Ideal 4-Way Locking Cat Doors - Pet Doors

The locking security panel comes standard on all Freedom Pet Pass cat doors.
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“This Freedom Pet Pass door made everyone happy, especially Bilyeu, when a subsequent blower door test came in at 0.2 ACH50 – well below the 0.6 ACH performance target. Bilyeu’s team performed the blower door test as soon as the windows, doors, and pet door were installed–long before insulation and drywall could block access to any potentially leaky areas. Bilyues attributes this to outstanding air tightness level in no small part to the care that his subcontractors took to create and maintain an intact air barrier layer.”
A: These locks allow 4 settings and are only available on the pet doors with rigid flaps.
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However, electronic dog or cat dog doors may give a false sense of security. Receivers may respond to a pocketful of change or other stimulus. A pet standing or lying near the doggie door can unlock the door and allow an inside cat out or a clever thief in. Also, an indoor pet can slip through with another pet and become trapped outside. A: Magnetic locking pet doors do not require power. However, Electromagnetic Pet Doors like the  and require batteries.
Photo provided by FlickrManual lock stops your cat leaving or entering the house. Set to in-only to enable your pet to come indoors without being able to get out again
Photo provided by FlickrUse the curfew mode to keep your pet indoorsSet the door to lock and unlock at any time of the day or night
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As we mentioned, newer pet doors have been designed to address this concern. Many pet doors are now designed with built-in security features. These doors work the same way as traditional pet doors, though they include some protection against home invasions. Some have hinges and a keyhole, where the door can be locked from the inside. Some doors even feature a combination lock system, for an added measure of security, these doors however limits the ease of your pet going in and out at will.I didn’t realize that pet doors have locks now. My wife and I have been considering getting a dog door so our puppy can get in an out easier, but we have been worried about safety. A lock on a dog door would put our minds at ease! I will have to look into some options!One other way to protect your home from entry through your pet door is by installing an alarmed pet door. These are slightly more intricate than most other pet door models, as the security features must be manually activated. After the lock is engaged, an alarm will sound if anything over a certain weight enters through the door, meaning you can use one of these doors whether you own a Chihuahua, or a Great Dane.Not all pet door locking covers are easily replaced because the manufacturers often do not wholesale them. This is particularly true of Petsafe pet doors. If you don't see your brand in this collection, call the manufacturer of your pet door for help.No competing model, not Staywell, Petsafe, Solo or Plexidor offers you the highly engineered sophistication of a genuine Power Pet Door, neither will you find the advanced features of directional sensing, Auto Safety Retract, 4-Way Access Control, Individual Range Control, Automatic Safety Retract, Metal Dead Bold Locking and the many other ingenious and useful features found only on genuine POWER PET automatic pet doors. No other pet door, so-called electronic, automatic, or conventional flap type, offers you the performance, convenience, energy efficiency, security and reliability of a Power Pet Door. That's why Power Pet outsells all other electronic pet doors combined.If you need a replacement flap for any dog door or cat door, locking cover, or other pet door part, it is vital that you order the correct brand. Most parts are not interchangeable between brands or models from the same manufacturer even if the dimensions seem to match. Use dimensions to select the correct size within the brand only after the brand has been established. The one exception to this is the Pride which can replace the Johnson or PetSafe Ultimate doors.