We bought our house in July of 2011. It was built in 2006 and really is our dream house. I love it here. We are in the country, on 10 acres and the kids can run around and play! One thing that was bothering us though was our garage door opener. Despite being a newer home, it really was a base model and didn’t perform well. It was loud and slow to respond and we had to be practically right in front of the door for it to open when you pressed the button on the remote.
We had a local garage door company come and install the LiftMaster Elite Series® DC Battery Backup Belt Drive garage door opener on our main, double door. This is the creme de la creme of garage door openers. I know, I know, it’s a garage door opener so who cares right? Not! That is what I would have thought too until I tried out the LiftMaster. Stay with me here because this thing is amazing The guy installing it called our old opener a dinosaur in comparison and being that our house was just built in 2006, that’s saying a lot.
My absolute favorite feature of this opener and one that I never would have thought would make such a difference is the motion light. When I’m hauling groceries and kids inside and making multiple trips I HATED when the light on my old opener would shut off and leave me in the pitch black garage. The LiftMaster light turns on when you walk in the garage!!! Love that!
And it’s quiet! Unbelievably quiet actually. It features soft start and slow stop to reduce noise when it operates, it is perfect for homes with a room above the garage. Take convenience and safety to a whole new level with the LiftMaster® 8550. The reliable, integrated Battery Backup System guarantees access in and out of your garage, even when the power is out. The safety and security features will continue to operate as well, ensuring your family is protected in a power failure. How cool is that?!
Here is our old garage door control panel on the garage wall.
The 3 button remote is just as awesome. Bright blue LED buttons make night operation easy, and with their MyQ™ enabled light accessories you can turn on house lights right from your car.
What is MyQ? Only the coolest thing ever! MyQ™ technology lets you monitor and control your garage door and house lights remotely by using a computer or smartphone (LiftMaster Internet Gateway™ accessory required) So you can be in another state and open your garage door! How neat is that?! So say a delivery driver calls you to say that they have a package but it’s raining outside. You can open the garage door for them and then close it again. You can monitor the status of your door as well so if you think you forgot to close it that morning on the way to work then you can just check it out on your phone! It’s such a neat feature and it’s totally built in to the LiftMaster 8550 garage door opener!
This garage door opener is the best thing since sliced bread! Be on the cutting edge of technology and get the best in safety and convenience all at your fingertips. If you think that your garage door opener doesn’t matter then you haven’t tried the LiftMaster. Having the motion light, battery backup in case of power failure, Internet gateway and more is such a huge thing for me. It is something you use everyday, multiple times a day so you may as well have one that does the job the best!
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*I was provided product for review purposes only and was not compensated for this review.