A new international version of the SureFlap microchip cat flap, which recognises all major types of microchip, is to be launched at Interzoo.
A new international version of the SureFlap microchip cat flap is to be launched at Interzoo. Designed by Cambridge scientist Nick Hill, SureFlap will recognise the major types of microchip and is easy to fit both as new or to replace an existing cat flap.
Battery operated with low power consumption – so it doesn’t require mains electricity or external wires – The SureFlap is simple to fit and will slot into the hole created for most previous cat flaps.
Dr Hill claims the idea for the SureFlap came to him when he saw a neighbour’s cat entering through the cat flap to steal his cats food.
He said: “I had started work on a new type of identification technology that would be incredibly efficient to enable battery operation and I saw the perfect application in a cat flap. The new electronics enabled a streamlined design that will work well in any kind of door or wall. We have been talking to users to help us refine the product and ensure that the latest model meets all their needs and those of their cats.”
Dr Hill claims that owners have no need to worry about the microchip type their cat has, as the latest version of SureFlap recognises the most common types used in cats worldwide – and because it learns the cats unique microchip, SureFlap will only unlock for the owners pets.
Recommended by vets, SureFlap works with 9, 10 and 15 digit microchips and can be programmed to recognise up to 32 cats. The SureFlap range also includes a number of accessories, including a tunnel extender and mounting adaptor.
SureFlap will be demonstrating the product on their Interzoo stand 2-403 between May 13-16. For further information, visit www.sureflap.com or email email@example.com.