I was looking for a way to keep my inquisitive cats from jumping on tables, countertops and other items and at last there is a product that works! I did try another product that would emit a sound if the cat pounces on it but it just was not that effective. The SSScat really makes the difference. They hear it and they flee. And now, if they see it they flee - LOL! So yes precious large floor vases and other valuable items can be spared at last! I do recommend this for any pet owner who has to create safe (non toxic) boundaries for their pets.