PetSafe Electronic SmartDoor | Petco

The PetSafe Smart Door, a popular electronic dog door, uses a chip that emits a radio frequency signal. When the door reads that signal, it unlocks and when it can longer read the signal it locks again. The collar key can be programmed to emit a unique signal and the door can recognize up to five different keys.

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Pet’s SmartDoor Plus Key is already programmed. Check you are trying to add the correct key. Make sure no other pets or SmartDoor Plus keys already programmed are nearby.

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Pet doors for dogs and cats give you and your pet more freedom and independence. Motorized - Plexidor and Solo The Motorized class of electronic pet door uses a motor to open the access panel so that the pet does not have to push it open. Pushing open the panel is something a lot of pets don't like to do. A motorized door makes it easier to train your dog to use his own door. It also makes it a lot easier and a lot more fun for the pet. Manual Electronic - Petsafe Smart Door and PassportManual electric dog doors use a swinging panel, like a conventional hard flap door. But, the panel is unlocked by a pet-worn collar. Since the door does not open by itself, it requires the dog to manually (or should we say dogually) push open the panel. The lack of a motor drive immediately puts the Petsafe models in a lesser class of electric pet door.

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The SmartDoor can detect up to 5 programmed SmartKeys and also operates in 2 other modes: fully locked mode and unlocked mode. Locked mode does not allow entry or exit for any pet and unlocked mode allows entry and exit for all pets.

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The RF-technology mechanism in fourth best automatic dog door runs on 4 D-cell batteries, and it works in three modes. It is activated by a battery-powered Smartkey worn by the dog or cat – a maximum of 5 pet IDs can be programmed. An automatic access-and-lock feature secures homes while making life more convenient for pets. Optional audible alerts can easily be set for all pets wearing a programmed Passport Key™ to let you know when they enter or exit with the In-Tone and Out-Tone settings. The default factory setting for both In-Tone and Out-Tone is off, but these can easily be changed to one of 10 audible tones. Note: Door Operational Mode must be set to Smart Mode for In-Tone and Out-Tone to work.In addition to many other patented features, the Power Pet door employs a patented automatic dead bolt lock. When the panel is in the closed position, a steel dead bolt automatically engages to lock it in place. The panel absolutely cannot be lifted without a signal from the collar or by activating the manual switch inside your home. The collar's signal is digitally coded so that only your dog's collar will activate the panel. As previously stated, the Solo door can be opened by any magnet. This is a highly unsecure system. The Plexidor, Petsafe Smart Door and Petsafe Passport door all use radio frequency coding to open the panel. This is more secure than Solo's magnets but RF signals are easily jammed by stray radio signals in the environment (TVs, radios, cell phones, etc.). Indeed, some of the most common complaints about these doors is that the signal gets jammed and the dog can't get in or out. Power Pet's ultrasonic signal is robust and cannot be jammed by stray RF signals, and its patented digital coding can't be jammed even by stray environmental ultrasound producing the most secure and reliable electronic dog door made. Optional audible alerts can easily be set for all pets wearing a programmed Passport Key™ to let you know when they enter or exit with the In-Tone and Out-Tone settings. The default factory setting for both In-Tone and Out-Tone is off, but these can easily be changed to one of 10 audible tones. Note: Door Operational Mode must be set to Smart Mode for In-Tone and Out-Tone to work.