This snap-on closing panel fits the Plastic Pet Door, Extreme Weather Pet Door, and Panel Pet Door Insert. The closing panel is convenient for those times when limiting your pet's access in and out of the home is necessary.
This snap on panel keeps my Malamute and Akita effectively outside when necessary. I actually broke the panel when I had to break in to my own home after forgetting a key so I'm ordering a replacement, but those customers who are having issues most likely installed the door incorrectly. As I said, it keeps my big dogs in/out when needed.
This cover has been effective for keeping my mini schnauzer and toddler in the house. When we first purchased the door, there was a learning curve for getting it properly on and off. When not snapped on properly, it's totally ineffective, though it will appear to be on. In fact, we were initially so disappointed that we added Velcro strips to secure it to the door. We soon realized there was a technique to snapping the door in place. (Hook one side on, then press the other on, bowing the cover slightly if necessary). Properly snapped on, it is a tight fit. Removal isn't intuitive because you need to press the center of the cover to bow it and then unhook the sides to snap it off. I do suspect a motivated adult could kick it in from the backside, so perhaps a very large dog could ram it off, too. Adding a second cover to the other side could minimize this vulnerability.
My 12 month old grandchild pops this cover right off and walks out door..
Needs to have cover like the aluminum ones you install yourself that have a cover that slide down in place.. Snap on is not secure at all..
PETSAFE RESPONSE :
I apologize that this closing panel has failed to meet your needs and expectations! Please know that your comments and the details of your situation have been passed on to the appropriate teams for review and feedback. The closing panel is provided for aesthetic and energy efficiency purposes and is not intended as a security device. Depending on the door you have, it may be possible to have 2 closing panels in place, one on the inside and one on the outside, to help prevent your grandchild from leaving at his or her leisure. To find out more please call our Customer Care Center directly at 1-800-732-2677. Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8 A.M. – 8 P.M. EST and Saturdays 9 A.M. – 5 P.M. EST.