This SureFlap Dual-Scan Cat Flap and Wall Liner Kit provides the parts needed to install the Dual-Scan SureFlap Cat Door through a wall.
The Dual-Scan version of the SureFlap Cat Door controls access from both inside the house and outside giving you more flexibility than the original SureFlap Cat Flap. Use the Dual-Scan when you have indoor pets than you want to prevent from getting out in addition to keeping outside straus amd wild animals from getting in.
Please make a reasonable estimate of wall thickness when selecting wall liners. The depth of the door itself is 2 3/4". You want enough to get your installation to within 2" of total wall thickness. The cat door itself will provide the final 0"-2" to finish the job. Better to have one too many and return it then to be 1 short on the day of the job.
The DualScan Cat Flap controls which animals enter your home as well as which animals exit. In other words, only cats with a microchip that the Sureflap is programmed to open for will be able use the DualScan Cat Flap to come inside AND go outside. It is compatible with all common microchips available in North America (test before installing) and also works with SureFlap RFID tags worn on a collar. However, if your pet is already chipped no need to pay extra for the collar key.
Haven’t had your cat micro-chipped? You should get it done. If you cat is ever lost—and it does happen-- any vet that he/she is brought to will scan for a micro-chip. If a microchip is found, your cat can be brought home safe and sound. If not.... the odds are very slim. Incidentally, if your cat was chipped some time ago, it may have been a 'free floating' one, in which case, the door may not sense it and you may need to get the cat re-chipped. Newer chips have barbs on them and keep in place. Incidentally, SureFlap has an RFID disc available that may be used while you're waiting for the vet. Just don't use the two, chip and disc, together or you'll confuse the cat door.
SureFlap is 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)
Check with your vet if you have a question about the type of microchip you are using. The programming process is extremely simple! Your cat walks through, the door senses the microchip and remembers it.
The DualScan Cat Flap can remember up to 32 different pets.There's a special 'safety mode' that can be set to allow entry for indoor-only cats who accidentally get outside through a different door or window.
The unit is operated by 4 AA Batteries, so there's no need for nearby access to wall power. Typical battery life is 6+ months so change twice a year to be safe. In some cases, batteries have been known to last up to 12 months. There is a low battery indicator light to let you know whenthe battery is getting low if you plan to check regularly.
In addition to the electronic mode, there is a four-way locking capability that overrides all programming.
May be installed in a door. There are special accessories--wall liners and mounting adapters--to allow installation in walls, single, double or triple-glazed windows. Note that for double-glazed windows the glazier must use a non-metallic spacer bar around the hole for correct performance.
One last caution: If you want to install this cat flap in a metal door, you'll need to build a wooden collar to keep the cat flap separate from the metal. The installation instructions explain how to do that and how wide the collar needs to be.