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By brianr
Existing automated cat door/flap units leave something to be desired with substandard 'apps' that don't play well with common home automation systems like Z-Wave, Zigbee, and the like. Most of them now feature integrated microchip readers that can identify the pet at the entrance and allow/disallow access and enable a servo on the latch.

What I'm looking for are is just the microchip reader itself, one that spits out the chip code as the pet comes near the sensor. I can see lots for sale on amazon/ebay but they're all fully functional readers with batteries, displays, etc. The Wikipedia article lists the various types/frequencies they operate at. The RFID readers you have for sale seem to operate at 125khz rather than 134.2khz which seems to be the pet standard.

Having the reader would allow us to automate doors, feeders, alarms, etc..