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PetSafe Microchip Cat Door

Electronic locking pet door for cats

Item # 481PA16145

This versatile solution can allow your cat some outdoor time or even just access between rooms in your home.

This versatile solution can allow your cat some outdoor time or even just access between rooms in your home.

Item # 481PA16145

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About the PetSafe Microchip Cat Door

Make that microchip work for you (and your cat!)

We microchip our pets in case the worst happens and they get lost. But what if we could benefit from that insurance plan without losing anyone we love? The PetSafe Microchip Cat Door allows you to do that.

Make that microchip work for you (and your cat!)

We microchip our pets in case the worst happens and they get lost. But what if we could benefit from that insurance plan without losing anyone we love? The PetSafe Microchip Cat Door allows you to do that.

PetSafe Microchip Cat Door

PetSafe's Microchip Cat Door can give your cat the freedom to explore.

Once programmed, it recognizes your cat's microchip and lets her pass through. If she doesn't have a chip, or her chip isn't compatible, you can use the microchip collar tag (sold separately) instead. This allows her freedom to explore outside, but with some limits, set by you.

Indoor kitties can use it, too

I have a mixed household — cats and dogs. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has struggled to keep my dogs out of cat-only areas like the litterbox closet. Installing a cat door like this on an interior door or two is a great solution to that problem, and it's a lot more attractive and user-friendly than the series of gates and latches I currently have installed.

Versatile installation options

PetSafe's Microchip Cat Door is ready to install in wood or PVC doors right out of the box. If you want to install it in metal, metal core, or glass doors, you'll need to pick up the Installation Adaptor. And if you're installing it in a wall or a very thick door, you'll likely need at least one Extension Tunnel.


Product highlights:

  • can accommodate cats weighing up to 15 lbs.
  • door allows entry only for programmed pets
  • works with 15-digit microchip numbers
    • not compatible with microchip numbers with 10 digits, letters, and those starting with 977 and 98514
    • stores up to 40 pet identities in memory
    • also works with programmable collar key (sold separately)
  • manual lock lets you control your pet's access in both directions:
    • fully locked: pet can't enter or exit through the door
    • in-only: your pet can come indoors, but can't go out again
    • out-only: pet can exit, but can't enter the house
    • in or out: programmed pets can come and go freely
  • weather stripping and two magnetic locking points help keep out drafts
  • can be installed in PVC or wood doors
    • accessories for metal, glass, brick, and wall installations are sold separately
  • powered by 4 "AA" batteries (not included)
    • low battery indicator light lets you know when it's time to change batteries
    • estimated battery life: approximately 12 months
  • operating temperature: -13° F to 131° F
  • flap opening: 5-11/16"W x 5-3/8"H
  • cutout dimensions: 6-5/8" x 6-7/8"
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # PPA19-16145

What's in the box:

  • Interior frame assembly
  • Exterior frame
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Cutting Template
  • Customer Care info sheet

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More details on the PetSafe Microchip Cat Door

Mark G.

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Overview: The PetSafe Microchip Cat Flap allows your pet to come and go as he pleases. It also denies access to your home to the neighborhood cats or small wildlife (raccoons, opossums, skunks, etc.). The door operates via radio frequencies (RFID) and will unlock when it detects the signal from your pet's microchip or optional Microchip Cat Flap key, allowing your pet access through the door. Once your pet has passed through, the door will automatically lock back into place. To prevent draftsThe Microchip Cat Flap also has a manual 4-way lock. It is powered by 4 AA alkaline batteries (not included).

Dimensions: The Microchip Cat Flap has the following dimensions:

  • Internal Frame:
    • Indoor Frame Dimensions: Width 8.655", Height 9.408", Frame Thickness (not including tunnel): 1.671"
    • Outdoor Frame Dimensions: Outside: W 8.622" x H 9.406"; Inside: W 6.594 x H 6.833"; Depth 0.655"
    • Tunnel Dimensions: Width 6.046, Height 5.25", Depth 2.842"
  • Flap Dimensions: W 5.65" x H 5.33"
  • Cut Out Required: W 6.625" x H 6.875" high

Power Requirements: The Microchip Cat Flap is powered by 4 AA alkaline batteries (not included). Fresh batteries will have an estimated life of up to approximately 12 months.

Manual Lock: The Microchip Cat Flap has a 4-way manual lock can control access of your pet, allowing or denying access through the door. You can set the lock as follows:

  • In or Out: The flap allows programmed cats to enter or exit through the door.
  • In only: Programmed cats can enter through the flap, but cannot exit.
  • Out only: Programmed cats can exit through the flap, but cannot reenter.
  • Fully Locked: The flap denies access through the door in either direction.

Microchip Programming: Cat owners can have a tiny microchip inserted just under their pet's skin as a means of identification, or recovering lost pets. The chip's unique ID number can be programmed into the Microchip Cat Flap to allow your cat to enter and/or exit through the cat door. Up to 40 microchips can be programmed to the Cat Flap, which is ideal for multi-pet households. The Micro Cat Flap is designed to work with most 15-digit microchips (FDX-B). For non-compatible microchips, you'll need the optional Microchip Cat Flap Key (item #481PA16247) to operate the Cat Flap.

Installation: The PetSafe Microchip Cat Flap is designed to be installed inside a cutout in your door, and requires removing the door from its hinges. A cutting template is included to provide a guide for positioning the Microchip Cat Flap, drilling the pilot holes, and cutting the hole in your door. In some cases, the PetSafe Installation Adapter (item #481PA16246) is required to install the Cat Flap. The door type dictates the cutout size and shape:

Installation Type Cutout Size and Shape Installation Adapter Required
Door without metal
(uPVC, Wood, etc.)
6-5/8" x 6-7/8"
Door with metal on inside or outside
(uPVC, Wood, etc.)
(circular with straight sides)
Wall 6-5/8" x 6-7/8"
Single-glazed glass* 8-7/16"
Double-glazed glass* 10-1/4"

Note: For installation through thick doors or walls, the optional PetSafe Tunnel Extension (item #481PA16248) adds 2" to the overall depth. Multiple tunnels can be used, if needed.

* Cutting holes in a glass panel is a skilled job, and should only be carried out by a professional glazier.

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Can you control the door from your mobile device?
[ Tamara  Mar 13, 2022 ]
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This door is not able to be controlled using an app on a mobile device. At this time, we do not have any that can be, but that may change in the future and I recommend contacting an advisor by calling 1-800-324-9695 to check
[ Paul  Mar 15, 2022 ]  Staff

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