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 the time, you don't have to miss out, you can Find an Installer here: (Handyman Canada or USA). If you have a local Handyman that you are happy with, they will likely be able to do the installation for you. Get them to check our Installation Guide and call us if they have any questions about your installation.
Oscillot® is designed to prevent cats from scaling fences with a minimum height of 6 feet when installed correctly in accordance with our Installation Guide on a suitable fence type and yard setup. The recommendation of 6 feet is made as it is the height at which the system has been extensively tested and has proven to be safely and reliably effective. Oscillot® was originally designed for installation on metal fences. We now have customers across Australia, and the world, with installations on many different fence types and variations including timber, masonry, composite and vinyl. Cats use a jump-grab-climb action to scale fences.
Oscillot® prevents the 'grab', thereby eliminating the required leverage meaning the cat cannot get itself over the fence.The most important point to remember when installing Oscillot® is that your cat needs to be jumping from the ground to the top of the fence in a single motion with no help on the way up in the form of ladders or platforms. Ladders and platforms include objects next to the fence such as trees, trellis, sheds and garden beds etc.
In more than 90% of installations, installing Oscillot® alone is adequate and will result in effective cat-proofing of the fence to keep your cat safe at home. For some fence setups, in particular timber fences with the posts and rails on the inside of the fence; an extra cat-proofing measure in addition to installing Oscillot® may in some instances be required. This is due to the 'climbability' of some timber fences.
If you'd like assistance with working out requirements for a full and complete Oscillot® installation please send us a message, we're happy to help