We bought new house and after a lot of research we decided to spend the money on this and it is worth every penny. We had it installed and dogs love it. 4 dogs use this and the 2 smaller ones we built a step on the inside and outside so their small light sensor on their color picks up. It has 5 yr warranty and customer service the best. I can not imagine not having this now and is the best - reviews are the highest!
My husband checked all the various reviews for dog doors before buying this Plexidor model. This one had the best ratings and now we know why. He installed in the garage wall. Instructions were easy to understand and the door works great. We love it! We highly recommend this door.
Kyle and Joanne
Both of our dogs figured out the door within the first ten minutes. They are so glad to be able to go in and out on their own. The door instructions are great. If you follow the steps and take your time, it is a straight forward process. So far the door is working perfectly. If it continues to work this well, I highly recommend this door.
This came on time, however, it took me sometime to find someone to put it in. When I finally got it installed, we found out that the outside is larger than the inside. I could not cut out my wall this way as it would have destroyed some electrical wiring. Talked with Bill at PlexiDor. He is wonderful. Told me that it would be ok to build our own exit. Talked to him again because the dogs could go out but not in. He has been nothing but extremely professional and helpful in solving my problems. I would recommend this door over the "other" electronic pet door as that was the first one I had and I am still waiting for hear back from that company.
I had this door installed after careful research. There are doors that are cheaper and quieter, but my need was for a door that could operate faithfully and securely. I live in the country and varmits of all types (skunks, raccoons, possums, and even neighboring dogs) surround me. This door handled the security issue perfectly.
I agree that it is slightly on the noisier side but I'm not complaining if the motor and moving parts make it worth the money and it has. Very solid. It has a metal belt instead of a thin cable and three years of constant operation attests to good engineering and construction.
I had a professional carpenter install my door because I needed it between a large double window door and a picture window. I had no room for error. His first pet door of this kind and he had no problem with the directions that came with it.
The entry key was another crucial component because my dogs love to jump into lakes, creeks, and their kiddie pool. I've yet to have a problem. A life change that included a girlfriend with her own pup increased the utilization and I'm still impressed with its durability. Yes, the two taller dogs stand close to the door but they mastered that in just a couple hours. My shorter pup simply raises his head a little taller and has no problem... he even opens the door occasionally just to peek outside. I love the fact that my boys have the freedom to escape the weather and yet take care of business without waiting for me to be around.
I had forgotten that the original color of the sliding door was black because I immediately painted it to match the interior room color. That makes it blend in with the window and door trim and it catches guests by surprise when it operates. Think "Star Trek" elevator door!
Overall, I'm very pleased with my 3-year old investment.