- Microchip pet door for small dogs and cats of all sizes
- Curfew mode allows you to establish a specific time when your pet can use the door
- Includes a four-way locking system
- RFID collar key for pets who have not yet been microchipped
- Frame is available in white or brown
The SureFlap Microchip Pet Door is a reliable pet door for cats and small dogs that are designed to keep unwanted critters and neighboring cats out of your house for good. Engineered with RFID technology, this SureFlap pet door is equipped with the fastest chip reader for pet doors on the market that can sense your pet's microchip. Even if your pet is not microchipped, an RFID collar key is provided upon purchase to ensure that your pet can use this door. The microchip pet door also features a curfew setting that allows you to keep your pet indoors over a certain period of time, which is beneficial for owners who want their pets inside at night for improved safety.
- 7" x 7" flap is made of clear, rigid plastic surrounded by fuzzy weather stripping to prevent drafts.
- Installs indoors 0 - 2 3/4" thick. If installing in a metal or glass door, purchasing the SureFlap mounting adapter is recommended to prevent the door material from interfering with the microchip sensor. If you'd like to install it in a wall, you can do so by purchasing the SureFlap door and wall mount bundle.
- Allows any pet to go outside, but pets need a programmed microchip or an RFID collar key to come back in.
- Pet door scans embedded microchip to unlock when they stand in front of the door. The microchip is not included; this process can only be done at a scheduled vet visit.
- If your pet is not yet chipped, you can use the included RFID collar key in the meantime.
- Programs up to 32 different cats.
- Incorporates a 4-way locking system: completely locked or unlocked, in only or out only.
- Can be set to a normal manual flap mode in which the door functions without the microchip or collar key. This mode is ideal for training timid cats or dogs, as the electronics do make a clicking noise when locking and unlocking.
- Curfew setting allows you to program the door to lock and unlock at certain times of the day if need be to ensure your pet's security.
- Powered by 4 C batteries, which typically last around 6 months. A low battery indicator light will blink red when the batteries need to be changed. If the batteries die, the pet door will automatically revert to the locked position, locking any pets outside.
Custom Mode 5 is the raccoon mode, making this door a raccoon-resistant cat door. As soon as the sensors detect an animal's head in the tunnel of the pet door, it scans to read the microchip. If the animal is not one whose chip has been programmed to trigger the door, the two locks on the exterior of the door are activated for added security. At this point, the unit will keep scanning for a microchip, and the exterior locks will remain engaged until approximately 10 seconds after the intruder animal has moved away from the door. When the exterior locks are engaged it makes it impossible for the raccoon to open the door towards them in order to get in. The interior locks prevent the raccoon or other stray animals from pushing through the door into the house. The combination of the two sets of locks has proved virtually impenetrable to raccoons in product testing.
- 7" x 7" flap opening is the largest microchip dog door for cats and small dogs.
- Curfew setting prevents dogs from going outside in the night to bark at any critters and eliminates sleep loss and safety concerns.
- Even if a pet is outside when curfew is on and the door is locked, they can still get in with the microchip sensing, but other critters can't.
- Microchip pet doors are great for pets who lose or refuse to wear collars.
- Prevents any unwanted critters or neighboring cats from entering your home.
- Locking features of this SureFlap pet door are great for windy areas, as the flap stays shut once your pet has gone through.
- With pet door mounting adapters, there's an increased flexibility of installation locations.
|Flap Size||Flap Dimension||Rough Cut Out||Outside|
|Pet Door||7"w x 7"h||7 7/8"w x 8 13/16"h||10 1/4"w x 11" h||08SFpd|
The SureFlap Pet Door works with all identification microchips supplied by your vet and SureFlap RFID collar tags.
Is there a microchip activated dog door a little larger sized for taller dogs?
Unfortunately, there is no larger microchip dog door available in this brand or any other brand. We do have other electronic pet doors that are larger, however no dog door with chip compatibility features.
What is 'raccoon mode'?
Raccoon mode is an additional security method. When it is activated, sensors will detect an animal's head in the tunnel and scan to read for a chip. If the animal does not have a chip programmed to the door, two locks are activated. These exterior locks are engaged until 10 seconds after the intruder leaves. These locks prevent a raccoon from pushing through the door into the house. Or pulling the door backward to get in.
Will this door open from the inside as well for a pet wearing a chip or collar key?
No. The SureFlap Pet Door will only read the signal from one direction, the outside. Any pet can leave, but access is controlled in terms of who can enter. For two-way control, take a look at the SureFlap Dualscan, more akin to a SureFlap Microchip cat flap.
How quickly does the flap close after my cat goes through?
The flap on the Sureflap large microchip cat flap will close as soon as your pet's body is through the door. The flap will swing shut and lock via tabs, which takes a few seconds.
If my batteries die do I have to re-program the collar keys and microchips?
No, the chips and collar keys should still be programmed in the Sureflap memory.
If I buy more than one door, do my pets have to wear multiple collar keys or chips to use them all?
No, you can program one collar key or chip to multiple doors and your pet will still be able to use each door. Each door can program up to 32 different pets.
Is there a security cover for this door?
There is no security cover for this as the different entry modes prohibit unwanted intruders, locking the rigid flap. The tabs and weather stripping also keep the your home sealed from weather.
Can I lock this so my pets can't go outside even with a chip or collar key?
Yes, there are different modes you can customize to restrict access. There is also a curfew mode, preventing a cat or dog to exit or entering during a time you set.
How do I know if my cat has a microchip?
Your vet should be able to identify whether your cat has a chip embedded, as well as letting you know if that microchip works with this door.
Will this tell me if my cat is inside or outside?
No, there is not function to let you know whether your pet is inside or outside. If you needed that feature you would want to get the SureFlap Connect model with the additional Hub, both are available on PetDoors.com.
Why isn't there a large Sureflap microchip dog door?
Well with microchip dog doors the door itself would have to be much larger for bigger pets to get through. This means that the range for sensing the chip is increased and because of that can be too far away for it to trigger the pet door lock consistently. Right now, Sureflap is working on a microchip dog door, but it still has a ways to go.
Can this pet door be installed in a glass door?
More than likely, No. The glass in glass doors is tempered and will shatter if you attempt to cut it. You can have a local glass company cut a hole, to the pet door manufacturer's specification, in a non-tempered glass. Then have then tempure it for safety. You will need this mounting adapter to have the SureFlap Microchip mount correctly.
Is this SureFlap Dog Door the only chip dog door?
This SureFlap Dog Door is for small dogs only since the flap size is 7"w x 7"h. It is the only Microchip dog door on the market.
Introducing the SureFlap Microchip Pet Door
Locking and Unlocking the SureFlap Microchip Pet Door
Raccoon Testing the Sureflap! Don't Miss This Video
An Interview with the Inventor of the SureFlap Microchip Pet Door Including Comparison with the Cat Flap Version
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.
Installing the SureFlap Microchip Pet Door in a Door
Installing the SureFlap Door Through a Wall (tunnel kit sold separately)
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 Sureflap Microchip Cat 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.
- 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.