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About

Cats are exceptional climbers, with gifted agility and flexibility. This makes them a difficult animal to keep contained to your yard. Therefore, they need special consideration. 

The Oscillot® System has been developed to safely help prevent your cat from scaling over your existing fence. The Oscillot® allows you to maximise your cats’ need to roam by cost effectively and aesthetically maximising their territorial space that includes your whole yard.  

No wires, cages, or netting

Oscillot® is a system designed to keep pet cats contained safely and effectively to their owners' yards.

It is cat friendly, unobtrusive and turns most fences into a cat proof fence, easily and cost effectively.

Oscillot® aesthetically blends in with your yard

 

 

How it works

Oscillot® consists of a series of four-bladed aluminium paddles, which are mounted along fence lines between end posts containing bearings.

When a cat tries to jump and scale the fence, they place a paw on the paddle, which then spins. The cat cannot get traction and falls safely back to the ground.

What it's made of

  • The Paddle, made from high quality aluminum, is professionally powder-coated to ensure strength and durability;
  • The Dual Knuckle Post Kit is made from acetal, a very durable plastic that is able to withstand weather extremes
  • The Bracket aids in the effectiveness of the Oscillot® System by bringing the paddles away from the fence a few centimetres.

Brackets are required for installations on the following fence types:

  • Post and Rail Fencing with a horizontal rail within 400mm of the top of the fence (a cat may use the rail as a ‘ladder’ to get up and over the system if there is no brackets) 
  • Vertical Paling Timber Fencing (a cat may sink their claws into the wood & climb up & over the system if there is no brackets) 
  • Horizontal Paling Timber Fencing (a cat may sink their claws into the wood & climb up & over the system if there is no brackets) 
  • Brush Fencing (a cat may climb up the brush, using it as a ‘ladder’ to get up and over the system if there is no brackets)

All components that make up Oscillot® are manufactured in Australia from high quality Australian materials.

Will it work with your fence?

Oscillot® is most well suited to metal and galvanized fences, post and rail fences, timber and wooden fences, as well as masonry fences.

it is generally not effective on tubular and wrought iron fences where spacing between the vertical bars allows an easy escape for a cat.

For Oscillot® to be effective, we strongly recommend that it is only installed to fences with a minimum height of 6 feet. This is the height at which the system has been tested and proven to be effective. For fence heights lower than 6 feet, the concern is that a cat could scale up the fence whilst still maintaining enough composure and accuracy to place a paw under or over the top of the Paddles and get enough of a grip on the fence to scurry over.

Your fence will need to be in relatively good condition for Oscillot® to be installed.

How to measure your yard

Although Oscillot® is a relatively simple cat containment system compared to more complicated netting and cage setups, it can take a bit of working out in order to make sure you are ordering the correct components and quantities for your yard or allocated space in which you would like to install Oscillot®.

Rest assured, we are more than happy to help you work out your requirements. You'll need to be able to give us the measurements of each section of fence line. So if you have a four-sided yard, you will need to measure each of the four-sides separately. It's helpful if you can map out your fenceline, it doesn't matter how rough it is, and include the measurements and the locations of any gates or variables on the map.

Below is an example of a typical yard setup and the quantities of components that would be required to undertake the installation.

How to install

Oscillot® was designed for simple, 'Do it Yourself' installation on fences that are at least 6 feet in height. You only need a few tools and some time! If you don't have the time, you don't have to miss out, give our friends at Mr. Handyman U.S. or Mr. Handyman Canada a call and see how they can help.

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The Oscillot® System mounted around the perimeter of your yard can only make your fence cat-proof, 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, barbeques etc. that may assist your cat to scale fences, walls or barriers. 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.

To ensure the effectiveness of Oscillot®, you have to be sure that the System is installed so as to create an unbroken barrier around the perimeter of the area of containment. 

Only correct installation of the Oscillot® System combined with other necessary escape proofing measures will result in effective containment.

Installing Oscillot® does not necessarily guarantee that your fence will be cat proof. Each fence is different and every cat has different abilities. 

The Oscillot® System is designed to prevent cats from scaling fences of 6 feet in height when installed correctly. 

 

Risks and challenges

Our main goal is to bring Oscillot® Cat Containment System to North America for the first time ever. The risks lie in the diversity of the North American fences. That is why we have adjusted the paddle size to be most suitable to the majority of standard fences in U.S. and Canada.

It will take 6 to 8 weeks to manufacture and 3 to 4 weeks to ship the orders from Australia to warehouses in U.S. and Canada. From then, it will take 1 to 4 weeks to ship out individual orders (depending on the quantity of orders).

As a result, the maximum delivery timeline can reach up to 4 months.

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