Oscillot® is a system that is designed to keep pet cats safely and effectively contained to their own yard. Cats use a jump-grab-climb action to scale fences, Oscillot® is designed to counteract this technique by preventing the 'grab'. The system itself 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.Oscillot® is fast-becoming the most popular choice for cat owners to contain their feline family members because it is designed for DIY installation, there are no wires, cages, netting, or electric shocks, it is very unobtrusive and blends aesthetically with your yard and it is 100% Australian made and owned from high quality materials.
Here are our most frequently asked questions, answered.
Questions about the product
What is Oscillot?
Where can I buy Oscillot?
For customers in AUSTRALIA:
If you are in Western Australia, check out our Perth based Distributor, Cat Runs WA, who can supply the product and also offers specialised installation services.
Oscillot® is also available off the shelf in most Stratco stores in Australia. To see a list of Stratco stockists click here.
For customers in EUROPE & UK: We have a Distributor in the Netherlands servicing all of Europe & the UK. To view their details click here.
For customers in NEW ZEALAND: We have a Distributor in New Zealand servicing the whole region. To view their details click here.
For customers in USA and CANADA: We have a Distributor in the USA servicing North America. To visit their details click here.
For customers in the rest of the WORLD: Please contact us and we can assist you to work out your requirements and help you with placing an order for export into your region.
Does Oscillot spin or make noise in the wind?
No. Oscillot has one weighted blade to prevent spinning in the wind. The paddles won't spin unless touched, even in gale force conditions.
Is Oscillot suitable for containing dogs?
We cannot recommend using Oscillot® to stop dogs from scaling fences because at this stage, there is no evidence as to effectiveness in keeping dogs contained nor has the required testing been carried out. We have sold to a number of customers who have installed for their naughty jumping doggies and had great success. We have had excellent feedback that it has stopped doggies from getting over fences, from border collie’s to staffies and boxers.When installing for dogs we recommend cutting the paddles in half so that they are only 1 metre lengths as this is more reliable in hold the weight of the dog.Check out this video of a simple trial containing dogs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5B3kDHZksU&t=2s
Is Oscillot suitable for stopping possums/ squirrels/ rodents from running along my fence?
We do not promote Oscillot® as an effective method to prevent possums/ 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. Oscillot® may not stop these little critters from entering or exiting yards either as they will generally find another way using trees, roofs, pergolas, sheds etc
What is Oscillot made from?
Oscillot® is made from several components including the Paddle, Dual Knuckle Post Kit and Bracket (Bracket is an optional extra). The Paddles are made from high quality extruded aluminium that is then powdercoated to its final colour. The Dual Knuckle Post Kit is made from long lasting, hardwearing acetal plastic that is designed to withstand outdoor weather extremes. The Bracket is made from stainless steel that is then powdercoated in a black colour finish.
Will installing Oscillot keep stray cats OUT of my yard?
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.
What lengths does Oscillot come in?
Oscillot® is available in DIY Kits. Each Kit is made up of Paddles which are all 2 metres in length. The Paddles can be cut down to size as required. See our Installation Guide for information about cutting Paddles to size.
Questions about installation
Is there a minimum recommended fence height for installation of Oscillot?
We recommend that Oscillot® be installed on fences at a minimum height of 1.80 metres or 180 centimetres. This is the height at which the system has been extensively tested and demonstrated to be effective.
Which fence types are suitable for installation of Oscillot?
Fences that are at least 1.80 metres in height and are one of these fence types;
- metal, colorbond, post & rail, good neighbour, galvanised
- timber, wooden, paling, horizontal slat, lap & cap
- super 6
- masonry, concrete, fibro
Do I need to get my Neighbours permission to install Oscillot?
Although you may not be legally obliged, we do recommend that you obtain permission from your neighbour in writing if you plan to install Oscillot® on top of a shared fence. It is recommended that you check with your Local Council if you are not sure.
What can I do if I don't want to install Oscillot myself?
If you are in Australia your local Hire A Hubby should be able to help. Call them on 1800 803 339 and ask for a quote from a Handyman in your area.
Our comprehensive DIY Installation Guide contains everything they need to know.
Can Oscillot be installed on balcony balustrades/ walls?
Balcony balustrade/ fences generally are not suitable because the minimum recommended fence height for installation of Oscillot® is 1.80 metres. Balcony balustrade are generally between 1.2 metres and 1.5 metres, 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.
Do I have to get Local Council approval to install Oscillot on my fence?
Local Council approval is generally not required to install Oscillot. However, to avoid issues arising, we recommend checking with your Local Council and getting their response in writing before installing.
Questions about buying online
Can I buy Oscillot online?
If you are located in Australia, yes. Buying Oscillot online is quick and easy. Simply choose a DIY Kit from our collection, place your order and make payment online and we'll ship your order to your door.
We understand that buying online isn't for everyone. We can help you with an order via email or over the phone on 1300 897 340.
You can also buy Oscillot off-the-shelf at most Stratco stores in South Australia and Western Australia. To see a list of Stratco stockists click here.
For customers in EUROPE & UK:We have a Distributor in the Netherlands servicing all of Europe & the UK. To view their details click here.
For customers in NEW ZEALAND:We have a Distributor in New Zealand servicing the whole region. To view their details click here.
For customers in USA and CANADA:We have a Distributor in the USA servicing North America. To visit their details click here.
For customers in the rest of the WORLD:Please contact us and we can assist you to work out your requirements and help you with placing an order for export into your region.
Which payment methods are accepted?
What are the terms and conditions of online sale?
Questions about shipping & delivery
How long will it take to receive my order?
You can view transit times information by contact us
Where is my order despatched from?
All orders are despatched via our main warehouse located in the Gold Coast, Queensland.
How is my order packaged?
Each order is custom packed upon receiving an order to ensure that customisation is available to our customers. For example, if you have several different fence types like metal, timber and masonry; let us know when you place your order and we'll be sure to include the appropriate fixing screws for each fence type for you. Our DIY Kits are packaged with foam and bubble wrap and packed in a cardboard box with components also included inside the one package.
Questions about warranty, returns and refunds
Is there a warranty on Oscillot?
Is there a refunds and returns policy?
What are the terms and conditions of online sale?