboard camera while also monitoring critical alerts such as anchor drag, low batteries, loss of shore power and high-water.  Unlike standard marine electronics that provide monitoring while you’re on board, BRNKL has a built-in global cellular service. So, whether you’re at the dock, at home, or halfway around the world your boat is at your fingertips.