DogFence Hidden Fence Features
Our hidden fence is light years in front of the competition. Using the latest technology we keep dogs and cats safe at home. Below are some of the amazing features founds in our fences.
What is Safelink? ®
Safelink is our patented FM digital technology that provides the 100% protection against accidentally being shocked from any stray radio signals. All radio dog fences look for signal 24/7 – they check and reject signals from day to day house hold appliances.
We’ve all experienced the noise our mobile phone makes when we place it near the computer, the phone picks up signal from the computer. AM systems are easily confused by noise based interference and this can cause the receiver to activate when the dog is in the house & nowhere near the zone. DogFence uses an FM signal – FM signals ignore noise based interference. We also use a very low unique frequency to ensure that our hidden fence receivers will only ever activate if the pet enters the zone. This is FM safelink. For a more in depth description read our “Why We Use FM Page“.
DogFence offer an unbeatable, no quibble, Lifetime warranty on our professionally installed System 1200 and Performance Series transmitters and receiver collars and an industry beating 4 year warranty on the System 1200 and Performance Series if ordered for self-installation. Our comprehensive warranty includes accidental damage and lightning strikes; it even extends to dog chews on the dog’s receiver and, naturally, all our receivers are 100% waterproof and extremely tough to withstand the rough and tumble of the liveliest dogs!
With the FactReact transmitted code the receiver will respond in less than 0.125 seconds, 15 times quicker than any other hidden fence system. A dog running at 20mph covers 14ft in 0.5 seconds. At 10 mph, on our nearest competitors system a dog could get 7 feet into the correction zone before the receiver would activate but with DogFence the dog would only get 1.175 feet before collar activation – our hidden fence is quicker than your dog! All our receiver collars use FastReact software ®. This also our customers to set a smaller signal zone which enlarges the usable area of the garden for their pets.
Two Year Battery Life
No hidden costs when you purchase a DogFence Hidden Fence. Our R12 and R9 receiver boasts a two-year battery life … the longest in the industry! The R7m & R12m receivers have an impressive 6 month battery life but weigh only 30g which is the longest battery life for a receiver of this dimension and weight. We also offer an automatic battery renewal programme. Simply call us to purchase a new battery or pick up a battery in our online shop.
In the event that your pet accidentally gets trapped in the correction area the pets receiver collar will shut down after 15 seconds to allow the pet to exit the zone. The receiver collar will revert back to the normal status instantly once the dog or cat is within the safe zone. All other pet’s collars will continue to function as normal – the auto shutdown will only be applicable to the collar which is “stuck” in the avoidance zone.
AutoMemory ® (Performance Series System)
Each dog has their own correction level set according to their breed, age or personality. In addition to this the Performance Series collars constantly monitor your dog’s level and if necessary adjust the training level. The receiver correction level will increase by ONE LEVEL if your dog enters the avoidance zone twice in any 24 hour period. The receiver lifts the level for a maximum of 24 hours and then, providing the pet stays out of the signal field automatically adjusts the receiver back down to the original level set. This feature gives extra security for customers whose dogs have added temptation to leave the boundary, i.e. sheep, deer, poultry and game etc.
The AutoMemory ® also communicates with the Status light and the light indicator on the receiver collar will let you know if your pet has challenged the boundary (TattleTale ®. TattleTale ® is a great feature for new dogs to the system and also for customers whose dog may try to challenge the boundary. The status light will also let you know that your battery is running down and will remind you to change the battery.
Status Light (All hidden fence receivers)
All our system collars also contain a status light that lets you know the status of the battery. The status light will warn you when the battery is running low by flashing red instead of the normal green. (6 months on the R12m & R7m and 2 years on the R12 & R9.)
TattleTale ® (Performance Series System)
The TattleTale ® feature works with the status light on the collar to let you know of the dogs has ‘challenged’ the fence at all by activating the collar in the avoidance zone. This feature is extremely useful with dogs with a high prey drive and also with cats as this gives the owner advance warning that something within the pet’s behaviour is changing.
Anti-Linger (All receivers)
Once trained your dog will react to the warning beep, indeed most dogs will know to the cm where the hidden fence collar activates and will avoid entering the beep area. However, as added protection if your dog enters into the warning beep zone and lingers in this area for more than 8 seconds the collar will emit a correction at the level set.
Battery Back-Up (Performance Series only)
Extra security to keep your fence on when the power is out
Our optional PowerPak* keeps your pet fence system working temporarily should you lose electric power. After training, most dogs will stay within the hidden boundary even when the system is not on, but with a PowerPak you have added protection to ensure your pets safety when the power goes out. Provides up to 12 hours of back-up protection.
Audible Break Alarm
All our systems contain technology to notify you of any damage to the cable. An audible alarm will sound on the transmitter unit immediately when the cable is broken – this gives you an advantage of being able to repair the break as soon as possible to prevent any more damage.
DogFence equip your DogWatch Hidden Fence with both internal and external surge protection to protect your home from damage. Your boundary cable can act as a magnet and lightning strikes to flat ground can pick up your boundary cable and enter your home. Dogwatch’s unique lightning protection safeguards your system. No other hidden fence system contains this prevention and warrants your system against lightning strikes. We’re so confident that our lightning and surge protection is unsurpassed, that we provide a lifetime warranty with your transmitter. (Applies to System 1200, CatFence System and Performance Series Systems only).
Response Hang on Time
What is response hang on time? – this is the time it takes the receiver to shut down after the pet has left the correction zone, i.e your pet has responded and left the zone and the correction should stop. With DogWatch our response hang on time on all our receiver collars is less than 0.1 seconds and from our competition 4 – 5 seconds! We leave our customers to decide why DogWatch has consistently been voted a Consumers best buy and is the preferred choice of many vets and animal behaviourists worldwide.
Hidden Fence Cable Details
Pro Grade Cable Details: Thicker jacket, heavier copper content – Designed exclusively for DogWatch – (HMWPE) – direct burial wire rate 75 ºC, 300V for wet or dry locations. HMWPE insulation is formulated to provide excellent oxidative stability, toughness and abrasion resistance. High Molecular Weight Polyethylene. 16 stranded conductor with 0.45” insulation
ComfortFit Contact ® Posts
Optional ComfortFit Contact Posts are easy on your dog’s skin. They are smooth like our stand-ard stainless steel contact posts to minimize friction and low profile for a comfortable Pet-Friendly™ fit. These unique contact posts are purrfect for cats and dogs with short coats.