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We recommend installing Oscillot® on fences at a minimum height of 6 feet. This is the height at which the system has been tested and demonstrated to be effective. If your fence does not reach this height, we strongly suggest to extend it with polycarbonate or other means before installing Oscillot.
We don't promote Oscillot® to keep cats out as such. Whilst having Oscillot® installed around the perimeter of your yard can certainly help to deter neighbouring and stray cats from entering your property, it is not fool-proof. Cats may still find a way to enter using trees, sheds, garages etc. in the neighbouring yards to get up and over the system and into your yard. They may then become trapped in your yard and not be able to get back out again with Oscillot in place.
We now offer a sturdier version of the Oscillot system with re-inforced knuckles that will handle more weight. Oscillot will help keep coyotes out of your yard when installed at a height of 6 feet or more, on top of the fence, and close to the outer edge of the fence. If you want to keep your pets IN and coyotes OUT, Oscillot rollers need to be overhanging both sides of the fence. If your fence is wider than 2 inches and you are planning to use Oscillot for dual purpose, you might have to run 2 rows of the system in parallel.
We have many customers who have successfully contained their dogs with Oscillot®. However, we have not yet carried out the required testing to guarantee the effectiveness and safety for the purpose of containing dogs. If you are confident that Oscillot® will work for your doggies, consider getting a reinforced option designed to handle more weight!
We do not promote Oscillot® as an effective method to prevent raccoons/ squirrels/ rodents / or any animal for the matter from a walking along fence lines. Although Oscillot® may help to deter them from walking on fence lines, it isn't guaranteed or recommended by us. Oscillot® won't stop these little critters from entering or exiting yards either as they will generally find another way using trees, roofs, pergolas, sheds etc.
Just show our comprehensive DIY Installation Guide and Installation Guide Video to your local handyman. It contains everything they need to know to complete the installation.
Also, feel free to reach out to Mr. Handyman to check if they offer service in your area.
Oscillot® is available in various pre-sized Kits. Each paddle (roller) is 4 feet long. The Paddles can be cut down to size if required. See our Installation Guide for information about cutting Paddles to size.
No. The Paddles are guaranteed to not spin in the wind due to one of the four blades being weighted preventing such an occurrence, even during gale force winds.
Although you may not be legally obliged, we do recommend that you obtain permission from your neighbour if you plan to install Oscillot® on top of a shared fence. You can check with your local council if you are not sure.
Generally, you do not need Local Council approval to install Oscillot® on top of your fence however, as regulations vary between states and provinces, we recommend that you contact your Local Council before installation.
Balconies and railings generally are not suitable because the minimum recommended fence height for installation of Oscillot® is 6 feet. Balconies and railings are generally between 3 and 5 feet, which is too low and Oscillot® will likely not be effective when installed at such a height. The risk is heightened when installing Oscillot® against our recommendations in an apartment or unit that is several stories off the ground, because the cat may jump up, causing the paddles to spin, the cat will become off balance and the Paddles rolling may cause the cat to fall out of the balcony, rather than back in, resulting in a long fall to the ground.
Brackets are optional and are required in some installations for the purpose of containing Cats. You need 1 x Bracket for every Post Kit in your order. Brackets are used as an extension of the Post Kit when fixed to the fence. You don't have to count, just click "Add brackets" under each product selection you are adding to cart. We will count them for you!
Normally, it takes 3-10 business days to deliver an order depending on your location. Please allow more time if your delivery location requires for the order to go through a border and be cleared by customs.
Although Oscillot® is suitable for installation on many types of fences such as steel, galvanised, timber and masonry fencing, it is generally not effective on tubular and wrought iron fences where spacing between the vertical bars allows an easy escape for a cat. It is also not suitable on fences less than 6 feet in height. Your fence will need to be in relatively good condition for Oscillot® to be installed.
Oscillot® is a safe and effective way to prevent your cat from scaling your fence if installed correctly on suitable fence types. However, installing the Oscillot® System alone will not always prevent your cat from escaping your yard. You need to take in to account the variables that may be present in your yard such as trees and hot water systems next to the fence, gaps under the fence etc.
Oscillot® mounted around the perimeter of your yard can only be effective at containing your cats if you have identified and corrected by other means, any gaps that cats may use to escape your yard. Your cats may also be using outbuildings, trees or house roofs to exit your yard. Make sure your cats cannot dig/crawl under fences or barriers. Block off any spaces between fences and buildings where your cat may squeeze through. Remove items such as garbage bins, building materials, barbecues etc. near the fence line that may assist your cat to scale fences, walls or barriers. You should remove shrubbery, bushes and trees and tree branches near fences that your cat may use to escape. Install tree guards around trunks of trees with branches that overhang fences and buildings.
Cat-proof fence kits were originally designed for installation on metal fences. We now have customers across the world, with installations on many different fence types & variations including timber, masonry, vinyl & chain-link.
Oscillot® was designed for simple, 'Do it Yourself' installation to fences that are at least 6 feet in height. You only need a few tools and some time! If you don't have the tools, or don't have the time to install, you can reach out to a local Handyman that you are happy with, they will likely be able to do the installation for you. Get them to check our our Installation Guide and call us if they have any questions about your installation.
More Reasons Cat Owners Choose Oscillot®
Oscillot® is manufactured entirely in Australia from quality materials designed for an extended outdoor lifespan.
Oscillot® was designed for easy do-it-yourself installation. All you need are a few tools & a few hours of time. If you don't have the time, check out our Installers list to find handyman.
There are no cages, no nets & no electric currents to harm your kitty. Oscillot® is truly the most unobtrusive cat containment solution in the world.
Free roaming cats cause major destruction to our native wildlife. By keeping your cat safely contained to your own yard with Oscillot® you're effectively reducing your cats negative impact on our precious native fauna.
Statistically, cats keps safe at home outlive free roaming cats by 8+ years. Keeping your cat at home with Oscillot® also reduces the likelihood of contagious diseases & eliminates the risk of dog attacks and car accidents.
Oscillot® is a premium product, we're happy to back it with a 3 year manufacturers warranty. If there's a fault with any of the components, we'll replace them free of charge.