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
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
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.
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
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