Flappie introduced a smart door for cats that detects prey in the teeth of animals and keeps them out of the house
Swiss startup Flappie has introduced a smart door for cats that, with the help of AI and a camera, can analyze the cat’s silhouette, detect large prey caught in the animal’s mouth and not let it into the house until the cat releases the dead mouse from its teeth and leaves it in front of the door.
The developers of Flappie explained that their solution can capture in most cases the cat’s attempt to carry its victims inside the house. Then the door won’t open. As soon as the cat leaves the mouse in front of the door, AI opens the passage. There are two options here. The cat goes further without the mouse. In the second option, a smart cat can simply drop the prey and then pick it up again after the door opens.
Ultimately, Flappie’s hope is that pets are more likely to get used to not being able to enter when carrying something in their teeth, and when they drop their prey, the door opens immediately and they can get inside. .
Flappie has also incorporated microchip detection into its cat doors. Therefore, if the pet has a microchip installed, the smart door will open only for a specific cat.
Also, the owner can remotely see through the mobile application that the cat has returned home from a walk and open the door for her on her own after she has no one in her teeth. It is noteworthy that the smart door does not require a constant connection to the Internet for the operation of its systems. Homeowners will only need to activate and configure it, and then the device can work autonomously.
The manufacturer explained that the Flappie smart door will cost $399, or $199 with a two-year monthly subscription for a $9 app, which allows you to see all the videos that record home entry attempts.