Summary: The First WiFi Dog Fence
The Perimeter Technologies introduced a wifi wireless dog fence to compete with Petsafe and Havahart’s wireless dog fence in 2009. Perimeter Technologies uses the latest digitally encoded WiFi signal technology used in advanced wireless communications and boasts a range of useful features like boundary challenge alert etc.
I have a young puppy, will this fence work for them?
The Perimeter WiFi Wire Free Dog Fence is designed for dogs over six months old. At this age, they will have their basic training and will be able to understand what is being asked of them while training to stay within the fencing system.
How big does my dog need to be?
There is no published minimum size required for this system; however, the dog should be large enough to wear the collar comfortably and receiver that is included in the system.
Can I use this for both of my dogs?
This system can be expanded to contain up to two dogs although the system only contains one collar.
How often do I need to change the batteries?
The batteries are rechargeable making them more convenient as you do not have to purchase replacement batteries constantly. The charge should last 1-3 days depending on how frequently your dog tests the system.
I live in the country, will this cover my 1-acre yard?
This fencing system will cover up to 2.5 acres making it suitable for large city lots and small acreages.
What hazards can affect my coverage?
When looking at wireless fences, most people wonder how accurate their lines are since a perimeter that moves can make it harder for your dog to understand their boundaries. This can end up causing them confusion on where they can or cannot go. This is because an area that should be safe could suddenly be considered as a “no-go” area. This can lead to premature static corrections and not only a confused dog but one that is likely to be nervous going out into the yard. This fluctuating area is known as a “wobble” and with a buried invisible fence it is minute 0.6 feet. With a Perimeter WiFi Wire Free Dog Fence, the wobble area is 8.8 feet. This can decrease your 186-foot radius to just over 177 feet. This drops your total area down to approximately 2.3 acres. While this is not a lot when used on a large property, if you only have a 30-foot wide lot, your safe area could fluctuate down to 12.4 feet from the transmitter. This is why you need to be very careful about where you place your transmitter and follow the instructions carefully.
Like all wireless signals, there are a few obstacles that the signal just cannot penetrate making homes with these issues unsuitable for a wireless system. Dense forests, log homes, buildings with metal siding, and homes with stucco are some of the most common issues.
Unfortunately, due to the wireless limitations, there are quite a few users who would prefer fewer limitations. The rechargeable batteries also seem to be limited in the number of times that they can be recharged, some only lasting 8-months before they need replacement.
What is the quick rundown on the Perimeter Wire Free WiFi Dog Fence?
The Perimeter Wire Free WiFi Dog Fence is an economical option for those with large yards or small acreages to contain your dog in a fence-free manner. It offers multiple channels, unlike other fences which mean that your system will not be extended by your neighbor’s wireless fence, even if it is the same make and model.
What is the price for this system?
Perimeter charges $349.99 for their wireless system that includes one base, one waterproof collar, a spare rechargeable battery and two lengths of probes. It also includes the flags that are needed for training along with the instruction manual and training guide.
Amazon.com does offer this collar at a discounted price and often has their items on for further discounts. They also offer open-box and pre-owned systems at a 10% discount. All of this is available with free shipping and Amazon.com’s 30-day return policy.
If I need help, what help is offered?
This system includes an instruction manual that includes a training guide with the system as well as a step-by-step CD that includes installation videos. This will show you how to install the system as well as how to train your dog.
For further support, Perimeter offers phone support to answer all of your questions.
If you would prefer to have someone else install the system for you, there is that option for an additional fee through PET STOP.
Can I return this if I find that my home is not suitable?
This system comes with a 30-day return policy when purchased from their website. If you purchase the system from another store, they may have different warranties or return policies, and you should ask about this before purchasing the system.
What are others saying about this system?
Users find that they like the rechargeable batteries and how easy it is to install. They also like the fact that its collars are waterproof which will prevent unwanted correction when your dog wants to go for a swim.
- One advanced Wire Free base station
- Will operate up to 2 collar transceivers – 1 is included
- One waterproof collar transceiver
- Two rechargeable/replacement Lithium Ion batteries
- 50 boundary flags
- Instruction/Basic Training manual
- Comfort Contact™ Probes
- Long Hair Steel Contact Probes
- High Quality nylon collar