How do the systems work?
Scarecrow’s bio-acoustic systems use the regular broadcast of a birds naturally occurring distress call, to disperse the birds from the target area that are causing the problem.

Which Bird calls are on the system? What bird calls do you have available?
Each System comes pre-programmed with 10 of our most commonly used bird distress calls, detailed on each product leaflet available via the product page.
Call exchanges are available at a fee, you can choose from over 64 different birds in our distress call library as well as utilising our knowledge and experience in relation to intra specie bird calls.

System power requirements/options?
They can be powered from either a 12-15v DC(100v/250) ac mains power, 12v 80Ah Leisure Battery, or a Solar power option is available.

Can you provide installation costs for the B.I.R.D. System?
We can, although pricing can become prohibitive when adding travel time/costs plus overnight accommodation where required. The system is relatively straight forward to install, in terms of fixing speakers to location (per our design provided if requested) and then running a cable from A to B to C etc. The User Manual includes and installation guide.

What countries are you able to ship to?
We can normally provide worldwide delivery via Economy or Priority Export Shipping.

Is the sound emitted audible to humans? Does the sound affect or interfere with other animals? 
The system works by playing the birds natural “distress calls”. In the same way as humans can hear other bird calls, the broadcast will be audible to human ears and if at the correct volume it will sound like a regular wild bird call. The broadcasted calls are only recognisable by the various bird species, and therefore has no lasting effect on other wildlife at all.

How the Speakers are mounted? How the processor box is mounted.
The speakers used for the B.I.R.D. System come pre-fitted with a fully adjustable mounting bracket; these are normally fixed in position with screws/raw plugs.
The processor also has a mounting plate pre attached so to ensure fitting does not effect the IP rating.

Does the system come with a warranty?
Each System comes with a standard 1 year return to base warranty.

What is the effective operating distance of the Systems?
Dependent on total amount of speakers, employed together with the layout/design of the target area, the B.I.R.D System can provide coverage on areas up to 150,000sq. meters (c37 acres).

Can we do a Site visit/Demonstration?
Site visits/Demonstrations to locations in the UK are possible, but may have a cost dependent on location. 50% of this cost is refundable on a subsequent purchase in line with recommendations provided.
Often people want a demonstration as they are not sure what “bio-acoustics” is – please watch one of the videos on our website to see how the process works.

Does the system come with the required cabling?
Each speaker sold with the Scarecrow B.I.R.D System comes pre-fitted with 4M of the required 2 core cable. In terms of cable choice used on site, guidelines are provided in the users instruction manual.

How often the system is on and broadcasting?
The Systems have three main random time functions that indicate how long the interval will be between each call sequence broadcast.
The system is automatically pre-set to “Normal” mode – this is the default and recommended everyday setting, which will broadcast roughly every 30 to 45 minutes.

What is a distress call?
Distress Calls are the birds’ natural, evolutionary way of advising each other of imminent danger – it is a different call to an Alarm call, which is a warning and informs that a predator may be in the area. The Distress Call is a “call to action; to take flight” and is typically specie specific.

Any maintenance required when running the system?
The Systems have no moving parts; this means if they are used correctly there will be no regular maintenance required. The fully automatic systems have been designed to require no after care, and some of our systems are still being used after 10 to 20 years in location.

What are the lead times?
The Scarecrow B.I.R.D. ™ System is a standard stock item; normal dispatch time would be within 1-2 days from receipt of payment, confirmation of this will be given at time of payment.

How does the cost of the system compare to other bird dispersal methods, e.g. Netting?
The Bio-Acoustics systems can provide coverage ranging from 20,000sq. meters up to a maximum of 150,000sq. meters (depending on factor conditions). Therefore this allows for significant savings to be made when comparing the cost of this system to the costs of netting on larger premises.

Will the system broadcast 24/7?
Whilst the systems can broadcast for 24 hours a day, there is the option to make use of the inbuilt (or external remote) ambient light sensor to facilitate the “Dusk to Dawn” playback feature. Furthermore, a 24 hour programmable plug can be used if greater system time control is required.