Automatic Dog Doors – Helping to Keep Your Home Safe

Automatic dog doors, both electronic and magnetic, offer a lot of benefits to the dog owner as well as the pet. These pet entrances function much like any other doggy door allowing your pet to roam freely in and out of your home with ease. However, with pet doors which are not automatic, your other indoor pets, or even small children can wander outside at any time. Another concern is being able to prevent outside pests such as other animals from entering your home. Who wants to find a raccoon, a skunk or other strays roaming around inside your home?! Dog entrances that are not automatic can even become a security hazard. Non automatic doggy doors provide a decent sized opening directly into your home. While traditional dog doors may cost less money, but they can be quite drafty. If you live in a colder climate an electric or magnetic door for your pet may be a better solution.

hqThere are two different kinds of automatic dog doors; electric and magnetic. A receiver on your dog’s collar activates both of these types of entrances. As the dog approaches the opening, the receiver sends a signal opening the automatic pet door.

If you are thinking of purchasing an automatic pet door, we recommend you should if you say “yes” to any of the following:

– You want to keep some of your pets contained in the house as well as providing outdoor access to those wearing the pet door transmitter.
– You have a small child or baby that you are worried might crawl through a regular pet door
– You are concerned about strays and other wild pests entering your house through your pet door
– You would like more security than a normal flap-style pet entrance can provide.

The most high-end automatic dog entrance on the market is a Plexidor Dog Door. Plexidor’s pet doors are heavy duty using a waterproof programmable collar receiver to activate the door. This high quality, yet pricey device, uses sonic technology. We have seen very few issues with this door and receive very few complaints.

If you do not have any of the above concerns, consider other pet door options. Pet Safe Dog Entrances has a large variety of dog entrances/exits including different kinds of mounting options, excellent construction materials, energy conscious solutions, different size doors for different size dogs, at price points to fit any budget.

If you have sliding glass-doors and would like to install a pet entrance, Hale Dog Doors would be perfect for you. These doors are not only functional, but also one of the most secure pet doors ever designed.

While you are considering a entrance for your dog which gives your furry friend the freedom to roam inside and out, also consider providing an outdoor shelter for your dog. Dog houses offer numerous benefits to your animal no matter what time of year it is. They not only keep your dog warm and dry when it rains, but also shades your companion from the harsh sun and protects your pet from the wind.

Visit to view doggy doors in many styles for all your dog door needs!

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