Cable Detectors: EZiCAT™ Vs CAT4™

May 17, 2017

Cable Detectors: EZiCAT™ Vs CAT4™

One Point Survey - Cable Detectors: EZiCAT™ Vs CAT4™

As industry standards get more and more regulated, it makes sense to buy the best and most recent cable and pipe location technology.

Market leaders, Cabledetection & Radiodetection have respectively introduced high quality ranges of cable detector equipment.

Cabledetection’s EZiCAT™ Range of Cable Detectors provides robust and reliable cable detection that improves onsite safety, saves time and helps avoid cable strikes.

Radiodetection have produced the amazing CAT4™ Range of Cable Detectors to enable users to quickly and safely find buried cables, pipes and other utilities.

With two top quality & efficient ranges, how do you decide which is the best range to choose from for you? In this guide, we will compare the features to help you make that decision.


One Point Survey  - Cable Detectors: EZiCAT™ Vs CAT4™

The EZiCAT™ range of Cable Locators from Cable Detection is a true market leader when it comes to cable and pipe location.

The EZiCAT™ range improves safety onsite as it is accurate, easy to use and actively reduces human error.

Within the EZiCAT™ cable detectors there are two further ranges to choose from:



  • Four Operating Mode: This includes Auto mode.
  • Low Frequencies: Makes tracing buried utilities over long distances easy & efficient.
  • Automatic Pinpointing: This makes locating buried cables simple & easy thanks to the intelligent locator that automatically adjusts the sensitivity of the locator.
  • Price: Newer EZiCAT Cable detector models are less expensive than the CAT4™ equivalent.


  • Not all models offer depth indication, level indication, data logging GPS technology and more.
  • Newer models that do offer all these features are more expensive.

Between the 7 high quality Cable detectors you will find a variety of different features bound to meet your needs!

View The EZiCAT™ Range »


One Point Survey - Cable Detectors: EZiCAT™ Vs CAT4™

Radiodetection have used their 30 years of cable avoidance experience to produce the C.A.T4™ range.

The C.A.T4™ range of cable locators offers quality cable location as standard as well as optional StrikeAlert and CalSafe features - Finding buried utilities has never been so fast, simple and safe!


  • Data Acquisition: A.T4™ series products can store over a year’s worth of the key measurements and modes of operation. This offers multiple benefits such as identifying training and development needs, and providing independent historical records of the instrument’s use.
  • StrikeAlert™: Minimises the risk of hitting shallow cables, optimised to reduce instances of false warnings.
  • Dynamic Overload Protection: Radiodetection’s unique digital signal processing capabilities equips the C.A.T4 with the ability to reject electrical interference.
  • eCert™: eCert provides a fast and thorough test of key circuitry elements within C.A.T4, and validates their performance against the original factory calibration over the internet.



  • Older models don’t offer features such as depth estimation, Bluetooth technology/GPSGNSS Technology etc.
  • More expensive than the CAT4™ range.

All of this and more! Find out more here:

View The CAT4™ Range »


Both the CAT4™ & EZiCAT™ ranges offer similar features that ensure effective & efficient cable avoidance! However, with unique & high quality technology the CAT4™ could be considered a more efficient cable detector.

With features such as Data Acquisition, Overload protection along with eCert™ which can ensure high performance, this tool is ideal!

On the other hand, the EZiCAT™ range has useful features in it’s own right, many similar to that of the CAT4™ and these cable detectors could be considered more affordable, perfect for those on a budget!

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