Smart doggie ‘garage door’ nabs ‘Innovation Award’ at CES for replacing the traditional flap

Smart doggie ‘garage door’ nabs ‘Innovation Award’ at CES for replacing the traditional flap and letting users know when their pet goes outside via an app

  • The myQ Pet Portal is safe for dogs from 10 to 90 pounds
  • It comes with a collar sensor, camera and programmable myQ Pet Portal app  
  • The app lets you customize how Fido can enter/exit and sends daily reports
  • Intended to replace the front door, it retails for $2,999 including installation 

A lot of us leaned on our pets during the pandemic, and a new invention can help you return the favor as life starts to return to normal.

Now taking victory laps at CES 2021, the MyQ Pet Portal allows your pooch or kitty to get a taste of freedom when you’re not home to let them out.

The device replaces the old-fashioned doggie door flap with a smart sliding-door system built into the front door. 

The portal comes with a custom collar sensor and a programmable app so you check in on your furry friend remotely.

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The myQ Pet Portal replaces the old-fashioned doggie door flap with a programmable sliding-door system built into your house’s front door.

The portal is suitable for dogs from 10 to 90 pounds, and includes safety sensors to make sure your pet gets in and out comfortably.

Developed by Chamberlain Group, which typically produces garage-door openers, it’s already won the Best of…

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