RFID, Magnetic, Microchipped and Electromagnetic Dog Door Options
Pet Doors have changed significantly in the last few years. Customers now have the choice between magnetic, electro-magnetic, sonic frequency, microchip, and RFID dog doors. Each type of door has its benefits and characteristics. They also serve different breeds.
We have attempted to portray as many of these characteristics for each product. You may need an electronic door for a certain purpose -- to let the dog out but keep the cat in, deter neighborhood feral cats, or keep out obnoxious pests like raccoons.
Still, others would like more of a security designed door. Each door we carry we go into great detail of its characteristics. It is important to know what you may expect from the product and what controlling action it will perform.
Important Note: You may need an electronic door for a certain purpose, ie., to let the dog out but keep the cat in, deter
neighborhood feral cats, keep out obnoxious pests like raccoons, and
still others would like more of a security designed door. Each door we
carry we go in to great detail of it's characteristics. It is
important to know what you may expect from the product and what
controlling action it will perform.
Interesting Facts About Electronic Pet Doors
Myth: Electronic pet doors provide the best seal and protection from the weather.
Truth: Dual flexible flap pet doors provide a far superior barrier to temperatures and weather. All electronic versions are made with plastic doors and are not insulated. You need to shop for dog doors that have a weatherproof seal. We have highlighted doors that serve this purpose well.
Myth: Electronic doors keep out criminals
Truth: Doors are only designed to regulate the access of pets and some are designed to keep out other animals. Optimal security is found in pet door models that have heavy-duty security panels that lock off the pet openings. If anyone represents a door as providing security from criminal activity, they are incorrect.
Myth: It is always best to have an electronic pet door over manual doors.
Truth: Most dog owners do not use electronic doors unless they are keeping a cat inside the house etc. The large majority of pet owners go with manual doors that seal, insulate, and last far longer than electronic doors.
Microchip Dog Door
Microchip-activated cat and small dog doors work with nearly all implanted chips. A microchip will not only keep your pet safe, but also serve as a house key for them. You will notice that with these models the manufacturer has designed the door to also work with a collar tag. In the event the implanted chip is not in a favorable location for activation, that can still open the door.
One option of a pristine large cat entrance is the SureFlap Microchip Large Pet Door. The door can use both microchips and pet collar tags, for added flexibility. Simply record the codes from either device, and it will be in the system permanently. For added security, it has a Curfew feature that will allow pets outside but will lock and only open when they sense a pet with a microchip or collar tag approach.
RFID Pet Door
Collar tags are also popular to accompany a visiting pet so they can also use your pet door. Specific RFID-activated pet doors are good for keeping out pests, such as raccoons or feral cats. Not even the handiest creature will be able to use a tag to break and enter.
The Elite Super Selective Door is one such option for cat owners, and it even comes with tunnel extensions for going through thick walls. If you have felines that insist that 3 AM is playtime, and they want to go out, then you can ensure they will always return. You also get a weather-proof seal to keep the evening chill out of the house, as well as unwanted humidity.
Customers will also notice that these pet doors are only made for cats and very small dogs. The main reason for this is found in understanding how RFID works. With RFID technology, you need an antenna that is longer than expected. This is typically wrapped around the frame or tunnel of the pet door.
The activation with RFID is usually within a short distance typically a matter of inches. As a result, you do not see doors for use with larger dogs as they stand. When entering, a larger canine would be farther away from the pet door as compared to a small pet. They won?t be able to use the door to enter and exit a residence.
Magnetic Dog Door
Magnetic dog doors used a specific magnet collar tag to allow pets inside and out. One benefit is that they are cost-effective, with some models not requiring battery power. The tradeoffs include careful installation and not having a deterrent for a determined raccoon since they can break in if sufficiently motivated. The collars are also bulkier, so this is best for your larger breeds who can handle the extra weight.
Why does there need to be a proper installation? Because magnets require close proximity to work. If a dog or a cat is too far from the latch, then they may have to try multiple times to enter. This can frustrate a determined pet, and reduce convenience. We recommend only using these when you know that there are no pests in the area, and when you are on a tight budget.
Find your Automatic Pet Door At Moore Pet Supplies
Moore Pet Supplies is ready to equip your household with high tech pet products. Whether you get the best doggie doors, gates, or beds, we will answer all of your residential needs for any canine or feline. Improve the quality of life for the best friends in your life.
Reach out to us today to find your ideal power pet door. You deserve the best wall installations so that your pet can enter and leave with ease. Moore Pet Supplies is ready to help with automatic dog doors and more.
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