Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Infrared Pet Door

There are many different types of electronic pet doors to choose from. Infrared pet doors are designed to be controlled by your pet and the transmitter that you put on your pet’s collar.

An infrared pet collar sends out a coded series of flashes that is transmitted by the locked door and opens the flap when ready for use. The transmitter you use is waterproof, so there is no need to worry about the weather affecting its capability. The transmitter is powered by button batteries and the infrared position is usually found under the pet’s chin.


Most infrared pet doors come with four locking positions. One for in-only, out-only, lock, and unlock. This can be convenient for setting during certain times of the day or night. Staywell infrared pet doors can be installed in either wood or glass doors and is protected by a weather resistant seal that keeps the electronic system and your home dry.

Make sure you know the measurements of your cat or dog to know which pet door is right for you. Infrared can be powered by either AA batteries or can be converted to AC power.

Infrared pet doors give you a quicker response time than automatic pet doors, and will typically leave the door open for about 20 seconds to let your pet through.

No matter which pet door is right for you, I’m sure you will find it much to your liking to have one. If you are not sure how to install one yourself, you may have to have a contractor install it for you, but most are easy to install.

Keep in mind a little training is involved, most animals are not used to this type of system. Once you get them on the right track you will both be pleased.