Manufacturer: SMW Electronics
Reviewed by Alan Score
The K9-GTS Controller
Console and System is a rechargeable, integrated timing system with multi IR
beam sender / receiver wireless gates that was developed specifically to
accurately time sporting events. It is ideal for dog agility and Hoopers shows,
special dog agility games such as Snooker, Gamblers and Blackjack etc), power
and speed events, general spring- (point A to point B), time faults calculations
requiring a single timed individual or animal.
K9- GTS – Controller
Dog Agility - Package
Two sets of gates type 1 – multi sensor (Start and Finish pair)
batteries + tri-stands
controller with small carry case
Charger + cables
Optional hard carry case
Optional steel bases
Two sets of gates
type 2 – dual sensor (Start and Finish pair) + rechargeable batteries
batteries + tri-stands + pole claps
Gate type 2 hard
Charger + cables
to Package 2 and Package 3
System is completely wireless – no cables needed
Supports 6x gates, 2 x hand-switches, 6 x scoreboards
Encrypted RF 2.4ghz for use in UK, USA, Europe and Australia
Two horn system outputs - Relay type and PA
sound output with 32 sounds for timed-triggered events
Inbuilt Lion battery recharge/monitor system
High quality performance batteries included
Dog agility events, Gambles/Snooker supported Previous times, split time
records for each event up to 512 records stored per event
Accurate high precision timing clock (TCXO) base for 1/100th p/sec timing
Remote handswitch option for start/stop/reset of events
Why did you
purchase this product?
I have my own ménage where I train my dogs and I thought it would
be useful to be able to time different moves on jumps etc.
Plus I also fancied the idea of holding a Weimaraner Fun Day.
Since then, I've have done two agility competitions and another is planned for
What did you like about
had this system for about three years now. Although I don't use it all that
much, I have been very pleased with it.
It works on a very similar basis to others in the UK, except mine
is all Wi-Fi with rechargeable batteries. The Green 6in Display Unit works off
240v or a 12v car battery and is very clear even in bright sunshine. Personally
I haven't had any problems with bright sunlight as the receiver side is always
turned away from the sun anyway.
I will mention
that once one of the Display Unit was dropped, causing one of the circuit board
supports to break loose internally. I took a photo immediately and emailed it to
Sheldon at SMW Electronics. Straight away he searched my local area for someone
to repair it. I took it to this repair person, and it was fixed a couple of days
later. Sheldon reimbursed me for the actual repair cost plus gave me a good
allowance for my time and trouble taking and collecting it. As far as I am
concerned, it is a genuine company that looks after its customers.
What could be improved?
What do you think of the
product, design, quality and standard of
At first, I wasn't 100% sure about the wisdom
of my purchase as the items were coming all the way from Australia but, so far,
there has been no need for any concern at all. The supplier has always been very
trustworthy and helpful.
I've had no problems whatsoever with it... unless I forget to recharge batteries
The equipment was very easy to setup. It came with good
instructions and, if I had a query, I'd send an email and always got a positive
reply very quickly.
$1950 Aud for Package 2 - Agility –2 x pair Multi sensor gates
$1450 Aud for Package 3 – Hoopers- 2 x pair dual/single sensor
gates plus cost of shipping.
Pricing is subject to change and will be costed once the order quote has
Value for money
technical like this is expensive, but compared to similar electrical
timing systems, I consider it as good value for money.
As I've had no experience with other electronic timers, I
am not sure how I would rate, but I am very pleased with the product. If
I had to give a rating, I would say a minimum of 8/10.
I definitely do think it's worth any agility or Hoopers club or
show organiser etc. thinking about investing in the 6in Large Green Display Unit
to consider for events or training.
For more information, email
Alan Score started competing with Weimaraners because they are
a very intelligent breed. Because most dogs in agility are collies, he wanted to
be different and he likes a challenge!
First published 3rd June 2022