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How a Smart Garage Door Opener Can Keep Your Home Safe

“It’s 10 PM; do you know where your children are?”  Many of you may remember the commercials that aired in the 1980s and used this tagline to reinforce the idea of children’s safety.  While the commercials no longer air, the thought of safety with our children and our families is more relevant than ever in today’s world.  Luckily for homeowners, LiftMaster offers a line of garage door openers that have the latest safety features to help put your mind at ease.

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The LiftMaster 8355W Garage Door Opener

The LiftMaster 8355W is a top-of-the-line garage door opener that I recommend to all of my customers for a variety of reasons.  This garage door opener comes with two remotes, a keypad, and wireless capability.  With an eleven-year-old son at home, I can tell you the keypad is a handy security feature our family uses almost daily.  By having a code that my son knows, he is able to enter our home without fear of him having to carry – and possibly lose – our house key.  This provides our family with a sense of security because we know when he is home each day, and we don’t have to worry about a lost house key providing a stranger with unwanted access to our home.

Integrated Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi capability with your garage door opener is also a key feature for safety and security reasons.  An important feature that comes standard with the LiftMaster 8355W. A few years ago, there was an ad on TV that showed a couple vacationing on the beach, when the husband suddenly turned to his wife and asked if she remembered whether they had closed their garage door when they left for the airport.  LiftMaster has an app for smartphones called MyQ which helps homeowners who find themselves in the same situation.  MyQ shows a homeowner the “status” of the garage door and allows you to remotely close or open the door.  Vacations will be worry-free knowing you can check the status of your door and open or close it at any given time as long as you have access to the internet.  

Live Alerts

Another key feature of MyQ is that it provides a notification each time your garage door is opened or shut.  If your family is like mine, you have a pretty consistent schedule everyone follows.  That means a notification from MyQ at an unusual time of day would indicate that either someone came home early, or there could be a cause for concern.  Having the ability to respond quickly to these types of notifications could save you and your family from dealing with an unpleasant situation upon arriving home later in the day.

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Garage door openers have come a long way over the last thirty or more years, and they continue to become more innovative as technology advances.  The LiftMaster 8355W is a top-of-the-line opener that uses technology to keep you and your family safe and provides peace of mind knowing that you are in control of making sure your garage is always secure.

Want to learn more about the LiftMaster 8355W or your other options for smart garage door openers? Let the experts at Dr. Door Company serve your home with the highest quality garage door opener repair and replacement.