SureFlap Microchip Pet Doors use implanted microchip to unlock. DualScan, Pet Door, and Pet Door Connect versions are raccoon proof
- Electronic locking mechanism keeps out strays
- Works with most implanted microchips
- Programmable for up to 32 pets
- Manual 4 way lock
- Optional wall tunnel sections and adapter for wall installations
- Microchip Cat Flap and Dual Scan operate up to a year on 4 AA batteries
- Pet Door and Pet Door Connect operate up to a year on 4 C batteries
- Dualscan and larger Pet Door versions are raccoon proof
- Fits cats and small dogs
- White frame
- No collar key included in smaller sizes, 1 key included with Pet Door
- Pet Door size available in Connect version sold with hub allows control of locking function with a cell phone app
- 3 year warranty
The SureFlap cat door is an electronic door which unlocks to allow entry for pets with programmed microchips. If your pet already has a microchip implanted, this door should work with it. SureFlap cat flaps will also work with their microchip collar keys, but no keys are included with the door. The smaller version is suitable for average sized cats. There is a larger version if you need a door for your Maine Coon.
The SureFlap door operates on 4 AA batteries which give a service life of about 6 months. The door has the electronic lock, but in addition it can also be manually set to locked, open, in only, or out only. This door does work in steel or aluminum doors, unlike some of its competitors that work with microchip pet ID tags. It comes with a 3 year manufacturer warranty.
The larger Pet Door size is available in the Connect version which allows the door to communicate with a wireless hub. This can be connected to your home wireless network, and you can use a smart phone app to remotely lock and unlock the pet door. NOTE--The Connect version is different than the regular Pet Door, so you cannot buy a Connect Hub and use it with the regular version of the Pet Door.
For installation on steel and aluminum doors, SureFlap recommends using the mounting adapter. This allows you to cut a larger hole than you would otherwise use and that means less interference to the RFID signal.
DUALSCAN, PET DOOR, AND CONNECT VERSIONS ARE RACCOON PROOF:
The DualScan door differs in that the electronic lock works in both directions, so only cats with keys can get out as well as getting in. Because it locks in both directions, the DualScan is the one to get if you are trying to prevent raccoons from getting in or trying to let one cat out while keeping another inside. Warning: In that two cat scenario, if the cats are buddies there is nothing to prevent the cat you don't want getting out from following the cat with the chip.
The Pet Door has a lock on the inside and has a raccoon or intruder mode. If the flap is touched but there is no key present, it operates an exterior lock that prevents the door from being pulled open from the outside.
The E-Cat Door is a less expensive alternative that is not raccoon proof. If you have a larger dog and need an electronic door, have a look at the High Tech Pet Door and the Plexidor Electronic Dog Door.
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I bought and installed a Cat Mate door and found it to be totally unsatisfactory. It would only read the cats microchips part of the time. I programmed it before installation and it worked for the first few times the cats went through, then it would just randomly not work, leaving the poor cat banging it's head on the door but locked in or out. It worked fine with the collar tags, but I didn't want to have collars on my cats. I replaced the Cat Mate with this door and couldn't be happier. The installation was a bit more difficult because it requires drilling a perfectly straight hole through the wall (in my case a solid 2x4) to hit a blind hole on the other side of the door. It's not easy to get that right. But after it was installed, it was a breeze to program and has worked flawlessly. The two adult cats have free run, the kitten can come in but can't go out. The programming is simpler and the instructions are also much easier to understand than the Cat Mate. The only thing I wish for is a slightly bigger door. Our 15 pound Maine Coon just barely fits through this one.
We are very pleased with the product. But we have a problem. When the door is actuated by Smokey's chip, the door makes a click that really scares Smokey. We have tried to deactivate the stops (removed the batteries) and tape down the stops so the door swings freely either way. Smokey will exit the door but not enter it yet. Any suggestions about how to entice Smokey to get used to the door? This is a problem if we can't get him to use the door since we have raccoon problems - big time. HELP!
PDS note--There is no way to make the click from the lock go away, but the manufacturer does have a fairly involved training instructional manual, which we can email to anyone who would like a copy.
I just cut the hole, then a few shims for the panel inset and the door slid right in. You do need to disassemble the interior part to get at the screw holes, which I missed in the documentation, but the rest was a cinch.
The keys programmed up easily. too.
Now to see how the cats react to their new door. If I have any troubles, I'll update this.
Basically a good electronic door with multiple selective modes. But, the unsophisticated rural coons at my place broke in the first week after I paid $152 to protect my cat food while I'm away at work all week. And, the coons didn't "tailgate" my cat because he never learned to use the door. The coons continued to enter even after my cat lost his collar tag. The only explanation I can come up with is the 1 or 2 second delay before the locks engage to keep the door from being pulled outwards, give a coon time to reach in and quickly pull the door out. I would've sent it back, but what do I do with the giant hole in my laundry room door? Now I have to drive an hour each way to feed my cat in the middle of the week. So, the $152 was wasted as far as I'm concerned. It's a nice door, but don't expect it to solve your raccoon problems.
We love this door. We have a very cautious feral cat that loves to go outside. Knowing we would be going on a month vacation we didn't want her to go stir crazy. We installed the door, put her through it a few times on learn mode. After several weeks when she was comfortable with it I puy her litter box outside, near the door. She didn't use it but went back to the outdoors and the litter box is gone! Yea!! Next step we put the chip on her collar no took the system off learning mode. No problem. Because it only clicks on re-entry and she is already in the tunnel it doesn't seem to bother her. We are so pleased to have been able to give her the freedom she needs with no worries about intruders.
This pet door is wonderful. Very sturdy and well built. There service was above my expectations. He was very prompt at getting my order to me. I hope someday that the company that manufactures this cat door will someday offer this door with a programmable timer to control entry/exit on a daily schedule. I know there is another pet door on the market that offers this functionality. I highly recommend Jon at The Pet Door Store.
This door works very well! It recognized my puppy's chip with no problem at all. Very satisfied with this product.