Pet product specialist Sure Petcare was presented with a Cat Friendly 2018 award for the SureFlap Microchip Pet Door Connect at the International Cat Care awards ceremony held on Friday 13 July at Church House, London.
In its fourth year, the International Cat Care (iCatCare) Cat Friendly awards are presented to companies which have made a notable difference to cats in the last twelve months.
The SureFlap Microchip Pet Door Connect, launched in 2017, is the world’s first app-enabled pet door and was selected for its use of technology in connecting owners with their pets, enabling them to monitor their cat’s behaviours and routines from anywhere.
Designed for cats and small dogs, the Microchip Pet Door Connect works with a “hub” device, which connects the pet door to the Internet. The pet owner is then able to control and monitor the comings and goings of their pets from the Sure Petcare app when they’re away from home.
The app can also enable owners to receive notifications when their pet leaves or enters the house, track their pet’s activity and remotely lock or unlock the pet door as well as setting a curfew. It can also keep unwanted pets out by reading microchips.
Nick Hill, managing director of Sure Petcare, said: “We are delighted to be awarded with our third iCatCare award as it supports our mission to create products that help pet owners at the same time as having the wellbeing of cats at heart. When we started Sure Petcare in 2008, we had one simple mission: to support owners with products that ensure that their cat is safe and secure in the home. We are delighted to receive this recognition.”