What is Oscillot?
Suitable for most fence types, Oscillot® is the simple solution for keeping your cat safely contained to your yard.
Oscillot® is the revolutionary cat containment system designed for existing fences and walls to keep pet cats safe and sound in their own yard.
The system consists of a series of four-bladed aluminium paddles designed for installation running consecutively on the length of the fence/wall line between mounting components (knuckles) 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 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.
There are no cages, no nets and no electric currents, which makes Oscillot an idea choice for cat owners wanting to keep their cat safely contained without compromising the aesthetics of their yard.
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.
By keeping cats safe and off the streets less strays will breed which in turns reduces pressure on the numerous cat charities in the UAE that are working hard to save and protect cats in our neighbourhoods.
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.
The neighbour's cat looking down at the safe Oscillot cat's.
No cages, no nets, no electricity
Oscillot® has no cages, no nets, 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.
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 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
Which fence types are suitable for the Oscillot system?
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.
Oscillot® was designed for easy do-it-yourself installation. All you need are a few tools & a few hours of time.
If you don't have the time we can install it for you with our Oscillot certified technicians.
There are no cages, no nets, no catios and no electric currents to harm your kitty.
Oscillot® is truly the most unobtrusive cat containment solution in the world to blend in to your garden environment.
Statistically, cats keps safe at home outlive free roaming cats by 8+ years.
Keeping your cat at home with Oscillot® also reduces the likelihood of contagious diseases and eliminates the risk of dog attacks and car accidents.
We all know the tales of stray cats throughout communities in the UAE.
The less cats that can escape from loving homes means that less stray cats will live and breed on the streets.
Oscillot® is a premium product, we're happy to back it with a 2 year manufacturers warranty.
If there's a fault with any of the components, we'll replace them free of charge.