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Amega Garage Doors and Openers has proudly offered the LiftMaster 8550W for years and we’re often asked about the many features it includes. Since it’s Garage Door Safety Month, it’s the perfect time to put the spotlight on this garage door opener!

Garage Door Battery Backup

Storms might knock out your power this summer, but that doesn’t have to mean you can’t open your garage. Battery Backup with MyQ Technology allows you to use your garage door even when the power is off. Plus, all of its safety and security features will continue to work even if you lose electricity.

Smart Control Panel

One of the most impressive and helpful features of the LiftMaster 8550W is the Smart Control Panel. This little gem allows you to view the time and temperature, plus performs system diagnostics, so you can know what’s going on with your garage door whenever you please. If something seems off, check the diagnostics and see what needs to be done. A favorite feature of the Smart Control Panel is the Timer-to-Close.

Timer-to-Close Feature

With LiftMaster’s timer-to-close feature, you can now set a time for your garage door to automatically close. No more worrying about whether you or the kids left the garage open after leaving for school or work! This also saves you from getting out of bed in the middle of the night to make sure the garage is closed.

3-Button Premium Remote Control

It’s easy to see the LiftMaster 8550W remote even in the dark, thanks to its backlit numbers. It can also control three separate garage doors, plus any MyQ enabled lights, which can be programmed to turn on and off by using the MyQ app. A big bonus feature of the remote is Security+2.0. This multi-frequency feature nearly eliminates any radio-frequency interference. Plus, with its rolling code technology, after each click, a new code is used, making it basically impossible for your remote signal to be stolen or misused.

Garage Door Safety Sensors

Making sure your family (including your pets) are safe in and around your garage is a priority. With LiftMaster’s Protector System, safety sensors are in place to stop and reverse the door if something or someone is in the way. That means if the family is enjoying time outside and someone starts to close the garage door, if your child or pet runs under it, the danger is immediately removed.

Keyless Entry

Taking the safety of your family even further, keyless entry allows you to create a 4-digit code that will allow the garage door to open or close. This is great for giving friends and family who don’t live in the home temporary access (especially nice when you go out of town and need someone to check on things). When you’re back, simply change the code! In fact, you can change the code whenever you’d like, which gives you even more control over your home security.

Talk to a Garage Door Expert

If you’d like to learn more, contact Amega Garage Doors. We love hearing from you and are here to answer any questions about garage doors you might have.