electronic dog door with sensor??? - The Dog Forum
No other brand of electric dog door provides directional sensing. Solo uses pretty old technology in the form of a simple magnet worn around the dog's neck.
The magnetic sensing systems as used by the Solo doggy doors are short-range, inaccurate and highly sensitive to electric appliances. They may suddenly start opening and closing in response to your dishwasher or washing machine. Power Pet electronic pet doors use a patented directional ultrasonic sensing system that responds to one thing only, the tiny, water-resistant collar. Another key concern is that the Solo automatic pet door is not UL approved for safe electrical manufacture. We would never recommend putting an electrical appliance in your home that is not UL approved.
We spotted another so-called automatic dog door on the internet recently which appears to be a knock-off copy of the mechanics used by an older, discontinued Power Pet model. The Plexidor electric doggy door uses an extruded aluminum frame which is not as strong or stable as the composite ABS polymer used on the Power Pet Door. It may seem like metal should be stronger than plastic however, with a highly tooled injection mold it is possible to engineer a structure that is far stronger, more rigid, impact resistant and temperature stable than a hand welded aluminum extrusion. Power Pet Doors are less unlikely to jam in extremely cold or hot weather. Additionally the RFID system used by the Plexidor requires a large collar key suitable only for large dogs. The Plexidor does not have directional sensing, safety retract, 4-Way Access or individual range controls. And we can't understand why such an inferior electronic pet door sells for over $1,200.00!
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The E-Z Pass Pet Door is easy to use. Simply install the door in your home as you would any other pet door, add the small, unobtrusive RFID Sensor FOB (included) to the collar of your dog or cat, the frequency is set automatically, and you’re done. The E-Z Pass pet door will open for your pet.In evaluating an electronic doggie door the first question is, "Does the door really open and close by itself or does it just unlock, requiring the pet to push it open?" Most so called "electronic pet doors" on the market are not opened by a motor and require the pet to push open the panel. That is something that a lot of pets don't like to do. Motorized electronic doggy doors are in a class by themselves, giving you huge advantages over electronic dog doors that merely unlock. Not only are motorized dog doors convenient for you and your pet, they are better sealed and far more secure. This is because the linear track in which the panel moves up and down provides a continuous, air tight seal and also provides a mechanically stronger holding mechanism that resists being kicked in by an intruder. Electronic dog doors that just unlock and swing open have to seal the sides of the swinging panel. These seals are not air tight and allow air to pass through just like flap doors, making them susceptible to drafts, less energy efficient and less secure against intruders, just like flap doors. Electronic dog door models like the Petsafe Smart Door and the Petsafe Passport are not motorized and are simply not in the same class of a Power Pet door (although, they like to advertise as if they were). There are also various magnetic and electro-magnetic dog and cat doors that operate a simple solenoid that unlocks the door when is senses a magnet on the pet's collar. Such products are made by Ideal Pet Products (a very good dog door manufacturer), Dog Mate and others. These types of products really do not provide much more in the way of security or insulation than a conventional flap door and don't really warrant much consideration here.