Our intensive crash testing process and our experience with running hundreds of crash tests mean that we design and manufacture the safest dog crates worldwide. The design and production of MIMSafe dog travel crates is subject to, and based upon, regular and ongoing crash testing to ensure that we are protecting our dog and human customers as much as possible in the event of an accident.
Three types of test
So what are the tests we carry out? We have three tests that we regularly perform at a certified testing centre. Firstly, we test the performance of our dog travel crates during a frontal impact to ensure that the cage does not open up in the rebound phase. Secondly, we have a rear impact test where we compress the crate to test that it doesn’t lock up, deform and that the doors do not open. Finally we carry out a drop test to simulate a rolling vehicle. When a vehicle rolls, there will be a constantly bouncing crate with the dog inside. This leads to a lot of twisting and puts a lot of pressure on the structure of the crate meaning that the doors could open during the collision. When a vehicle rolls, the windows will usually break. Ny dog that is being transported in a crate that is not crash tested would be at risk of the crate door opening, leaving it vulnerable to injury as it falls out of the crate. If dogs do survive this type of impact, they are frequently afraid and will run away into traffic. We aim to ensure that these eventualities will never happen with our dog travel crates. No other dog transportation manufacturer tests to this extent, which is why The VarioCage is known worldwide as the safest dog crate on the market.
Additionally, all our crates have escape doors, so that if a vehicle is hit from behind or is otherwise damaged and the boot door is not operational, which is a common occurrence in an impact, then the dog can be released from the escape door at the front of the crate.
As safe as possible
Our dog travel crates are all manufactured at our headquarters in Sweden. Sweden has a very long tradition of safety, with a fantastic record of employment health and safety. We believe that we should build “as safe as possible”, not something that only just pass the crash tests or are slightly better than our competitors. We ensure that our products are as safe as it is possible to be for everyone in the vehicle, humans and dogs.
Our testing schedule incorporates our own dog travel crates as well as those of our competitors to ensure that we are always aware of the latest technologies and ideas and can incorporate these into our designs if necessary.
THE safest dog crate
This focus on building THE safest dog transportation products means that MIMSafe dog travel crates are not cheap. We have a lot of small details to incorporate into the designs that make a big difference and there are tolerances that need to be perfect to ensure that the crates absorb energy in the right way. These features, and the materials used, mean that the price will inevitably be higher. However, bearing in mind the phrase “you get what you pay for”, it is worthwhile investing in the safety of your family and your pets.