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April showers bring May flowers, but they can also bring severe weather that results in power outages. Living in Iowa, we know how terrible these storms can be. When your power goes out, you still need to get in and out of your garage. You can do that with the LiftMaster 8550W opener, so let’s talk about it!

Garage Door Battery Backup System

It’s not fun to have to get out of your car and manually open your garage door. It’s especially aggravating in bad weather. That’s why Amega Garage Doors offers the LiftMaster 8550 garage opener. Its battery backup allows it to work even if your power is out! You can expect the battery back-up to operate this opener for up to 40 full cycles in a 24-hour period in the event of a power failure. The opener will re-charge on its own once power is restored.

LiftMaster 8550W Garage Door Opener Safety Features

The garage door is typically the largest moving piece of equipment on your house and is often used as the main entry point. This is why safety is so important. Keeping your home secure is always the priority when it comes to garage door openers. LiftMaster understands that, too, and that’s why they’ve included so many excellent safety features in their 8550W belt drive opener.

Timer-to-Close System

With the LiftMaster 8550W, your garage door is safer than ever, thanks to its automatic garage door lock capabilities. There’s also the Timer-to-Close system, which allows you to program how long your door should be left open before closing. This is a family-favorite feature, because parents can be sure the garage won’t be left open if the kids forget to close it.

Security+ 2.0 Feature

The Security+ 2.0 feature works to eliminate radio frequency interference (RFI). It does this by sending a new code to the garage each time the opener is used. The garage door opener verifies the sequence in order to open, ensuring that if another frequency is detected, the door doesn’t open. This saves energy and protects your home from unwanted visitors.

Garage Motion Detector

A motion detector is built right into the LiftMaster 8550W garage door control panel. Not only does this sense movement in and around the garage, it can also be integrated with your lights. This way, your garage will light up when someone goes near it—an excellent security feature.

Operate Your Garage Door from a Smartphone

No one likes to get to work and wonder if the garage door was left open. You also won’t enjoy a night out if you can’t stop thinking about the possibility of someone getting into your house because you forgot to close the garage. Oh, and it’s hard to leave your comfy bed in the middle of the night if you have that nagging feeling that you didn’t close your garage door. Stop worrying about whether you shut the garage door with MyQ Smartphone Control.

MyQ Technology

With MyQ technology, you can connect your smartphone to your garage door opener. This allows you to control your garage door right from your phone, no matter where you are. If you have a wi-fi connection, you can use your MyQ. You can also get activity alerts and set up schedules for your door to close at a certain time, just in case you might forget. If you use your MyQ to close your garage door, the Alert-to-Close warning system will activate and give audible and visual warnings to let anyone around your garage door know it’s closing. You can download the MyQ mobile app for free and there’s no service or activation charge.

A Quieter Garage Door Opener

A bonus of the 8550W is its DC Motor Belt System. This allows for a performance that’s much quieter than other garage door openers. We’ve heard time and time again from customers who are surprised at how quiet it really is.

Contact the Experts at Amega Garage Doors & Openers

We’ve trusted LiftMaster for years because we see how reliable and dependable they are. With their security and safety features, you can be sure your family is in good hands. Feel free to contact us today to talk about a new garage door opener!