Electronic, Automatic & Microchip Pet Doors

  • Keep neighborhood cats and other unwanted critters out of your home with an electronic door that unlocks for your pet only
  • Keep some pets inside while letting others out with selective entry microchip and RFID activated electronic pet doors
  • Variety of styles available ranging from door and wall mounts to sliding glass door inserts with a motorized flap — perfect for timid or arthritic pets

Do you want the freedom of a pet door, but you worry about neighborhood cats or other critters entering your home? Maybe you have a cat (or a baby!) that you want to keep in while you let the dogs out, or your pet is so arthritic that they can't manage their old pet door. Maybe you, like most pet owners, would just feel more secure without an unlocked dog door leading into your home. What is the best solution to these problems?

The answer is to get an electronic pet door! These include electronic, magnetic, RFID chip, or even motorized dog doors and cat doors. Pay close attention to measuring for size as always because microchip technology is not compatible with larger dogs due to the limited range of microchip frequency. When selecting an electronic pet door, you’ll also want to consider the power source, spare collar keys, locking mechanisms, and opening methods. These all play a role in the success of your door. Again, consider that there are not as many electronic locking door options and no magnetic door for sliding glass door options for large dogs. High Tech Pet Products offers slightly larger auto-locking doggie door options. In any case, take a look at our Ultimate Guide to Microchips and Pets to help guide your decision and find the best electronic dog door for you.

The smaller doors operate by the pet pushing through the flap once activated, whereas some of the larger options (like the High Tech) are fully motorized and will raise or lower for the pet. The motorized option is recommended if you have a more timid or elderly pet who has trouble pushing through a pet flap. It also has its own self-locking cover built-in, meaning you don't have to keep track of a separate piece. Most of these doors have lots of moving parts that could be broken off, so these doors come with a one year warranty. There are no cat-specific motorized options, so keep in mind that the collar key or smart key might be a bit bulky for them to wear. All of the large electronic doors will be collar activated, as there are no microchip options for larger dogs.