FAQs

How does GIZMOCAT work? (Ultrasound):

Q-1 How does GIZMOCAT protect my machine / control panel / general enclosure against rats / rodents chewing up wiring / tubing / short circuiting?

A-1:  GIZMOCAT is a leading ultrasound rat / rodent repellent made specifically to protect enclosed spaces less than 300 sq. ft. It uses advanced automatic frequency pattern banding technology which ensures that rats do not get immune to the ultrasound.

Q-2 How can GIZMOCAT / Ultrasound repel rats / rodents?

A-2:  Ultrasound is a spectrum of sound (above 20kHz) which starts just beyond the human hearing (20Hz to 20kHz) range. Certain animals like Rats / bats / dolphins have the ability to detect ultrasound with varying frequency ranges. The rats / rodents are mainly nocturnal and their night vision isn’t as good. They rely on ultrasound for communication (distress signaling / mating calls) and to a certain extent echo location. GIZMOCAT bombards ultrasound waves with unique patterns which disturb and disorient the rat / rodent. The ultrasound intensity is much more intense and deafening than the rat / rodent can tolerate. To add to its woes these wave patterns interfere with the echo location and cuts out incoming ultrasound signatures of its natural predators like snakes and cats and also other rats and rodents. They are also very territorial creatures and will attack and kill another trespassing rat / rodent. Ultrasound is its sixth sense and blocking that makes it very insecure of its environment. GIZMOCAT repels the rats by both causing physical discomfort and by waging a psychological warfare.

Q-3 Does GIZMOCAT show immediate results post installation? Or how long does it take for rats / rodents to stop after installing GIZMOCAT?

A-3:  If GIZMOCAT installed as per the installation manual the rats / rodents should stop visiting within a week. Rats / rodents are stubbornly territorial and they will resist relocating as long as possible and it is as per the individual rat / rodent’s tolerance limits against GIZMOCAT’s ultrasound bombardment. Tests and customer feedback have shown they leave within a week.

Q-4 What precautions should I take post installation?

A-4:  For existing infestation there might be an initial resistance by the rat / rodent to relocate. (Read above question / answer)

  1. It is advised that the enclosure area be thoroughly cleaned making sure rat feces and urine traces are removed as far as possible. Rats / rodent like most animals mark and identify their territory with their urine.
  2. Keep checking the enclosure area for feces / urine traces for a few days post installation and clean it immediately. The rat / rodent may not be able to stay too long in the presence of ultrasound bombardment but will try and mark its territory.
  3. For really heavy infestation tobacco pouches can be put at the time of installation for a more immediate two pronged effects and force the rat / rodent to relocate or find another shelter.

Q-5 Will rat / rodent stop visiting the enclosure post installation?

A-5:  GIZMOCAT repels rats / rodents by bombarding ultrasound. It is a very unbearable sound level for them. They may visit or use to escape a prey but will not be able to stay for too long to cause any damage.

Installation:

Q-1 Where? Should I install GIZMOCAT?

A-1:  GIZMOCAT is intended to be installed within the enclosure / control panel / cabinet.

Note: GIZMOCAT needs to be installed firmly (eg. to the enclousure wall) using the screws provided. Caution: Using cable ties or double sided tape will drastically reduce the effectiveness. Strong ultrasonic wave fronts are created when unit is installed securely to a firm base, thus providing a hostile environment for rats.

Q-2 Can GIZMOCAT be installed in an open area? Or Can GIZMOCAT be installed outside the control panel?

A-2:  No. GIZMOCAT needs to be installed inside the enclosure (less than 300sq ft). GIZMOCAT uses ultrasound waves which need to be continuously reflected to irritate the rat/rodent. In and open environment the waves escape causing very little or no distress to rats.

Q-3 Can GIZMOCAT be installed in enclosed rooms?

A-3:  Yes. GIZMOCAT is can protect an enclosed area less than 300 sq. ft. (ceiling height less than 12 ft.)

Q-4 Can GIZMOCAT be installed inside vending machines or ATM machines?

A-4:  Yes. GIZMOCAT can be installed inside the ATM machine. Select the model variant according to the voltages available.

Q-5 Can I use GIZMOCAT for Clinics / hospitals to protect sensitive machine electronics and wiring?

A-5:  Yes. GIZMOCAT can be safely used and installed in clinics / hospital equipment.

Q-6 How difficult is it to install GIZMOCAT?

A-6:  GIZMOCAT is easy to install. It is powered with a 2-wire connection depending upon the voltage model variant. It can be affixed using the screws provided.

Note: – Due care should be taken for choosing the place of installation beforehand for maximizing the effectiveness of GIZMOCAT. GIZMOCAT needs to be installed firmly using the screws provided.

Caution: Using cable ties or double sided tape will drastically reduce the effectiveness. Strong ultrasonic wave fronts are created when unit is installed securely to a firm base, thus providing a hostile environment for rats.

Q-7 Does the GIZMOCAT come with everything you need to install?

A-7:  Yes. GIZMOCAT comes with screws and cable ties.

Note: GIZMOCAT needs to be installed firmly using the screws provided.

Caution: Using cable ties or double sided tape will drastically reduce the effectiveness. Strong ultrasonic wave fronts are created when unit is installed securely to a firm base, thus providing a hostile environment for rats.

Wiring (Powering GIZMOCAT):

Q-1 How is GIZMOCAT powered?

A-1:  GIZMOCAT comes in 2 variants according to voltage type and supports a wide voltage range.

  1. AC-DC variant supports – 35 VAC to 275VAC and 30VDC to 290VDC voltage supply.
  2. DC variant supports – 12VDC to 30VDC voltage supply.

Caution: GIZMOCAT needs to be always powered ‘ON’. An Uninterrupted power supply (UPS) is advised where power supply is erratic.

Q-2 Can GIZMOCAT be used with the mains supply?

A-2:  GIZMOCAT – AC-DC model variant supports – 35 VAC to 275VAC.

Caution: GIZMOCAT needs to be always powered ‘ON’. An Uninterrupted power supply (UPS) is advised where power supply is erratic.

Q-3 Can GIZMOCAT be connected to DC voltages available inside the control panel?

A-3:  GIZMOCAT — DC variant supports – 12VDC to 30VDC voltage supply. If higher DC voltage supply is available – AC-DC variant supports – 30VDC to 290VDC voltage supply.

Q-4 Can GIZMOCAT be connected to a battery?

A-4:  Yes. GIZMOCAT can be connected to a battery. Select model variant according to your battery voltage. Also provision should be made to charge the battery – GIZMOCAT needs power 24/7 to protect 24/7.

Safety:

Q-1 Is GIZMOCAT safe for humans? OR is ultrasound safe for humans?

A-1:  Yes. GIZMOCAT is harmless and inaudible to humans. The ultrasound sound pressure level (SPL) <100dB for GIZMOCAT is much less than the prescribed safety limit or threshold level Values (TLVs) for airborne (non-contact) ultrasound as laid down by

  1. American Conference of Governmental and Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)
  2. International Commission on Non Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP)
  3. World Health Organization (WHO)
  4. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  5. Bureau of Radiation and Medical Devices, Canada and many others

Q-2 Is GIZMOCAT safe for pets like dog, cats, etc.? OR is ultrasound safe for pets like dog, cats, etc.?

A-2:  Different animals have different hearing ranges. Some dog breeds can hear frequencies up to 45 kHz. Domesticated pets are used to and become immune to ultrasound. Commonly used household items which have moving parts like mixers, washing machines, dryers, fans and even the quietest of air conditioners will emit some amount ultrasound. Even electronic equipment like mobile chargers, televisions leak out ultrasound. Moreover the sensitivity is not the same across the hearing range of the animals. GIZMOCAT is designed to irritate rats, not other pets.

Also most of the ultrasound emitted by GIZMOCAT is contained within the enclosure. As ultrasound cannot pass through solid surfaces only reflect there is little or no ultrasound outside. Also in open areas ultrasound gets absorbed and dies down quickly. For the ultrasound to be irritating it needs an enclosed area where it can bounce off solid surfaces, like within the control panel enclosures.

This product is a result of 35 yrs. of continual research in the field of ultrasound. We have hundreds of happy pet owners who are our customers. The same Ultrasound technology is protecting the Ambani household ‘Antila’ and they have various pets.

As long as the pet is not going inside the enclosure, it should not be affected, and if its affected it will not go inside the enclosure, which is a good thing.

DisclaimerIt is obvious we cannot test on all animals. User discretion is advised- If you notice any observational behavior changes post installation, disconnect the device and kindly update us. We rely on customer feedback for product improvements.

Power consumption:

Q-1 How much power does GIZMOCAT consume?

A-1:  GIZMOCAT consumes less than 0.7 watts which is about 6-7 times less than a night consumes.

Q-2 Would rats come back if GIZMOCAT is switched ‘OFF’?

A-2:  Yes. For GIZMOCAT to repel rats / rodents 24/7 it needs to be powered 24/7.

Humane, Green:

Q-1 Does GIZMOCAT kill rat / rodent? OR does GIZMOCAT harm rat / rodent?

A-1:  No. GIZMOCAT / ultrasound does not kill or harm rat / rodent. It gives auditory distress which makes your control panel or enclosure less favorable for the rat / rodent to reside or visit.

Warranty:

Q-1 What is the warranty duration for GIZMOCAT?

A-1:  GIZMOCAT comes with a 1 year warranty from the date of purchase, unless mentioned otherwise. (See the product manual for more information)

 Q-2 What does the warranty cover?

A-2:  GIZMOCAT warranty covers against any electrical / electronic / manufacturing defect. (See the product manual for more information) See the product manual for more information)

Q-3 How do I get a replacement in case GIZMOCAT has stopped working and still under warranty period?

A-3:  Please take the GIZMOCAT to the authorized dealer from where it was purchased along with the bill / invoice and it will be replaced immediately if damaged and in stock. In case it was an online purchase of GIZMOCAT please contact customer care.

Other:

Q-1 How is GIZMOCAT better than other rat / rodent repelling products or poison or sprays?

A-1:  GIZMOCAT is an ultrasound based repellent. It uses the latest technology licensed from MASER ELECTRONICS Pvt. Ltd. They are the industry leaders in industrial rodent repellent in India with over 30 years of experience in the field. GIZMOCAT is ultrasound based and gives protection 24/7. Poisons are bait centric. That means the rat / rodent has to consume the poison. It may die in the enclosure or worse in the air conditioning vents or ducts, false ceiling which would be difficult to locate and give a unbearable smell until it’s located and removed.

All other methods of elimination are temporary solutions.