Single vs dual pet flap?

What is the difference between a single flap and dual flap pet flap and which one would be more secure?

Asked by Carol on 7th Jun 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"A dual pet flap has two openings like two flaps in one, one on the inside and one on the outside, which is better for insulation but a bit hardert for the pet to get in or out.
A single only has one flap both ways."
Answered on 7th Jun 2022 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
"I agree single is more secure but a other alternative which I have seen on the market ,could be one that has a chip in the cats collar and that opens when the cat is near to the flap."
Answered on 8th Jun 2022 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
"Hi Carol;

If your cat has a identification chip I normally recommend a dual scan cat flap, witch only lets your cat in and out and only unlocks when your cat is coming through the flap for extra security.
Hope this helps.

Answered on 7th Jun 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
"A single flap door has one flap that usually hangs on the inside of the door. Most single flap doors are cheaper than double flaps, they have less insulation than a double flap – but may also be easier for a pet to open. A double flap door has two flaps; one on the inside and one of the outside of the house. Depends on thickness of wall and thermal properties etc"
Answered on 7th Jun 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report
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