PetSafe Aquires Pet Porte Technology

Radio Systems Corp., the manufacturer of the PetSafe Brand, has aquired the rights to the Pet Porte Smart Flap from U.K.-based Pet Porte Ltd.

The Pet Porte operates by responding to microchips in dogs and cats, thus keeping unwanted animals from gaining entry to the house.  The pet door also has a night mode setting which allows owners to prevent their pet from leaving the house after a designated time while still allowing an outside pet to enter the house.

For the time being, the company plans to keep production at Pt Porte Ltd.’s facility on the English Channel island of Guernsey. PetSafe expects to be able to sell the product in North America in the second half of 2010. The Pet Porte is currently available in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.