DogWatch Hidden Fence Features
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 & 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 & no where near the zone. DogWatch uses an FM signal - FM signals ignore noise based interference. We also use a very low unique frequency to ensure that our receivers will only ever activate if the pet enters the zone. This is FM safelink. For a more in depth description read our "Why Choose FM Page".
DogFence Ireland offer an unbeatable, no quibble, Lifetime warranty on our Professionally installed System 1200 & Performance Series transmitters and receiver collars and an industry beating 4 year warranty on the System 1200 & 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 & tumble of the liveliest dogs!
With the FactReact transmitted code the receiver will respond in less than 0.125 seconds. 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. The dog would only get 1.175 feet with the FastReact ™ system, therefore your pet cannot out run the DogWatch system. All our receiver collars use FastReact software ®. This also enables DogWatch 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 DogWatch Hidden Fence. Our R1200 & R9 DogWatch receiver boasts a two-year battery life ... the longest in the industry! (The R7 & R1200 micro receivers have an impressive a 6 month battery life but weigh only 30g which is the longest battery life for a receiver of this dimension & weight and we also offer an automatic battery renewal programme. Simply call us to purchase a new battery or pick up a battery online (You can also purchase an authorized battery from a local store).
In the event that your pet accidentally gets stuck 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 only)
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 & 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.
Our Performance Series Systems 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 (6 months on the R7 and 2 years on the R9) and will also let you know if your pet has challenged the boundary.
Once trained your dog will react to the warning beep, indeed most dogs will know to the cm where the 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.
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 as 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 behaviorists worldwide.