The worst ideas in the world start as good intentions. This is certainly true with pet doors installed in a garage. You want your beloved pet to roam freely, be able to experience the outside and the shelter of the garage at the same time. But there are other threats you probably haven’t considered.
Risk to Pets
When a pet door is installed inside a garage door, your pet becomes overly comfortable with it. So when your door starts to move, your pet isn’t as likely to get out of the way. It’s also possible the door could engage while your pet is using the door. The photo-eyes designed as a safety feature won’t prevent your pet from being hurt.
You might think a person couldn’t fit through your pet door, but it happens all the time. Even if a burglar doesn’t enter directly through your door, they could use the opening to gain access to manually close or open the latch. It’s a risk you don’t want to take.