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Cat Door Unlocks Automatically For Your Cat
Cat Door Infrared Lock
Infrared Locking Cat Door
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Cat w/Infrared Key Collar
IR Locking Cat Door (Blue Key)
Item# 6191C
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  • Coded lock prevents strays from entering
  • Fits any wall, door or window
  • Door re-latches automatically

Essential Info

Give your cat the freedom he desires by installing a cat door that will allow admittance to him and him alone. Your pet will be able to come and go as he pleases without interrupting your schedule, and you'll never have to deal with strays entering your home with the Infrared Locking Cat Door, which communicates with a key worn on your pet's collar. The collar key is powered by the included button-cell batteries. Four AA 1.5V alkaline batteries are required for the door but are sold separately.

What's Included

  • Door (3 pieces: interior, exterior with flap, and tunnel)
  • 1 Collar
  • 1 Key
  • 1 Keyring
  • 2 Button cell batteries for collar key
  • Mounting materials
  • 4 screw hole covers
  • Four-way locking handle
  • Instructions
  • Warranty card

  • More Info

    Your cat's collar key transmits a digital coded infrared signal, which is decoded when the key comes within range of your pet door (approximately 6 inches), permitting only pets with keys of the same code to enter the house. The door re-latches automatically after the length of time you determine. Additional keys are available to be purchased separately if you have more than one cat.

    The Cat Door's four-way manual locking system will allow you flexibility in mandating your pet's movements: choose from In Only, Out Only, In and Out, or Locked, denying access from either side, should such a situation be warranted. Its magnetic assisted closure protects your home from rain, drafts and heat loss.

    The Infrared Locking Cat Door will fit any window, wall or door, and detailed installation instructions are provided. However, if you are installing the pet door in a glass door, it is recommended that you it be fitted by a professional glazier. The Cat Door even includes a detachable tunnel section, allowing it to fit any door to a maximum depth of 2 inches (54mm).

    The Infrared Locking Cat Door is appropriate for cats up to 15 pounds. If your cat is larger than this, or if you would prefer a door suitable for a dog, please try the Infrared Locking Dog Door.



    Manufacturer Product No.:500US
    Dimensions:9.25" x 9.75" (241mm x 252mm)
    Cutout Size:Glass: 8 3/8" (212mm) diameter; wood: 6 1/2" x 6 3/4" (168mm x 175mm)
    Pet Shoulder Width:5 7/8" (150mm) maximum
    Appropriate Cat Sizes:Up to 15 lbs. (7kg)
    Range:6 inches
    Power:4 AA 1.5V alkaline batteries
    Battery Life:1 year in normal conditions
    Warranty:3 years, limited


    Cat w/Infrared Key Collar       
    Cat w/Infrared Key Collar       


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    LEORA -- rockville, VA   5/26/2010
    This is SO much better than the magnetic door I had! The door always works, the cat gets in and out very easily. At this point, my only concern is that his collar works so well, that he'll trip the door and not go in - I'm waiting for the other cat to figure that out! But I'm very, very happy I switched from the magnetic door (which worked sporadically) to this one.
    datico -- beaverton, OR   6/30/2008
    A good door....for a while. The door itself isn't bad but the collar keys are a bit of a pain: 1 they don't seem to be high quality construction and can be flaky in their operation or easily damaged when trying to replace the battery. 2 It's impossible to tell when the battery is going out. There is a little flashy light but it blinks only about once every minute which makes it awkward to notice. 3 My cats managed to loose the key collars...they must have broken off or in one case the two halves fell apart because the cat came home with only the shell of the key. We used the door successfully for 1 - 1.5 years, but over that time had to purchase 4 keys because of the above mentioned issues, and at $30 a pop that adds up. Finally we missed that our one cat's key had gone out again the other cat was staying indoors for the winter, so he managed to break his way in and now the door just swings without latching. We had the previous staywell model with the non-powered keys and I wish they would bring that concept back but just improve it's range. At this point I'm investigating away from Staywell and looking for other manufacturers.
    vince -- seattle   4/8/2008
    transmitter collars only work intermittenly..very fragile and poor battery life. also expensive to replace. when cat walks up to the door they have there head down to push the door, which in turn blocks the infrared collar from working so the cats learned to just push harder and the door will pop open. this eventually led to the plexiglass door to break in half. i have since removed and discarded the door. would not reccomend
    -- California   10/7/2007
    DO NOT BUY IF YOU HAVE RACCOONS COMING IN!!! The functionality of how this locks the door to only allow your cat come in and out does not stop smart raccoons. I have a mama raccoon who knows how to lift the door from the outside and comes inside to eat all the cat food :(
    MORGAN -- san bruno, CA   3/7/2007
    Works great! We bought this product because a neighbor's cat kept sneaking in through our old cat door and eating our cat's food. Now only our kitties can come and go as they please. Wonderful product!
    JOHN -- huntington, NY   11/15/2006
    This is a great product. We had a little trouble training the cats but in time turned out to be a great help with our cats.
    MICHAEL -- boulder, CO   10/21/2006
    A typical wall (at least in the U.S.) is too deep for the tunnel of this door. Apparently you can get an extra tunnel, but you'll have to glue them together. It took a while for our cat to figure this door out, because he likes to tap the door open with his hand but that means he's too far away to trigger the latch. Putting food on the other side made him get smart, though. He also scratches at the fairly large collar attachment and has broken it off a few times, even through the duct tape.
    ELIZABETH -- woodinville, WA   4/23/2006
    I do think this cat door is well constructed. I was quite satisfied.
    MARIA -- ft lauderdale, FL   3/16/2006
    it took awhile for the cats to get used to - especially because everytime they approached there would be this loud 'click' as the door unlocked which i don't think they liked.

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