Solo Automatic Opening Pet Doors
How the Solo Works:When the Solo detects the pet tag the motor turns a pulley that winds up the cord. The steel locking pin retracts then the door lifts up for the pet to pass. When it is time for the door to come down, it must unwind from this pulley that has drag to it so there is no downward force, very safe and gentle. The last function of the cycle after the door closes is to shoot the steel locking pin back into the Solo 2x4 aluminum frame.
The Solo Automatic door is triggered by a magnet. There are no batteries or circuitry in the tag that your pet wears. It is a magnetic field that triggers the door to open. This method of triggering the door is what make the Solo so reliable. It doesn't matter if the collar tags get wet. Because they are only magnets, they are very inexpensive to replace if they are lost.
Characteristics of OperationAn important characteristic of the Solo is that when it is mounted in an area where you may have moving metal, you may see the door cycle. A good example of this is in a laundry room situation. The metal moving parts of a washer or dryer can trigger the Solo, even if the sensitivity to the unit is turned down very low. We advise customers that if this occurs, then simply turn off the Solo during times that you are doing laundry and the machines are running. Household appliances do not usually pose a problem, simply turning down the sensitivity of the unit. It is always a good idea to turn on the door prior to installation in the area where it will be installed to see if any of these concerns arise. Unlike most electronic doors, the Solo can be used in a metal door, but as in the example of the laundry room install, when you open that door to go in or out yourself, you will see the door cycle once. These characteristics for the most part do not interfere with use of the door by the pet, but are simply characteristics you will see depending on your install location.
customers have had interference problems with the DogWatch in ground
fence (FM Frequency based containment fence) and use of the Solo.
Why A Solo Automatic Opening Door?
There are only a couple of automatic opening doors on the market. The Solo is made with construction-grade quality. It is designed to last...as you would expect with a higher costing door. Other similar designs use cheaper construction (plastic framing) and also use less than reliable methods in their collar tag technology. The Solo is reliable because of its magnetic triggering mechanism. Other brands have numerous problems in different weather conditions and climates.
The Solo is the most dependable electronic door on the market. The simple magnetic activation and mechanics result in reliable, repeated operation
Special Note About Magnetic VS. Sonic (other) tags:
Magnetic tags are RELIABLE. Other doors that use sonic frequency have problems when the collar tags get wet as well as having general reliability issues. If you invest in an automatic door, do the research. Check out the better business bureau, customer blogs online etc. You will find that the Solo Automatic is the only door with an unblemished 18 year track record of sales with Moore Pet Supplies LLC.
The Solo Automatic pet door is motor driven on the way up, but gravity driven on the way down.
This means that even if your pet is still in the pet door when it comes back down,
your pet will not be injured by the pet door.
There are no motors or mechanisms forcing the pet door down into place.