Ani Mate Cat Mate Elite I.D. Disc Cat Flap with Timer Control, White
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- Individual entry and exit control for up to nine cats
- 4 way locking mechanism
- Timer function controls access for all your cats, e.g. to keep cats in at night
- Fully draft and weatherproof brush sealed flap
- 3 Year manufacturer's guarantee
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Pet Mate is a leading manufacturer of innovative products for pets and ponds, under the CAT MATE, DOG MATE and FISH MATE brands.
Pet Mate designs and engineers quality branded products at competitive prices and is proud of a level of service second to none - that is the cornerstone of Pet Mate's philosophy.
Pet Mate believes that the best quality starts with the best design and thorough UK based research and development. The use of superior materials.
Dog doors, cat flaps, pet feeders and fountains
Pet Mate manufactures a wide variety of cat flaps, feeders and fountains to suit all requirements and budgets. The range includes the popular Cat Mate microchip cat flaps, which provide selective entry for your registered cats whilst keeping stray pets out.
Dog Mate dog doors are suitable for a wide range of dog breeds. The medium and large Dog Mate doors feature robust locking panels for security.
All Pet Mate flaps are fully brush sealed with magnetic closures for total weatherproofing and minimum energy loss from the house. Wall and window installation is possible on selected lines using the appropriate adapter or wall liner for your chosen product.
Pet Mate feeders are veterinary approved to reliably deliver portion controlled meals at the times set by you.
The Pet Mate Pet Fountain ensure pure, fresh flowing water and is designed to encourage your pet to drink enough to stay well hydrated, something which is essential for any pet’s well-being.
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|Item Dimensions||9.76 x 3.5 x 10.43 inches||10.31 x 4.92 x 11.02 inches||10.24 x 8.07 x 2.76 inches||8 x 4.25 x 9.5 inches||8.27 x 2.36 x 8.27 inches||4.8 x 8.66 x 9.41 inches|
|Item Weight||2.25 lbs||2.20 lbs||—||0.65 lbs||1.00 lbs||1.64 lbs|
The Cat Mate Elite uses the latest in R.F.I.D. technology and offers major advancements in pet access control. Entry and exit is operated by unique electronic Collar I.D. Discs (2 supplied) for up to 8 cats - keeps all other animals out. The LCD display shows selected entry and exit lock status, cat location and time since the flap was last used - for up to 3 cats. The cat flap also features individual entry and exit control settings, a timer function (e.g. to keep cats in at night) and a revolutionary, secure 4 way locking system. Only animals with a RFID collar tag programmed into the door can exit or enter the door. 4 AA Batteries (6-9 months) not included. Self-lining to 2â€ (50mm) - suitable for single/double glazing, doors and panels, including metal. Wall Liner available for wall installation (not included).
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Sure, if YOU (the human being) take the RFID disk up to the door and hold it against the Plexiglas (like you would with your RFID card at work), the door actuates. However, think where the RFID disk will be on your cat; hanging off the collar about 2-4" away from the door as the cat bumps its head against the Plexiglass trying to get in. I would say that after 2 months, my cats are successful using the door about 1 in 10 times they try. Moreover, the door seems to be less sensitive as time goes by, requiring frequent battery changes.
Also the door provides no visible queue to the cat as to whether kitty is permitted to come and go or not. For example, my old cat door has a sheet of opaque plastic that slid in to prevent kitties from coming or going. Kitties could see that the door was closed. The Cat Mate door is clear all the time, causing kitties to noisily try to get out after hours!
Lastly, the Cat Mate door is not large enough for even a medium-sized cat. I have an 11# (5Kg.) 14# (6.5Kg) an 16# (7.5KG) cat. Only the small one fits through the door easily and the large one can't use it at all.
I regret not having returned this item to Amazon in the first 60 days, now I will have to throw it away!
In the manual it talks about a jumper you have to set if using it in a metal door but the circuit board looks a little different than it does in the manual and I could not find the jumper. I figured they may have updated it so it no longer requires you to change it. Maybe I will call support to see if it did change.
To save battery life the unit is not always sensing the included tags that come with it and extends the battery life. The cat must press on the door enough for it to kick in a switch to sense the tag and then will allow the cat in. This means when it is working properly the cat must press at least twice on the door. It does not always seem to work and our cat has to try a few times before it will unlock the flap. Sometimes when she is outside she will try it for a few seconds and if it does not open she may wander off for a little bit and then come back later and try again. If she really wants to get in she will keep working it and after a few tries the unit will read the tag she is wearing and unlock the flap.
Also my unit always shows the cat outside of the house/garage. Even after I put her through the flap myself from the outside it does not change.
One really nice feature I like about this cat door is the ability to see when the flap was last used. This is useful in the morning when she is not in our garage to see if she has been out all night partying with the other cats or has recently left the garage.
If the sensor would always work and unlock the flap I would give this unit 4 stars and 5 stars if the cat location indicator worked.
We got this, put it in the side of a trunk, gave the picky eater a tag on her collar, and everything got easier. She could take her time, and have food whenever she wanted. The other cat couldn't get in. The other cat is a very determined kitty, so I was impressed this worked.
It has glitched out a few times, where the lock clicked into place when the door wasn't quite closed. This has trapped our poor kitty in the food box, and locked her out entirely. This is rare, and generally happens because she plays with the door way too much.
The solenoid controlling the lock does not automatically function when the transmitter tag is in close proximity. For the lock to be released, pressure must first be exerted against the door then after a 1.5 second delay, the lock releases. The cat will bump against the door, (using a paw or its head), but the door doesn't open. This can discourage the cat from trying to go through.
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So if your house and cat is being tormented by a creature that should have come out of an Avenger's comic, then this is the cat flap for you.
The cat door, however, works really well. My big ginger boy worked out how to come in very quickly, noise does not bother him at all. It is going to take a little longer with going out though, as he is not used to having to unlock flap to go out. I like the idea of knowing whether cat is in or out.
We have 3 cats and not a single microchip was picked up (even the new 9 month old kitten which has the chip in the the ideal place.
The buttons are extremely hard to press and the battery's very hard to insert - whoever designed it did not have ease of use in mind.
We decided to buy the Sureflap instead - it picked up all 3 cats right away, and it comes with a proper installation manual with clear instructions.