Neighbouring Invisble Fence* Interference
Sometimes when your neighbour has a dog fence along a common boundary they can cause interference that will make both fences stop working along the common boundary. Here is how to tackle the problem!
I’m interested in purchasing the Innotek IUC 4100 system. My neighbor has an Invisible Fence that is encroaching into our property. I’d like to install my system over his in the area where he is encroaching. Will it affect either system if the system wires overlap? If so, how far apart do the wires have to be? Is the Innotek the best system based on my prior question? Is there another system that is more suitable?
Overlapping systems tend to interfere with each other. The signals from lines that run too close together will cancel each other out (so neither will work in the overlapping section). There are a few approaches that you can take to limit this problem.
- You can separate the lines of the two systems by 12 feet. You can get away with less, but you have to experiment with it and it will vary from system to system. You can also reduce this distance if your neighbor and you both turn down the boundary width on your respective systems.
- You can install a Perimeter Technologies Ultra system. These systems let you choose the frequency the fence operates at, usually by shifting frequency you can avoid interfering with you neighbor’s system
- You can extend your neighbor’s system so that you have one big loop covering both yard. This is a great solution if your dogs like playing, but be aware that you should be totally cool with your dogs being dogs. Both the dogs are going to decide it is cool to poop or dig in one of the two yards … if that is going to cause neighborly discord this is a bad idea.
If all else fails, get a pair of scissors and cut your neighbor’s boundary wire. Problem solved! If they complain, ask them to address the complaints to:
*Invisible Fence is a trademark owned by Radio Systems Corporation. Dog Fence DIY LLC is not associated with Invisible Fence in any way, shape or form. The Invisible Fence trademark refers to one particular brand of underground dog fence available on the market.
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