Ideal "E-Cat" Electronic Cat Door

SKU# 08RI02

The Ideal Pet Products E-Cat Electronic Cat Door is a self-framing, electronic pet door with a built in manual lock in addition to the electronic function.

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E-Cat Flap7" w x 9" h7 3/8" w x 11 3/4" h9 1/4" w x 14 1/2" h


The Ideal Pet Products E-Cat Door

This Cat door is a self-framing, electronic pet door with a built in 2-way lock in addition to the electronic function. The '2-way' lock offers: The normal locked and unlocked position but it also offers a 3rd option of unlocked and no collar key required which would probably be useful in training.

The manufacturer specifies the size as suitable for cats to 15 lbs. We would expect this pet door to be suitable for even larger cats and suggest you simulate the opening for any cats up to about 25 lbs to see if the size would work for them.

The manufacturer recommends against use by dogs and we concur.  There are two possible problems. First, the collar key needs to touch the sensor plate to reliably activate and dogs tend to approach in a more upright posture. Second, if a dog is charging the pet door, it may not react quickly enough to unlock.

One collar key is included together with a 'break away' collar to hang the key from. Or you may use your own collar.

The flap is clear polycarbonate and measures 7" x 9". This very strong flap material is an excellent feature in a cat door.

It is self-framing from 1 1/4"to 1 3/4" which covers all interior and exterior standard dimension doors. The pet door may be installed in a thinner door by shimming the opening to at least 1 1/4". Available in white frame only.

Electronic control is in one direction only. 9 volt battery included.

Customer Reviews

  • Good, reliable product at a decent price
    How do you rate this product?

    Easy to install, good quality product. Big enough for our large feline to enter and exit comfortably. The only cons are: the magnet that operates the door didn't initially always work, leaving the cat to howl at the door; and that those magnets are so darned expensive. The cat lost her collar pretty fast, leaving me to figure out how to solve the issue until a new magnet arrived in the mail. I went to the nearest Office Depot and purchased several small, powerful magnets and epoxied one to a paper clip and attached it to her new collar. Worked perfect. I'll probably never spend $20 to replace these magnets again.

  • Versatile!
    How do you rate this product?

    Love this door! Works great, and once the neighborhood bully cat quit coming in, I could set this to normal operation, take the collar off my cat, and his neck could be free!! Great value!

  • Your answer was just
    How do you rate this product?

    Your answer was just what I nedede. It's made my day!

  • Not the best design for a cat door
    How do you rate this product?

    I purchased one of these and it was expensive for me by
    the time I got it into Canada with customs charges and shipping.
    Upon bench testing (before installation) I found that this
    door while large for larger cats, leaves a lot to be desired.
    The colour magnet (key) is very strong and will pick up nails
    and even a kitchen fork. Because the electronic design is
    a placement of 3 magnetic reed sensing switches, the magnet
    practically has to be dragged across the floor of the housing
    and there are two spots between the reed sensing switches that will not activate the latch to release it. This will frustrate
    the cat after a couple of tries. The akaline 9v battery will only
    last a couple of months and there is no low battery warning
    indicator. So other than the large size, I would not recommend this door..if your cat is smaller the RFID tag
    cat doors are much more reliable.

  • This Ideal Door is truly Ideal!
    How do you rate this product?

    We replaced a very old Ideal Cat Door with this new Electronic one, and are very pleased! Took us less than 30 minutes to take out the old one, and replace it with the new door. The cats that are permitted to come indoors, learned to use it within a few hours. The cats and possums that are not permitted indoors can no longer get inside! Kicking ourselves that we did not install the Electronic Cat Door years ago! Thanks so much.

ManufacturerIdeal Pet Products
Your Maximum Pet SizeCats, Large Cats
Controls AccessFrom Outside Only
# Collar Keys Included1
Operates OnBattery
Flap OpensPet Must Push
Flap TypeSingle Flap
Rough Cut7 3/8" w x 11 3/4" h
Frame MaterialPlastic
Flap Dimension7" w x 9" h
Flap MaterialPolycarbonate
Flap DesignSingle, One Part , Rigid, Thin Flap
Flap ColorsClear
Flap Thickness1/8"
Door Open TypeUnlocks for the key signal and pet pushes open
Additional Lock2-Way Lock
Number PetsUnlimited
Activated ByMagnet
Can Be Installed InAluminum Door, Hollow Core Door, Solid Core Door
Warranty PeriodLimited Lifetime
Return Period30 days
Manufacturer's Restocking Fee0

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Ideal Pet Products Limited Lifetime Warranty

We believe that our pet doors are the most durable on the market. That's why we were the first to offer a Limited Lifetime Warranty in workmanship and materials. All defective parts will be replaced free of charge. Limited Lifetime Warranty applies to the original purchaser only, with proof of sales receipt. Excludes flap or breakage of the glass panel.

A replacement part will be sent when we receive proof of purchase and a check in the amount of $10.00 to cover shipping and handling, payable to:

24735 Ave. Rockefeller
Valencia, California 91355
Attn: Pet Products Warranty Dept.

This warranty is void if damage to material is due to improper installation or intentional abuse.

As with any home improvement project, if you do not have the tools or skills to properly install your pet door, we suggest using a professional handyman or licensed contractor.

Ideal imposes a 15% restocking fee on all returns.