Written on: 02/04/2011 by b6waf (18 reviews written)
Awful product. I should qualify this review by stating that I bought mine in August 2009, with my first foc replacement (due to faulty operation) in December 2009, so they may have improved it - but the product currently in the shops looks identical.
It is bulky and not very attractive. The parts are ill-fitting. The battery flap is very flimsy and it is difficult to open without the batteries flying out. If you try and reconfigure it (eg change the period it remains open) this does not... (read more)
Written on: 22/12/2010 by glenc (288 reviews written)
We had one of these for 3 years and it worked 'Ok' (only OK, not great).
The good things about it are that it is quite responsive - so it opens from a good distance so the cat can always get in easily. It also has a good set of options - eg you can have the flap open for, say, 10 seconds, or just 2 seconds - depending upon your cats speed through the flap!
However, the bad points at significant: The cat has to wear a fairly chunky tag round their neck which is necessary to open the flap.... (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2010 by tp11235 (2 reviews written)
This is potentially a great product. The infra red device on the cat's collar is very light and so not a burden on the pet. It works from a very sensible distance from the door and is very secure.
Unfortunately it is very unreliable. After a few months it starts to behave erratically, sometimes remaining open when it should lock and sometimes not unlocking when it should. Changing the batteries has no effect.
We are now on our third of these and this one is failing occasionally (I know how... (read more)