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Tips and Tricks for installing Pet Doors

Here are some tips, for when you’re installing your Pet Access door in Walls and Doors:

 

It’s easier to use the flat surface of the door, without the bumps and ridges. Watch for plumbing and electrical!! Check the basement to see if there are any cords running upstairs, and outside for electrical outlets and faucets Stay away 8” from the left and right of windows, doors, corners of the house – these parts are load-baring areas, filled with metal rebar, concrete & studs. Under a window is okay. Cut from the outside to avoid a mess indoors. If you’re unsure of what you’re doing, please call a Handyman to avoid damage.

 

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Pet Door Security

With our PlexiDor Pet Doors, security is a huge concern. That’s why each and every pet access door comes with a lock and two keys. The lock imgres-24features a steel cam inside a hardened metal cylinder. Just turn the key to lock or unlock the door. Also included is a steel security plate, which can be installed when you’re leaving your house for an extended period. To use the security plate daily, a Sliding Track with Flip Lock accessory can be purchases for your convenience.

Security doesn’t just mean keeping the bad guys away, we’re concerned about your pets well-being too. PlexiDor panels swing both ways, so your pet . . . → Read More →

Springtime Safety for your Animals

Well, its official. Spring is here. The weather is beautiful and our pets are begging us to go out. Those of you with Pet Access doors have it easy, your pet can stroll in and out, enjoy the sunshine, come back in for air conditioning, and then go back out. Unfortunately, letting your animals have unsupervised access to the outdoors can cause some problems you didn’t anticipate.

We don’t want you to be discouraged from getting a pet door, cause really, they’re awesome.

That’s why we made this list of Springtime Safety Tips.

 Holes in the ground- Weather, bugs and rodents can cause holes or divots in the yard, which are hard to detect under all . . . → Read More →

All the things I forgot about having a puppy.

IMG_3382We’ve been preparing all week for this pup and yesterday Andrew made the drive to go get him. He’s here at his forever home and SO cute. Since we’ve had a dog before, we thought we were prepared. Fencing went up in the back yard for puppy proofing. Already had dog bowls, leash, toys, crate. Picked up some puppy food, new collar that will fit him, puppy treats AND have training lessons booked. Yep, prepared is our middle name…. Or so we thought.

What did we forget? Oh yeah. It’s a puppy, which seems to be equal to a newborn child. We had forgotten about sleepless nights. Having him whine . . . → Read More →

Burglars and Pet Access doors

Many people have lots of questions when enquiring about a Pet Access door, but the most common one is:

What if a burglar comes through my pet door?

It’s a terrifying thought, I know. Having the safety of your home compromised by something you thought was going to be such help for you and your pet. This was a huge concern for me as well, so I decided to look into it! This is what I found:

If a crook is going to break in, he’s going to do it regardless if you have a pet door. There are 3 kinds of burglars: The Professional, the Semi-Pro and . . . → Read More →