CATFENCE is the exclusive New Zealand distributor of the OSCILLOT® system.

Installation of your Oscillot® system

Oscillot is simple to install, requiring only a few basic handtools – although an electric cut-off saw makes large jobs easier.

Types of installation

Top Mount

The easiest way to install your system, and it may discourage cats from entering your yard – although this will depend on many factors.

Face Mount

Invisible to neighbours and ideal if your fence has posts that extend above the top rail, preventing a continuous span of Oscillot paddles.

Bracket Mount

Brackets can be positioned in many ways, allowing Oscillot to project farther into your yard. They’re also useful when working around obstacles. Learn more.

Who can install your Oscillot® system?

You can!

If you’re a DIYer with a few basic tools, installing Oscillot is a breeze. We’ll show you how on this page.

Your local handyperson

You can hire a local carpenter, builder or handyperson (such as Hire A Hubby) to install Oscillot for you.

Ready to DIY? Here’s what you’ll need

  • Tape measure
  • Marker pen (fine tip) or pencil
  • Screwdriver: small Philips drive
  • Screwdriver: #2 square drive
  • Hammer
  • Cordless drill
  • Drill bits: 2mm
  • Saw: You can cut paddles with a hacksaw or fine-tooth wood saw (we recommend using a mitre box). Even better: an electric drop saw with aluminium-cutting blade.
  • File or sandpaper (in case you need to tidy up your paddle cuts)



For a quick introduction, check out the installation video.

For more details, we recommend that you download the installation guide.

Using brackets


Brackets aid in the effectiveness of the Oscillot® System by bringing the paddles away from the fence a few centimetres. Brackets are often used with these fence types:

  • Post and Rail Fencing with a horizontal rail within 400mm of the top of the fence
  • Vertical Paling Timber Fencing
  • Horizontal Paling Timber Fencing
  • Brush Fencing

TIP: You can position your brackets in many different ways. Experiment to find which way is most suitable for your particular fence type.