Smart pet doors are also known as the electronic pet doors and come with a bunch of features which make the life of a pet owner easier. Here are five features of pet doors which will make you want to install the pet door right away!
1. Key Fobs
The biggest issue with a regular pet door is that other animals can get into your house easily. Many brands of smart pet doors are trying to eliminate that issue by allowing only your pet to pass through the opening. But how do they do it? It is done by attaching a key fob to your pet's collar which triggers the door to open, just like a key.
The downside of this feature is that you need to ensure that all of your pets have a key fob. If your pets sometimes lose their collars or the items joined to their collars then that can bring in another problem.
2. Microchip Access
An option to the key fob problems is to buy a pet door which works with your pet's microchip which you can get injected from your pet's doctor. You only need to make sure that the pet door is programmed to open for more than one chip, in case you have more than one pet in your home.
3. Insulated Flaps
Regular pet doors are a bit drafty. But most of the smart doors have insulated flaps. These doors prevent air from passing through the door opening, and make your home more energy-efficient. You need to do some research to find and buy the right kind of insulated flaps.
4. Curfew Timers
If you need to keep your pets out during some hours of the day, then a smart door with a curfew timer or lock modes is the best option.
Lock modes enable you to control the place where your pet is. The most common modes let your pet inside the home but not outside.
Curfew timers can be set up to lock the door during some hours and then they can be automatically unlocked when it is time to let them out. This is particularly handy if you wish to keep your pets inside during nighttime, but you don't want to get up to let them out in the morning.
5. Pet Door Apps
Is your pet door still inconvinient? Then look for some doors which can be operated with mobile phone apps. In this way, you can make sure that it is convenient enough. You can also have total comfort and also do not need to get out of your bed to handle your pet's in and outs. Such apps can also monitor the time and tell you how many times your pet has gone out and got back in the house.
A monitoring app is also helpful when you're tracking a sick pet's behavior for your veterinarian.
To know more about such smart pet doors and their benefits, call Security Alarms Co. today for a consultation! We can help you get a smart pet door and also automate many parts of your home!