What is the Base Model Pet Door?
This is our supreme quality Pet Door for Sliding Glass Doors. You can use the base model on its own (e.g., in the laundry) or with a Screen Door Adapter fitted (i.e., for security, use of screen door).
How is the Base Model different to the PatioLockTM model?
Unlike the PatioLockTM model, the Base Model does NOT have its own locks to lock the glass door.
So another way to secure the glass door is needed, which tends to involve some degree of screwing, drilling, cutting, handy skills, time, hardware, inconvenience, and so on.
How is Security with the Base Model?
1. ADD the Screen Door Adapter at checkout. The Adapter is needed to transfer the existing lock catch plate for the glass door from the wall onto the adapter. This process will lock the glass door to the pet door but it requires screwing, drilling, handy skills, about 3 hours, and is not quick and easy to install and remove. You will also leave holes in the sliding door frame and pet door, so not a good option for renters or home owners who may move in the future. Note the Screen Door Adapter is also needed if you want to use your fly/security door (if you have one).
2. Rod in track (included): A rod can be cut and placed in the floor track behind the sliding door (cutting required) to wedge the sliding door against the pet door. This simple yet crude option may suit those putting a pet door in the laundry and/or provides a way to wedge the glass door into a Screen Door Adapter without screwing holes (rather than transferring lock mechanisms).
3. A patio bolt: This is a key operated pin that can be fitted to the sliding glass door frame to pin it against the pet door. However, drilling and screwing and handy skills are required to fit this and they cost about $15-20 each from hardwares.
The video below is 9-mins long (sorry!) but explains the difference between the Base Model and the PatioLockTM model in detail:
So, what model should I buy?
Fortunately, the choice is pretty easy.
Most Popular & Convenient Choice: The PatioLockTM system which includes an Adjustable Screen Door Adapter and Lock kit to suit your existing sliding door lock is the best way to go for most. It is cheaper overall; there are no additional handyman costs; it can be reused if/when you move; it has been designed to be installed by people who are NOT handy :); easy to install and remove (e.g., holidays, entertaining) and you won't leave screw holes everywhere. So great for renters and/or people who are not handy but want security!
For the Home Owner AND Handy-skilled: If you are a home owner & handy skilled & have 3 hours spare & are not moving home & are happy to leave holes in the pet door and sliding door frame, then the Base Model with a screen door adapter can work well to transfer locks onto the pet door system. This involves skills, tools, screwing, holes, time etc.
Budget: If you just want a pet door for a laundry and/or are on a tight budget, then you could just buy the Base Model pet door on its own without a Screen Door Adapter. There is a rod in the pet door box that can be cut and put in the floor track to crudely but effectively wedge the glass door against the pet door.
What Size flaps are there?
Click here for a link to flap sizes.
What colours can I choose from?
*Please note XL flap sizes in Black, Silver & Primrose are on back order until late December. Custom colours no longer available.
Free pet access means you can SLEEP at night uninterrupted!
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We make tough cyclone-rated Pet Door Inserts to suit the harsh Australian environment and thus can easily back our product 100%.
Our pet doors and accessories are over-engineered to ensure a very long warranty can be offered to you for your peace of mind.
We just love it. It looks great and is perfect size for our shih tzus. Wish we found it sooner! Thank you
Having viewed many similar products in person the build quality of this product is far superior. Installation took just over an hour for a DIY novice, and our two Cavaliers' are using it without any trouble. Thankfully I didn't pay $500 or more for a new glass panel (not including installation costs) and ordered here. It also was delivered right on time.
It's nice to get a product that meets expectation. Exactly how I like it. Thank you.
Very solid door that was easy to install and locks up very securely
We are very happy with our doggy door. I cannot believe when placing the order the doggy door was at our front door in 24hrs
I love the size of this door,it's ideal for my very large German Shepherd.Ive now purchased two of these doors,they are strong and robust and look fantastic in my glass sliding door or screen door.Totaly recommend them,delivery was only a few days also
Ordered the door one day and it arrived at our place (500km away) the next day.
Quite easy to install. Aesthetically pleasing ...seamless look. Dog took to it in just one day. Great and very innovative product!
We had shopped around a fair bit trying to find a door that was easy to install but not going to break the bank. I came across Modern Pet Doors on one of my searches and like how easy the product was to use. The product lived up to our expectations as the door was in place inside 20 minutes! I would definitely recommend the product to others.
Thank you quick service. The door installed easily and accurately [ perfect fit] .