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Understanding ShuRoo

The first thing to remember is ShuRoo is a deterrent, NOT A FORCEFIELD. It has been specifically designed and thoroughly tested over the past 20 years to assist keep the roos away from your car, truck, 4WD or bike. Kangaroos are wild, flighty animals and can be counted on to act as such, with the only difference being that ShuRoo alerts them to your presence as you are approaching. This allows both you and the roo ample time to be able to avoid physical contact.

Field note: We have travelled through densely populated roo country and have not hit a single animal since fitting a shuroo.This is a must for safety in roo infested areas!

The following Frequently Asked Questions should answer all your queries regarding ShuRoo.

Why does a ShuRoo work? Under normal circumstances, kangaroos do not hear the low frequency sounds that an approaching vehicle creates. ShuRoo projects a high frequency sound pattern through a continually changing range of frequencies in front of and to the sides of the car. Because kangaroos use high frequency for warnings of impending danger, they take avoiding action. Or if they are "road tame" and off the road, they will simply watch you pass.

Why does high frequency sound work? In the wild, kangaroos are always listening for approaching danger. If you try to creep up on them, they always look in your direction. This is because their high frequency hearing capacity is much greater than ours. For example, the slight sound of a twig snapping is much louder to the kangaroo and/or wallaby than it is to humans.

Is ShuRoo a whistle? No. ShuRoo cannot be compared with cheap, air-activated whistles. Whistles operate on a single frequency and have no ability to project sound forward and to the side of the vehicle. They simply become just another noise around the vehicle and can become inoperative due to bugs and dirt entering the venturi without the driver knowing. There is no warning if the device is inoperative.

How far down the road does ShuRoo project? Approximately 400 meters ahead and approximately 50 metres on each side of the vehicle. High frequency sound is like your car lights - the sound pattern does not go around corners or over crests, so use commonsense when traveling in highly vegetated areas or winding roads.

Will all kangaroos run away? No. ShuRoo is not designed to "scare" or "panic", but is like a sophisticated police siren which alerts the ’roo that there is something strange and disturbing approaching. As you get closer, the sound gets stronger and the ’roo is alerted and aware. By choice ’roos won’t knowingly hop directly into our vehicles. They mostly do this when startled and being a flighty animal, panic. ShuRoo helps avoid all this by letting the ’roo know we’re around.

Does buying a ShuRoo guarantee that I will never again collide with a kangaroo? No. Whilst ShuRoo is the world leader in this field, we cannot make that claim as we are dealing with a wild, flighty animal, in varying conditions, at different speeds. But ShuRoo will alert them to your presence and independent reports show between 70 and 90% reduction in Kangaroo related accidents for vehicles fitted with ShuRoo.

Will ShuRoo fit all cars? The new MKIV ShuRoo is designed to fit all vehicles.

How can I tell its working? The shuroo is fitted with a LED switch with will stop glowing green if there is a problem with the unit. Outside the vehicle the speakers’ emit a crisp, audible "zip, zip" noise. If you can’t hear this from OUTSIDE the vehicle, have your ShuRoo checked.

Will it affect my animals when we travel? No. The ShuRoo sound is projected in front of the vehicle. As such anything behind the speakers will not be in direct line of the sound.

How can I tell if anything is wrong? ShuRoo is working when the dash light is glowing steadily.

Does ShuRoo work in the wind and rain? Yes.

Does rain affect the speakers? No. However, if the vehicle is driven into water and the unit is fully immersed, it should be turned off and given 5 kms to dry off before switching on again. Cover ShuRoo speakers when using an automatic car wash and DO NOT spray high pressure water jets directly into the speaker grilles as damage will occur.

Is ShuRoo guaranteed? Yes, for 12 months.

How long will ShuRoo last? We suggest testing the speakers after 100,000 kilometres, or every 3 years.

Can I hide the unit behind the grill of my car? No. ShuRoo needs clear line of site to be effective. The new MKIV Slimline ShuRoo fits unobtrusively beneath your number plate and integrates extremely well with modern car designs.

Can I fit ShuRoo to my 24volt truck? Yes, you will need a 24-12volt 3amp reducer.

What maintenance is required? The ShuRoo need very little maintenance, just make sure that the speaker grill is clear of bugs and that the green light is glowing steadily. ShuRoos have a 12mth warranty and in normal conditions you should get around 100,000 km’s before the speakers need looking at.

Fitting from $88.

 Shuroo

Field note: We have travelled through densely populated roo country and have not hit a single animal since fitting a shuroo.This is a must for safety in roo infested areas!

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