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Oscillot® was invented by South Australian by filmmaker, Paul Bok, in 2006. Paul noticed an obvious lack of options for cat owners to keep their beloved feline friends safe at home. The only options on the market at the time appeared to be either cages or netting... And let's face it, who wants to turn their yard into a prison! After extensive research and development, Oscillot® was born, right here in Australia!

 Oscillot® has no wires, and no electric current, it is completely safe and will not cause harm to your cat, wildlife, or little curious hands that may reach up and touch the system. Containing your cat is not only the best way to keep your cat safe, but it also protects native wildlife living in neighbouring parks and reserves.

The Animal Welfare League of Australia and the Animal Welfare League of Queensland have endorsed Oscillot® as a safe and responsible method of containing pet cats to their own property. 

Why do cats roam?

Many cats have a natural inclination to roam beyond the boundaries of their owners property to explore the surrounding environment. It's important to understand that cats don't roam because they don't like the company of their owners; They roam because their natural instincts tell them that there may be interesting objects and scenarios to discover nearby.  It's understandable even from a human point of view, why would a cat stay within the confines of their yard when it is so easy for them to scale the fence and make a quick exit to explore new surrounds? 

Although we like to think our cats are intelligent enough to avoid danger whilst roaming, unfortunately most cats lack the foresight and awareness to stay completely out of harms way. All roaming cats will come across dangers and may even be attacked, injured or contract illnesses as a result. There are many hazards facing roaming cats including being attacked by dogs or other cats, being hit by a vehicle, being bitten by a snake, getting lost, stolen and even being impounded and euthanaised by Animal Management.

Cats that roam freely can also become a significant nuisance to the community by eliminating in the neighbors gardens and yards, by digging up plants, killing wild birds and small animals, and if they are not spayed or neutered, by reproducing and often leaving kittens that end up in shelters

It's a misconception that cats NEED to roam to be happy. Cats are generally highly adaptable to changes in their environment and can adjust well to being contained to their own backyard. You can make your backyard an enriching environment for your cat by adding objects your cat can explore and utilise such as a cat scratcher, a cat tree, a tree stump, cat grass, and a nice comfortable bed.

How does Oscillot® keep cats safe?

Cats can typically jump at least six times their own height, which makes it easy for most cats to scale and escape the average backyard fence. Cats use a jump-grab-climb action to scale fences... Oscillot® is designed to counteract this technique.

Oscillot® consists of a series of four-bladed aluminium paddles, which are mounted along fence lines between post kits 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.

Once Oscillot® is installed, the inability for the cat to gain any leverage on top of the fence means escaping over the fence is no longer an option. With most yards, installing Oscillot® alone results in successful cat containment. Keeping in mind, if there are trees, or other ladders or platforms next to the fence, these may need to be 'cat-proofed' also so they cannot be used to aid in an escape. For Oscillot® to be completely effective, the cat needs to be jumping from the ground to the top of the fence in a single motion with no help or anything to climb on the way up!

Oscillot® is fast-becoming the first choice for cat owners in Australia, and across the world, because there are no wires, no cages and no netting, it is cat friendly, unobtrusive and can turn most fences into a cat proof fence, easily and cost effectively.

What are the benefits of choosing Oscillot® to keep your cat safe at home?

  • Simple DIY installation You'll only need a drill, drill bit, and a drop down saw or hacksaw

  • Easy to uninstall and reinstall If you move house, take it with you

  • Completely safe for your cat No wires, spikes or electric currents that cause harm

  • Unobtrusive and aesthetically pleasing No unsightly cages, nets or wires

  • Fast Installation An average installation of 20 metres only takes a couple of hours

  • Quality assured Made from high quality material here in Australia

  • 60 day money back guarantee If it doesn't work for your cat, you can return it for a refund

  • 3 year manufacturers warranty To ensure your cat is safely contained for years ahead

  • Endorsed by the Animal Welfare League of Australia Because a contained cat is a safe cat

Which fence types are suitable for Oscillot®?

Oscillot® is very well suited to metal fences; the Stratco Good Neighbour fence is perfect for installation of this system because of its clean lines and the absence of posts and rails. Oscillot® can also be installed onto other types of fence including Colorbond, Post and Rail,  Timber/ Wooden, Masonry, Vinyl and Composite Fencing.

For Oscillot® to be effective, we strongly recommend that it is only installed to fences with a minimum height of 1.80 metres (6" foot). This recommendation is made because this is the height at which the system has been tested and proven to be effective.For fence heights lower than 1.80 metres, 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.

How is Oscillot® installed?

Oscillot® is available in easy DIY Kits. The DIY Kits include of all of the components necessary for a typical installation for the relevant meterage of the Kit. The installation process only requires the use of a few tools and a few hours of your time. You can read more about installation by clicking here.

If you're not sure how to work out your requirements, or have any questions at all, please contact us and we'd be more than happy to work out what you will need to complete an Oscillot® installation for your property.

If you don't have the time or 'know how' to install Oscillot® yourself, give our friends at Hire A Hubby a call and see how they can help. They have 'Hubby's' across Australia. Call them on 1800 803 339.

How to buy Oscillot®...

Oscillot® is available for purchase online on this website for customers located in Australia. If you are located outside of Australia, we may be able to ship to you. Please contact us to arrange a quote including shipping to your region. 

We have Distributors located in The Netherlands (shipping to all of Europe), North America (shipping to all of USA & Canada) and to New Zealand (shipping to all of the North & South Island.) 

Oscillot® is available off-the-shelf at most Stratco stores in South Australia and Western Australia. We recommend calling Stratco on 1300 185 185 to check stock availability before heading in store. 

Oscillot® is sold as a DIY product. We do not offer on-site measure & quotes or installation services BUT please contact us if you would like our help to work our which DIY Kit would be suitable for cat-proofing your yard, We're more than happy to work out your requirements and check out any photos of your yard so we can confirm suitability and offer any specific installation advice where possible.

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