What is the Best DIY Electric Fence System for Cats?

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Finding the right electric/electronic fence system for cats can be a game-changer for cat owners who want to provide their feline friends with the freedom to explore their surroundings while keeping them safe. At Hidden Fence, we believe that the best DIY electric fence system for cats should be flexible, allowing for customised perimeters and exclusion zones to be set up either via a wire cable or transmission disc. Cat owners can easily install DIY electronic fences, making them a convenient and effective solution. This article will explore the best DIY electric fence system for cats and why the CatWatch Hidden Fence System stands out.

What is a DIY Electric Cat Fence?

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DIY Electric Cat Fence with Wire Perimeter

When your cat gets close to the proximity of the cable, an audible warning tone from his collar alerts him that he’s “too close, back up”.

If the warning tone is ignored, rare after training, the collar emits a non-injurious, customised electrical stimulation.

A DIY electric cat fence is an electronic system designed to keep your cat within a designated area without the need for physical barriers. These systems typically use a combination of boundary wires and receiver collars to create an invisible perimeter. When the cat approaches the boundary, the collar emits a warning sound or mild static correction to deter them from crossing the line. This allows cat owners to define safe zones and prevent their cats from venturing into dangerous or unwanted areas.

What are the Components of a DIY Electric Cat Fence?

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A typical DIY electric cat fence system includes the following components:

Boundary Wire: A wire that defines the perimeter of the safe zone.

Transmitter: A device that sends a signal through the boundary wire.

Receiver Collar: A collar worn by the cat that receives signals from the transmitter.

Training Flags: Visual markers will help train the cat to recognise the boundaries.

Power Supply: Powers the transmitter and ensures continuous operation.

Transmitter Disc: Some systems use a disc to designate exclusion zones. This system can be used alone, with multiple discs or in conjunction with a wire perimeter.

Where is the Cable of a DIY Cat Fence Installed?

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The cable of a DIY cat fence can be installed in various ways to suit different environments:

Attach to an Existing Fence or Structure: The cable can be attached to an existing fence or structure to create a boundary.

Underground: The cable can be buried underground to create an invisible barrier.

Through the Garden Rocks and Shrubbery: The cable can be threaded through garden rocks and shrubbery to blend seamlessly with the landscape.

Around Door Frames or the Structure of a House: The cable can be installed around door frames or along the structure of a house to create specific exclusion zones.

Can Electric Cat Fences Be Customised?

Yes, especially the CatWatch Hidden Fence System, which offers a high degree of customisation to suit each cat’s and household’s unique needs.

What are the Features of the CatWatch DIY Electric Cat Fence System?

The CatWatch DIY Electric Cat Fence System is packed with features that make it the best electric fence for cats:

Safelink® FM DM Digital Signal: Patented and EXCLUSIVE

A coded FM DM digital signal minimises the risk of unintentionally correcting your cat.

Boundary Control Technology: EXCLUSIVE

The system can be programmed in multiple ways to ensure a solid signal throughout the entire boundary. This technology takes into account the pet’s speed, behaviour, and highly instinctual breeds.

5-Training and Stimulation Levels: From subtle training influences to stronger corrections for tougher cats, the Hidden Fence receivers offer the most flexibility on the market for safely containing your cat.

Individually Programmable Collars: Each Cat Fence receiver is fully programmable, eliminating the need for separate “small cat” or “stubborn cat” collars. You can have unlimited collars on a single system, all individually programmed.

FastReact®: Patented and EXCLUSIVE

FastReact software calculates the cat’s speed at the signal entry point. If the cat attempts to “break out,” the software responds quickly, delivering the correction within 1/8th of a second.

Visual Security Alerts: Immediate alerts notify you if there is a break in the boundary wire.

2-Acre Capacity: The Hidden Fence DIY cat fencing system can secure properties ranging from a simple doorway to two full acres.

6-Month Battery Life – User Replaceable: The receiver collars are designed for efficiency and reliability. They maximise battery life with user-replaceable batteries that last up to six months.

Industrial Grade Components: All components are manufactured to the highest quality standards, including gold-plated battery contacts and lead-free soldering.

Approved and Compliant with Australian Communication Authority: The system meets EMC emissions standards: AS/NZS CISPR 22:2002 Class B ITE.

3-Year Equipment Replacement Warranty: The system comes with a three-year equipment replacement warranty honoured throughout Australia by over 18 local distributors.

How Do I Order a DIY Electronic Cat Fence System?

Ordering a DIY electronic cat fence system from Hidden Fence is easy. Visit our website, browse our range of products, and select the CatWatch Hidden Fence System that best suits your needs. Our team is available to answer any questions and provide support to ensure a smooth installation process. Protect your cat and give them the freedom to explore safely with the best electric fence for cats.