Halo microchip scanner

The new Halo microchip scanner with Scanner Angel enabled automatic missing pet recognition.

No batteries required and comes with a USB charging lead.

Windows compatible only.


Now supplied with 2 FREE DogTrac ID Tags and 2 FREE Key Recovery Tags (worth £19.90) see www.dogtrac.com/product/


Order before 2pm today and receive delivery tomorrow


The award winning Halo Scanner is a microchip scanner that reads all animal ISO 15 and 10 digit microchips.

It has an excellent read range and scanning area, reducing the chance of missing microchips when scanning and increasing the speed with which they are located.

What is the Halo microchip scanner?

An otherwise traditional microchip scanner, but the HALO will immediately alert the operator if the microchip being scanned belongs to an animal that has been reported missing.

  • Small, lightweight & robust
  • Ergonomically designed
  • Simply squeeze to start scanning
  • Rechargeable via a USB cable to laptop or PC
  • Reads all FDX-B 15 digit and FDX-A (FECAVA) 10 digit microchips
  • Award-winning
  • Scanner Angel® enabled

Scanner Angel® A unique database of the microchips of lost or stolen animals which is downloaded to the HALO and updated every time the HALO is connected to a laptop or PC.

It comes complete with a USB lead for charging the scanner's internal rechargeable battery

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Halo Features

Technical Specifications


UK Law

From the 6th of April 2016, all dogs must be microchipped and registered to an approved database by the time they are 8 weeks old.

It is the keeper's responsibility to ensure their dog is microchipped and registered on one of the authorised commercial databases.

The registered keeper of the dog on a microchip database is not proof of ownership of the dog (like a car registration document is not proof of ownership of the car).

It is also the keeper's responsibility to keep their contact details up-to-date on the databases.

If a keeper of a dog which is not microchipped gets served with a notice requiring them to have the dog chipped, they will have 21 days to do this.

Is there a fine/penalty if I don’t keep my database details up to date?

Yes. Under the regulations, your dog is considered microchipped when you (1) implant the dog with a chip and (2) register your details on an approved database.

If any keeper subsequently moves, changes contact telephone number, etc. then the dog is no longer considered microchipped under the regulations and enforcement can be taken and a notice served. If the keeper does NOT get their details up to date within 21 days of the served notice, then you will be liable to pay a fine of £500.

There are no exemptions with regarding to age. A dog will be legally exempt from being microchipped only when a vet certifies that it cannot be microchipped for health reasons. This needs to done on a form approved by the Secretary of State.


Become a ScanAngel

Our mission is to establish a network of thousands of 'ScanAngels' across the UK.

What is a 'ScanAngel'?

A 'ScanAngel' owns a microchip scanner, loves dogs and actively helps reunite lost dogs with their owners. They do this by making themselves available, at times that suit them, to scan lost dogs for a microchip. Scan Angels can then find the dog's owner contact details using the DogTrac website.

Will you help your local community by offering to scan lost dogs for a microchip? Perhaps Scanning local dogs to check their chips are working OK and checking whereabouts on the dog they are located in case the chips have moved. You set the days of the week and the times of the day that you are happy to help. You can also help by reporting faulty or migrated microchips to DEFRA https://www.vmd.defra.gov.uk/microchipeventreporting/

They're our dogs, so let's get scanning!

Your address is never shown or given out, only your contact number during the times you set as willing to help.

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Is My Data Safe

We protect your information by:

  • Encrypting your personal information. When you place an order or access your account information, a secure server encrypts all of the information you input before it is sent to us. This protects your confidential data.

What is HTTPS

Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'Secure'. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted.


Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'Secure'. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted. HTTPS is often used to protect highly confidential online transactions like online banking and online shopping order forms. Web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome also display a padlock icon in the address bar to visually indicate that a HTTPS connection is in effect.


How Does HTTPS Work?

HTTPS pages typically use one of two secure protocols to encrypt communications - SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) or TLS (Transport Layer Security). Both the TLS and SSL protocols use what is known as an 'asymmetric' Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) system. An asymmetric system uses two 'keys' to encrypt communications, a 'public' key and a 'private' key. Anything encrypted with the public key can only be decrypted by the private key and vice-versa.

As the names suggest, the 'private' key should be kept strictly protected and should only be accessible the owner of the private key. In the case of a website, the private key remains securely ensconced on the web server. Conversely, the public key is intended to be distributed to anybody and everybody that needs to be able to decrypt information that was encrypted with the private key.

What is a HTTPS certificate?

When you request a HTTPS connection to a webpage, the website will initially send its SSL certificate to your browser. This certificate contains the public key needed to begin the secure session. Based on this initial exchange, your browser and the website then initiate the 'SSL handshake'. The SSL handshake involves the generation of shared secrets to establish a uniquely secure connection between yourself and the website.

When a trusted SSL Digital Certificate is used during a HTTPS connection, users will see a padlock icon in the browser address bar. When an Extended Validation Certificate is installed on a web site, the address bar will turn green.

Why Is an SSL Certificate Required?

All communications sent over regular HTTP connections are in 'plain text' and can be read by any hacker that manages to break into the connection between your browser and the website. This presents a clear danger if the 'communication' is on an order form and includes your credit card details or social security number. With a HTTPS connection, all communications are securely encrypted. This means that even if somebody managed to break into the connection, they would not be able decrypt any of the data which passes between you and the website.