WHAT IS OSCILLOT®
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® comprises of two main components, the Paddle and the Dual Knuckle Post Kit. The Paddle, made from high quality aluminium, 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. A third component, the Bracket, is an optional extra which may make installing to timber paling fences easier. All components that make up Oscillot® are made in Australia from high quality Australian materials. 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.
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. 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.
SUITABLE FENCE TYPES...
Oscillot® is most 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:
- Stratco Good Neighbour
- Post and Rail
- Timber/ Wooden
For Oscillot® to be effective, we strongly recommend that it is only installed to fences with a minimum height of 1.80 metres (6"1 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.
Oscillot® was designed for simple, 'Do it Yourself' installation to fences that are at least 1.80 metres in height. You only need a few tools and some time! Be sure to Download the DIY Installation Guide before you get started.
Not sure how to measure your yard to work out your DIY requirements? Check out our How to Measure Your Yard which gives an example on how to measure your yard for Oscillot®. 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 to complete an Oscillot® installation for your property.
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