Ideal "E-Cat" Electronic Cat Door

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  • Electronic cat door with a magnetic collar
  • Self-framing adjustment range fits doors  1 1/4 - 1 3/4
  • Includes one magnetic key and a breakaway collar
  • Prevent neighborhood cats and wild critters from entering the house
  • 3-way, built-in locking device

This electronic cat door opens with magnetic sensing technology to ensure that only your cats are able to come and go from the pet door. Provided with one magnetic collar key and a breakaway collar, this electronic door senses the magnetic smartkey on your pet's collar as your kitty approaches and opens when they are close enough to the door. This way, any cat without a collar sensor will be prohibited from entering. Don't worry any longer about neighborhood cats or wild animals sneaking into your home. These electronic cat doors are built to keep your cats safe.


  • Self-framing adjustment range fits doors 1 1/4" - 1 3/4"
  • Plastic frame comes in white only
  • 3-way locking device: in only, out only, or completely unlocked without the need for a collar key
  • Clear, unbreakable polycarbonate flap is 7" x 9" to fit bigger cats
  • Includes one magnetic key and a breakaway collar. If you intend to use your own collar, make sure that there is not any other metal on it, as it will interfere with the magnetic sensing and prevent the doggie door from functioning properly
  • Operates on a 9-volt battery (not included)


  • Prevent neighborhood cats and wild critters from entering the house
  • Keeps your cats safe from raccoons and strays
  • You won't have to get up to let the cat in and out during all hours of the day
  • Breakaway collar is the safest collar for your cat to use

Size Chart

Flap SizeFlap DimensionRough Cut OutOutside Frame Dimension
E-Cat Flap7" w x 9" h7 3⁄8" w x 11 3⁄4" h9 1⁄4" w x 14 1⁄2" h



The new and revised warranty that follows this disclaimer supersedes any and all previous warranties of whatever nature or description, whether express, implied or set by law. Any unexpired warranties shall now be governed by the terms of the new warranty for the duration of the existing warranty’s unexpired term.

One Year Warranty:

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).

This product has a One Year Warranty from the date of the purchase of the product to be free of manufacturer’s defects in workmanship and materials. This express One Year Warranty is limited only to the original purchaser of the product and is non-transferable. Satisfactory proof of purchase must be provided to the manufacturer for this one year warranty to apply. In that case, the manufacturer will replace at no charge to the purchaser the defective part(s). No refunds will be provided to the purchaser. No service contract is being provided under this One Year Warranty. Proof of purchase so that the One Year Warranty may be honored must be made to:

Ideal Pet Products, Inc.

24735 Avenue Rockefeller

Valencia, California, USA 91355

Attention: Warranty Department

(661) 294-2266 / 1-877-IDEALPET (433-2573)

Any and all implied warranties are expressly disclaimed and of no force or effect. These warranties include, but are not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, implied fitness for any intended purpose, and any warranties under the California Song-Beverly Consumer Act.

This One Year Warranty is void if the damage is due to improper installation, intentional misuse or abuse, repairs by anyone other than the manufacturer, the failure to follow manufacturer’s instructions, or if the product is being used for commercial purposes. Purchaser assumes all risks and liabilities for the misuse or abuse of the product, the commercial use of the product, or the failure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

This One Year Warranty only applies if the product is used for domesticated animals. The Manufacturer, Ideal, is not responsible and shall not have any liability for any damage to or defects caused by acts of God, criminal activity, dog abuse including, but not limited to chewing on the door, lightening, abuse, alteration, trespassing, children’s use of the product, unauthorized access, entry by non-domesticated or “stray” animals, or any other unintended use or misuse of the product.

The Manufacturer, Ideal, disclaims and excludes any liability for incidental, consequential, punitive, general, special, or other damages arising out of or connected with the purchase, use, or misuse of the product or concerning any warranty herein.

This One Year Warranty shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, USA. Venue shall be with the Los Angeles Superior Court, North Valley District.


This product, or any of its accessories, parts, or attachments may not prevent adults, children, animals, insects, or objects from passing through or using the opening created by the product.

Ideal Pet Products will not be liable for any unintended or accidental usage, misuse, abuse, criminal conduct, water intrusion, acts of god, damages or injuries occurring or accruing from the use of this product except in strict accordance with Ideal's One Year Warranty accompanying the sale of this product to the original purchaser.

Additional Information



Flap Dimension

7" w x 9" h

Frame Material


Flap Material


Flap Colors


Flap Thickness


Warranty Period

Limited Lifetime

Return Period

30 days

Door Open Type

Unlocks for the key signal and pet pushes open

Rough Cut

7 3/8" w x 11 3/4" h

Flap Type

Single Flap

Your Maximum Pet Size

Cats, Large Cats

Controls Access

From Outside Only

# Collar Keys Included


Operates On


Flap Opens

Pet Must Push

Flap Design

Single, One Part, Rigid, Thin Flap

Can Be Installed In

Aluminum Door, Hollow Core Door, Solid Core Door

Additional Lock

2-Way Lock

Number Pets


Activated By


Installation Instructions


  • Hammer and Awl (or Nail)
  • Drill and 3/8” Drill Bit
  • Saber Saw
  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • Safety Goggles



Step 1: Center the template in the middle of the door and tape it in place. Make sure to place the top of the template at least one inch above the pet’s shoulder height.

Step 2: With the template in place, use a pencil to draw around the inside edge of the template onto the door. You can use a nail to mark the screw holes.

Step 3: Drill four outer screw holes.

Step 4: Mark and drill 4 starter holes on the inside corners. Using a saw, cut along the inside edge of pencil line.

Step 5: Insert the outer frame into the exterior opening (frame must be flush with door surface).

Step 6: Place the inner beauty ring into the opening from the interior door and hold in place. Install the screws and tighten until snug.

Step 7: Using the red dial on the door, adjust the locking mechanism to the setting you prefer.


How to Connect and/or Replace the Battery

Step 1: Remove the screw on the battery panel. Remove the panel.

Step 2: Insert the supplied battery into the plug and then into the compartment.

Step 3: Replace the panel and reattach the screw. It is recommended to change your battery every 6 months.



Ideal Electronic 'E-Cat' Cat Door


How does my cat access this door?

There is 1 collar key included (which your cat would wear) that allows them exclusive access through the magnetic cat flap door

How do I lock the panel to my sliding glass door?

The door comes with a pin lock (that needs tools to be installed), or you can purchase a Charley Bar (no tools installation) for added security.

What climate is this ecat suited for?

This panel is best used in moderate climates and is not recommended for extreme weather. For a weatherproof automatic dog door, we recommend the Sureflap Microchip pet door. This electronic pet door uses their microchip instead of a collar tag on your dog's collar to give your pet full access to the door (FYI, your pet should be microchipped).

Is this door electronically controlled both ways?

No, electronic control is in one direction only.

Will this prevent raccoons?

No, this would not be considered raccoon resistant. If you want a raccoon-proof, automatic pet door, we would recommend the Petsafe Electronic Smart Door, the Cat Mate / Dog Mate pet door series, and the High Tech Power Pet Electronic pet door. Please note that the High Tech Pet Door requires an ultrasonic collar key attachment on their dog collar, and the Petsafe Smartdoor is not waterproof. Many of the Cat Mate pet doors have 4-way access control and curfew settings for each pet using the door.

Does this come with a rechargeable battery?

No. It uses a 9 volt battery, which is not included.

Does this door panel come in custom heights like the Custom Ideal Fast Fit?

No, but you can order one size down from what you need to fit your sliding door track height wise and get an Ideal Fast Fit height extension separately.

What can I do if the 4" step over is too high for my cat?

Unfortunately the step overs cannot be customized for this panel, but you can look into a wooden block step or a ramp to make it easier for your cat to get through.

Is this good for dogs?

Since triggering the door's directional sensing system can be tricky for pets other than cats, as the ideal magnet must brush the bottom frame, they don't suggest this for dogs. Some pet owners have managed to make this work for small dogs, but large dogs will have trouble and will not fit. Dog owners should check out our selection of the best electronic dog doors to find one that will work for their K9.

Can I purchase replacement ideal magnets?

Yes you can get more Ideal E-Cat collar keys.

Can more than 1 cat use this door?

Yes! You can purchase additional collar keys for the flap system, and there is no limit to the number of pets that can use it.

Can replacement keys be ordered?

We carry Ideal magnetic collar keys.

Does this have a double flap?

No, this automatic door only has one flap, which lowers it's energy efficiency rating. However, the magnets lining the bottom of the flap create an airtight seal, which will help it resist weather conditions.

Can I use this as a wall entry pet door?

Yes, this makes a great wall installation. If your wall is thicker than the self-framing range, you may need a wall installation kit in order to not damage your wall. Needing to frame out the wall is not an easy installation and may require professional assistance.

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