Pet lifestyle specialist SureFlap announced the availability of the first-ever app-controlled pet door.
Designed for cats and small dogs, the pet door connects to the internet through a hub device.
The pet owner is able to control and monitor the comings and goings of their pets from the Sure Petcare app.
The pet door utilises microchip-reading technology, meaning it only responds to the resident pet.
This ensures that there will be no fluffy intruders breaking into your home.
Nick Hill, SureFlap CEO says, “Our aim is to develop great products that are useful, easy to use and make life easier for pet owners and their pets.
“With the development of any new product, we involve our customers from the beginning.”
“Their feedback in the design and usability stages is crucial, it enables us to deliver something that is of value to them and their pets.”
“The growth of this market, coupled with the rapid rise in smart devices presents a huge opportunity for SureFlap.”
“The point is that the technology must make pet owners' lives simpler and solve a problem, without being intrusive.”
Jon Bowen, animal behaviourist says, “Smart devices enable people to connect with family, friends, work and their surroundings 24/7, now it allows them to connect with their pets.
“For me, the real value lies in the data and ability to log and track a pet's habits.”
“Over time, this information can provide an accurate insight into your pet's well-being and help you determine what their 'normal' behaviour is.”
- Receive notifications from the app when your pet leaves or enters the house.
- Log and track pet activity throughout the day.
- Remotely lock or unlock the pet door from anywhere.
- Owners can also set a curfew to keep their pets indoors.
- Share access to the app with friends, family or pet sitters as well as manage their permissions.
The Sure Petcare app is available to download from the App Store, Google Play and for desktop.