We’ve teamed up with Petpointer to provide us with tips and advice on keeping track of your feline friends! 🙂
Most of us (for those with outdoor cats) have probably been in that situation. You come home from work but your little one isn’t there yet. At first, you shrug it off and think “ah nevermind he will be roaming one of the neighbours gardens but he will be back for dinner time!”
But dinner time comes and he is still not home… now you start to worry… “What happened? Did he get lost? Is he stuck in a garage?” Panic starts settling in and friends and neighbours are called to look out for your friend!
While most of the time it’s probably just down to an extra long walk and your friend will simply walk in like nothing happened this is a very unsettling situation for us cat guardians that can cause endless sleepless nights… And this is where Petpointer’s core product comes in to the rescue!
Petpointer is a swiss company that has developed the worlds smallest gps tracking device at just 28 grams in weight that can be used for both dogs and cats!
The device can be tracked using the petpointer phone app or the Petpointer website from a Mac / PC so that you always know where your pet is! Being a GPS device it does require a monthly subscription for the data network and the plans can be purchased via the Petpointer website. Currently, their online shop only delivers to Switzerland but they are partnering up with distribution networks around the world to make this available in your own country.
Would you be interested in being able to purchase these in the UK? Let us know! 🙂
So what makes Petpointer different?
- The GPS and LBS localisation technology in the petpointer makes it possible to pinpoint the location of your pet down to a few metres. Location thus determined is continuously sent to your smartphone, tablet or desktop PC via 2G mobile network in over 200 countries (That’s right even if you travel with your pet your subscription plan will cover you without roaming charges).
- The petpointer was developed as a joint project by the STMZ lost-pet service with positioning specialists at leading Swiss universities and various engineers from the watchmaking industry. Swiss technology, Swiss precision and carefully constructed in Switzerland.
- The petpointer is the smallest of its kind with its dimension of 2.3 cm x 5.8 cm x 1 cm and can be attached to any pet-collar. This ensures your pet enjoys full freedom of movement.
- The petpointer can be attached to any pet collar quickly and easily. Your pet does not have to get accustomed to a new collar. The battery can be simply removed from the petpointer for re-charging without removing the collar
Over the next few months, we will be working with a number of cat experts around the UK to trial the Petpointer for us to provide you all with more insights on how this works. Additionally, we will also work with them and the Petpointer team to provide you with top tips around locating your cat and even more importantly ensuring that they don’t go missing.
Once the device can be ordered in the UK we will let you know!