Spring Home Makeover | Liftmaster 8550G Elite Series Belt Drive Garage Door Opener Review

Spring Home Makeover with Liftmaster 8550G Garage Door Opener

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We purchased our home about ten years ago. It was almost three years old at the time, so our existing garage door opener was at least thirteen years old. I was beginning to worry about it a little, as it seemed to be getting louder and louder. We had gotten to the point that we would leave the garage door open if we knew we’d have to leave during nap time because it would wake Ethan up when it opened. My husband was even parking in the driveway so he wouldn’t have to open the garage door in the morning because he leaves at 6 am.

When Liftmaster offered to let us try out their new belt driven openers featuring MyQ Technology – a new “smart home” technology that allows your garage door opener to connect with other household devices, I eagerly agreed. Here is the final shot of our old chain driven opener.

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We eagerly watched as the installer unboxed the new unit. It was impressive and I already loved that it had a light on each side of it. Our garage tends to get a dungeon feel to it it’s so dark.

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The installation only took about an hour and a half. During that time our installer was super nice and explained everything he was doing along the way. He also pointed out that our current installation was a bit “off”… our motion sensors at the door that stop the door from closing when a small creature breaks the beam were installed fairly high. He also noticed that our spring was adjusted improperly and was not bearing the weight of the garage door like it should. I was happy that a professional was installing the opener so that everything would function perfectly right from the beginning.

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The features of the 8550G include:

    • Equipped with MyQ™ technology that lets you monitor and control your garage door and house lights remotely by using a computer or smartphone (LiftMaster Internet Gateway™ accessory required)
    • Timer-to-Close feature allows the door to automatically close after a pre-programmed number of minutes
    • Auto-force feature constantly monitors garage door system and adjusts forces to temperature fluctuations, floor height, and door track movement
    • The Smart Garage Door Opener® lets you electronically program security codes from the Smart Control Panel® or the powerhead
    • Enclosed gear case provides continous lubrication for longer life and smoother operation
    • A 6-foot power cord makes connecting to a power source easier than ever
    • Whole-garage lighting with adjustable light time delay; compatible with CFL bulbs
    • Energy-efficient operation consumes up to 75% less power in standby mode
    • HOMELINK® compatible with QuickTrain™ technology
    • Meets all UL325 requirements

 

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SAFETY & SECURITY FEATURES:

  • The Protector System® safety sensors project an invisible light beam across the garage door opening and automatically reverses the door if anything interrupts the beam while door is going down
  • Sensing technology will stop the door from closing if contact is made with a person or object
  • Opener lights turn on automatically when The Protector System’s infrared beam is interrupted
  • Security+2.0™ rolling code technology eliminates frequency interference and assures a new code is sent every time the remote control is used
  • Patented PosiLock® system ensures the door remains securely locked when it is closed
  • Alert-2-Close warning system provides audible and visual warnings that the garage door is about to close when using the Timer-to-Close or remote closing features
  • Manual release handle in case of power failure

WARRANTY:

  • Lifetime motor and belt warranty
  • 5-year parts warranty
  • 1-year warranty on Battery Backup Battery

We had the Smart Control Panel 880LM installed. This was a huge upgrade from our old button, which looked like a doorbell button that you would find by the front door of a house.

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The Smart Control Panel is an intuitive menu-driven panel that allows you to program remote controls and MyQ™ enabled accessories right from the keypad. Some of my favorite features are the ease of adjusting settings, being able to view the temperature inside the garage, and getting system diagnostics to help keep your system in peak working order. We have actually had to use the diagnostics as it was displaying error code 14 intermittently. With an error code in hand we were able to figure out that the beams were not aligned properly and the receiving end wasn’t receiving full beam.

Another feature that is great for people like me… Timer-to-Close. You can choose to have the door automatically close after a pre-programmed number of minutes. When your hands are full of groceries you don’t have to fumble for the button. The door will close after the pre-programmed number of minutes giving you plenty of time to get inside before the door closes.

The features of the Smart Control panel are:

  • Menu-driven panel gives you complete control of the garage door opener
  • Easily view inside garage temperature, time and system diagnostics
  • Equipped with the Maintenance Alert System to help keep your system in peak working order
  • On-board programming capability makes it easy to program remote controls and MyQ™ enabled accessories, and adjust settings
  • Timer-to-Close feature allows the door to automatically closes after a pre-programmed number of minutes
  • Light button to control the garage door opener worklights
  • Choose from English, Spanish or French
  • Displays Fahrenheit or Celsuis
  • Compatible only with Security+2.0™ LiftMaster® garage door openers

SAFETY & SECURITY FEATURES

  • Locks out all outside remote control signals while you’re away
  • Motion detector automatically turns on garage door lights when movement is sensed

The 880LM Smart Control Panel retails for $45.95

 

Our car unit is a 3-Button Premium Remote Control model 895MAX.

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A remote for your car is essential with any garage door opener. This particular model has built-in MyQ™ enabled technology that allows you to control up to three LiftMaster® garage door openers or gate operators, or MyQ™ enabled light accessories with one remote. No more fumbling in the dark, either. This sleek remote includes bright blue LED buttons for easy night operation. I love the added security with this particular remote. It is equipped with Security +2.0 rolling code technology. A new code is used with every click, making it virtually impossible for anyone to steal your remote control signal!

  • 895MAX_CW_detailUnique contoured shape and faux-leather grip
  • Sleek design includes bright blue LED buttons
  • Can control up to three garage door openers or gate operators, or MyQ™ enabled light accessories
  • Equipped with Security+2.0™ rolling code technology that virtually eliminates radio wave interference
  • Compatible with all LiftMaster® garage door openers manufactured since January 1993, and all 315MHz Security+® LiftMaster and Elite® gate operators

The 3-Button Premium Remote Control retails for $42.95

 

We also received a Garage Door Monitor model 828LM.

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This is one of my favorite features. I can’t count how many times we’ve gotten in bed and then asked each other, “Did you close the garage door?”. This small box has a green light and a red light. With a steady green, we know that the door is shut and everything is good. With a steady red, we know the door is open. There is also an audible signal that your door is open that goes off about once a minute. When someone opens the garage door the box will beep once to let you know the door is opening. It’s such a simple unit, but it gives me peace of mind that I know what is going on with my garage door. No more 2 am knocks on the door from the local police telling me my garage door is wide open (yes… it’s happened).

Now you won’t have to go downstairs or outside to see if you accidentally left the garage door open. With the LiftMaster® Garage Door Monitor, you can check and close the garage door from any room in the house.

  • MyQ™ enabled technology allows you to monitor and close up to four garage doors from any room in the house
  • Green and red LEDs indicate whether the garage door is open or closed
  • Volume-controlled audible alert lets you know when the garage door is being opened  
  • Fast, easy installation
  • Compatible only with LiftMaster® Security+2.0™ garage door openers

 

We also received a LiftMaster Internet Gateway 828LM.

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If you thought the Door Monitor box was a great item, you will be amazed by the Internet Gateway. This box connects to your wireless internet and allows you to monitor and operate your garage door opener, or turn on or off lights in or around your home, from anywhere in the world by using your smartphone or computer. It utilizes a two-way communication system that puts freedom and control in your hands. Be forewarned… this can be addicting and my teens like to freak people out with it.

  • Control and monitor your garage door opener, house lights and other LiftMaster® MyQ™ enabled accessories using a smartphone or computer
  • Easy and fast installation through your in-home router
  • Annual activation fee required but the first year is free 
  • Compatible only with LiftMaster® Security+2.0™ garage door openers and lighting accessories enabled by MyQ™ technology

To reduce the risk of injury to persons – When the LiftMaster Internet Gateway™ is used with garage door openers, the operator must be installed with sectional doors.

 

I was excited about the convenience and safety that comes with the LiftMaster® 8550. The reliable, integrated Battery Backup System guarantees access in and out of the garage, even when the power is out. That is important to me… I clearly remember one time our power went out and I watched my neighbor try to get into his house for 30 minutes before he drove away! The safety and security features will continue to operate as well, ensuring our family is protected in a power failure. The opener is also equipped with built-in MyQ™ technology, enabling us to close the garage door or turn lights on or off using a smartphone or computer – from anywhere in the world. And because it features soft start and slow stop to reduce noise when it operates, it is perfect for homes like ours with rooms above the garage.

Check out my clips of the old and new opener…

I have loved EVERYTHING about this garage door opener! Immediately I noticed how much quieter it was than our old one. Now when we open the door it sounds like the washing machine going into a spin cycle from inside the house instead of a plane taking off. Ethan now sleeps through the garage door being opened and his room is right over the garage!

Having the ability to open and close the door from anywhere is absolutely amazing to me! My only complaint about this entire system is that I could not get my car remote to program with the HomeLink in my van. It is not LinkMaster’s fault, but HomeLink. Their technology is a bit behind the times. I am hoping that a patch will be available sometime in the near future to fix this problem, but the sleek car remote it’s not really a big deal. I hide it under the visor with no problem.

BUY IT:

You can purchase a LiftMaster 8550G with MyQ Technology for around $450-$550 installed.

WIN IT:

ONE OurKidsMom is going to win a LiftMaster 8550G, a Smart Control Panel 880LM, a 3-Button Premium Remote Control model 895MAX and a LiftMaster Internet Gateway 828LM… installed !

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This giveaway ended at 11:59 PM EST on May 18, 2012.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine. The sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and will be shipping the winner(s) their prize(s). For more information read my disclosure policy.

Comments

  1. Alexandria Griffin says:

    I like the telephone entry system.

  2. Jacqueline Griffin says:

    I like the key pad entry.

  3. Claire says:

    I like the telephone entry system as well

  4. Cindy W says:

    I didn’t know they made portable intercoms.

  5. Eileen says:

    I was looking on site and found this great wireless intercom. Nice to have when hubby is working in the garage or shed!

    http://liftmaster.com/LMCV2/pages/productmodeldetail.aspx?modelId=8183

    thanks!

  6. Elizabeth Groves says:

    I Like the keyless entry system!

  7. Harmony B says:

    love that the opener has a battery backup

  8. Jennifer Hiles says:

    I think it would be cool to have the Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Intercom

  9. I like the Wireless Portable Intercoms.

  10. I found out that they’re going to be at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show!

  11. Melissa says:

    I like the telephone entry system

  12. April Kennedy says:

    I like the mini remote controls (the keychain ones)

  13. Carrie Phelps says:

    The bank has just approved my daughter & her family for their first home, it would be neat if they had the Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Intercom – 2 Pack.

  14. Fawn H says:

    I like the Wireless Portable Intercoms

  15. JoElla R. says:

    I like the wireless intercom! That would be handy in our house 🙂

  16. Edward P. says:

    A Wireless Portable Intercom would be nice to have.

  17. Joe Lee says:

    Intercom would be cool, but I think my house is too small for it!

  18. Laura Miller says:

    I would love an intercom!

  19. Janet W. says:

    I like the Wireless Portable Intercoms!

  20. Irma Hernandez says:

    I like that the Residential Jackshaft garage door opener has a standby system that continues to work when the power goes out.
    Thanks for this awesome giveaway. We really need a garage door opener…

  21. Jeanna says:

    I learned that there are four dealers in my area!

  22. Gricelda Castro says:

    I like that it has a Keypad Entry!

  23. MommaMary says:

    I like that you tell if the door is shut or open by the unit showing green or red lights.

  24. Bridgett Zaidi says:

    like the key pad entry. So needed when you have boys coming in and out

  25. Rick McClenthen says:

    I was familiar with three types of garage door openers, the belt driven, chain driven and screw drive, but I was not familiar with the JackShaft design. I did not realize that this design was available anywhere…

  26. sarah says:

    I would love to have the Wireless Portable Intercoms

  27. KIM CRAWFORD says:

    WE WOULD LOVE TO OWN THIS!

  28. johnny-amy lynn says:

    Perimeter Alert Systems

  29. blair roden says:

    I didn’t know there were more than one kind of garage door opener! I guess you learn something new every day!

  30. Kari Howell says:

    I like the key pad entry!!

  31. Scott Martin says:

    I liked the speed of the lift.

  32. Sue Ellison says:

    I would also like to have the Wireless Portable Intercom – Double Unit .

  33. Kimberly Y says:

    The Liftmaster 8550G Elite Series Belt Drive Garage Door Opener RV sound incredible. I cannot begin to tell you how many times we have drive back around the block to check to see if the garage door went down all the way. Thank you for offering this up!

  34. Lhanny says:

    I love how this kind of technology works. Pretty helpful indeed. How much does all of these equipment cost? I hope I can manage the budget. Heh Heh! Have a great day.

  35. Amy says:

    Our garage door has been broken for MONTHS. We could really use this!!!

  36. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says:

    If I could wish for just one electronic device right now – it would be this Liftmaster garage door opener! Right now our garage door is manual and it weighs a ton! I simply can NOT open it by myself (you have to stoop to the ground just to reach the handle never mind how much it weighs.

    My husband will soon be having his second total hip replacement surgery and then he won’t be able to open it either. So we not only can NOT use the garage to park/protect the car, but we can’t access/store the grill, lawnmower, garden tools etc. and we even have to lug our bicycles into the house and either keep them in the living room or lug them up and down to the basement! I would LOVE to win this prize – it would be a real life changer!

  37. Addison Kat says:

    I also like the
    MEGA SLIDE
    Residential / Medium-Duty DC Slide Gate Operator

  38. tess says:

    i like the wireless portable interecomes
    tcogbill at live dot com

  39. Adrienne gordon says:

    Love the app with it!

  40. Andrea D. says:

    I would love to have this since it even tells the temperature outside.

  41. kelly t says:

    i like 833-2LM Wireless Portable Intercom – Double Unit

  42. I would love to get an intercom!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!!!

    ~Ola

  43. KJ Skib says:

    I like the digital control panel.

  44. Gerri Bolen says:

    I love the fact that it is so easy to install and that it works with most garage doors!!

  45. Erin Rok says:

    I would also like to have the Wireless Portable Intercom. Thanks for the giveaway

  46. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I like the remote control for the garage door

  47. Margaret Smith says:

    Another item that I like is the 877LM
    Wireless Keyless Entry System
    Thanks so much.

  48. Nikki Muroski says:

    I like how the they are quiet! I need a new opener for sure!

  49. Christina Skinner says:

    I love that it has a timer to close!!!!!!! That would have been useful so many times.

  50. D Schmidt says:

    I really like the 833-2LM Wireless portable intercom (link http://www.liftmaster.com/LMCV2/pages/productmodeldetail.aspx?modelId=8183)

  51. Kathy Rambousek says:

    It would be very cool to also get the Wireless Portable Intercom. 🙂

  52. susie lee wiener says:

    I learned it’s easy to install and they have a lot of products.

    swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

  53. I would LOVE the keypad entry system. I frequently go for a jog around the neighborhood and I hate having to carry the garage door opener with me on my runs.

  54. Tian H. says:

    I like CSL24V High-Cycle Commercial Slide Gate Operator with Battery Backup .

  55. Tian H. says:

    subscribed via email: tian_hapsari@yahoo.com

  56. brenda c says:

    i want the medium duty gate opener!

  57. Jennifer H says:

    the jackshaft opener

  58. Jennifer H says:

    the jackshaft opener would be neat

  59. Rust says:

    I like the Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Intercom – 2 Pack.

  60. I would love a portable intercom

  61. A new garage door opener would be great; our broke a couple years ago. I also like their intercoms…not like my house is big enough to need one but, I have always wanted one. LOL. Thank you.

  62. ellen levickis says:

    I like that they are quiet. Ours when it used to work was very loud

  63. Douglas Houston says:

    I like that the Liftmaster is quiet.

  64. ELIZABETH says:

    The key pad entry is cool

  65. Lee Black says:

    I like the perimeter alert system. This would be great for our long driveway, so we know when people are coming to our home!

  66. ellen says:

    I like their wireless intercoms- those would come in handy if hubby was in the garage and I wanted him inside for something!

  67. chadro says:

    833-1LM
    Wireless Portable Intercom – Add-on Intercom,

    retirenavalflyer(at)gmail.com

  68. Alan Tong says:

    I like that they have instruction manuals on their website. Thanks Heather!

  69. ROB says:

    “liked” TMB on Facebook!

  70. Sarah L says:

    LiftMaster believes it is important that all garage door openers manufactured prior to 1993 be replaced, as opposed to being repaired. This is to insure the highest degree of customer safety and satisfaction.
    Mine is very old and any of theirs would be great.
    Thanks for the contest.

  71. courtney b says:

    i love that its wireless! want this soo bad!

  72. This is a great product that will likely save lives. Thanks for reviewing the information with us!
    angelicragect@yahoo.com
    http://angelicragect.blogspot.com

  73. Kelly D says:

    I want their Wireless Portable Intercom so I can talk to my husband when he is in his office.

  74. christine jessamine says:

    i also like the Wireless Portable Intercoms

  75. I also like the LiftMaster Wireless Portable Intercom.

  76. Amy Zachek says:

    I learned that there are 4 types of residential garage door openers. I thought they were all the same!

  77. kelly nicholson says:

    Visit LiftMaster’s website and tell me something you like, learned or want in the comments section below on the blog.

    i like the backup system with batterys..most important

  78. Kiara says:

    I like the key pad entry.
    austma7@aol.com

  79. Emily W says:

    OMG!! The technology nowadays! I love the timer-to-close to feature. My husband is OCD and has had to turn around when running late somewhere, just to make sure the garage was closed. This would bring peace of mind to both of us, I think. We also just bought a car with Homelink and our current garage door opener is not compatible. Oh, how I hate our current remote control. It falls off the visor constantly. ANd, yes…we have the “doorbell” button in our garage. Another thing I hate. I would love to have something quieter, too! Right now, as a mother of 3 boys….it is all about convenience and peace of mind for me. Right now, I don’t have it.

  80. Kelly Falcone says:

    I learned that all of their garage door openers have the The Protector System which is great if you have kids and pets

  81. I’d love to have the Wireless Portable Intercom – Double Unit

  82. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I would love the LiftMaster Internet Gateway. BTW twitter isn’t working right for me today (won’t give tweet URLs) so instead of a URL for the tweet, I am leaving the time stamp and my username.

  83. Anthony says:

    the telephone entry system

  84. Mary OBrien says:

    Liftmaster’s Internet Gateway would be reassuring – sometimes we aren’t positive we closed the door.

  85. Denise B. says:

    Lift Master has been around for 40 years.

  86. David Gossett says:

    I love that this has a battery back up. This is a very important factor for me.

  87. Julie H says:

    love the wireless intercom system

  88. Jennifer Hedden says:

    I like the Wireless Portable Intercom – Double Unit.

  89. naomi c says:

    i love that there is an app!

  90. Heidi19 says:

    Love this post! and i would love to have this Wireless Portable Intercom. Thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome giveaways.

  91. Amanda Starr says:

    I learned they also sale Wireless Portable Intercoms which would be neat to have since my husband and daughter are always yelling at me across the house and never hear me answer since I’m rather quite

  92. Kristy Thiel says:

    I love that it has a perimeter alert! Thanks for hosting!

  93. Mari says:

    I’d also like 831-2LM
    Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Intercom – 2 Pack

  94. Tiffany S says:

    Love the feature being able to see if the door is open from a monitor that can be placed in the “living space”

  95. Chris Hoadley says:

    Remote lighting control, seem like a cool option.

  96. Jenn says:

    I love the item of the telephone entry system!

  97. I like the portable intercoms.

  98. carol says:

    I like the keypad entry

  99. Dede says:

    They were at the 2012 consumer electronics show.

  100. Debbie Ellis says:

    I like the feature of the fully integrated Battery Backup model, and that you can open or shut it by phone. Great features.

  101. Paul T / Pauline T says:

    I like the Perimeter Alert Systems because it will alert me when an unwanted guests are around the perimeter of the house

  102. Heather Augenstein says:

    I love the keyless entry system!!

  103. Heather Augenstein says:

    I love the keyless entry system!! Really cool!

  104. I like the idea of having a new opener! The one we have now is…dying.

  105. Biki says:

    I’m a fan of the key pad entry

  106. brooke t says:

    877MAX
    Wireless Keyless Entry System

  107. Scott T says:

    Love the phone app that comes with it soon i will have every device in the house connected to my phone 🙂

  108. Elizabeth Trobaugh says:

    Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Intercom – 2 Pack didn’t know they had these I would love on for the house be great for answering the door when you will be a minutes or telling the kids to get inside depending on how loud it is. I didn’t know Craftsman made garage door openers though ti was just tools. I learn something new every day. It looks like a very nice one ours went out sometime last year but we had it replaced always good to have a back up though.

  109. Karen Gonyea says:

    LOVE the keyless entry 🙂

  110. Debbie R says:

    For safety I really like this: “August 2010, UL mandated that all commercial door operators bearing the UL label must be equipped with continuously monitored safety devices, such as photo sensors or sensing edges, that will detect and reverse the door if a person or object enters the path of the door.”

  111. Stephanie Hirsch says:

    I learned that the belt drive is the quietest, next to the screw drive.

  112. lace says:

    The 3240 1/2 HP Screw Drive Garage Door Opener looks like a great opener.

  113. Trasina McGahey says:

    I would also love the:
    RSL12V Residential / Light Commercial Slide Gate Operator with Battery Backup

  114. Jennifer Hiles says:

    This would be such a great gift for my mom. After all these years she has finally got a garage to park in. I would love to be able to give her something like this.

  115. david basile says:

    3585
    3/4 HP Belt Drive Garage Door Opener

  116. christine jessamine says:

    i love the telephone entry systems

  117. Kristin Sawatzke says:

    I love the intercom!

  118. Geri S says:

    I learned that all their products we offer are designed to meet your access control and security needs

  119. Geri S says:

    I would LOVE to WIN!!! my garage door opener doesn’t work anymore so winning would be a GREAT!!! way to replace it!

  120. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    I like the Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Intercom – 2 Pack

  121. Michelle H. says:

    Love the Wireless Portable Intercom

  122. Jill says:

    I love the Timer to close. We have forgotten that the garage door was open and then I would notice it many hours later.

  123. Pauline M says:

    Quick story, my mother just turned 70 today and lives alone in a large home. The other night, I got a call at 12:30 a.m. because she thought she heard someone trying to break into her home and wanted me to check before she called the police. I ended up waking up my girl and driving over to check her home. The Perimeter Alert would be a great device to eliminate alot of those calls!

  124. Mare S says:

    I like that even if you’re away, you can verify that you closed your garage door and/or open it to let someone is as necessary. Very cool.

  125. matthew b says:

    backup system with bateries

  126. K.Pugh says:

    I’d love one of their intercoms. Thanks for the chance.

  127. Michele says:

    It’s quiet, which my current garage door opener IS NOT! Would love to win!

  128. Marge Pagan says:

    I like the keypad entry

  129. Diane says:

    I like the intercom system, I have always wanted one!

  130. Harold D says:

    I learned that they will be at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show

  131. Rachel S says:

    I learned they also have gate openers. My mom would love one of those!

  132. Jennifer Hiles says:

    I learned that it’s +95% recycled PET (including the laces!)

  133. Annette D says:

    I like the LiftMaster Internet Gateway™

  134. Anitra says:

    I learned they have a perimeter alert system.

  135. Wanda McHenry says:

    I like that they have the Good Housekeeping Seal

  136. Jeff Legg says:

    I love the idea u can operate it from anywhere using a computer or smartphone!
    graywolfpack5@yahoo.com

  137. I like their wireless intercom systems! Now I just need a house big enough to need one!

    Samantha
    dull2000 at cox dot net

  138. Mabyn Shingleton says:

    All I can say is wow when it comes to the Liftmaster line of products. My son’s garage broke last week… what a gift this would be… On my end, the intercom sounds great though. 🙂

  139. Thuy Vu says:

    They are going to showcasing their products at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show

  140. Rebecca Parsons says:

    I like the telephone entry and that I can sync it with my vehicle.

  141. brian kawa says:

    This looks like an awesome unit (liftmaster 8550) with a lot of cool features. I would like to win one as mine is shot and after my recent cancer surgery and all the copays I cant afford a new one any time soon.

  142. brian kawa says:

    The unit looks really cool and I could use a new one .The features are the best I have seen in a long time and it sounds like its very quiet and easy to use

  143. Brandi says:

    Our new house is HUGE so the wireless intercom might be nice! We currently use baby monitors.

  144. Sherry S. says:

    I love the telephone entry system.

  145. polly says:

    i like their 833-2LM-wireless portable intercom
    pkeintz@gmail.com

  146. polly says:

    heather…please delete the giveaways i entered on the rafflecopter…i put in grinning cheek to cheeks by mistake…so sorry!
    polly~.

  147. Robyn E says:

    I like the intercom app

  148. Marysa N. says:

    I like the mini remote control!
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

  149. Amy Brewer says:

    the intercom looks pretty cool

  150. I learned that garage doors pre-1993 should be replaced! Guess my in-law’s home from like the 60s should probably get an upgrade!

  151. Kelley L. says:

    I want that intercom system!

  152. I love that you can also program to turn on a lamp inside your home!

  153. Joye Rast says:

    Like that the door can be opened with smartphone!

  154. LeeAnn says:

    I want the Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Intercom.

  155. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Love the keypad entry

  156. Andrew R says:

    battery backup for the remote is cool

  157. Sandra W. says:

    I like the wireless intercoms

  158. Wireless portable intercoms
    Gladys P
    sps1113 at yahoo dot com

  159. heather eg kaufmanh says:

    I love the key pad entry!

  160. Jessica Stotler Hetrick says:

    I like the wireless portable intercoms.

  161. Julie Cutshaw says:

    I love the wireless intercom that they offer. So many times I had to tell to my husband from house to garage that someone’s calling for him etc, this would be a nice addition. Thanks. sewitupjulie@gmail.com

  162. sheryl gruhler says:

    I Love the keyless entry system

  163. Brittany C says:

    I learned that they have Intercoms, which would be so great for my Dad:) Thanks for the giveaway!

  164. clynsg says:

    I like the fact that the Residential Jackshaft Opener has a backup power supply for times when the power might be off.

  165. Renee Richardson says:

    I love the telephone entry system. I had never heard of that before. Thanks for the incredible giveaway 🙂

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  166. Jan Smith says:

    Good Handy Man Job!

  167. Sarah L says:

    It’s quiet and will be good with my bedroom over the garage.
    Thanks for the contest.

  168. Did you know that they have been in business for over 100 years? Impressive.

  169. Robin Blankenship says:

    I Like the keyless entry system!

  170. Jessica Roellchen says:

    I love the portable intercom systems! We definitely need a set in our house!

  171. lisa kay says:

    Love the Wireless Portable Intercoms..=)

  172. Lissabet Webb says:

    I love the telephone entry program. Perfect.

  173. Alyssa C says:

    I love the keypad entry. SO useful!!

  174. Kat Emerick says:

    I like the Wireless Portable Intercoms

  175. Natalie U says:

    I like that it turns on the lights when movement is sensed
    pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

  176. clenna says:

    I would love to have the Wireless Portable Intercoms in my house.

  177. Betty says:

    Love the alternative methods of entry – we need all those choices

  178. Lorayne Gothard says:

    I would also love to have the Wireless Portable Intercoms

  179. Angela says:

    I like the telephone entry system

  180. They have intercoms! How cool!

  181. Shelby Roberts says:

    8550
    Elite Series® DC Battery Backup Belt Drive

    This one!

  182. Leslie Galloway says:

    I like that they have an app for the iPhone that can control the system.

    Facebook Name: Leslie Galloway (www.facebook.com/GallowayLeslie)

  183. Laura C says:

    I like that the company is 100 years old

  184. Stacey B says:

    I want the house intercoms. Would be handy

  185. Anja M. says:

    I learned that it is important that pre-1993 garage door openers should be replaced to insure the highest degree of safety and customer satisfaction.

  186. Lyn says:

    LiftMaster believes it is important that all garage door openers manufactured prior to 1993 be replaced, as opposed to being repaired.

  187. Gianna says:

    I like the Remote Light Switch.

  188. Rajee Pandi says:

    I like the telephone entry system.

  189. mike s. says:

    I like that they have several other safety devices, keypad entry systems, and monitoring systems available too. I think its cool that you can setup alerts and track if and when the garage door is open!

  190. Jessyca says:

    I love the Key Pad Entry.
    Thanks for the chance.

  191. MAMOTTS says:

    love its easy to install

  192. Judith B. says:

    Learned that garage door openers should be replaced if they are older than 1993 (for safety & satisfaction)

  193. I like the indoor/outdoor intercom (wireless) .

  194. Joye Rast says:

    I like the Key entry pad.

  195. Joye Rast says:

    I like the key pad entry and easy install.

  196. Lily Kwan says:

    I learned that LiftMaster gate access systems are tested extensively to ensure they meet or exceed the requirements of the UL325 standard when properly installed and maintained.

  197. s riches says:

    I want the LiftMaster perimeter alert system.

  198. pamela james says:

    the keypad entry

  199. mell says:

    I like the telephone entry system

  200. Hoa Le says:

    I learned that HomeLink, an in-vehicle universal remote control system, allows you to open and close your garage door or turn inside lights on and off from the safety and comfort of your car.

  201. Kendal Barriere says:

    I would like this screwdriver garage opener!

    http://liftmaster.com/LMCV2/pages/productmodeldetail.aspx?modelId=390

  202. Kat Riley says:

    I learned that more than half of homeowners (70%) rely on the garage door as the primary entrance into their home and the automatic garage door opener as a way to open and close it.

  203. kimbuckjr says:

    Oh! I really want the “Wireless Portable Intercoms.” I’m sure my family would hate me to have this item, but I would LOVE it!
    kimbuckjr

  204. Daily Woman says:

    I also like the Wireless Intercoms for when my husband is out in the garage.

  205. Tim Stephens says:

    I like the belt drive openers… I’d love to have my garage open quite

  206. Melissa M says:

    THe telephone entry is great!

  207. Vera says:

    i like the telephone entry system

  208. Carmen Peterson says:

    i would like 3240 1/2 HP screw drive garage door opener because it is guaranteed to work in any weather

  209. RLong1975 says:

    I love that you can program the door to close in a certain amount of time, that is a great feature.

  210. The indoor/outdoor intercom would be fantastic

  211. I like the mini remote controls like the one for the key chain

  212. Chris says:

    This looks like a fantastic present for my parents!

  213. Roxann Clark says:

    I like the keyless entry system

  214. tamar says:

    I like their perimeter alerts systems!

  215. Jennifer says:

    I love the swing gate operator!

  216. Danielle says:

    I like that you can use your telephone for entry

  217. Debbie C says:

    I would like to have their 835LM Perimeter Alert System.

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

  218. shawna says:

    I like the perimeter alert system.

  219. Wendy Rozema says:

    i like the keyless entry!

  220. amy tolley says:

    learned how wonderful this is and safe thanks for this great giveaway i just love your blog…..thanks for all that you do and your hard work for all your fans….

  221. Solducky says:

    I had no idea garage door openers were so cool now! The telephone entry systems are neat too. I have never seen those before either!
    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

  222. Sean says:

    My Sister would love this!

  223. Jessica Hays says:

    I love the keyless entry system!

    jessicaahays at hotmail dot com

  224. katie says:

    I want the wireless portable intercom

  225. Denise C says:

    I’d really like the wireless intercoms!

  226. DAMIAN JARREAU says:

    I like the Wireless Portable Intercoms

  227. Julie says:

    I like the key pad entry

  228. I would love to have their 831-2LM
    Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Intercom – 2 Pack

    aaron_amanda(at)live(dot)com

  229. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    the telephone entry is cool
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  230. Melinda says:

    Love the keypad entry!!

  231. Marcus says:

    I like the strength and durability of the (nonresidential) Liftmaster.

  232. Tonya Brookrson says:

    I LOVE this unit! Especially the gateway unit that allows you to turn on lights when you aren’t home. What a great safety feature and very practical. Many times my family and I are out later than we anticipated only to come home to a dark house.

  233. Nicole B says:

    They also have perimeter alert systems. Cool!

  234. julie hawkins says:

    I like the 833-2LM wireless portable intercom

  235. Kim Reid says:

    I like the wireless intercom system!

  236. Chris Hrouda says:

    wireless key part is the best

  237. Joseph says:

    I learned that Chamberlain/LiftMaster also has “Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Intercom”. This is great security idea for anyone living alone and might not want to answer the door to a stranger.

  238. Jennifer R says:

    I also like the Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Intercom

  239. Kristie Betts says:

    I love the Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Intercom

  240. Julie says:

    835LM
    Perimeter Alert another I like
    thanks

  241. I want a garage door opener with iPhone control 🙂

  242. sarai martinez-gomez says:

    I like that the belt drive opener is super quiet.

  243. Caitlin McClure says:

    I want the Elite Series® DC Battery Backup Belt Drive

  244. Diane A says:

    having a swing gate opener would sure beat honking the horn for someone to come out and open the gate!!!

  245. ELOISE WEARY says:

    I would love to win this and replace the aging one I have now.

  246. Bob Hickerson says:

    Would love the idea fo the phone application

  247. Beverly k. says:

    I visited the website and I would really like this garage door opener as we close on our first house his Monday comig up and It has no automatic opener I think I would make an excellent father’s day gift for my boyfriend and go well for our new home!!

  248. Valeen N says:

    i would lvoe the Wireless Portable Intercoms! It would be great when the kids are in the basement, or hubby is in the garage!

  249. Aaron Bretveld says:

    I like the fact you can control the garage door opener with a smartphone (with an extra accessory)

  250. Michelle S says:

    I would also like the intercom system

  251. Kendra says:

    Like the wireless intercom thanks for the chance

  252. Gale Nelson says:

    I love the keyless entry system no more kids loosing their keys

  253. cynthia layton says:

    i want a key pad entery

  254. DanV says:

    I like the 833-1LM
    Wireless Portable Intercom – Add-on Intercom

  255. R Hicks says:

    would love to have their perimeter alert system

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  256. tiffany duhaney says:

    I would love to have the Wireless Portable Intercoms. It would be great for my family esp since my hubby and kids are always outside and Im always inside.

  257. shirley zolenski says:

    I like the MEGA SLIDE
    Residential / Medium-Duty DC Slide Gate Operator

  258. Breanne says:

    I like the Perimeter Alert

  259. Rick Hughes says:

    I love the Internet gateway option!

  260. Alicia E. says:

    The LiftMaster Internet Gateway sounds really useful, as I leave my lights on at home accidentally all the time. With this you could just get online and turn off your lights from anywhere!

  261. Deborah Wallin says:

    I learned that The same remote control you use to operate your garage door opener, for example, can be programmed to operate your gated community’s front entrance. It can also be programmed to turn on a lamp inside your home

  262. Sheila Foley says:

    I like the telephone entry system

  263. heather c says:

    I’d love the Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Intercom! It seems amazing, but it’s just so inconvenient to come BACK into the house to communicate anymore.

  264. Kristi H. says:

    With the MyQ enabled accessory, your garage door can be operated from anywhere in the world. Cool!