Watchdog Steel Security Pet Door Cover

SKU# 11WS

  • Gives you security and peace of mind while you're away
  • Thick steel frame with a combo lock makes certain that no intruders will get in through your pet door
  • Perfect for vacation homes or the frequent traveler
  • Comes in 3 sizes to fit a wide range of brands and models of pet doors
  • Can be installed on a door or a wall

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Watchdog Steel Security Pet Door Cover

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  • Gives you security and peace of mind while you're away
  • Thick steel frame with a combo lock makes certain that no intruders will get in through your pet door
  • Perfect for vacation homes or the frequent traveler
  • Comes in 3 sizes to fit a wide range of brands and models of pet doors
  • Can be installed on a door or a wall
Watchdog Security Locking Cover Fitting Chart
Manufacturer Flap Size Flap Dimension Outside Frame Dimension
Listed below are the various pet door manufacturers that the Watchdog Security Pet Door Cover will accomodate.  Please see below to find out if your pet door fits within our current sizes.
"Large" Flap Size - Interior Flap of 11 X 17 1/2 with an Exterior Frame of 15 1/2 X 21 1/2 and 5/8" Depth
Ideal "Original"Extra Large10-1/2" X 15"12-1/2" X 18"
Ideal "Original"Large9" X 15"10-1/2" X 18-1/8"
Ideal "Draft-Stopper"Medium6-5/8" X 11-1/4"8-1/2" X 13-1/4"
Ideal "Draft-Stopper"Extra Large10-1/4" X 15-3/4"12-1/4" X 17-1/8"
Ideal "Deluxe Aluminum" Extra Large10-1/2" X 15"11-3/4" X 17-1/2"
Ideal "Ultra Flex"Medium6-5/8" X 11-1/4"8-5/8" X 13-5/8"
Ideal "Ultra Flex"Extra Large10-1/4" X 15-3/4"12-1/4" X 17-3/8"
Endura FlapMedium8" X 15"11-1/2" X 20"
PetSafe Wall Entry AluminumMedium9-5/8" X 14-3/8"12-3/4" X 17-1/2"
PetSafe Wall Entry AluminumLarge11-7/16" X 18-1/16"14-3/4" X 21-1/2"
PetSafe FreedomLarge10-15/16" X 17-5/8"12-3/4" X 19-5/8"
PetSafe Plastic & ExtremeLarge15-1/8" X 26-13/16"12-5/8" X 20"
PetSafe ClassicLarge10" X 15"12-3/4" X 18-3/4"
PetSafe Quick FitMedium8" X 11"12-1/8" X 17-1/2"
PetSafe UltimateLarge10-3/8" X 15-3/4"15-1/2" X 21"
Pet-CorpLarge11" X 16-3/8"14-1/4" X 20-3/8"
HaleMedium8-1/2" X 12-1/2"11-9/16" X 15-3/8"
HaleTall Medium8-1/2" X 16"11-9/16" X 19-1/16"
HaleLarge11" X 16"  14-1/16" X 19-1/16"
"XLarge" Flap Size - Interior Flap of 12 X 24 with an Exterior Frame of 16 1/2 X 28 and 5/8" Depth
Endura FlapLarge10"X 19"13-9/16" X 24"
PrideLarge11-1/2" X 17"15-1/2" X 19-3/4"
HaleTall Large11" X 19-1/2"14-1/16" X 22-9/16"
Hale Tall Large +11" X 23-1/2" 14-1/16" X 26-9/16"
PetSafe Quick FitLarge10-1/2" X 14-1/2"15-3/4" X 23-1/4"
"XXLarge" Flap Size - Interior Flap of 16 X 26 with an Exterior Frame of 20 1/2 X 30 and 5/8" Depth
Endura FlapExtra Large12" X 23"15-5/8" X 28"
PetSafe FreedomExtra Large14-7/16" X 25-1/8"16-3/8" X 27-1/4"
PetSafe Plastic & ExtremeExtra Large15-1/8" X 26-13/16"16-1/8" X 27-1/2"
PetSafe UltimateExtra Large13" X 18-3/4"18-3/4" X 23-3/8"
PetSafe ClassicExtra Large13-3/8" X 23"16-1/4" X 27-1/4"
PrideExtra Large14-1/2" X 19-1/2"18-3/4" X 22-3/4"
Ideal OriginalSuper Large15" X 20"18" X 24"
Plexidor Large11-3/4" X 16"16-1/2" X 19-1/4"
Pet-CorpExtra Large14-1/8" X 23-5/8"17-1/2" X 27-1/2"
HaleExtra Large14" X 19-1/2"17-1/16" X 22-9/16"
HaleExtra Large +14" X 23-1/2"17-1/6" X 26-9/16"

Pet Door Security!   Watchdog Locking Cover

Many of you are worried about the security of your pet door or, shudder, haven't even purchased a pet door because you worry about security.

Watch Dog Security Pet Doors has developed the answer. Beginning with 12 guage steel, Watchdog builds a frame with cover and a combination lock to fit on the outside of your house. When you want the dog to have access, you leave the Watch Dog Security Pet Door Locking Cover open. When you want security, you close the steel door and engage the combination lock.  Bingo! The pet door is no longer an easy way to break into your house.

Here are some key points

  • The combination lock is set by you to a unique security code. Don't forget it! There's no way to unlock this steel cover over your pet door without that code.
  • There is a special version with special bolting hardware for installation on a door and another version for installation on a wall. The Watchdog Security Pet Door Locking Cover is securely fastened with heavy hardware designed for door or wall use.
  • The color available is white and the finish is a durable powder coating.
  • When you want your pet to have access, you leave this security door open. You have a choice of opening directions. 'Left' means that the hinges are on the left when outside looking at the security door. 'Right' means that the hinges are on the right side. However, this neat design allows you to lift the steel cover off it's hinges when the door is open so you can set it aside. When the door is closed, the cover hinges are locked in place by the steel frame.

You might first think that this product should be mounted on the inside of the house and it can particularly for a door installation.

However, the manufacturer recommends that it be securely bolted to the outside of your door or wall for a couple of reasons

  • Mounted outside, the potential intruder is immediately confronted with a steel barrier and doesn't even get started.  Those bolts, by the way, can't be removed from the outside.
  • The outside of a wall is typically much stronger than the drywall interior side. It's better to have something sturdy to bolt into. Of course, if you can hit the studs from the inside that's going to be sturdy as well.
  • Because of the typical locking cover on the inside of the pet door, more clearance is needed for the steel door. There may not be enough room for an inside install.

Recommendation

Plan on mounting on the outside if a wall installation and either side for a solid-core door provided you have clearance for the pet door locking cover on the inside install choice.

For vacation homes and long vacations this solution can't be beat. For daily use on a wall or door, you've got to go outside to lock it. Whether that's worth it is up to you. For some, the peace of mind is going to make the difference.

What Size Shall I Purchase?

The manufacturer has provided a size chart showing which currently-produced pet doors fit each of the Watchdog Security cover sizes. We suggest you identify the pet door you have and see if it is on this chart. Most pet doors purchased in the USA are.

Do I have to Have my Own Pet Door?

Yes you do! Even though some images show a pet door with the Watchdog Security that's only for illustrative purposes. They assume you've got the pet door already.

Of course, you may purchase a pet door and a Watchdog Security Cover on this web site both at the same time.

Great Deal for a Limited Time -

Get any Patio Pacific Endura Flap Pet Door for Doors or Walls (single flap version only)  together with a Watchdog Security Locking Cover and get a 20% discount on both items! This offer combines the best performance pet door with the best, most secure locking method for the ultimate pet door installation.

Customer Reviews

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  • excellent product review by Jackie
    5 5 excellent product

    (ed. note: Published Jan 19, 2016)

    My Lab can come and go as he wishes and if he and I are gone for the weekend I can securely lock the doggie door

    (Posted on 4/27/2016)

  • Just what we wanted review by SQ_4DOGS
    5 5 Just what we wanted

    (ed. note: Published Dec 7, 2014)

    This door is high quality and provides the security we need when we are not home and want our door locked. Our pets are large, so it makes me feel safe to know I can lock the pet door at nights or when away to keep possible intruders out.
    There was a part that needed replacing, and the mfr replaces quickly at no cost. That was excellent customer service from Pet Doors and the mfr. We reommend this door.

    (Posted on 4/27/2016)

  • The best dog door ever! review by AJ
    5 5 The best dog door ever!

    (ed. note: Published Jul 17, 2014)

    I love this dog door! It is exactly what I needed. I have the XXL size and I love that no one can just put a foot through the opening to get in. I have had the plastic and aluminum doors and are all easily gotten through and they fell apart after about a year.

    This door is solid! Super easy to install, and you will sleep easier knowing it's between you and whatever is outside.

    (Posted on 4/27/2016)

  • Excellent Product review by Ron - California
    5 5 Excellent Product

    (ed. note: Published Jan 14, 2014)

    We had been concerned for the security of our home due to the doggie door and its plastic cover not being a great deterrent to thieves. We were fortunate to find the Watchdog Security Pet Door Cover and wow, what a great product. Not only is it indeed built well, it is secure and it is literally easier to use that the sliding plastic that just went into the slots around the doggie door itself. It fit perfect over our existing PetSafe flap – after using the Watchdog sizing chart to make sure it would before we ordered the security door – was easy to install and it also looks a lot better on the door than just the plastic doggie door itself; a bit of improved decor. And it is easy to use the lock and bolt. In addition to a great product, I contacted Watchdog once I received the security door with follow-up questions related to installation. I contacted them both by phone and follow-up e-mail - their service is simply outstanding – great service, prompt and cordial response and follow up, and a sincere desire to make sure we were completely satisfied. An outstanding product backed by outstanding service! We are really happy with the security door and with Watchdog as a company.

    (Posted on 4/27/2016)

  • Great Product! review by Kim
    5 5 Great Product!

    (ed. note: Published Dec 9, 2013)

    Great product. Purchased the largest size and installed it on a door with the access panel facing out. From ordering and delivery to installation, everything was a breeze. It's a great investment in security

    (Posted on 4/27/2016)

  • Excellent review by Jeff
    5 5 Excellent

    (ed. note: Published Jul 27, 2013)

    Very pleased. It was easy to install. It is made of heavy steel and feels very secure. I recommend it without reservation.

    (Posted on 4/27/2016)

  • Watchdog Security Pet Door Cover review by The Hales - Phoenix, AZ
    5 5 Watchdog Security Pet Door Cover

    (ed. note: Jul 21, 2013)

    We love our Watch Dog Security Pet Door! We travel quite a bit and take our pets with us. We feel very secure knowing that our Watch Dog Security Door is in place and securely locked. It's easy to operate, strong and esthetically appealing!
    The Hales - Phoenix, AZ

    (Posted on 4/27/2016)

  • Love it! review by Michele - Phoenix AZ
    5 5 Love it!

    (ed. note: Jul 7, 2013)

    I love my new watchdog security door! I now feel better when my grandkids come over that they won't be going through the doggie door. I would recommend this even for when someone goes out of town and takes their pets with them so they feel the home is more secure. I've actually had neighbor kids come over when I'm not home and sneak in the doggie door and take items they liked home before. This will insure the security of my home when locked.

    (Posted on 4/27/2016)

  • Watchdog Security Pet Door Cover review by Kristi M - Phoenix
    5 5 Watchdog Security Pet Door Cover

    (ed. note: Published Jul 1, 2013)

    I have spent years fiddling around trying to slide the plastic door up and down over our pet door so our family and pets were safe inside the house every night. I never felt truly safe as I knew that flimsy piece of plastic could easily be kicked in. The Watchdog Security Pet Door Cover takes 2 seconds to swing shut and locks securely. I feel completely safe through the night knowing that an animal or intruder can not possibly enter our home through our new steel security doggy door!

    (Posted on 4/27/2016)

  • Watchdog Security Pet Door review by Laura V
    5 5 Watchdog Security Pet Door

    (ed. note: Published Jul 1, 2013)

    I just wanted to thank you again for all your help in the purchasing and installation of your product. You really went above and beyond with sending the masonry drill bit! I have just installed the door and I must say I am tickled pink. It looks outstanding! Plus, it was super easy to install (even with a 90lb lab in front of my face the whole time). I have left a review on your site, but just in case you can use them I have attached a before and after photo. I still need to caulk around the edges (it is raining today so will have to wait) but it is such an improvement! Thank you again!!!
    Take care-Laura V

    (Posted on 4/27/2016)

Weight 3.0000
Manufacturer Watchdog Security
Fit Any wall mount or door mount dog door
Warranty Period 1 year
Return Period 30 days
Manufacturer's Restocking Fee 0

Watchdog Security Locking Cover Video


Installation in a Door:

1. Take the WatchDog Security Cover off the frame of the pet door. This will make measuring and installing it easier.

2. With a pencil, draw a line on the top of the WatchDog Security Cover on the centerline

3. Draw a line of the centerline of your existing pet door. You will line this centerline with the centerline mark you previously made on the WatchDog Security Cover.

4. Draw a line at the center of the side of the WatchDog Security Cover

5. Draw a line at the center of the side of your existing pet door.

6. Match all the marks made on the WatchDog Security Cover and your existing pet door.

7. Check if your existing pet door is level by using a level. If the pet door is level, you can use it to level your WatchDog Security Cover. If your pet door is not level, you may need to adjust it so that the door openings line up to each other.

8. Place your WatchDog Security Cover above the existing pet door. Be sure that the centreline markings made previously on the WatchDog Security Cover and the pet door line up with each other. These markings will be used again later.

9. Use the pet door to slide the WatchDog Security Cover up to the side of the pet door and move it up until the lines you have made on the side and in the middle of each door line up. Make new marks on the door to line everything up.

10. Use the marks you previously made, square up the pet door. Then, use the pencil to mark the screw hole on the top corner of your WatchDog Security Cover

11. Remove the door and drill the correct size hole where marked. The size of the hole will depend on application of fasteners

12. Install the tamper resistant screw with the included bit. DO NOT TIGHTEN THE HOLES until all screws are in place.

13. Level the door and repeat steps #9, #10, #11 mark, drill, and temporarily install upper corners with the tamper resistant screws.

14. Now mark both bottom holes, remove door, and drill the bottom two holes.

15. Place the door back in and place the screws in the screw holes, loosely tightening them

16. Firmly tighten the screw hardware (apply thread-lock adhesive) to complete the installation

 

Using the Combi-Bolt: Changing your combination

Determine your new code before starting to change the combination.

Set the dials to the manufacturer combination of 0-0-0-0.

Step 1: To begin changing the combination, lift the handle up and then fully slide it back. The finger grip will slide down into a notch when it is all the way back. The combi-Bolt is now in change mode

Step 2: Turn the dials to a new combination that you will remember.

Step 3: Lift the handle up and then slide the bolt forward completely. The Combi-Bolt is now out of change mode. The combination on the dials is now the new unlocking combination

*Do not forget the code as there is now way to reset the locking code without the current code. We recommend writing down the code and storing it in a safe place

 


Click below to expand:

We recommend using this over a pet door, for its intended purpose. If you were to use this as a pet door, the door would have to be open all the time to allow your pet access. Thereby permitting the outside air and critters to enter your home.

When you select your optimal opening direction, this is referring to where the hinges are when you are outside looking at the door. 'Left' means the hinges are on your left when you are outside.

The manufacturer actually suggests it be bolted to the outside of your door or wall installation. The bolts cannot be removed from the outside, and a potential intruder would be confronted with a barrier immediately.

This cover will go over your existing pet door frame. It will be bolted to your wall/door. The cover's frame will depend on how large your dog door is, so be sure you have extra room on all sides of the frame.

You may have to do some caulking or recessing in order to get the screws installed securely in order for this work. We would suggest contacting a contractor for assurance.

Unfortunately, this item only comes in white. However, the polished finish makes it easy to paint over in order to fit your home's aesthetic.

No, this cover locks manually. When you go out of town or need to lock it in the night, you would need to go outside and do so.

Yes! You will need your existing code in order to set a new code. There is no other way to unlock your steel cover if you forget the code. Keep it written down, in a safe place.

There are not doors that are better to use with this cover. This steel guard actually accommodates more than one brand of doors, so it would perform the same on the doors listed in the size chart.

This cover will ship separately, in a different box than a pet door you purchase with it, if you do order additonal items. The reason being, this item is in a different warehouse.

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Manufacturer Equipment Warranty -

 This warranty covers any failure of the equipment due to defective material or workmanship. This warranty is provided by the equipment manufacturer and is void if the equipment has been used for purposes other than its intended purpose, abused, or damaged due to improper handling or installation.