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Perimeter WiFi Fence PWF-100

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Regular Price: $399.99

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Overview: The new Wifi Fence by Perimeter Technologies brings wireless fidelity to dog fences. Range is up to 200 feet and the system provide status updates on the dog. The new system is easy to use, but remember that it only projects a circular boundary. In addition, the signal does not transmit through metal objects such as siding or small buildings in your yard.

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Editors review
The Perimeter Technologies WiFi Fence PWF-100 is a wireless fence that has some nice features, but ultimately falls short of the competition.

The WiFi Fence projects a circular boundary around the unit. Like the Petsafe PIF-300 it is easy to set up. Just plug it in, select the boundary circle radius, plant the flags and you are ready to train.

The WiFi Fence uses a protocol similar to the wireless router that most people have in their house to enable two way communication between the collar and the base station. One big problem with the Perimeter WiFi fence is that is has great difficulty traveling through walls and metal.

While the boundary range is wider than the PetSafe Wireless (a range of 200 feet which is more than double the Petsafe PIF-300), it suffers from a very inconsistent boundary line. In our field test, the boundary line fluctuated one second to the next by a range of 10 feet. An inconsistent boundary will make it difficult to train any dog.

The second biggest problem is response time. The collar for the WiFi fence takes too long to begin correcting and it takes too long to stop correcting. In our test, our dog had to retreat 24 feet into the safe area before the collar stopped correcting. Again, it's difficult to train with this kind of issue cause the dog is getting a correction even when they respond appropriately.

Now one benefit to the WiFi fence is that the collars are rechargeable with a removable lithium ion battery, which is a first for Perimeter Technologies. Perimeter has traditionally forced consumers to buy their proprietary non-rechargeable batteries.

Overall, we have not experienced great results with this system. Many customers have issues with the signal transmitting through barriers (i.e., walls, trees, etc). In addition, we have heard complaints regarding the consistency of the collar functions. As such, we suggest looking at the Havahart Radial Wireless fence if considering purchasing a wireless fence.

Below we've attached a FAQ from Perimeter Technologies about WiFi Fence:

Does the Wire-Free™ WiFi Fence require a computer or internet service?
Wire-Free is a self contained fencing system that requires no computer or outside internet services. The Wire-Free WiFi Fence utilizes WiFi-like radio signal protocol 802.15 and operates completely independent of your computer, WiFi router or other computer devises.

Will the Wire-Free Fence interfere with my home’s wireless computer router?
Wireless routers do operate on the same 2.4GHz radio frequency, however they are utilizing a different signal protocol – 802.11. The Wire-Free WiFi Fence utilizes WiFi-like radio signal protocol 802.15 and operates completely independent of computer router or other WiFi devises.

Is Wire-Free easy to setup and install?
Wire-Free is a snap to setup. Plug the indoor SmartStation into any household 110v outlet, pop the rechargeable battery into the Pet Link collar and you’re ready to set your pet’s boundary. To set the fence boundary, simply push the program button on the SmartStation, walk the Pet Link collar out to the nearest desired fence boundary, return to the indoor SmartStation and push the program button to save your settings. It’s as easy as that! You’re ready for training your pet to their new fencing system. Several attempts at setting the boundary might be required to ensure that the desired boundary is achieved.

How many pets can be contained with the Wire-Free system?
Wire-Free is unique in that the indoor SmartStation and your pet’s Pet Link collar are highly integrated transceivers that continually monitors the movement of your pet within the boundary area, this unique link limits the Wire-Free system to a maximum of two pets.

Does the terrain affect the fence range or performance?
Unlike other wireless systems, the Wire-Free radio frequency signal is not affected by your yard’s terrain. The Wire-Free Fence’s effective range will be reduced over hilly terrain only if the indoor SmartStation base station loses direct line of sight (such as over a steep hill) with the dog’s collar.

However, unlike all other wireless systems, the indoor SmartStation will actually benefit from a higher location in the house, such as a second story, to improve its “line of sight” with the pet’s fencing collar when dealing with difficult terrain issues.

What is the maximum fence range or coverage area?
Given optimal circumstances, the Wire-Free system can achieve a radius of 200 ft. or a total area of 2.5 acres with an unobstructed direct line of sight between the dog and the indoor SmartStation.

What could negatively influence the products coverage area or general performance?
Any large object or terrain that limits or obstructs the line of sight between the indoor SmartStation and your pet’s fencing collar can reduce the effective range or coverage area of the Wire-Free Fence. Even with natural obstructions such as trees and hilly terrain, you will find that the Wire-Free system will out perform any other wireless pet fence on the market, however due to the number of variables within your particular house and property, Perimeter can not predict or guarantee coverage area.

There are some obstructions you will need to make particular note of when determining if a wireless fence is right for you. No radio signal will pass through or will be reflected by large metal objects which could include cars, metal studs and siding, metal sheds and water heaters. The closer the metal object, the greater the potential for unwanted interference and will result in the reduction of performance.

What kind of batteries does the collar take?
The Wire-Free Pet Link collar transceiver uses a replaceable, rechargeable lithium ion battery. The lithium ion battery is charged in the system SmartStation. A full charge takes only 4 to 6 hours.

How long does the battery last and is it expensive to replace?
The rechargeable 3.6v lithium ion battery should take 300 recharge cycles. Even with frequent weekly charging the battery will last years. For optimal battery life, it is recommended to only charge the collar battery when alerted to do so by the indoor SmartStation. This consumer replaceable battery is inexpensive and readily available.

What size of dog is the system recommended for?
Due to the power requirements and specialized electronics, the size of the Wire-Free Pet Link collar transceiver is larger than traditional in-ground wire systems and comparable to competitive wireless systems.

The collar transceiver is best for pets 25lbs and larger. The weight is only 2.3 oz. with the battery installed and its outer dimensions are 1.5”W x 2.5”L x 1.25”D

Can you use two indoor SmartStations to increase the coverage area or add additional pet to the Wire-Free System?
Due to the unique relationship between the SmartStation and Pet Link collars during the initial set up, the answer is a theoretical, yes. However, potential interference issues exist where the two SmartStation signals intersect and requires further field testing for Perimeter to recommend using multiple systems in the same household.

What is the system warranty?
The Wire-Free comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Any defects in material and workmanship will be covered by Perimeter for one full year at no cost to the owner. After one year, a labor charge will be assessed depending on the damaged component. Shipping fees may apply.
Additional information
Name Perimeter WiFi Fence PWF-100
System Type Wireless
Manufacturer Perimeter Technologies
Rechargeable Yes - Lithium Ion
Correction Levels Unknown
Number of Included Collars One
Maximum boundary size 2.5 acres
Maximum Boundary Radius 200 feet
Training DVD dvd
Included boundary flags 50 flags
Water tolerant water resistant
Correction timeout unknown
Independant correction levels Yes
Supports multiple base stations No
Compatible with Indoor Pods? Yes
Warranty Unknown - likely limited lifetime
Weight 10.0000