The Magnetic Pet Door: Giving Freedom to Your Cat

Most people think that a magnetic cat door works only on batteries or electrical current, but most don’t, which means that they are unaffected by power failures or blackouts. This is one of its main advantages, because it means that the cat won’t be locked out of the house if the power failure occurs when the owner is away at work or on vacation.

Understanding Magnetic Doors

This kind of door can sense a magnet that is installed on the collar of the cat, which works as some sort of “key” that will open the door to the cat. When the pet comes close to the door the magnetic pull releases the latch and the door opens. The system thus allows the cat to come and go as it pleases while the door is locked when the cat is away.

This feature is a big plus for pet owners who are not home during the day or who are away on weekends because they will not have to worry if their pet can get in or out of the house while they are away


The magnetic cat door is safe and secure for pets to use because the door automatically locks after the cat passes through the door and only opens when activated by the magnetic collar around the cat’s neck. So, if your cat is chased by animals or by mean spirited children, once it’s inside the house, the door will protect it from pursuers. Plus it will protect against theft because a person will not be able to slip through the locked door either.

These doors normally come with the following settings which can be set to the owners liking: In and Out, In only, Out only and Locked. Despite what some people think, these doors are very easy to install.

A magnetic pet door is not only resistant to water and any type of weather, but it’s also tight enough that it won’t let water get inside the house. While a magnetic cat door is very convenient, it’s not recommended for very young kittens.


Generally cost around $50. However, some models cost up to $100. Custom made models are also available, but they cost more.

If you have a cat, installing a magnetic cat door is a very good idea. This way, there’s no need to open the door or a window every time the cat goes in or out. Oh, and amagnetic pet door will ONLY open for your cat.

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