Single Pane Glass | Electro-Magnetic Locking Door for Cats & Dogs
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PetSafe Electronic SmartDoor Electronic Dog Door is the perfect addition to the smart house. Unique and innovative, the Electronic SmartDoor is operated by the lightweight SmartKey worn as an everyday tag on your pet's collar. The SmartKey communicates with the Pet Doors through a radio frequency and unlocks the door as the pet approaches and relocks automatically as the pet enters or exits. The SmartKey works like a garage door opener, so as long as your pet is in the range you've selected, the electronic dog door will unlock. Designed for the pet's safety and convenience, the pet doors have three levels of security; automatic, always unlocked, always locked and is battery powered, freeing the home of unwanted, hazardous cords. There are 250 different door codes, ensuring your pet door's individuality from neighboring doors. Our SmartDoor Electronic Dog Door features a plexiglass flap with locks in both directions and an energy efficient, weather-resistant seal and insulated flap. System includes one SmartKey and can identify up to 5 SmartKeys, sold separately. Requires 4 D Cell batteries, not included.
Pros & Cons: As most electronic dog doors, High Tech Pet's best dog door is very energy-efficient, which is one of its main purposes (right there with convenience for lazier pet owners). The 4-way security lock system ensures you have several options to control how your dog moves through the door, which could be “Out Only, In Only, Full Access, No Access.” On top of that, this best dog door also comes with an (automatic) deadbolt feature for extra level of security and a weatherproof shield that has an airtight seal.
Dog Doors | Electronic SmartDoors for Dogs & Cats | PetSafe
Dog Doors | PetSafe Pet Doors for Dogs & Cats
However, electronic dog or cat dog doors may give a false sense of security. Receivers may respond to a pocketful of change or other stimulus. A pet standing or lying near the doggie door can unlock the door and allow an inside cat out or a clever thief in. Also, an indoor pet can slip through with another pet and become trapped outside. In evaluating an electronic doggie door the first question is, "Does the door really open and close by itself or does it just unlock, requiring the pet to push it open?" Most so called "electronic pet doors" on the market are not opened by a motor and require the pet to push open the panel. That is something that a lot of pets don't like to do. Motorized electronic doggy doors are in a class by themselves, giving you huge advantages over electronic dog doors that merely unlock. Not only are motorized dog doors convenient for you and your pet, they are better sealed and far more secure. This is because the linear track in which the panel moves up and down provides a continuous, air tight seal and also provides a mechanically stronger holding mechanism that resists being kicked in by an intruder. Electronic dog doors that just unlock and swing open have to seal the sides of the swinging panel. These seals are not air tight and allow air to pass through just like flap doors, making them susceptible to drafts, less energy efficient and less secure against intruders, just like flap doors. Electronic dog door models like the Petsafe Smart Door and the Petsafe Passport are not motorized and are simply not in the same class of a Power Pet door (although, they like to advertise as if they were). There are also various magnetic and electro-magnetic dog and cat doors that operate a simple solenoid that unlocks the door when is senses a magnet on the pet's collar. Such products are made by Ideal Pet Products (a very good dog door manufacturer), Dog Mate and others. These types of products really do not provide much more in the way of security or insulation than a conventional flap door and don't really warrant much consideration here.