What are people using for electronic access control of pets?
I'm aware of a few antiquated "mag lock" solutions, but actually I am interested in the newer RFID, both collar based as well as microchip implant technology. Specifically how well it works, how reliable it is. For 2 cats ~10lbs each.
Here is an example of one unit I am considering, up to 20 pet registration, flexible scheduling and usb connectivity, though a relatively weak reporting module, by human standards.
I must say Animal A/C may be the most exciting thing to hit the industry in decades.
Specifically, I found that Feline Access is not merely a subset of the Hominine Access were all used to, but has its own set of challenges.
For instance, consider the so called 'tailgating' problem with access control for people. 'So called' but with cats though, it is literally tailgating. The length of a cat tail and the overlap it can have with the next varmit's head coming thru the door, make 'hard' anti-passback strategies cruel and unworkable.
Why they don't call it tailgating in my manual is beyond me though, they say instead
This setting will not prevent a cat that is not allowed out following 'head to tail' another cat that is allowed out.
Works well, but I am concerned about it being hacked considering the number of Wiegand expoloits currently 'in the wild'.