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Custom Thermo Panel 2e with SureFlap Microchip Pet Door for Sliding Glass

Custom Thermo Panel 2e with SureFlap Microchip Pet Door for Sliding Glass

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  • Microchip-activated pet door for sliding glass doors requiring a custom size 
  • Features dual-pane, Low-E coated glass for high energy efficiency
  • Helps keep out strays, raccoons, and other unwanted critters
  • Includes 1 RFID collar key for pets who are not yet chipped
  • Four to six weeks to complete build of custom pet door
  • Custom orders are made to your specifications and are non-returnable
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Product Details


The SureFlap Custom Microchip Pet Door for Sliding Doors has a 7" x 7" flap, perfect for cats and very small dogs. This door features the most energy-efficient, dual-pane glass for the utmost insulation value for your home. The SureFlap pet door is designed with RFID technology that senses your pet's implanted microchip (or RFID collar tag) in order to only allow your pet to enter through the automatic pet door, keeping out unwanted critters. Any pet can exit the pet door, but only those with a microchip or RFID collar key can enter.

SureFlap Microchip Pet Door Features:

  • Timer control curfew mode lets you program the door to lock and unlock at specific times of the day to keep pets inside. 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.
  • Electronic override lock allows you to set the door to in-only, out-only, locked, or completely unlocked as needed.
  • LCD screen built-in for simple control of the pet door.  
  • Includes 1 RFID collar key in case your pet is not yet chipped. Extra collar keys are available for purchase. 
  • Programs up to 32 pets easily and is compatible with all microchips worldwide.
  • Integrated draft excluder keeps outside air from seeping into your home through the pet door. 
  • Operates on four C batteries that last up to 12 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.

 

Thermo Panel Features: 

  • Fits almost all track heights. Choose from the following ranges:
    • Custom height under 74 3/4"
    • Custom height 80-1/4" to 93-1/4" 
    • Custom height over 96" 
  • Option to order a Height Adjustment Piece to add 3/4" to the top of the panel.
  • Sturdy aluminum frame is designed to fit sliding glass door tracks at least 1" thick.
  • Spring-loaded design does not require any tools for installation. You just need to install the plastic pet door into the panel.
  • Features dual-pane glass and Low-E coating for excellent thermal quality.
  • This panel will not mate with an existing sliding door lock so we include a C-Clamp Lock. You can also purchase a Charley Bar for additional security.
  • Panel available with an  APP-Controlled SureFlap Pet Door for further selective functionality.

 

Raccoon Mode:

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, the door scans to read for a 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. 

Benefits:

  • Custom sizes allow for installation in nearly any sliding glass door track height. 
  • Spring-loaded design ensures simple installation and easy removal.
  • Helps prevent raccoons, strays, and other unwanted critters from entering your home.
  • Prevents sleep loss caused by letting pets in and out during the night.
  • Microchip sensing technology is great for pets who refuse to wear collars.
  • Curfew mode allows you to keep pets inside for an allotted time period if need be.

    Find The Best Pet Door Size For My Pet

    A

    Pet Height: inches

    B

    Pet Width: inches

    Please fill the above fields.

    Flap SizeFlap DimensionStep OverOverall WidthRecommended

    Pet Height*

    Pet Door7" w x 6-3/4" h3" or 4-1/2"12"9"

    *Measured from the ground to the tallest point of their back

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

    Adjustment Ranges:

    • Custom height under 74 3/4" (non-refundable)
    • Custom height 80-1/4" to 93-1/4" (non-refundable)
    • Custom height over 96" (non-refundable)

    Note that the "bronze" aluminum framing and the Sureflap brown frames differ in color

    Caution: if your measured track height is near the bottom of an adjustment range then you should review A Note of Caution.

    Not sure how to measure your track? Check out our guide to measure your track.

    Additional Information

    Frame Material

    Plastic

    Track Width Minimum

    1

    Flap Material

    Acrylic

    Flap Colors

    Clear

    Flap Thickness

    1/8

    Dual or Single Pane

    Dual Pane

    Warranty Period

    3 years

    Return Period

    90 days (except for custom height ranges)

    Door Open Type

    Unlocks for the key signal and pet pushes open

    Your Maximum Pet Size

    Cats, Large Cats, Small Dogs, Medium Dogs

    Controls Access

    From Outside Only

    # Collar Keys Included

    1

    Operates On

    Battery

    Flap Opens

    Pet Must Push

    House Locking Method

    C-Clamp Lock

    Flap Design

    Single, One Part, Rigid, Thin Flap

    Additional Lock

    4-Way Lock

    Number Pets

    32

    Activated By

    Implanted Chip, RFID

    Installation Instructions

    Installation icon Difficulty Easy
    Installation icon Steps 13
    Installation icon Time Required 1 Hour
    Installation icon Sections 04
    Installation icon Flags 03

    Parts

    • Panel Pet Door
    • SureFlap Microchip Cat/Pet Door
    • Foam Weather Strip
    • C-Clamp Lock
    • Center Post Weather Seal Draft Stopper

    Tools

    • None

    Please read instructions & notes thoroughly before installation.

    You will need to do a few extra steps to install your SureFlap Microchip Pet Door, Cat Flap, or DualScan through your panel. The SureFlap ships in a separate box, and before you open it you should first test to make sure your panel will work in your door or window.

    Remove your SureFlap from its box, and follow the directions included to program the pet door. You can then proceed with the instructions below:

    One-Piece Panel

    Step 1 PREP THE PANEL AND SUREFLAP DOOR

    prep panel and sureflap door
    • After testing the panel to make sure it works in your window or door and testing that the SureFlap will work with your pets, you are ready to attach the pet door to the hole in the panel.

    Step 2 LOCATE THE SCREWS

    locate screws
    locate screws
    frame direction
    • Find the middle-length screws in the SureFlap box. The Pet Door version uses 4 screws, while the Cat Flap and Dual Scan will only utilize 2 screws.
    • Thumbscrews should be on the same side as the controls of your SureFlap. Installing your SureFlap with the controls on the outside of your home will damage the pet door and void SureFlap’s warranty.

    Step 3 ATTACH THE SUREFLAP DOOR TO THE PANEL

    install frames
    • The trim frame and screws will go on the outside of the panel. Place the side with the locking controls on the inside of the panel. The controls will need to be on the same side as the thumbscrews.
    • Screw the two halves of the frame into place.
    ADJUST TOP PIECE
    adjust top piece
    • The rest of the steps are for how to install your panel into your door track.
    • Loosen the thumbscrews at the top of the pet panel. This allows the spring mechanism to move freely up and down.

    Step 10 TEST-FIT THE PANEL

    test fit the panel
    • To insert the panel into the top track, push up against the spring mechanism and swing the bottom of the panel up and over the threshold.
    • Seat the panel on top of the small guide rail in the track. If you can’t quite get it in the track, try swinging in from the outside as the outside track wall may be shorter.
    • You want to put the pet door in your track before applying any weather stripping to ensure it fits.
    • If the panel fits well, proceed to the next step. See the FAQs if you have trouble.

    Step 11 APPLY THE WEATHER STRIPPING

    • Once you’re sure the panel fits, remove it from the frame and lay it on its side on the ground.
    • Apply the foam weather-stripping by peeling back the paper and exposing the adhesive. Unroll it along the edge of the panel, pressing to ensure it adheres. Install on both sides, trim it fit with scissors.

    Step 12 SECURE THE PANEL IN THE TRACK

    secure the panel in the track
    • After installing the weather stripping, reinstall the panel into the slider track and tighten the thumbscrews to secure it.

    Step 13 INSTALL THE DRAFT STOPPER

    • The center post weather seal strip (draft stopper) should be installed on the inside of the home. It can install on either the back edge of the sliding door panel or the leading edge of the stationary panel.
    • This strip prevents air from leaking between the sliding glass door and the stationary panel.
    • Trim with scissors as needed. Clean the edge of your patio door with rubbing alcohol before installing to assure a good seal.
    Installation icon Difficulty Easy
    Installation icon Steps 16
    Installation icon Time Required 1 Hour
    Installation icon Sections 04
    Installation icon Flags 03

    Parts

    • Panel Pet Door
    • SureFlap Microchip Cat/Pet Door
    • Foam Weather Strip
    • C-Clamp Lock
    • Center Post Weather Seal Draft Stopper

    Tools

    • None

    Please read instructions & notes thoroughly before installation.

    You will need to do a few extra steps to install your SureFlap Microchip Pet Door, Cat Flap, or DualScan through your panel. The SureFlap ships in a separate box, and before you open it you should first test to make sure your panel will work in your door or window.

    Remove your SureFlap from its box, and follow the directions included to program the pet door. You can then proceed with the instructions below:

    Sectional Panel

    Step 1 PREP THE PANEL AND SUREFLAP DOOR

    prep the panel and sureflap door
    • After testing the panel to make sure it works in your window or door and testing that the SureFlap will work with your pets, you are ready to attach the pet door to the hole in the panel.

    Step 2 LOCATE THE SCREWS

    locate the screws
    locate the screws
    correct frame position
    • Find the middle-length screws in the SureFlap box. The Pet Door version uses 4 screws, while the Cat Flap and Dual Scan will only utilize 2 screws.
    • Thumbscrews should be on the same side as the controls of your SureFlap. Installing your SureFlap with the controls on the outside of your home will damage the pet door and void SureFlap’s warranty.

    Step 3 ATTACH THE SUREFLAP DOOR TO THE PANEL

    connect both sides of frame together
    • The trim frame and screws will go on the outside of the panel. Place the side with the locking controls on the inside of the panel. The controls will need to be on the same side as the thumbscrews.
    • Screw the two halves of the frame into place.

    Step 9 Assemble Patio Panel

    assemble patio panel
    • The following steps are for assembling your patio panel"
    • Align the aluminum connectors extending from the bottom flap panel section with the top glass panels section.
    • Press the aluminum connectors into the holes at the bottom of the top glass panel section.
    • Ensure that the locking cover and thumb screws are on the same side.

    Step 10 Attach the Pieces

    attach the pieces together
    • Gently tap the bottom surface of the panel against the ground to completely insert the connectors. Protect hard surfaces to prevent scratching.
    • The components of the panel are designed to slide together very tightly.

    Step 11 FASTEN THE SECTIONS

    fasten the sections
    • Fasten the two panels together using the fou flat head screws found in the panel packaging.
    • Use the included flat head screwdriver to tighten screws so the two halves of the door are pulled together.
    • Please note that the screw holes may look misaligned. This is intentional to ensure a tight fit. The panels will squeeze together as the screws are tightened.

    Step 12 ADJUST TOP PIECE

    adjust the top piece
    • The rest of the steps are for how to install your panel into your door track.
    • Loosen the thumbscrews at the top of the pet panel. This allows the spring mechanism to move freely up and down.

    Step 13 TEST-FIT THE PANEL

    • To insert the panel into the top track, push up against the spring mechanism and swing the bottom of the panel up and over the threshold.
    • Seat the panel on top of the small guide rail in the track. If you can’t quite get it in the track, try swinging in from the outside as the outside track wall may be shorter.
    • You want to put the pet door in your track before applying any weather stripping to ensure it fits.
    • If the panel fits well, proceed to the next step. See the FAQs if you have trouble.

    Step 14 APPLY THE WEATHER STRIPPING

    • Once you’re sure the panel fits, remove it from the frame and lay it on its side on the ground.
    • Apply the foam weather-stripping by peeling back the paper and exposing the adhesive. Unroll it along the edge of the panel, pressing to ensure it adheres. Install on both sides, trim it fit with scissors.

    Step 15 SECURE THE PANEL IN THE TRACK

    secure the panel in the track
    • After installing the weather stripping, reinstall the panel into the slider track and tighten the thumbscrews to secure it.

    Step 16 INSTALL THE DRAFT STOPPER

    • The center post weather seal strip (draft stopper) should be installed on the inside of the home. It can install on either the back edge of the sliding door panel or the leading edge of the stationary panel.
    • This strip prevents air from leaking between the sliding glass door and the stationary panel.
    • Trim with scissors as needed. Clean the edge of your patio door with rubbing alcohol before installing to assure a good seal.

    LOCKING YOUR DOOR

    Since you cannot lock your sliding glass door to your panel pet door, we have provided you with an alternative locking method to secure your home.

    Installing the Sliding Door Clamp Lock:

    The clamp has a thumb screw which tightens by hand to prevent the sliding door from moving beyond the clamp’s placement. For doors manufactured with the glass slider on the inside track, the lock can usually be installed on the door’s raised track.

    install door clamp onto lock

    If you aren't able to use the lock that comes with the panel:

    A great alternative to locking your sliding glass door is a charley bar or dowel in the track. Both work off the same concept - they block the slider from opening. When engaged you cannot pull the sliding door away from the pet door panel. It’s a fancier version of the classic broomstick handle in the track method!

    charley bar location

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    What if my panel is slightly too tall?

    You can trim up to 3/4” off the spring- loaded adjustment piece at the top. This can be done by removing the adjustment pieces with a #2 Phillips head screwdriver and cutting down the flanges. Be careful not to cut too low or you will not be able to put the top back on.

    where to trim adjustment piece

    What if my panel is slightly too short?

    We offer height extensions that will add 3/4” to the top of the panel that you slide into the channel at the top. These are made from the same aluminum as the panel so you can match the color.

    You can also make your own extension out of nominal 1” wood (which is 3/4” thick), such as a 1x3, if you need more than 3/4" in height. Cut it to the same width as the panel and slide it into the channel at the top. Paint the wood to match your frame color. If the extension makes the panel feel unstable, you can secure it with screws.

    hieght adjustment piece

    What if the panel is wobbling slightly back and forth?

    If your track is wider than 1” you can use small wooden shims or extra weather-stripping to fill in the gap inside the top and bottom tracks. By placing the material inside the tracks you won't be able to see it, but it will stabilize the panel.

    wood shims prevent wobbling

    What if hardware for the locking latch is preventing the door from sealing properly?

    You might be able to remove the hardware, as in some cases they are only held in place with a couple of screws. If you are not able to remove it you can try installing the panel on the stationary side as mentioned below. If neither of those choices works, you can try to shim the panel out so that it is even with the face of the lock. Depending on how far it sticks out you might be able to use a thicker foam weatherstripping or a small piece of wood between the panel and wall jamb.

    My slider isn’t closing evenly against the panel?

    Your slider may not be level, which can happen in older houses. In that case, you may be able to adjust the wheels on the slider enough to line it back up. It will depend on your door, but you should be able to adjust a screw near the bottom of the door.

    Turning the screw will adjust the wheels slightly. If the slider is level then it could be an issue with the metal thumbscrew at the top of the panel.

    If the thumbscrew is hitting the edge this can mean that the bottom of the panel is going further into the jamb than it can at the top. A gap appears that gets wider as you go down the panel. You can use wood shims or weatherstripping in the jamb to push out the bottom of the panel.

    adjust screw at top of panel

    What if I have an alarm system?

    Install the panel on the stationary side as mentioned below. The alarm company might be able to come out and move the sensor for you. So instead of one part being on the door and the other on the jamb, you would end up having one side on the panel that matched up with the one on the sliding door. As there are many different types of alarm configurations we would recommend that you always consult the alarm security company first to discuss your options.

    OTHER INSTALLATION OPTIONS

    Semi-Permanent Installation:

    You might choose to secure the panel in your track with screws. This can be done by drilling screws at an angle in the top and bottom tracks. We recommend doing this from the outside to minimize damage to the sliding glass door frame. One-way screws will prevent tampering or removal of the panel from the outside.

    stationary panel screws

    Stationary Panel:

    Some stationary sliding door panels can be unfastened and moved over to one side so that you can install the pet door panel between the jamb and stationary panel.

    Avoid damaging your sliding glass door by checking that your door can move and that you can reinstall it properly before trying to uninstall the unit.

    You will still lose space in your slider to move through, however, you will be able to use your existing sliding door lock to secure your home. Installing your pet door this way is also great in that you already have an alarm system in place.

    If your sliding glass door slides on the outside track, using an alternative lock might not be possible, so this allows you to still lock your door.

    NOTE: You can do the stationary panel install with the regular spring actuator method – no need to screw it in.

    Videos

    Introducing the SureFlap Microchip Pet Door





    How to Measure Your Sliding Glass Door for a Pet Door





    SureFlap Microchip Pet Door Connect





    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





    Getting Started


    FAQ

    What locking mechanism can I use for the Thermo Panel 2e?

    For track adjustment ranges 80.25" and below, you'll install the included clamp lock. Alternatively, you can purchase a Charley Bar for added security for taller panels.

    What kind of microchips will work?

    All microchips from North America will work with this electronic smartdoor. If you're not sure or if your pet needs a microchip, consult your veterinarian.

    What if my sliding glass door does not fall in these dimensions?

    This kitty and doggie door has custom options available that you can choose from when entering your track height adjustment range.

    Will the flap open automatically when my pet approaches?

    No, the flap will just unlock. Your pet still needs to push the flap open to use the pet door manually once unlocked.

    How do I lock my sliding glass door with this panel in?

    Since the existing lock of your sliding glass door will no longer work, a lock you can install in your frame will be included. For track adjustment ranges 80.25" and below, you'll install the included clamp lock. For 80.25" and above, you can purchase a Charley Bar for added security.

    Does this have a timer?

    Yes. This has a "Curfew Mode" that can be set to have the pet door lock/unlock during certain times of the day.

    How long does the battery last? Is there an AC adapter?

    The battery typically lasts between 6 -12 months depending on usage. There is currently no AC adapter available.

    Can I use this in my vinyl sliding glass doors?

    Yes if the track is at least 1" thick.

    Can other animals with microchips open this door?

    No, only the microchips or collar keys recognized with the door will be able to use this pet door. It would be very difficult for other animals to pry the door open.

    Will this work on extreme weather conditions?

    Since the electronics are pretty sensitive, this door is not completely weatherproof and we do not recommend directly exposing the flap door to the weather.

    How many different pets can use this door?

    Pet owners can program up to 32 different pets to use this door.

    I need a microchip dog doors for sliding glass doors, do you have one?

    Lots of dog owners ask about a microchip door for their large pups. Unfortunately, RFID doors are limited in size due their technology. The Thermo Panel 2e with SureFlap Microchip Door is the largest with a 7" wide x 7" high flap size. For an electronic option that opens to a collar key (just not a microchip), the High Tech Pet Power Pet Patio Door works for larger pets in this same way, scanning a smartkey attached to their collar. However, for very large dogs the technology likely won't work due to limited frequency range.

    Is this electronic dog door available for other installation locations like a door or wall?

    Yes! If you decide you still want one of the best electronic dog doors but don't want to install in sliding glass there are a number of alternatives. Check out our full selection of electronic pet doors.

    Warranty

    Patio Pacific Warranty

    Endura Flap products have a lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship under standard regular use. Damage caused by not using the product as intended, improper installation, and chewing is not covered under this 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.



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    09/25/2019
    Cheryl

    A Breeze to Install

    I was replacing a similar pet door so I didn't need to remove any hardware from my sliding glass door but knowing how easy that already is, the entire process is a breeze. I'm impressed with the quality of the construction and thrilled that a weather strip for the sliding screen was included! The RFID tag was easy to program so now the only cat that comes in my house it the one who actually lives there!

    P
    09/05/2019
    psbeagle

    Best electronic dog door on the market

    I LOVE the SureFlap pet door. I have previously installed two of them into walls of former homes. I was so excited to see that there was an option to get one for a slider. It works great for our rental. I purchased the Ideal Security window security bar so that it's locked into place. Our 23-ish lb beagle loves the freedom and we love not having to stress about taking her out to do her exploring. The slider panel is really high quality. Very easy to install.

    M
    03/07/2019
    Marie

    door doesn't always close & lock if wind kicks up

    If it's windy outside the pet door does not close and lock! This is a big problem as we live in a rural urban area and there are skunks, racoons, possums. Otherwise, unit operates just fine and cat had no problem learning to use it.

    K
    11/27/2017
    kev

    More installation required

    The pictures made it seem like the entire panel comes in one piece but it actually showed up in 2. We had to install the door part but it ended up being simple enough. I wish the framing was a little higher off the ground but what can you do

    B
    08/14/2017
    Babette

    The clamp they gave us doesn't fit on a vinyl window frame

    Love the door just wish there was a way for it to lock to the locking mechanism him of the sliding door. The clamp they gave us doesn't fit on a vinyl window frame.

    Custom Thermo Panel 2e with SureFlap Microchip Pet Door for Sliding Glass

    White / cust ht under 74.75" (non-refundable) Edit

    The Thermo Panel 2e SureFlap Microchip Door with a white frame and a clear flap

    Find The Best Pet Door Size For My Pet

    A

    Pet Height: inches

    B

    Pet Width: inches

    Please fill the above fields.

    Size Chart

    Flap SizeFlap DimensionStep OverOverall WidthRecommended

    Pet Height*

    Pet Door7" w x 6-3/4" h3" or 4-1/2"12"9"

    *Measured from the ground to the tallest point of their back

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

    Adjustment Ranges:

    • Custom height under 74 3/4" (non-refundable)
    • Custom height 80-1/4" to 93-1/4" (non-refundable)
    • Custom height over 96" (non-refundable)

    Note that the "bronze" aluminum framing and the Sureflap brown frames differ in color

    Caution: if your measured track height is near the bottom of an adjustment range then you should review A Note of Caution.

    Not sure how to measure your track? Check out our guide to measure your track.

    Frame Material

    Plastic

    Track Width Minimum

    1

    Flap Material

    Acrylic

    Flap Colors

    Clear

    Flap Thickness

    1/8

    Dual or Single Pane

    Dual Pane

    Warranty Period

    3 years

    Return Period

    90 days (except for custom height ranges)

    Door Open Type

    Unlocks for the key signal and pet pushes open

    Your Maximum Pet Size

    Cats, Large Cats, Small Dogs, Medium Dogs

    Controls Access

    From Outside Only

    # Collar Keys Included

    1

    Operates On

    Battery

    Flap Opens

    Pet Must Push

    House Locking Method

    C-Clamp Lock

    Flap Design

    Single, One Part, Rigid, Thin Flap

    Additional Lock

    4-Way Lock

    Number Pets

    32

    Activated By

    Implanted Chip, RFID

    Installation Instructions

    Installation icon Difficulty Easy
    Installation icon Steps 13
    Installation icon Time Required 1 Hour
    Installation icon Sections 04
    Installation icon Flags 03

    Parts

    • Panel Pet Door
    • SureFlap Microchip Cat/Pet Door
    • Foam Weather Strip
    • C-Clamp Lock
    • Center Post Weather Seal Draft Stopper

    Tools

    • None

    Please read instructions & notes thoroughly before installation.

    You will need to do a few extra steps to install your SureFlap Microchip Pet Door, Cat Flap, or DualScan through your panel. The SureFlap ships in a separate box, and before you open it you should first test to make sure your panel will work in your door or window.

    Remove your SureFlap from its box, and follow the directions included to program the pet door. You can then proceed with the instructions below:

    One-Piece Panel

    Step 1 PREP THE PANEL AND SUREFLAP DOOR

    prep panel and sureflap door
    • After testing the panel to make sure it works in your window or door and testing that the SureFlap will work with your pets, you are ready to attach the pet door to the hole in the panel.

    Step 2 LOCATE THE SCREWS

    locate screws
    locate screws
    frame direction
    • Find the middle-length screws in the SureFlap box. The Pet Door version uses 4 screws, while the Cat Flap and Dual Scan will only utilize 2 screws.
    • Thumbscrews should be on the same side as the controls of your SureFlap. Installing your SureFlap with the controls on the outside of your home will damage the pet door and void SureFlap’s warranty.

    Step 3 ATTACH THE SUREFLAP DOOR TO THE PANEL

    install frames
    • The trim frame and screws will go on the outside of the panel. Place the side with the locking controls on the inside of the panel. The controls will need to be on the same side as the thumbscrews.
    • Screw the two halves of the frame into place.
    ADJUST TOP PIECE
    adjust top piece
    • The rest of the steps are for how to install your panel into your door track.
    • Loosen the thumbscrews at the top of the pet panel. This allows the spring mechanism to move freely up and down.

    Step 10 TEST-FIT THE PANEL

    test fit the panel
    • To insert the panel into the top track, push up against the spring mechanism and swing the bottom of the panel up and over the threshold.
    • Seat the panel on top of the small guide rail in the track. If you can’t quite get it in the track, try swinging in from the outside as the outside track wall may be shorter.
    • You want to put the pet door in your track before applying any weather stripping to ensure it fits.
    • If the panel fits well, proceed to the next step. See the FAQs if you have trouble.

    Step 11 APPLY THE WEATHER STRIPPING

    • Once you’re sure the panel fits, remove it from the frame and lay it on its side on the ground.
    • Apply the foam weather-stripping by peeling back the paper and exposing the adhesive. Unroll it along the edge of the panel, pressing to ensure it adheres. Install on both sides, trim it fit with scissors.

    Step 12 SECURE THE PANEL IN THE TRACK

    secure the panel in the track
    • After installing the weather stripping, reinstall the panel into the slider track and tighten the thumbscrews to secure it.

    Step 13 INSTALL THE DRAFT STOPPER

    • The center post weather seal strip (draft stopper) should be installed on the inside of the home. It can install on either the back edge of the sliding door panel or the leading edge of the stationary panel.
    • This strip prevents air from leaking between the sliding glass door and the stationary panel.
    • Trim with scissors as needed. Clean the edge of your patio door with rubbing alcohol before installing to assure a good seal.
    Installation icon Difficulty Easy
    Installation icon Steps 16
    Installation icon Time Required 1 Hour
    Installation icon Sections 04
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    Parts

    • Panel Pet Door
    • SureFlap Microchip Cat/Pet Door
    • Foam Weather Strip
    • C-Clamp Lock
    • Center Post Weather Seal Draft Stopper

    Tools

    • None

    Please read instructions & notes thoroughly before installation.

    You will need to do a few extra steps to install your SureFlap Microchip Pet Door, Cat Flap, or DualScan through your panel. The SureFlap ships in a separate box, and before you open it you should first test to make sure your panel will work in your door or window.

    Remove your SureFlap from its box, and follow the directions included to program the pet door. You can then proceed with the instructions below:

    Sectional Panel

    Step 1 PREP THE PANEL AND SUREFLAP DOOR

    prep the panel and sureflap door
    • After testing the panel to make sure it works in your window or door and testing that the SureFlap will work with your pets, you are ready to attach the pet door to the hole in the panel.

    Step 2 LOCATE THE SCREWS

    locate the screws
    locate the screws
    correct frame position
    • Find the middle-length screws in the SureFlap box. The Pet Door version uses 4 screws, while the Cat Flap and Dual Scan will only utilize 2 screws.
    • Thumbscrews should be on the same side as the controls of your SureFlap. Installing your SureFlap with the controls on the outside of your home will damage the pet door and void SureFlap’s warranty.

    Step 3 ATTACH THE SUREFLAP DOOR TO THE PANEL

    connect both sides of frame together
    • The trim frame and screws will go on the outside of the panel. Place the side with the locking controls on the inside of the panel. The controls will need to be on the same side as the thumbscrews.
    • Screw the two halves of the frame into place.

    Step 9 Assemble Patio Panel

    assemble patio panel
    • The following steps are for assembling your patio panel"
    • Align the aluminum connectors extending from the bottom flap panel section with the top glass panels section.
    • Press the aluminum connectors into the holes at the bottom of the top glass panel section.
    • Ensure that the locking cover and thumb screws are on the same side.

    Step 10 Attach the Pieces

    attach the pieces together
    • Gently tap the bottom surface of the panel against the ground to completely insert the connectors. Protect hard surfaces to prevent scratching.
    • The components of the panel are designed to slide together very tightly.

    Step 11 FASTEN THE SECTIONS

    fasten the sections
    • Fasten the two panels together using the fou flat head screws found in the panel packaging.
    • Use the included flat head screwdriver to tighten screws so the two halves of the door are pulled together.
    • Please note that the screw holes may look misaligned. This is intentional to ensure a tight fit. The panels will squeeze together as the screws are tightened.

    Step 12 ADJUST TOP PIECE

    adjust the top piece
    • The rest of the steps are for how to install your panel into your door track.
    • Loosen the thumbscrews at the top of the pet panel. This allows the spring mechanism to move freely up and down.

    Step 13 TEST-FIT THE PANEL

    • To insert the panel into the top track, push up against the spring mechanism and swing the bottom of the panel up and over the threshold.
    • Seat the panel on top of the small guide rail in the track. If you can’t quite get it in the track, try swinging in from the outside as the outside track wall may be shorter.
    • You want to put the pet door in your track before applying any weather stripping to ensure it fits.
    • If the panel fits well, proceed to the next step. See the FAQs if you have trouble.

    Step 14 APPLY THE WEATHER STRIPPING

    • Once you’re sure the panel fits, remove it from the frame and lay it on its side on the ground.
    • Apply the foam weather-stripping by peeling back the paper and exposing the adhesive. Unroll it along the edge of the panel, pressing to ensure it adheres. Install on both sides, trim it fit with scissors.

    Step 15 SECURE THE PANEL IN THE TRACK

    secure the panel in the track
    • After installing the weather stripping, reinstall the panel into the slider track and tighten the thumbscrews to secure it.

    Step 16 INSTALL THE DRAFT STOPPER

    • The center post weather seal strip (draft stopper) should be installed on the inside of the home. It can install on either the back edge of the sliding door panel or the leading edge of the stationary panel.
    • This strip prevents air from leaking between the sliding glass door and the stationary panel.
    • Trim with scissors as needed. Clean the edge of your patio door with rubbing alcohol before installing to assure a good seal.

    LOCKING YOUR DOOR

    Since you cannot lock your sliding glass door to your panel pet door, we have provided you with an alternative locking method to secure your home.

    Installing the Sliding Door Clamp Lock:

    The clamp has a thumb screw which tightens by hand to prevent the sliding door from moving beyond the clamp’s placement. For doors manufactured with the glass slider on the inside track, the lock can usually be installed on the door’s raised track.

    install door clamp onto lock

    If you aren't able to use the lock that comes with the panel:

    A great alternative to locking your sliding glass door is a charley bar or dowel in the track. Both work off the same concept - they block the slider from opening. When engaged you cannot pull the sliding door away from the pet door panel. It’s a fancier version of the classic broomstick handle in the track method!

    charley bar location

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    What if my panel is slightly too tall?

    You can trim up to 3/4” off the spring- loaded adjustment piece at the top. This can be done by removing the adjustment pieces with a #2 Phillips head screwdriver and cutting down the flanges. Be careful not to cut too low or you will not be able to put the top back on.

    where to trim adjustment piece

    What if my panel is slightly too short?

    We offer height extensions that will add 3/4” to the top of the panel that you slide into the channel at the top. These are made from the same aluminum as the panel so you can match the color.

    You can also make your own extension out of nominal 1” wood (which is 3/4” thick), such as a 1x3, if you need more than 3/4" in height. Cut it to the same width as the panel and slide it into the channel at the top. Paint the wood to match your frame color. If the extension makes the panel feel unstable, you can secure it with screws.

    hieght adjustment piece

    What if the panel is wobbling slightly back and forth?

    If your track is wider than 1” you can use small wooden shims or extra weather-stripping to fill in the gap inside the top and bottom tracks. By placing the material inside the tracks you won't be able to see it, but it will stabilize the panel.

    wood shims prevent wobbling

    What if hardware for the locking latch is preventing the door from sealing properly?

    You might be able to remove the hardware, as in some cases they are only held in place with a couple of screws. If you are not able to remove it you can try installing the panel on the stationary side as mentioned below. If neither of those choices works, you can try to shim the panel out so that it is even with the face of the lock. Depending on how far it sticks out you might be able to use a thicker foam weatherstripping or a small piece of wood between the panel and wall jamb.

    My slider isn’t closing evenly against the panel?

    Your slider may not be level, which can happen in older houses. In that case, you may be able to adjust the wheels on the slider enough to line it back up. It will depend on your door, but you should be able to adjust a screw near the bottom of the door.

    Turning the screw will adjust the wheels slightly. If the slider is level then it could be an issue with the metal thumbscrew at the top of the panel.

    If the thumbscrew is hitting the edge this can mean that the bottom of the panel is going further into the jamb than it can at the top. A gap appears that gets wider as you go down the panel. You can use wood shims or weatherstripping in the jamb to push out the bottom of the panel.

    adjust screw at top of panel

    What if I have an alarm system?

    Install the panel on the stationary side as mentioned below. The alarm company might be able to come out and move the sensor for you. So instead of one part being on the door and the other on the jamb, you would end up having one side on the panel that matched up with the one on the sliding door. As there are many different types of alarm configurations we would recommend that you always consult the alarm security company first to discuss your options.

    OTHER INSTALLATION OPTIONS

    Semi-Permanent Installation:

    You might choose to secure the panel in your track with screws. This can be done by drilling screws at an angle in the top and bottom tracks. We recommend doing this from the outside to minimize damage to the sliding glass door frame. One-way screws will prevent tampering or removal of the panel from the outside.

    stationary panel screws

    Stationary Panel:

    Some stationary sliding door panels can be unfastened and moved over to one side so that you can install the pet door panel between the jamb and stationary panel.

    Avoid damaging your sliding glass door by checking that your door can move and that you can reinstall it properly before trying to uninstall the unit.

    You will still lose space in your slider to move through, however, you will be able to use your existing sliding door lock to secure your home. Installing your pet door this way is also great in that you already have an alarm system in place.

    If your sliding glass door slides on the outside track, using an alternative lock might not be possible, so this allows you to still lock your door.

    NOTE: You can do the stationary panel install with the regular spring actuator method – no need to screw it in.

    Videos

    Introducing the SureFlap Microchip Pet Door





    How to Measure Your Sliding Glass Door for a Pet Door





    SureFlap Microchip Pet Door Connect





    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





    Getting Started


    FAQ

    What locking mechanism can I use for the Thermo Panel 2e?

    For track adjustment ranges 80.25" and below, you'll install the included clamp lock. Alternatively, you can purchase a Charley Bar for added security for taller panels.

    What kind of microchips will work?

    All microchips from North America will work with this electronic smartdoor. If you're not sure or if your pet needs a microchip, consult your veterinarian.

    What if my sliding glass door does not fall in these dimensions?

    This kitty and doggie door has custom options available that you can choose from when entering your track height adjustment range.

    Will the flap open automatically when my pet approaches?

    No, the flap will just unlock. Your pet still needs to push the flap open to use the pet door manually once unlocked.

    How do I lock my sliding glass door with this panel in?

    Since the existing lock of your sliding glass door will no longer work, a lock you can install in your frame will be included. For track adjustment ranges 80.25" and below, you'll install the included clamp lock. For 80.25" and above, you can purchase a Charley Bar for added security.

    Does this have a timer?

    Yes. This has a "Curfew Mode" that can be set to have the pet door lock/unlock during certain times of the day.

    How long does the battery last? Is there an AC adapter?

    The battery typically lasts between 6 -12 months depending on usage. There is currently no AC adapter available.

    Can I use this in my vinyl sliding glass doors?

    Yes if the track is at least 1" thick.

    Can other animals with microchips open this door?

    No, only the microchips or collar keys recognized with the door will be able to use this pet door. It would be very difficult for other animals to pry the door open.

    Will this work on extreme weather conditions?

    Since the electronics are pretty sensitive, this door is not completely weatherproof and we do not recommend directly exposing the flap door to the weather.

    How many different pets can use this door?

    Pet owners can program up to 32 different pets to use this door.

    I need a microchip dog doors for sliding glass doors, do you have one?

    Lots of dog owners ask about a microchip door for their large pups. Unfortunately, RFID doors are limited in size due their technology. The Thermo Panel 2e with SureFlap Microchip Door is the largest with a 7" wide x 7" high flap size. For an electronic option that opens to a collar key (just not a microchip), the High Tech Pet Power Pet Patio Door works for larger pets in this same way, scanning a smartkey attached to their collar. However, for very large dogs the technology likely won't work due to limited frequency range.

    Is this electronic dog door available for other installation locations like a door or wall?

    Yes! If you decide you still want one of the best electronic dog doors but don't want to install in sliding glass there are a number of alternatives. Check out our full selection of electronic pet doors.

    Warranty

    Patio Pacific Warranty

    Endura Flap products have a lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship under standard regular use. Damage caused by not using the product as intended, improper installation, and chewing is not covered under this 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.

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    09/25/2019
    Cheryl

    A Breeze to Install

    I was replacing a similar pet door so I didn't need to remove any hardware from my sliding glass door but knowing how easy that already is, the entire process is a breeze. I'm impressed with the quality of the construction and thrilled that a weather strip for the sliding screen was included! The RFID tag was easy to program so now the only cat that comes in my house it the one who actually lives there!

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    09/05/2019
    psbeagle

    Best electronic dog door on the market

    I LOVE the SureFlap pet door. I have previously installed two of them into walls of former homes. I was so excited to see that there was an option to get one for a slider. It works great for our rental. I purchased the Ideal Security window security bar so that it's locked into place. Our 23-ish lb beagle loves the freedom and we love not having to stress about taking her out to do her exploring. The slider panel is really high quality. Very easy to install.

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    03/07/2019
    Marie

    door doesn't always close & lock if wind kicks up

    If it's windy outside the pet door does not close and lock! This is a big problem as we live in a rural urban area and there are skunks, racoons, possums. Otherwise, unit operates just fine and cat had no problem learning to use it.

    K
    11/27/2017
    kev

    More installation required

    The pictures made it seem like the entire panel comes in one piece but it actually showed up in 2. We had to install the door part but it ended up being simple enough. I wish the framing was a little higher off the ground but what can you do

    B
    08/14/2017
    Babette

    The clamp they gave us doesn't fit on a vinyl window frame

    Love the door just wish there was a way for it to lock to the locking mechanism him of the sliding door. The clamp they gave us doesn't fit on a vinyl window frame.