Does the jobWe have tried everything to keep two extremely determined cats from entering the garden and using it as their personal loo. Even worse they hide in wait for the birds and climb the trees after them (not that they manage to catch them in the trees) but in the spring they would have been after the nests. After finding the remains of a bird they had caught we purchased the cat deterrent and so far so good. So far plenty of birds and no cats. By Maureen, on 29 Jan 2017
Very effectiveWhen I moved into my first house with a garden, I hoped to be able to plant up the borders and sit outdoors and enjoy it. The reality was the local cats were using the garden as a huge litter tray. It was very unpleasant digging, the smell was appalling – and then what to do with the mess! I installed a Catwatch 6 months ago and it was immediately effective; I have not had any problems with cats since. It is very easy to install. I use a battery as I do not have a power supply in the garden and have not had to replace it yet. I am now able to enjoy my garden as originally hoped! Thank you!
By Katy, on 4 Jan 2017
Extremely Disapointing£56 and failed to work after 2 weeks extremely disappointed. Brand new batteries worked and now cats are back in my garden even go up and sniff it! Not happy and £56 down! Would never buy another one again! Total waste of money.
RSPB response: Thank you for your review, sorry that you are disappointed in the product. With the problems you had to begin with you could have a faulty unit, please do contact rspb customer services or the manufacturer who will be happy to assist. If the unit is working okay then please do allow time, it can take a few weeks for the cats to be deterred. By DD, on 6 Dec 2016
Catwatch cat deterrent
- Product information
The only cat deterrent tested and approved by the RSPB!
CATWatch, the UK's leading cat deterrent manufactured in the UK, has successfully completed a two-year scientific trial conducted by the RSPB to determine its deterrent effect on cats in residential gardens. The results are published in the Applied Animal Behaviour Science Journal after peer review.
The research concluded that CATWatch reduces cat intrusions into gardens. The longer the unit is in place, the more effective it is.
CATWatch is weather resistant, cost-effective and approved by the RSPB. It also comes with a two-year warranty.
How does it work?
Push the Catwatch ultrasonic cat deterrent into the ground, and when the sensor detects movement it emits a high-pitched sound disliked by most cats (but inaudible to humans). The frequency emitted is unique to cats hearing range, so the Catwatch won't bother other garden wildlife, such as hedgehogs.
Some cats will see the device as a challenge initially, and it may take up to four weeks to put them off coming into your garden.
- Unit 14.5 cm tall (with 16.6 cm ground spike)
- Supplied with a comprehensive instruction booklet with diagrams
- Passive infra-red sensor detects body movement and heat
- Electronic micro-circuitry and computer controlled microchip activates signal as cat enters protected area and switches off as the animal leaves
- High quality speaker emits series of modulating ultrasound frequencies 20-24 kHz repellent to cats
- On/off switch plus red led light
- Positioning stake
- Secure all weather high impact casing
- Made in the UK
- Comes with 2 year manufacturer's warranty
Mains or battery-powered: requires either the 12-volt mains adaptor (available separately) or a high-quality 9-volt alkaline battery (not supplied).
Although the Catwatch ultrasonic cat deterrent does work with a high-quality 9V alkaline battery the manufacturers report a 30% increase in alarm noise when the unit is used with a mains adapter.
For maximum power and economy use mains adaptor kit. The mains adaptor is recommended if a lot of people or creatures pass by the unit because this may shorten battery life. (Average battery life - 2 -3 months - requires 1 x 9v high-quality alkaline battery).
Other advantages are: -
i. Maintains operation at peak efficiency as opposed to the declining power of batteries.
ii. The alarm is increased by 30%
iii. Long term economy - costs just a few pence per month to run.
iv. Completely safe - only the thin 30ft 12-volt bell wire runs outdoors to the unit.
Progressively reduces cat intrusions within your garden
Many people find cat-fouling a nuisance. This device is proven to reduce the presence of cats in gardens and the deterrent effect increases over time. Put simply, CATWatch actually trains cats to stay away from your garden. CATWatch does this by emitting a unique ultrasonic alarm, triggered by the cat's movement and body heat as soon as it enters the protected area.
Inaudible to humans
The series of CATWatch alarm frequencies are set above the human hearing range so you can enjoy your garden in complete peace and tranquillity.
Protects up to twice the area of other cat deterrents
One CATWatch unit will protect an area of up to 1,350 sq. ft. - up to twice the area of other makes. Furthermore, many other deterrents simply emit a random or permanent ultrasound signal regardless of whether a cat is present or not, resulting in the deterrent effect reducing over time. That's why many people who have tried other cat deterrents eventually choose CATWatch.
Works in all weather conditions
CATWatch is designed to run trouble free all year round and in all weather conditions from -30 C to +60 C. The low voltage computer controlled micro circuitry is completely sealed inside the unit, the only deterrent with this feature, so that in the unlikely event of water entering inside, it will still continue to function and be absolutely safe to touch.
- Delivery Returns
Standard delivery to the UK and Channel Islands is £3.95.
You'll only ever pay one delivery charge per order.
Delivery is FREE if your order sub-total is £75 or more.
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Next working day delivery is available for in-stock items ordered before 3pm to UK addresses - £5.95
Choose the day delivery is available for in-stock items to UK addresses - £5.95
(Items that can be personalised and products sent direct from the supplier are not available for next day or choose the day delivery. Some postcodes are also excluded.)
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