- Chip activated cat door and small dog door
- Includes the appropriate amount of wall liners for your wall installations to fit your wall thickness
- Flap size 7"wide x 7"high great for cats and small dogs
- Microchip reader cat door prevents access by strays and other unwanted critters
- Microchip locking mechanism pet door features a custom mode to keep raccoons out
- 1 RFID collar key for pets who have not yet been microchipped
The SureFlap Microchip Pet Door Wall Mount mounting adapter works for glass door glass installations as well as for walls between 2” ‒ 8”. The bundle includes the door, frame, and all necessary tunnel extenders needed to frame out the wall. If your wall is over 8”, you can purchase additional SureFlap tunnel extenders. This in-wall SureFlap Microchip Cat door is designed with RFID technology to program and recognize your pet’s embedded microchip pet door connect when entering the door from the outside. In this way, it works as a great product that can prevent any animals without a chip from accessing your home. With a 7” x 7” flap, this SureFlap pet door accommodates small dogs and cats of all sizes. The SureFlap Pet Door works with all standard identification microchips supplied by your vet and SureFlap RFID collar tags. This pet door installation will give your pet the freedom to go outside or inside to eat their cat food with ease.
Looking for something else? Take a look at our full selection of automatic pet doors.
- 7" x 7" clear and rigid flap is lined with fuzzy weather stripping to prevent drafts.
- Sure Petcare cat pet door permits any pet to go outside, but pets need a programmed microchip or an RFID collar key to enter the house.
- Scans embedded microchip number to unlock when pets stand in front of the door.
- Also acts as an RFID dog door with the collar keys tag included for pets who are not yet microchipped.
- Easily programs up to 32 different microchips or RFID collars.
- 4-way locking device (in/out only or completely locked/unlocked) can be implemented to override the microchip electronics if need be.
- Curfew mode allows you to set a time period in which your pet cannot use the door.
- Powered by 4 C batteries in a battery compartment, with a battery life typically lasting 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, or “raccoon mode,” makes this door a raccoon-proof cat door. As soon as the sensors detect an animal’s head in the pet door tunnel of the door, it scans to read the microchip. If the animal is not one your pet's microchip 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 technology in this pet door mounting adaptor 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 like an impossible jigsaw 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 impenetrable to raccoons in our product testing.
- Perfect solution for cats that don't like wearing collars.
- SureFlap microchip dog doors and cat doors are meant for cats and small dogs.
- Prevents unwelcome critters from accessing your home.
- 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 the curfew is on and the door is locked, they can still get in with the microchip sensing but other critters can't
|Flap Size||Flap Dimension||Rough Cut Out||Outside|
|Pet Door||7" x 7"||8 1/8"w x 9 3/16"h||10 5/16"w x 11 1/16" h|
The SureFlap Pet Door works with all identification microchips supplied by your vet and SureFlap RFID collar tags.
Installing the SureFlap Microchip Pet Door Through a Wall
For DIY installers, note that power tools may be necessary. Safety equipment (gloves, eye protection, etc.) should be used. Consult a professional when necessary. Before installation, program your pets’ microchips or collar tags with the door, so they can be read reliably.
Step 1: Measure the height of your pet’s stomach from the floor. This indicates the height at which you should install the pet door. When installed, the top of the flap opening should be at least an inch above their back.
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, make a mark on the wall based on the height of your pet’s stomach. Then make a vertical mark for the center of the door. Using Blu Tack, attach the door to the wall. Ensure it is horizontal with a spirit level, then use your pencil to draw a line along the inside of the frame. The line should be where the inside edge of the exterior frame touches the wall.
Step 4: With the appropriate tools, make a hole through the wall as a reference, and repeat step 3 for the outside wall.
Step 5: With the appropriate tools, drill holes along the line of the hole, overlapping the line slightly.
Step 6: Next, cut through the wall and remove any pieces in the way. Consult a professional about tools and safety precautions for this step.
Step 7: Periodically, use one of the tunnel extenders to check your progress.
Step 8: Remove the front frame to reveal the screw holes that will screw into the wall on the interior side.
Step 9: 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. Do not glue your tunnel to the frame. Just use tape.
Step 10: Place the tunnel and frame into the wall, and Identify the four screw holes, and use a pencil to mark the holes. Then, drill the four screw holes and screw on the frame into the wall.
Step 11: Repeat step 10 for the outside frame screw holes.
Step 12: Once the pet door is securely in the wall, Replace the inside frame cover.
Step 13: Use a weatherproof sealant to seal the gap between the tunnel and the inside frame. Also seal any gaps between the frame and the wall.
If you need professional help, check out our list of Professional Pet Door Installers.
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.
- 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.
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
Is the SureFlap Microchip Pet Door raccoon resistant?
As shipped, no, but you can set up Custom Mode 5 to make the pet door raccoon resistant.
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.