What is Fence Detective?
FENCE DETECTIVE® is an innovative smartphone app that tells if you if an electric fence is on or off without you having to touch it. It’s the result of years of research and development by a bunch of clever Kiwis who were sick of getting shocked every time they stumbled across an electric fence. Fence Detective works by sensing electrical pulses in the wire without you needing to touch it – no more nasty shocks!
How do I get it?
Download the full version of Fence Detective from the App Store for iPhone or Google Play for Android – for a limited time, it’s now free for all Android users.
Does it work on all smartphones?
Fence Detective works on iPhone models 5s and upwards, and most Android phones.
Fence Detective comes with an antenna. Do I need it?
Fence Detective can work on iPhones and many Androids without the antenna, but the range and accuracy is better with it so we recommend that you use it. For iPhone users, the antenna is free with every purchase from the App Store. For Android users, the antenna is available to purchase for $12. Click here to find out how to claim or purchase your Fence Detective antenna.
Also, remember to unplug the antenna after testing on your phone, because your phone’s speaker will be disconnected while the antenna is plugged in.
How much does the antenna cost?
For iPhone users, the Fence Detective antenna is free with every purchase from the App Store. For Android users, the Fence Detective antenna is available to purchase for $12. Click here to find out how to claim or purchase your Fence Detective antenna. If you lose it, spares and replacements are available for $12 each. To buy extra antennae and find out more about shipping and returns, click here.
Why won’t my antenna work?
You probably haven’t pushed it into your smartphone’s headphone port far enough. If your phone cover is in the way, move or remove it.
What does the Calibrate button mean?
The Calibrate button tunes the app and your smartphone to your environment, to get rid of other electrical charges that might get in the way of your reading. It’s important to calibrate your smartphone before you test an electric fence, well away from the fence or other sources of electricity like power lines. For best results, we recommend calibrating before every test.
Why isn’t the app working on my iPhone?
If your app isn’t working on your iPhone, close the app, then reload and test it again. If problems persist, uninstall the app and re-install it from the App Store. If you continue to have problems, please contact the Fence Detective team.