The electrical voltage in the tapes may be lower if they are covered with snow. Pigeons spend their time during winter on walls facing south, where the snow melts more quickly. A pigeon that was repelled before the snow will most likely not return to the same location.
Shock Tape system creates short electrical currents and long intervals between currents. This ensures that heat cannot accumulate and create faults. Farmers and growers use kilometers of electrical fences located next to weeds, using much higher currents and there are no fires. Yet, you should make sure the Shock Tape system is not used next to flammable materials or toxic gases.
Yes. Shock Tape system uses electrical voltage that complies with the relevant standards. The system uses only about 15% of the permitted voltage.
Shock Tape system is safe for human use and protected against fires.
No. The electrical charger has a DC power regulator as well as grounding terminal. The DC’s grounding terminal insulates from the grounding.
The metal is not electrified, since the electrical voltage is DC voltage, that does not electrify. It only wishes to return to its second pole or grounding.
No. The aluminum wires are 99% pure. This type of aluminum is used in numerous electrical devices, and it has very high tolerance for long term use.
Voltage / electrical voltage is the difference between the electrical potential of two points. High voltage is usually above 1000 volt.
Electrical voltage is the difference in electrical potential between two objects. For example: static electricity that is created by friction on a carpet produces 5000 volts. Such an electrical current may be dangerous. The electrical currents of Shock Tape system are far lower than the permitted level.
In general, salt causes corrosion of most metals, even stainless steel. Aluminum is frequently used for marine purposes, such as various port structures. These aluminum wires do not corrode quickly, due to their high salt tolerance.
The materials and tapes that comprise the system were tested both under high temperatures and very low temperatures, and were found to be effective.
Usually, the answer is yes. The more the tape absorbs water, the lower the voltage. When the tape dries, the current will restart. Pigeons that were repelled by the Shock-Tape system when dry will not hurry to land on the same location when it is dry.
The system, installation and maintenance
From 5 to 20 years. All the components of the system are selected based on their resistance to UV radiation, heat, cold or rain. Acrylic materials and tapes are materials that have been proven to be resistant to all external weather conditions.
Shock-Tape’s adhesive tapes are installed at the edge of a surface, where pigeons usually stand. The tape is attached about 1 inch. from the edge. If you wish to repel smaller birds, the tape should be attached to the edge.
Absolutely, in order to ensure maximal results over time.
The idea is identical, and so is the reaction. The electrical current in electrical fences is much higher. Shock-Tape system uses significantly lower electrical pulses, since pigeons are small animals, with a much lower body mass, and they step on the tapes with their bare feet.
Yes! The Shock Tape system is effective in repelling pigeons as well as other birds.
The Shock Tape system was designed to repel small animals.