Oscillot® was designed for simple, 'Do it Yourself' installation to fences that are at least 1.80 metres in height. The system allows the maximisation of the cat's need to roam by cost effectively and aesthetically maximising its territorial space to include the whole yard, whether it be front or rear.
Suitable fence types for installation of Oscillot include:
Oscillot® comes in standard 2 metre Paddle lengths which can be cut down to size as required to fit as the last Paddle in the fence run, smaller sections of fence and gates etc.
The installation process is straight-forward. All that is needed is a few tools and some time! If you don't have the time, you don't have to miss out, give our friends at Hire A Hubby a call and see how they can help.
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 assist.
Oscillot® installed 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, 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 an Oscillot® installation, the customer has 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 Oscillot® combined with other necessary escape proofing measures will result in effective containment.
Each yard is different and every cat has different abilities. Oscillot® is designed to prevent cats from scaling fences of 1.80 metres* in height when installed correctly inn accordance with our Installation Guide. Installing Oscillot® is generally adequate for effective and consistent containment of pet cats. However, in a small percentage of instances, additional cat-proofing measures may be required.
In cases where your fence has horizontal rails close to the top of the fence, you may find that an additional cat-proofing measure may be required in the form of blocking off these rails using polycarbonate sheeting as they can be used as leverage to assist your cat in scaling up and over Oscillot®. Only a small percentage of installations require this additional cat-proofing measure, but it is something to keep in mind.
In most states of Australia, council approval is not required to extend a solid fence height up to a maximum of two metres from the natural ground. Contact your local authority for rules & regulations governing fences in your area.
*due to their genetics and extreme agility, the Bengal breed of cat may require extra cat-proofing measures, contact us if you would like to discuss cat proofing your yard for your Bengal cat.