Ideal "E-Cat" Electronic Panel Pet Door

SKU# 01RI08

  • Ideal cat patio door panel with pre-installed electronic cat door
  • Magnetic sensing only allows your cat to use the door
  • 7” x 9” flap accommodates cats of all sizes
  • Tool-free installation
  • Available in white, bronze, and brushed aluminum

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Ideal "E-Cat" Electronic Panel Pet Door
Ideal "E-Cat" Electronic Panel Pet Door

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  • Ideal cat patio door panel with pre-installed electronic cat door
  • Magnetic sensing only allows your cat to use the door
  • 7” x 9” flap accommodates cats of all sizes
  • Tool-free installation
  • Available in white, bronze, and brushed aluminum
Flap SizeStep OverFlap SizeOverall Panel WidthRecommended
Pet Height*
Stock No
Cat Flap4"7" w x 9" h11"8" – 11"01RI08

*measured from the ground to the tallest point of their back 
The recommended pet width is generally 1 – 2" added to the width of the flap.

Still don't know which flap size to get? Here is a measurement guide to help you out

Height Adjustment Ranges

  • B: Shorty 75" – 77 3⁄4" (additional cost)
  • C: Regular 77 5⁄8" – 80 3⁄8"
  • E: Tall 93 3⁄4" – 96 1⁄2" (additional cost)

Custom Height Add-On Extension is available: If your sliding glass door track is not accommodated by one of these height ranges, you can special order a height extension for either the Regular or Tall panels by clicking here.  

CAUTION: If your measured track height is near the bottom of the adjustment range then you should review A Note of Caution

The 'E' Cat Patio Panel incorporates the Ideal 'E' Cat Pet Door.

Looking for an electronic cat door for your sliding glass door? This model combines the Ideal Fast Fit Patio Panel and the “E-Cat” Electronic cat door. The cat door operates with the magnetic collar key for your cat, as the door senses the magnet and opens when the cat is in close proximity. This prevents unwanted critters or neighboring cats from entering your home, providing your kitties the safety they deserve! The cat door panel is a spring-loaded design, avoiding any permanent alterations to your sliding glass door.



  • Cat sliding door panel comes in 3 track height adjustment ranges:
    • 75” ‒ 77 ¾”
    • 77 ⅝” ‒ 80 5/16”
    • 93 ¾” ‒ 96 ½”
  • Fits tracks at least ⅞”
  • Comes in white, bronze, and brushed aluminum
  • Operates on a 9-volt battery (not included)
  • Clear, rigid cat flap has a large, 7” x 9” opening to accommodate cats of all sizes
  • 3-way locking feature: in only, out only, or magnetic control disabled
  • Pin lock provided to lock the door requires drilling. If you do not want to use the pin lock, you can purchase a Charley Bar here



  • Keeps out unwanted critters and neighborhood cats
  • Simple installation and removal
  • Improves cat’s safety
  • Sleek design looks good in the home
  • Clar flap allows cats to see through the door before using

Customer Reviews

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  • Shipping and returning item was easy! review by Sarah
    5 3 Shipping and returning item was easy!

    I bought the sliding glass cat door to fit my front slider of my house, only door. Unfortunately, the width of the cat door did not fit my glass slider door and I was un able to lock my front door. The frame of the cat door felt a bit cheap for the amount of money I spent on it. I am a renter and am not a loud to make any adjustments to my sliding glass door. If I was an owner I would cut the glass of my slider for a cat door. However, returning and shipping was very easy and fast. Great customer service and if I ever become an owner instead of a renter I would look into the custom make cat door in glass.

    (Posted on 7/29/2018)

  • Great for summer use review by Juliana Y
    5 4 Great for summer use

    Simple panel - super easy to install and also take out when we need full use of our door. The electronic cat door itself is an inexpensive alternative to some other electronic models out there (although I admit, not as great as the expensive model we had previously installed in our wall). The cat has to get pretty close to the door for it to unlock, but for now it'll do.

    (Posted on 1/12/2018)

  • Good solution for my Sliding Glass Doors review by Neil
    5 4 Good solution for my Sliding Glass Doors

    This light weight panel was a good solution for my Sliding Glass Door since it was the only place I had to put a pet door. The magnetic lock took a bit of time to train my cat because the magnet needs to touch the plate at the bottom of the door.

    (Posted on 12/28/2017)

  • Inconsistant review by Gail
    5 3 Inconsistant

    The key only gets close enough some of the time, cat goes through paw first so it doesn't always work.

    (Posted on 12/22/2017)

  • Does the job review by TomY
    5 4 Does the job

    This door worked fine and did the job I was looking for it to do. No more unwanted guests for dinner. It took a little getting use to for my cat because of the firm door verses the flexible one he was use to. All well now.

    (Posted on 3/11/2016)

  • Yucky review by Nothappydoor
    5 1 Yucky

    Doesn't work at all!!!!!!!

    (Posted on 7/31/2013)

Weight 33.0000
Manufacturer Ideal Pet Products
Your Maximum Pet Size Cats, Large Cats
Controls Access From Outside Only
# Collar Keys Included 1
Operates On Battery
Flap Opens Pet Must Push
Frame Material Extruded Aluminum
Track Width Minimum 7/8"
House Locking Method Pin Lock
Tools Required For Installation Drill for pin lock only
Flap Material Polycarbonate
Flap Design Single, One Part , Rigid, Thin Flap
Flap Colors Clear
Flap Thickness 1/8"
Additional Lock 2-Way Lock
Door Open Type Unlocks for the key signal and pet pushes open
Number Pets Unlimited
Activated By Magnet
Dual or Single Pane Single Pane 1/8" Thick
Warranty Period Limited Lifetime
Return Period 30 days
Manufacturer's Restocking Fee 0

Ideal Electronic 'E-Cat' Cat Door

Used in the Ideal 'E-Cat' Patio Pet Door Panel


Step 1: Release the automatic height adjustment by turning the knobs located near the top of panel counter-clockwise and pressing. The height adjustment panel should fully extend upward (pull up on panel if necessary).

Step 2: Open the sliding glass/screen door.

Step 3: Insert the E-Cat Panel with the knobs facing inside. Place the top edge into the top track of the sliding glass/screen door. Lift up and swing the lower portion of the panel onto the ridge in the sliding glass door (or screen door).

Step 4: Slide the E-Cat Panel against the door jamb and make sure that the top is fully extended (not tilted to one side) and the bottom of the panel is on the ridge in the bottom track.

Step 5: To lock the E-Cat Panel in place, hand-tighten the knobs by turning clockwise.

Step 6: Once the panel is in pace, use the foam weather stripping to seal down the side of the panel that meets the sliding door.

Step 7: Finally, install the draft stopper strip along the trailing edge of the sliding panel. If your sliding door is on the outer track, install the strip along the front edge of the stationary panel. In both cases make sure that the edge is just barely making contact with the glass.


To permanently install the E-Cat Panel, you may screw through the aluminum fins that protrude on the existing frame of your door. Drill through the fins into the E-Cat Panel. Install two screws in the top and two in the side by the bottom of door. Do not put any screws into the frame by the glass of the E-Cat Panel as breakage may occur.


Installing the Security Lock (Optional)

Step 1: With the sliding door in the closed position, place the lock in the desired location with the bolt in a retracted position, pointed toward the sliding glass door or stationary window rail. Leave approximately ⅛” clearance between the bolt tip and the aluminum rail.

Step 2: Holding the lock firmly in place, mark the screw holes and the center of the bolt in the rail of the sliding door.

Step 3: Drill two 5⁄32” holes for mounting screws and a ⅜” hole for the locking bolt. DO NOT drill into the glass.

Step 4: With the sliding door in the closed position, mark the position for the second set of holes. Repeat.

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You would need to measure from the deepest part in the bottom track to the deepest part up inside the top track.

Yes, we recommend this for less extreme weather.

We do have a video under the installation instructions tab, but it is meant for a more straightforward easy install.

You can uninstall this pretty easily as long as you haven't drilled it in place.

It does have a small knob that you turn manually. You can also turn it so that it allows your kitty to come in and not go back out, allows them to go out and not in, completely locked, totally open, and one that disables the electronics all together making it a regular cat door.

The manufacturer includes a pin lock, but if you do not want to drill holes you can use a Charley Bar or a broomstick in the track for added security.

No, this pet door is not raccoon proof as it is just magnetic. If you needed a more raccoon proof option, check out the SureFlap Dual Scan panel.

Since doors that are controlled with a magnet are a little more touchy in how they need to be triggered to work properly we don't recommend this door for dogs.

Nope, you only need a 9-volt battery for the pet door.

Yes, but you can paint is as long as you get the correct kind and do the proper prep work.

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Ideal’s pet doors are very durable and with the proper care will provide many years of service for you and your pet. Thank you for selecting Ideal for your pet door. However, please be aware the pet doors are not waterproof against inclement weather or any excessive water exposure. The one year warranty set forth below applies to Ideal’s pet door(s). 
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24735 Avenue Rockefeller
Valencia, California, USA 91355
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