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PetSafe Acquires Contech, Inc. ScatMat Product Line

Feb 18, 2013

PetSafe Acquires Contech, Inc. ScatMat Product Line

Today, Radio Systems Corporation, home of the PetSafe® brand, announced plans to acquire the ScatMat product line from British Columbia-based company Contech, Inc. Contech designs and manufactures animal care and control products and non-toxic pest management systems. Upon completion of the acquisition, the ScatMat product line will continue under the PetSafe flagship brand.

The ScatMat, developed 20 years ago as Contech’s first product line, is an indoor pet training device that can be placed on furniture, in doorways, or on countertops or window sills. It emits a mild static pulse when a pet touches it and it helps to establish out-of-bounds areas. Pets soon learn which parts of the home they should avoid. Used in conjunction with normal training techniques, and surface cleaning (as appropriate for elimination behavior changes) the ScatMat helps to restore harmony in the household.

“We believe our customers will greatly benefit from the addition of this industry leading brand,” said Mike Taylor, Director, Training & Containment Products, PetSafe. “Ultimately, the consumer is the biggest winner by having the broadest possible selection of products to choose from.”

About Contech, Inc.

Contech is a designer and provider of animal control and wellness products and non-toxic pest management products for home and garden, forestry, landscape, agriculture, and commercial applications. Safe and effective solutions such as the ScareCrow® motion-activated sprinkler continue to reinforce the company’s reputation as a leading innovator of green tech products in the pet and garden industries. For more information visit:

About PetSafe

Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, PetSafe is the industry leader in the management of pet behavior, offering pet training, containment, safety and lifestyle product solutions. PetSafe introduced the first do-it-yourself electronic fence to the pet market in 1991 and the first wireless fence in 1998. PetSafe's product line-up includes: kennels and electronic underground fences, bark control systems, a selection of remote training products, pet doors, pet feeders and a growing line of lifestyle products including toys and treats.