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SureFlap DualScan Microchip Cat Door for Walls

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  • Microchip cat door for walls controls access from both sides of the pet door
  • SureFlap cat door wall mount installs in walls 2 ’ 8
  • Perfect fit for homes with indoor-outdoor and indoor-only cats
  • Raccoon proof cat door keeps unwanted strays and critters out of your home
  • RFID collar keys available for unchipped cats

The SureFlap DualScan through wall cat door is designed with the most innovative microchip technology on the market. The microchip sensor scans from both sides of the door, controlling which cats have access to and from the SureFlap dual scan pet door at all times. With this capability, raccoons and other unwanted critters will be unable to enter through the cat door. Similarly, you will be able to program into the door which microchipped cats are permitted to use the door, which is the best solution for homes with indoor-outdoor and indoor-only cats.


Features:

  • Installs in walls 2" - 8" thick with 2" thick tunnel extensions. Selecting the correct wall thickness in the drop-down menu will ensure that you receive the appropriate amount of tunnel extensions.
  • A mounting adapter is recommended for added stability but is not mandatory for installation.
  • 5 5/8 x 4 ¾ cat flap is made of clear, rigid acrylic to prevent raccoons and other critters from penetrating the flap.
  • Microchip cat flap programs up to 32 microchips or RFID collar keys.
  • If your pet is not chipped or is waiting to be chipped, you can purchase an RFID collar key in lieu of the embedded microchip.
  • Microchip and RFID cat door unlocks only for cats with a programmed microchip/RFID collar key when standing in front of the pet door.
  • Features a safety mode to allow cats who got out on accident to get back in.
  • Operates on 4 AA batteries that typically last around 6 months.
  • When batteries are low, an indicator light flashes every 5 seconds. Replace the batteries when this light is flashing. When the batteries die, the door defaults to the locked position, which could leave pets stuck outside.
  • Manual 4-way locking system (in/out only or completely locked/unlocked) included in the case that you want to disengage the electronic technology and use the cat door manually.
  • Available in white or brown.

Benefits:

  • Keeps out raccoons, strays, and other unwanted animals from entering your home.
  • Great for homes with both indoor-outdoor and indoor-only cats.
  • RFID collar keys available in the case that your pet is not or has yet to be microchipped.
  • Eliminates the need for manually locking/unlocking the cat door.

Size Chart

Flap SizeFlap DimensionRough Cut OutOutsideFrameDimension
Cat Flap5 5/8" x 4 3/4"6 1/2"w x 6 3/4"h8 1/4"w x 8 1/4" h

 

The SureFlap DualScan works with all identification microchips supplied by your vet and SureFlap RFID collar tags.

 

FAQ

Will this keep certain pets inside?

Yep! Since this requires a microchip or collar key to be used for entry and exit you can use it to keep some cats inside and let others in and out.

How do I know if my pet will fit through?

This is a fairly small flap so the easiest way to check would be to cut a hole in a piece of cardboard 5 3/4"w by 4 3/4"h. Then see if they can get through without squeezing.

What if my wall is thicker than 8"?

You can purchase SureFlap Wall tunnel extensions for added tunnel length

Does it come with the chip?

No, the chip would have to be implanted by your vet.

How do I know my cats chip will work?

The Sureflap doors are compatible with the following commonly used microchips in North America:

  • All 15 - digit (FDXB)
  • All 10 - digit (FDXA) except those with codes starting 000..., 010..., or 020...
  • All 9 - digit (Avid Secure/Encrypted Chip)

Do they have to push the flap?

Yes, the latches will unlock and then they have push open the door.

Is the door weather proof?

As the flap is locked it won't blow open, and it has a fuzzy weather stripping surrounding it for added insulation.

What is the frame and tunnel sections made of?

They are plastic.

Is the door loud?

There is a clicking noise when the locking pins retract into the frame.

Does the door have a timer?

This door does not have a timer, although it does have a manual 4-way locking feature. For a model that does have a built-in timer/curfew mode (no 4-way locking feature), check out the SureFlap Microchip Pet Door for Walls.

Do I need a mounting adaptor?

If you are installing in metal or glass, this is a requirement as glass and metal can interfere with the electronic signal of the cat door. For standard wall materials, the adaptor is a recommendation.

Videos

How To "Learn" your cat into your DualScan Cat Flap




How to Install in a Door



How to Install in a Door Animation

Warranty

SureFlap ™ Cat Door Guarantee


Guarantee  SureFlap ™ microchip cat flaps carry a 3-year guarantee from the date of purchase, subject to proof of purchase date. The guarantee is restricted to any fault caused by defective materials, components or manufacture. This guarantee does not apply to products whose defect has been caused by normal wear and tear, misuse, neglect or intentional damage.


In the event of a part failure due to faulty parts or workmanship, the part will be replaced free of charge during the guarantee period only. At the manufacturer's discretion, a replacement product may be provided free of charge in the case of a more serious malfunction. Your statutory rights are not affected.


Disclaimer The SureFlap™ microchip cat flap incorporates selective entry features which have been designed to minimize the risk of unwanted animals entering your home. However, it is not possible to fully guarantee the exclusion of all other animals in all circumstances.


In the rare event of an unwanted animal gaining access to your home, SureFlap cannot accept liability for any damage or inconvenience which may be incurred.


Warning The motorized catch and manual lock are provided exclusively to prevent the entry of unwanted animals and is not a security device. SureFlap Ltd cannot accept liability for unintended use and the owner of the product accepts full responsibility for supervising the access in and out of the home that it provides.


In households with children, it is essential to include the cat flap in child-proofing considerations. Misuse of the cat flap by a child may result in the child coming into contact with potential dangers. For this reason, young children should be monitored at all times when in the immediate vicinity of the cat flap.


Caution Prior to installation, it is the responsibility of the user to consult all building codes which may influence the fitting of the cat flap and assess the suitability of a given installation. The user must also consider potential hazards present inside or outside the cat flap as well as the impact that subsequent modifications to your property may have on the existence and use of your cat flap. It is recommended that these assessments are conducted in consultation with a construction professional.


Do not install SureFlap ™ in a fire door as it will render the fire door unfit for purpose.

Installation Instructions

TOOLS REQUIRED:



  • Weatherproof Tape

  • Weatherproof Sealant

  • Blu Tack

  • Masonry Drill

  • Masking Tape

  • Sharpened Pencil

  • Spirit Level

  • Ruler


 


Manufacturer Recommendations:



  • For DIY installers, please note the use of power tools may be necessary. Safety equipment (gloves, eye protection, etc.) should be used. Consult a professional when necessary.

  • You may need to remove the unit at a given time if you move or change out units. If this is the case, do not glue the main assembly to the wall. This could result in the damaging of the wall surface upon removal of the unit.

  • A mounting adaptor and tunnel extenders are recommended for wall installations.


 


Step 1: Measure your pet from feet to shoulders. When installed, the top of the flap opening should be at least an inch above their back. If there is a drop-down on the outside of your wall, take this into account, as you may need a step or ramp.


Step 2: Select your installation location on the wall for the cat flap. This should be a convenient location for your pet to enter and exit the home.


Step 3: Using your pencil, mark a 6 ¼" w x 6 ½" h square on the wall. This indicates the position of the wall tunnel.


Step 4: With the appropriate tools, make a hole through the wall, ensuring that the tunnel is horizontal. Any slope downward from the inside to the outside of the home will ensure any rain runs out of the tunnel.


Step 5: Apply super glue to the four tabs of the tunnel extender. Fit the extenders together. When the glue has dried, place the weatherproof tape to the outside of the tunnel.


Step 6: Revisit Step 5 to bond all of your wall extenders together. Do not glue your tunnel to the tunnel of the cat frame. Just use tape when you get there.


Step 7: Take the mounting adaptor and drill four holes in it using a 4mm drill bit. These 4 holes are for the screws that will hold the cat door to the interior of your home. You can place the four screws where you like around the perimeter of the mounting adaptor.


Step 8 (if you purchased a mounting adaptor): Take the two shortest screws from the box. Using a washer, screw the mounting adaptor to the cat door frame.


Step 9: Place the cat door (with the adaptor if you have it) into the hole in your wall on the inside of your house.


Step 10: With a pencil, mark the positions for the four screws through the holes you have made in the adaptor. You’ll need to remove some material from your wall to allow the screw and washer, which hold the mounting adaptor to the entire frame, fit properly. This ensures that the adaptor fits flush with the wall.


Step 11: Drill four holes in your wall using a drill bit that suits the construction of your wall and your chosen screws.


Step 12: Tape your wall extenders to the end of the cat door tunnel.


Step 13: Place the SureFlap frame and the tunnel through the hole in your wall. Screw it in place (through the mounting adaptor if you have it).


Step 14: Take the exterior frame of the mounting adaptor (if you have it) and cat door frame and place it over the end of the tunnel.


Step 15: Mark the position of the two screw holes required to mount the external frame. Drill these holes in the wall.


Step 16: Tightly screw your external frame (and adaptor if you have it) to the outside wall. You can use small screws to hold the end of the tunnel extender as a way to help installation.


Please Note: It is recommended to place waterproof sealant between the tunnel and external frame to restrict water from getting into the wall cavity.


Training Sessions 


Getting Started: Some pets will take longer than others to acclimate to their new door, so patience is key! Never push or shove your pet through the door (this will only develop negative feelings). Instead, follow these training tips + tricks to help introduce your pet to the door gradually.


Limit training sessions to no more than 10 minutes at a time. Two well spaced out sessions per day should be the maximum.


Hold the flap all the way open for your pet at first; then a little less each subsequent time so your pet learns to push through on their own. Stay consistent with verbal encouragement and treats for best results.


 


Teaching Your Cat to Use Their Door


Step One: Introduce your cat to the door by putting your hand through it so they know how it works. Have them inspect the new cat flap to get used to the look and smell (this is a great time to program your cat’s microchip!).  


Tip: You can wipe your cat’s face or body with a cloth and wipe the door with the same cloth to give it a more familiar scent. 


Step Two: Some cat doors make a slight clicking noise when opening and closing which can scare timid cats. Try manually opening and shutting the flap slowly to familiarize your cat with this noise. 


Step Three: Get your kitty’s favorite treats or toy ready! Start by using a treat to encourage your cat through while holding the flap open for them. Once they are comfortable, start lowering the flap on them as they walk through for their treat.


Tip: Be sure to train your cat using the actual door height - meaning raise the door enough so it resembles how high it will be once installed.


Tip: If you have a door with non-removable magnets, putting some painter’s tape over the magnets can help decrease the magnet attraction strength temporarily for training purposes.


Step Four: Always make sure to reward your cat with praise (and maybe another treat) when they pass through the door.  Remember: training can take a considerable amount of time. There is no standard practice as every cat is unique.


 


Quick Tips


- For especially timid cats, temporarily tape it up out of the way while they get used to the idea of walking through the tunnel.



- Clear flaps may confuse pets as they might think the flap is a window. Try putting a piece of masking tape on the clear flap to distinguish it from a window and reinforce to your pet its use as a door.



- Magnetic and weighted flaps have additional weight which may be difficult for your pet to push through. Fix this problem by gently pushing the door to assist your pet as they go through or removing the magnet until your pet gets used to the full weight of the door on their own.



- If you plan on installing more than one pet door, use the same flap if possible for consistency.



- Electronic flaps make a small clicking noise when the flap is activated that may frighten timid pets. The best way to remedy this problem is to positively reinforce this sound in your pet’s mind.


- Praise your pet when they come near the door and hear the activation noise.


- If this does not work, disable the electronics with “training mode” and have your pet use the door manually for a week or so while getting acquainted with the door.


- Consistency is key! Stay consistent both in your training methods and your choice of pet doors. If you have multiple pets the first to learn will often demonstrate  for the others!



- When your first lock the flap shut, introduce your pet slowly rather than letting them “learn the hard way” by running into it.

Additional Information

Frame Material

Plastic

Flap Material

Acrylic

Flap Colors

Clear

Flap Thickness

1/8

Warranty Period

2 years

Return Period

30 days

Door Open Type

Unlocks for the key signal and pet pushes open

Your Maximum Pet Size

Cats

Controls Access

From Inside and Outside

Operates On

Battery

Flap Opens

Pet Must Push

Flap Design

Single, One Part, Rigid, Thin Flap

Can Be Installed In

Kennel Wall, Walls

Additional Lock

4-Way Lock

Number Pets

32

Activated By

Implanted Chip, RFID

Wall Thickness Range

2"-8

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