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SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap Reviews – Should You Need A Microchip Cat Flap?

The Sureflap microchip cat flap is reasonably the biggest microchip cat flap on the market, and this product will not let you down. And I must say that Sureflap customer service is incredible, they are beneficial. So read the following article for my Sureflap microchip cat flap reviews.

Should You Need A Microchip Cat Flap?

The little cat flap has gone through an exciting evolution since its original conception. Most, if not all of the changes have surrounded the main inevitable flaw in their design: how can you stop other cats from abusing the door and entering your house? Most cat owners will be able to tell stories of other cats coming to the house. At best they steal your beloved cat’s milk, at worst they’ll dominate your cat round its own house, breaking something, making mayhem and spraying everywhere.

SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap Review

At first, there was the 4-way locking mechanism that is still found on most cat flaps today. Then there were the magnetic and infra-red cat flaps, which required large attachments to the collar. The main problem with these is that the expensive ‘keys’ attached to the collar can easily become detached or lost if your cat becomes stuck and slips its collar. Then there are the problems with the reliability of the magnetic or infra-red reader. These models are fraught with design issues, which can lead to your cat being unable to get in, or allow other cats into your home with other ‘keys.’ All of these problems solved in one fell swoop by the microchip cat flap.

SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap Review

SureFlap - Sure Petcare Microchip Cat Flap, White, Scans Pet's ID on Entry, Check Your Cat's Size,Flap Opening is 4 3/4” (H) by 5 5/8” (W)
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SureFlap - Sure Petcare Microchip Cat Flap, White, Scans Pet's ID on Entry, Check Your Cat's Size,Flap Opening is 4 3/4” (H) by 5 5/8” (W)
  • SELECTIVE ENTRY CAT DOOR (Screens on Entry only): Uses RFID to read your cat’s implanted ID microchip, allowing your cat access without letting in stray animals—learns up to 32 identities; programmable collar tags are sold separately for cats without microchips. SIMPLE ONE BUTTON Programming. Helps prevent intruder animals from entering your home.
  • MICROCHIP COMPATIBILITY: Works with 9 (Avid Secure), 10 (FDXA) and 15 (FDXB) digit microchip numbers; if unsure of your pet’s microchip number, you can check with your veterinarian, pet shelter or animal rescue.
  • DOOR OPENING: The Microchip Cat Door Flap opening is 4 3/4” (H) by 5 5/8” (W) and can be installed in doors, windows or walls – accessories are available from SureFlap.
  • BATTERY POWERED: Uses 4 AA non-rechargeable alkaline batteries (not included); estimated battery life up to 12 months depending on use. LOW BATTERY INDICATOR: Light flashes red when batteries are low and indicates batteries will need to be replaced soon.
  • PERFECT GIFT: The SureFlap Microchip Cat Door is a great gift for pet lovers and cat lover’s – making safe spaces and homes for their cats. Three Year Warranty.

Last update on 2021-07-04 at 03:10 - Details

SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap Review
SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap Review


The Sureflap microchip cat flap seems just like another high-quality cat flap in living, if not better. These plastics seem to be of good quality, and they don’t tend to stain over time. The design is the sleekest, discreet and least-clunky on the market.

It fits into the standard-sized cat flap hole, which is a significant advantage. If you need to install it to a glass door or through a wall, then proper mounting adapters can be easily bought, and the instruction manual is simple to follow.

Appearance of SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap

While we went for the white version, the brown version doesn’t look tacky like many brown cat flaps can, and I’m sure that it would look better than the white one in some scenarios. It’ll undoubtedly hide the muck better!


The ideal thing about this microchip cat flap is you can put it anywhere! It uses 4 AA batteries, so doesn’t need to be plugged into the mains and won’t be affected by any power cuts. You could have it anywhere around the house, but also for entry into an outdoor pet house or for a homemade feeder that you can move around without having an annoying cable getting under your feet.

It uses 4 AA batteries
4 AA batteries are used

Easy To Use

Many other customers and we have found the Sureflap microchip cat flap scanner to be extremely reliable, and the microchip in our cat has always read immediately, successfully. Like other models on the market, the range of the microchip scanner is quite short, but that’s to make sure that it’s only unlocking as your cat passes. If the field were longer, there would be a risk that other cats close by could use the cat flap.

Easy To Use

As you’d require, there’s a 4-way lock that works in combination with the microchip scanner and lock. This supports you just to let them out, lock the door entirely or to let them move either way.

To start a cat into the cat flaps database you touch the ‘M’ button below the cover that covers the batteries and then let your cat pass into the door. It will browse your cats microchip as it crosses through and that’s all you want to do for the cat flap to accept your cat in future.

Key Features

  • Flap door recognizes your cat’s unique microchip or collar tag id and only opens for your kitty.
  • The flap stays locked for all different animal, keeping rejected cats and other unwanted visitors out.
  • Easy to process with merely one button and can remember up to 32 different cats; agreeable with all microchips or RFID collar tags.
  • Features a 4-way manual lock to control when your cat comes and goes, or keep him inside when you want.
  • Simple to install on any door, window, or wall with no cumbersome cables

A sensor detects and quickly reads the microchip once the cat puts its head in the tunnel to push the flap open. Note that the SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap does not activate if your cat is just wandering in front of the flap, inside or outside the house.

Pros and Cons


  • Keeps unwanted pets out
  • Durable


  • Only works with a microchip
  • Expensive

At the bottom line, I would highly recommend the Sureflap microchip cat flap to anyone with cats. It can reduce their stress and help you look after them better!

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Last update on 2021-07-04 at 03:24 - Details

Jack Farley

Hey! I am Jack Farley. I have had 5 years of experience in the product review. With my experience and knowledge, I will help you save time and effort in choosing the best product, from which to make you have the right buying decision.

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