Are you kidding? This wouldn't last 5 minutes at my local beach. That and the fact as mentioned, it would get drowned at high tide if it were not placed high enough up the beach. I couldn't imagine anything worse than trying to surf and having the welfare of an expensive piece of equipment on my mind all the time. It says for securiy you can 'secure' it to a piece of driftwood or a lifeguard station and encourages you to 'be creative'! I can just imagine the call to my insurance company when I try and claim for an HD camera. "Sorry sir, did you say you left it unattended for four hours at a local beach on a bright orange pole?". Not to mention the jokers who will simply turn it to face the other way or change the camera settings. I don't like it, I don't think this is a business...I'm oot.
Plus, this is the answer for the FAQ of "is it going to get stolen?"
"SOLOSHOT comes with a built in security feature that allows you to lock your camera to SOLOSHOT with a traditional luggage lock. You can then lock the system to any nearby or convenient fixed objects like a pole or tree. However, like cars and bicycles, lock things at your own risk and use good judgment. SOLOSHOT also comes with a bright green LED that only shines in the direction it is pointing. So if you can see the green light, SOLOSHOT can still see you. Another option is to setup your SOLOSHOT in front of a lifeguard or by some nice people chilling on the beach who are willing to keep an eye on it for you. Finally, you were willing to ask people to stand on the beach and film you in the past... now you just need to ask them to relax on the beach while SOLOSHOT does the work!"
Not sure my girlfriend would be that thrilled if I spent hundreds of pounds on a camera stand then asked her to sit next to it in the sleat during a freezing January weekday morning at some scummy North Sea beach.
Everyone's first question to me is definitely "will it get stolen" - time will tell I guess - I like the idea of insuring it too - might do that. Regardless - the footage of my self with my friends has been priceless.