More Accurate than GPS Trackers | Works Inside & Outside | Lightweight
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Our RF-based technology offers much greater range than ‘keyring finders’ and much greater accuracy than GPS trackers.
Simply attach the lightweight (under 5 grams) tag to your cat’s collar and you can quickly locate it using the credit card-sized slimline handset. A splash-proof cover (supplied) protects it from the elements and from any knocks, bumps or scratches.
Activate the handset and it sounds a series of beeps, with colour-coded lights to show you when you’re getting close – red for far away, amber for closer, and green for really close.
Additional single Homing Tag for use with your Tabcat handset.
Ranges up to 122m/ 400ft (based on a clear line of sight) guiding you to within 2.5cm / 1inch
Audio beeps on Tag to help train your cat to come home on demand
Flashing LED to help retrieve when dark
Lightweight Tag weighs just 6 grams – Suitable for cats and kittens
Supplied with battery
Supplied with Tag opening tool which helps to carefully open Tag, to replace battery
Tag measures 32mm (Diam) x 6mm (D)
NOTE: Tabcat Homing Tags are not waterproof or water resistant. We recommend that you purchase our splash-proof protective silicone cases, offering your tags greater protection against the elements, knocks, scrapes and bumps.
2 Years Manufacturer’s Warranty
30 Day Money Back Guarantee – (with clear adhesive seal, still applied to Tags)
Need help registering your tag? Watch our video now.
This pack contains
An additional tag for use with your Tabcat handset, supplied with battery.
Best performing homing tag of their kind available on the market.
Good range up to 122 metres / 400 feet (in clear line of sight)
Lightweight tags weighing only 6 grams each. Also suitable for use with kittens
NOTE: Tabcat Homing Tags are not waterproof or water resistant. We recommend that you purchase our specially designed splash proof silicone tag cases, offering your tags greater protection against the elements, water damage and knocks, scrapes and bumps.
Tabcat (RF) or GPS ?
As winner of the Sunday Times best GPS (dog) device a few years back we’re pretty familiar with GPS technology but here’s a quick few pointers why we believe GPS is NOT the right technology for cats:
1. Too large – Obvious one to start off with but larger GPS tags are uncomfortable. Many state they can be used on cats but they’ve been designed for larger dogs not cats.
2. Too heavy – Weight of anything around your cats neck should be kept to an absolute minimal. When you compare the Tabcat Tag at 6 grams / 0.21 ounces compared with GPS tags you can immediately see GPS tags are just too heavy.
3. GPS Battery power hungry – The idea of being able to see exactly where your cat is on your phone is ideal. The trouble is in practice it doesn’t quite work like this. GPS is inherently power hungry so when trying to locate, you need frequent location updates (say every 10 seconds). Due to the limited size of the battery it’s easy for the battery to run out before locating. If GPS tags are actively used they’ll need to be charged up at least twice a week.
4. Accuracy – GPS needs a sim card like you have in your phone to transmit its location. If there’s poor reception on that network, in that area GPS won’t report. Location also typically varies from about 8 metre to significantly more. As GPS works best outdoors often there can be a loss of signal when they’re indoors – not ideal if they’ve got stuck in someone else’s house / garage / shed. Lastly with some of the hiding places we’ve seen cats get into a greater level of accuracy is needed to pin point their location.
5. Monthly subscriptions – You’ll tend to find they’ll be a monthly subscription to cover ongoing tracking costs. Compare the total costs over a 3 or 5 year period and you could be surprised
6. How far does your cat really wander ? – Cats tend to be pretty territorial and whilst there’s the exception most stay pretty local to where they live as demonstrated in the BBC Horizon documentary. This can easily be covered by walking the area with your Tabcat and once in range specifically guide you to their exact location.
To sum it up - We understand the benefits for GPS, it’s a great technology and one we’ve sold but the specific requirements a cat needs – small, light, accurate and a reasonable battery life is just not available today with GPS technology. It’s why we offer a 30 day money back guaranteed so you can test / compare Tabcat at home for yourself.
How do you register a tag to a handset?
Place the tag you wish to register within arms length of the handset and ensure it is the only active tag in close proximity to the handset. Ensure the plastic strip has been removed to activate battery. To register the tag to button 1, hold button 1 down for three seconds or until you hear a beep. Repeat registration process for any other tags with the other available buttons.
Alternatively, have a look at the process in video.
How do you Un-register a tag from a handset?
Press the right hand side button to switch on your Tabcat – the red status light will flash. Press the left hand side (volume) button and simultaneously press button 1. Hold both buttons down for three seconds or until you hear a beeps. Then release both buttons. This will un-register the tag paired with button 1 and allow you to register the tag to a different button or handset. Repeat this process holding down the left hand side button and button 2 to un-register tag associated with button 2. Repeat as necessary for buttons 3 and 4.
Alternatively, have a look at the process in video.
How do you change the batteries in a tag?
At the top end of each tag there is a hole which you can thread a lanyard through. At the opposite end there a small space you can insert the tag opening tool (included in pack). Insert into space and twist and tag will pop open. Replace with CR2032 battery keeping plus side face up. Replace the lid by lining up the lanyard hole and pressing shut.
Will tags owned by other people affect my Tabcat handset?
No. Each tag is uniquely registered to your handset during a simple set up process. It is then not possible for other handsets to track your tags.
What batteries do the mini homing tags use?
Same batteries as the handset CR2032
How do I attach it to my cat's collar?
Making sure you've registered the tag to the handset first, insert the tag into the silicone case. You can now feed the collar through the silicone case to attach.
Alternatively, have a look at how its done in this video.
Can I remove the adhesive seals on and in my tag?
We strongly advise keeping the clear adhesive seal on your Tags for the first 30 days. If you wish to return your tag, the adhesive seal will need to still be applied to your tag, with no signs of prior removal. After 30 days you can remove the clear seal if you wish.
The yellow seal inside the tag must not be removed at any point in time. Removing could void your warranty.
- Using the silicone case to protect the tag
- Removing the tag form the silicone case every three months to extract cat hair from the case and inside the tag.
- Only using the tag opening tool provided to open tags.
- Ensuring the tag is lined up correctly before closing shut.
- Replacing the battery every 2-4 months with CR2032 only