The Sureflap microchip cat flap is probably the most popular microchip cat flap on the market and will not let you down, it certainly has not let me down! And I must also say that Sureflap customer service is fantastic, they really are very helpful. So read on for my review of the Sureflap microchip cat flap.
Buy your Sureflap microchip cat flap to give you and your pets piece of mind.
Sureflap microchip cat flap use
Like all microchip cat flaps, your pets’ microchips are scanned and this allows selective entry, which is fantastic. It stops strays entering your home, spraying on your walls and harming your pets, whilst they come and go as they please without you having to let them in and out.
In some cases your pet’s microchip may have moved and this may not be read by the scanner. In this case you can buy a set of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags that can be fitted to a collar and are read by the scanner like a microchip. Alternatively, you can just get your pet re-chipped for around £20.
Almost all microchips are recognised, which is great because it means your cat or dog will almost certainly be able to use it. Only numbers starting ‘000’, ‘010’ and ‘020’ won’t work, but all other 9, 10 and 15 digit microchips will work.
The microchip cat flap has four way locking, which means you can choose between all four combinations (unlocked in – unlocked out, unlocked in – locked out, locked in – unlocked out and locked in – locked out) of entry and exit for complete control.
Watch this video to learn how to program your Sureflap microchip cat flap.
Using the Sureflap Microchip Cat Flap
It is best to set up the Sureflap microchip cat flap before you have fitted it, and it is really easy to register your pets with the microchip cat flap. Just put the microchip cat flap into ‘Learn’ mode and place one of your pet’s favourite treats underneath the scanner so their microchip can be read. Here is some more guidance on setting up a microchip cat flap.
You may need to be a bit patient teaching your pet how to use the pet flap for a couple of weeks, especially if they have not used a cat flap before and they may find that the clicking of the locking mechanism spooks them a little. Click here for help on how to teach your pet to use a microchip cat flap.
Just make sure your pet can fit through the microchip pet flap before you buy it! The smallest dimension of the cat flap is 12cm high and 14cm wide. Have a look at our sizing comparison table to see how it compares against other models.
The great thing about this microchip cat flap is you can put it anywhere! It takes 4 AA batteries, so doesn’t need to be plugged into the mains and won’t be affected by any power cuts. You could obviously have it anywhere around the house, but also for entry into an outdoor pet house or for a homemade feeder that you can move around without having an annoying cable getting under your feet.
Depending on what sort of door, wall or window you fit this microchip cat flap into, it is probably going to look great, as you can tell from the photos! The white suits glass and white doors best, but will be no eye sore against brick or timber. Aside from white, the microchip cat flap also comes in brown and the plastic shape of the frames is a more pleasing design than some of its competitors. Check out the Sureflap microchip cat flap in brown!
On a side note, there is a brush seal between the frame and the door to keep out those pesky drafts!
I would definitely recommend buying the Sureflap Microchip Cat Flap. It may not have some of the additional features of other models, but it is easy to set up, looks great and gives you great piece of mind about your pets’ safety and well being!
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