High Tech Power Pet Automatic/Electronic Pet Door Review

 

This guide will be useful for people wanting an electronic/automatic pet door.

We’ve put together a High Tech Power Pet Door Review, which is one of the most customisable automatic pet doors on the market.

For example, you can set the door to In Only, Out Only, Full Access or Closed & Locked. You can also set independent and different activation distances for the inside and outside sensors on the door.

In this review though, we take a look at the main features, pros and cons of this dog door, as well as take a look at who it may and may not be for.

Let’s jump into it!

 

(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)

 

High Tech Power Pet Automatic/Electronic Pet Door Review

If you prefer, you can go straight to viewing the High Tech electronic pet door here:

*You can add additional pets to the door with a High Tech Pet Micro Sonic 5 Digital Transmitter Collar (on Amazon)

*You can get an additional High Tech Power Pet Wall Adapter Tunnel (on Amazon) For Doors over 1 3/4 inches or for wall installations

 

You can read more about automatic and electronic dog doors in this guide.

 

High Tech Power Pet Door: Review

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Features

A fully automatic/electronic pet door that can be mounted to walls or doors

Comes in 2 sizes – medium and large

Large has a door panel opening size of 12-1/4 by 16 inches, and is for pets up to 100 lbs

Overall the large door system is 40 5/8 by 16 inches in total size

Medium is for pets up to 30 pounds (with a 8-1/4″W x 10″H opening)

It is made of a strong resin material

The door is motor driven and moves up and down vertically

The door is activated by a Micro Sonic ultrasonic collar that your pet wears

The ultrasonic collar emits a highly directional signal, which is received by the microphone

The door has a directional sensor, meaning that the door should only open when you pet directly approaches the door, not just when they are passing by

The door system has 4 way access control, meaning that you can select from In Only, Out Only, Full Access or Closed/Locked

The door system has Dual range controls that let you set independent inside and outside activation distances

The door is relatively weatherproof with a weatherproof seal

The door has an automatic deadbolt lock feature

The system operates on an AC adapter (included) that plugs into a 110 volt outlet. There’s an optional backup battery (model B12V-1.3) that snaps into the battery compartment. But, you can run the system on AC only, battery only, or AC with battery backup

The door has sets of buttons on it to allow you to control the on/off, dual range activation, and 4 way access sensors

The door can be installed on any regular exterior house door up to 1-3/4 inches thick. Any thicker than that and you should build a frame or order the additional High Tech Pet Wall Adapter Tunnel or make your own additional extra framing

When installing the door system into a wall, you either need to build your own frame or get the extra High Tech Pet wall adapter 

Sliding glass panel inserts come with the sliding glass patio door model packages

In the box you get a transmitter collar, an AC adapter, a pre fabricated frame, hardware and Aluminum and Tempered Glass Frame for the sliding patio door models

Relatively easy to install

 

Drawbacks

Not a cheap door to purchase

Like all electronic pet doors – the sensors don’t work perfect 100% of the time – your dog may have to wait patiently sometimes while the sensor picks up the collar device

The hardware could be better quality, particularly the screws. The head may strip off for some people

Not a good door for the cold weather – the door system can malfunction in cold weather and open up via the sensors which trigger the auto open feature. That, or sometimes the door won’t shut at all.

After a few years, the door can start to lose some of it’s performance. For the price, you’d expect the door to last you 5-10 years with little maintenance.

The sensors for the door are at the bottom of the door meaning that dirt, mud, snow etc. can get on them and block them if you don’t keep them clean

For thick doors and thick walls, you may want to get a professional to help you install, or, if you want a super solid installation because the hardware and frame you get with the door aren’t weak, but they aren’t the strongest.

 

Overall

The High Tech Power pet door is one of the better electronic/automatic pet doors on the market, but, it still has some cons and limitations

The truth is that there is no perfect automatic electronic pet door on the market. The High Tech Power Pet Door is no exception.

For some people who live in mild climates, that door works fine for a period of years. But, it is not a cold or snowy climate door.

For the price, you would expect the system to have much better hardware, a more beefed up frame, and for the electronics to work more accurately and reliably.

You’d just expect there to be less overall cons.

 

High Tech Power Pet Door: Buyer’s Guide

What Is The High Tech Power Pet Door Designed For?

It is an electronic/automatic pet door designed for installation in doors, walls or sliding glass doors, for pets up to 100lbs.

 

Who Might The High Tech Power Pet Door Be For?

Pets up to 100lbs

Pets that can fit through a 12-1/4 by 16 inch opening

Owners with one or multiple pets

Owners looking for an automatic/electronic pet door system

Owners looking for a programmable/customisable pet door system

Owners looking to install in a wall, door or sliding glass door

 

Who Might The High Tech Power Pet Door NOT Be For?

Pets bigger than 100lbs

Pets that can’t fit through a 12-1/4 by 16 inch opening

Owners that want a regular manual pet door

Owners that want a cheap pet door

People that live in cold climates or snow

People on a budget, or people not open to the possibility they may need to send the door away for a repair or an upgrade at some point

 

How Do You Install This Pet Door?

There’s no substitute for following the manufacturer’s instructions for installing their Pet Door product which should come with the door, or should be found on their website. They may also have YouTube videos to help you.

But generally, for most Pet Doors you need to cut out a section of the door or wall, insert and fix a frame or tunnel extender into the wall or door, and then fix the door onto the frame.

This may involve using a jigsaw or cutting tool, a drill, a screwdriver (can be phillips head or sometimes a non standard screw is included in the kit so check this), and the hardware included in the pet door kit.

Sliding doors and aluminium frame installs are generally easier as there’s usually no cutting, but just rather inserting and sometimes fixing involved.

Some people choose to install themselves, whilst some people choose to get a professional handyperson to do it for them.

 

Other Dog Doors

You can check out the best dog doors across different dog door types in this guide.

We also include information such as how to pick the right size dog door, and how to install a dog door.

 

 

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