FAQ

FAQ

  • Is there a timer? Yes, there is an adjustable opening delay. This can be set from zero delay up to 12 hours after sunrise.
  • My coop is in the shade, will it still work? Yes, the coop secure door opener only requires a small amount of ambient light to work. The light level at which the door closes can be adjusted to suit different amounts of shading.
  • Is it waterproof? Yes, the unit is designed to be installed on the outside of a chicken coop exposed to the elements.¬†
  • Is the door included? No, to keep costs down we don't sell the doors. Most people make their own doors to suit their coops. There are a few doors available on ebay if you would like to purchase one.
  • What is the size¬† of the Coop Secure door opener? The unit measures 130mm x 130mm.
  • Can I install Coop Secure inside the coop? Generally no, unless your coop has a lot of natural sunlight inside.
  • Can I add a solar panel and rechargeable batteries? It is technically possible and our fist prototype was solar powered. By using low power components we have extended the battery life to 3 years. We decided against the solar option to keep the price down and simplify the installation.