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Foxwatch is the most widely used ultrasonic fox deterrent in the World! Proudly designed and manufactured in the UK.
How the FoxWatch works
Foxes have been both a problem and a pleasure for many hundreds of years in the country, where they are renowned for being tenacious hunters and having a particular fancy for poultry. Unfortunately, as urban areas spread further onto the countryside, the 'urban' fox population has increased dramatically over the last few years. Whilst many people enjoy watching foxes and actively encourage them through feeding, many are not so keen on the spread of Weil's Disease and mange, nor general urination and fouling. The Foxwatch fox deterrent is a humane solution to the problem.
Each time a fox passes within 40ft of the Foxwatch fox deterrent, it is detected by a PIR sensor which activate an ultrasonic alarm (40-45kHz). This ultrasonic noise cannot be heard by humans, cats, birds or other garden wildlife, but it does cause foxes a degree of discomfort up to 60ft away. It does not harm the fox in any way.
Foxes, like dogs, need to 'learn', i.e. they can be conditioned to act in a certain way under certain circumstances or be taught 'cause and effect'. Some foxes are instantly repelled by the Foxwatch's ultrasonic fox deterring alarm, whereas others are a little more tenacious or territorial. In these cases, the fox learns (after about 2-weeks or so) that every time they enter the space protected by Foxwatch, they hear an unpleasant noise. After the learning period, they connect their actions with the unpleasant noise and stay away from the area.
Other (cheaper) ultrasonic fox deterrents tend to simply produce a random, permanent ultrasound signal, even when there is no fox around. Since foxes often need to go through this learning process, these deterrents usually decrease in effectiveness very quickly as the fox become 'immune to the noise.
So confident are we of the Foxwatch's ability to keep foxes away, it is the ONLY fox deterrent guaranteed to work or your money back! If you are not completely satisfied with the Foxwatch fox deterrent, simply return it for a refund or exchange under the manufacturer's 90-day money back guarantee.
Foxwatch is designed to run trouble-free all year round and in all weather conditions from -30oC to +60oC. The low voltage computer controlled microcircuitry is completely sealed inside the unit so that in the unlikely event of water entering inside - it will still continue to function and be absolutely safe to touch.
Works with 9v Battery for approximately 12 weeks or with a mains adapter (optional) indefinitely.
When connecting the FoxWatch to the mains adapter (not included), its volume will increase with 30%. So if you want to be absolutely sure the foxes stay away, order the mains adapter together with the FoxWatch.
- Remove the battery door
- Install a fresh 9-volt alkaline battery (not included)
- Close the battery door
- Turn the Fox Deterrent on with the switch on the front of the unit. Push and HOLD button approx ½ second until LED comes on. If the unit beeps 4 times and flashes – the battery is good. If the LED flashes continually – the battery is very low. If nothing happens the battery is totally flat.
- To turn the unit OFF – a quick push of the button and the LED will not trigger
- If using the optional adaptor, simply attach the adaptor lead to the clip in the battery compartment.
- Mounting Stake steps – attach the Pest free unit to the mounting stake. Push the stake into the ground. The lens should be approx. 15-20cms above the ground.
For full details about FoxWatch fox deterrent, please read our FoxWatch Fox Deterrent FAQs section.
- Inaudible to humans and harmless to all species
- Operates day and night in most weather conditions
- Covers up to 125 sq m
- Emits a series of modulating frequencies (32-36 kHz)
- 2-year warranty & 90-day money back guarantee
- Proudly made in Great Britain
- Power supply: 1 x 9 volt Duracell battery (not included) or, for increased performance, use the optional mains adaptor (30% louder sound)