The microchip cat flap is a relatively new idea which is catching on fast in the UK. It gives you control over which animals are entering and leaving your home. By utilising the microchip that your animal already has, or by using the supplied RFID chip instead, the microchip cat flap is triggered automatically when the animal approaches. 

If that wasn’t exciting enough, there are even more options available. Some allow you to cater for more than one animal, which is ideal if you have more than one cat or a dog. There are larger sized microchip pet flaps available for dogs. These are usually known as ‘Pet Flaps’.

Microchip cat flaps and pet flaps can be fitted by anyone with basic DIY skills. Depending on the thickness of your door, you may need to add an adapter. There are also options for glass doors.

Choosing the right microchip cat flap or pet flap may sound confusing  but don’t worry. This  is why we created this webpage. To help you decide which product(s) is right for you.

Best Microchip Cat Flap Products

There are basically two types of microchip cat flap designs. The first type is a stand-alone unit. This requires batteries and is fitted just like any other cat flap. Once fitted, you programme the unit to recognise your animal(s). Programming the device is simple to do and takes just a few minutes. There are several manufacturers of these types of devices.

The second type requires connecting to your home Wi-Fi in order to utilise the advanced features available. It does this via a ‘hub’. This is a small device that plugs into the mains socket and then communicates between the device and your WiFi. You may also be required to down-load a free App for your mobile phone. There is currently only one manufacturer of these devices and that is ‘Sure’ who make a range of products under the ‘SureSafe’ banner. 

Advantages of the Microchip Cat Flap “Connect” system

The Connect system from Sure provides a number of additional Internet of Things features which are simple to set up. Once set up, you can then use the available advanced features which are:

  • Get notified when your cat comes and goes
  • Set a curfew to prevent your cat(s) exiting at certain times
  • Monitor your cat’s activity over time to identify any changes which may indicate a health issue
  • Only your pets are able to trigger the sensor
  • Set different rules for different animals
  • Works with all identification microchips worldwide and SureFlap RFID Collar Tags.
  • Upto 6+ months battery life (4 x AA batteries not included).

 How the Microchip Cat Flap Works

The following diagram uses the SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap as an example. The Cat Flap communicates with the Hub, which in itself is connected to the home WiFi. You are required to down load the mobile app and this app can be used to find the hub and register the cat flap or pet flap. If you are also interested in microchip feeding devices, these can also use the same hub providing you purchase from the same manufacturer.

Microchip Cat Flap Connect

Links with your Hub (make sure this is included)

Connects to your home router.

Control from you mobile phone

Which SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap Product Should I Select?

The SureFlap system is designed for both cats and larger animals. To help in selecting the correct product, the table below shows the necessary details. Where a product indicated the word “Connect”, this means it can connect to your mobile App via the Internet.

x

Scans on Entry

x

x

142 x 120 mm

165 x 171 mm hole

Microchip Compatible

x

Up to 32 pets

x

Scans on Entry

Scans on Exit

x

142 x 120 mm

165 x 171 mm hole

Microchip Compatible

x

Up to 32 pets

x

Scans on Entry

x

Timer Control

176 x 170 mm

207 x 234 mm hole

Microchip Compatible

RFID Tag included

Up to 32 pets

App Controlled

x

Scans on Exit

Timer Control

176 x 170 mm

207 x 234 mm hole

Microchip Compatible

RFID Tag included

Up to 32 pets

App Controlled

Scans on Entry

Scans on Exit

Timer Control

142 x 120 mm

165 x 171 mm hole

Microchip Compatible

x

Up to 32 pets

SureFlap Microchip Pet Feeder

The SureFlap Microchip Pet Feeder is a revolutionary way of preventing pets from accessing each other’s food. The device is capable of identifying the particular pet either via the vet supplied microchip or via an RFID collar tag (one included). Once identified, the SureFlap Microchip Pet Feeder dispenses the correct food. Ideal for multi-pet households in preventing one animal eating the food of others. There is also a training mode that closes the lid in stages to help timid pets get used to the movement. Food is contained in sealed containers which keep even wet food fresh.

Price: £66.87
Was: £99.99 (-33%)

SureFlap Microchip Pet Door

The SureFlap Microchip Pet Door is designed to only open when it senses and recignises your pets vet implanted microchip or RFID collar (one supplied). This keeps unwanted pets from entering the house preventing unnecessary problems both for the owner and the pet. The SureFlap Microchip Pet Door can be programmed with up to 32 different microchip IDs. It can be installed doors, walls and windows. Additional extenders may be required depending on wall thickness etc. Please see detailed information by clicking the link below. The product comes with a three year warranty.

[ Price: £79.99
Was: £129.90 (-38%)

SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap Connect with Hub Bundle

The SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap Connect with Hub Bundle takes the standard SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap to the next level. You still get all of the same features e.g. microchip enabled entry for up to 32 pets. In addition, the hub connects the microchip cat flap to a free mobil app which opens up a whole new set of features. The system is easy to set up and allows you to set individual entry and exit rules for each pet. It also records each cat’s movements so that you can keep a record of each pet’s comings and goings.  It also logs any unwanted intruder attempts. The App will work on either Apple iOS or Android.

Price: £149.99

SKYMEE 8L WiFi Pet Feeder Automatic Food Dispenser for Cats & Dogs 

The SKYMEE 8L WiFi Pet Feeder Automatic Food Dispenser for Cats & Dogs is the ultimate device for monitoring, feeding and even talking to your pets. If you worry about your pets whilst you are away, this device will put your mind at rest. the SKYMEE connects to your home WiFi router which allows you to control the device via a (free) mobile phone app. (compatible with both Apple iOS and Android). 

Feeding

The SKYMEE allows you to set up a feeding plan for each of your pets. The device is capable of storing up to 8 lites of food – enough for a month. the SKYMEE operates on mains and battery. Should the mains fail, the batteries will take over and feed your pets according to your pre-defined programme. The draw opens and food is served. When it is time to close the draw, there are safety features that prevent your pet’s foot getting caught.

HD Camera

As well as being able to feed your animals, the SKYMEE also has an HD camera so that you can monitor them via your mobile app.

Speak to Your Pets

The SMYMEE even lets you speak to your pets to provide reassurance when you can’t be there. You can also hear your pets via the App.

Price: £149.00

Sure Petcare Surefeed Microchip Pet Feeder Connect

The Sure Petcare Surefeed Microchip Pet Feeder Connect is an automated pet feeder allowing both dry and wet food to be dispensed according to your feeding programme. The Surefeed microchip pet feeder connects to your mobile phone via the connect device allowing you to monitor your pet’s feeding. The Surefeed has built in scales to help you control portion sizes. You can also set up individual feeding programmes for each. The Surefeed will recognise each pet via their vet implanted microchip or via a RFID collar.

Price: £99.99
Was: £119.99 (-17%)