Thousands of cats and dogs disappear every year, some forever. Make sure you always know where your pet is, inside or out, at home and on holiday with petpointer.
Has my pet gone missing? Has it been accidentally locked in a garage or shed? Has it been stolen or involved in an accident? Where should I start to look..?
Developed in Switzerland, Petpointer is a GPS tracker combining state-of-the-art positioning technology with Swisscom's cutting-edge communications to create a unique product that provides peace of mind for every cat- and dog-owner 24/7.
The GPS and LBS localisation technology in the petpointer makes it possible to pinpoint the location of your pet down to a few metres. This location is then transmitted to your smartphone, tablet or PC in over 220 countries worldwide.
How it works
The latest-generation GPS chip in each petpointer uses three satellite systems to locate your pet. This optimises positioning, even in the most difficult conditions.
The petpointer is the smallest of its kind and can be attached to any pet-collar. A surface area of just 14 square centimetres ensures your pet enjoys full freedom of movement.
The Petpointer housing is constructed from a particularly high quality, robust and waterproof (IP67) plastic making it completely safe to use outdoors.
The very latest battery technology, combined with a highly sophisticated energy management system, guarantees the longest possible usage time. A battery-life of 3-5 days can be expected with a transmission frequency of once per hour.
This advanced technology ensures that the petpointer to be used in over 220 countries. This means that the petpointer can go on holiday with you, too.
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 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.
A quick-release closure mechanism on cat collars is extremely important so as to prevent the risk of strangulation or entanglement. The STMZ developed its own cat collar with a weight-sensitive self-opening safety catch, similar in principle to a ski binding, so as to prevent serious accidents.cat-life.ch
Our app makes it simple for you to use the petpointer quickly and accurately, but you can also use our website to check your pet's location from your browser. Petpointer is compatible with all PCs/Macs and mobile devices.
During the development of petpointer, we considered it extremely important to integrate the key elements set out below in order to guarantee the greatest possible certainty for you and the utmost comfort for your cat or dog:
The petpointer was developed and tested in Switzerland by HergTech AG in conjunction with the Schweizerischen Tiermeldezentrale, positioning specialists from leading Swiss universities and various engineers from the watchmaking industry.
The petpointer is also produced in Switzerland to ensure the best possible quality. The highest quality GPS location services are also ensured from our communications partner, Swisscom.
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Petpointer is suited for cats and dogs of all kinds.
Petpointer turns itself off between the short time it takes to relay location information. No transmition, no standby, nothing. A small internal clock wakes the device briefly at pre-programmed intervals while the petpointer determines its location and transmits this information. In this moment, new instructions can be given to the petpointer with regard to the frequency of the position determinations. These messages are then deposited in a kind of "mailbox" until the device wakes up. As soon as the "mailbox" is emptied and instructions implemented, the device turns itself off again.
This approach was selected as the least strain on the animal. The moment of transmission corresponds to making a short call on a mobile phone.
However, as making calls for hours on end is not necessarily very healthy for us humans either, we recommend setting the location query to take place every one to two hours. This then lasts only a few seconds.
Certainly, more intensive tracking is interesting while getting to know pet pointer and determining your pet’s regular route, however this is not recommended over the long term, meaning over several days. For this reason, so-called "Full Tracking" and “Tracking every 15 minutes” is limited in time.
The safety clasp is a very important element for cat collars as it prevents the collar becoming a trap. In order to remove the risk of strangulation or entanglement with the front legs, the Swiss Central Animal Registration Office, STMZ, developed its own safety collar a few years ago and has been steadily continuing its development. The collar is unique to the present day.
Together with engineers of the watch and clock industry and various veterinarians, a collar was developed which can be individually adapted to the weight of an animal in a similar way to a ski binding. It releases both sideways and lengthwise and can be precisely adapted to 200 grams. This collar was tested by the EPFL. Unnecessary accidents can be prevented with the cat-life cat collar.Watch TV report
Again and again we get the question of whether one could simply implant a chip with the same function. This is not possible for various reasons:
The technology for tracking and transmitting is (still) too large. Petpointer uses the world's smallest possible elements and still needs about 14 cm2 for this!
If you want to determine a location and then forward it to a central server, this requires energy. The batteries suited for this product are still much too large for implanting and totally unsuitable. In addition, this energy source has to be recharged over and over again.
Petpointer’s leading-edge technology in tracking and data transmition offers precision never previously seen with the added benefit of using the device in 220 countries without additional roaming costs.
This advanced technology also makes the tiny size of the petpointer possible. Petpointer is currently the world's smallest tracker for household pets.
Petpointer can be mounted very easily onto any pet collar and changing the battery is a quick and simple task that can be carried out without removing the collar.
The user's provider is irrelevant in that petpointer stores its data on a server. This data transmission occurs on the mobile telephony network through machine-to-machine (M2M) technology, for which Swisscom is responsible. Local providers will be used when abroad. This information can then be accessed from the server via a smartphone, laptop or PC at any time.
Petpointer is meant for use in the country of purchase. However, due to its advanced technology, petpointer can be implemented in over 220 countries. This also makes it a reliable companion on holiday.
We are committed to quality. For this reason, petpointer was developed in Switzerland in cooperation with the Swiss Central Animal Registration Offices, tracking specialists from leading universities and engineers from the watch-making industry.
Petpointer’s research, development, technology and manufacture all take place in Switzerland. Swisscom is the largest network provider in Switzerland ensuring the best possible communication between each petpointer device and the server.
The petpointer is officially recommended by the STMZ (Schweizerische Tiermeldezentrale). You can recommend it as well and help other animal-lovers keep their beloved pets safe rather than lost. Thank you.