Instead of having a garage door opener taking up space overhead, consider a wall mounted alternative. Available in two models, we are proud to represent the high quality LiftMaster brand in addition to others. Part of our decision to represent this brand includes the 5-year warranty associated with the product. The 8500 and the 8500W also feature smart home technology. To get a better understanding of these two models, take a look below.
Smart Home Features in the LiftMaster 8500 and 8500W
The LiftMaster 8500 and 8500W are charming for homeowners that are looking for a space-saver that will also lift heavy doors.
The unit minimizes both vibrations and noise, and rural homeowners will appreciate that it will work during power outages.
Regardless, the real advantage for many homeowners is the myQ technology that includes a remote LED light. This smart home feature also incorporates an automatic garage door lock.
The unit is easy to connect to your home’s wifi network, and it is compatible with your smartphone via the app.
How the 8500 and 8500W Increase Security
Having your garage door controlled by an app allows homeowners to receive alerts on their smartphone about when the garage doors are opened or closed.
There is also a unique feature that allows the garage doors to open or close on a schedule along with an automatic lights on/off feature that can improve home security.
State-of the-art security sensors keep people, vehicles and pets safe. The safety sensors will stop a door from closing on any obstruction by returning the door to the open position.
LiftMaster 8500W Wall-Mounted Garage Door Opener Differences
The 8500W model is similar to the 8500, but there are a few key differences.
Like the the 8500, the 8500W LiftMaster has a five-year parts warranty, and a lifetime warranty on the motor.
However, the 8500 does not have built-in wi-fi or the Motor Vibration Isolation System (MVIS®).
The 8500W also has a battery back-up, a three-button remote control, smart control panel with LCD display and an automatic deadbolt lock.
Hidden Advantages of Smart Home Technology
No matter which smart home technology you choose for your garage door, the main advantages will always be convenience.
Despite this, there are other benefits that may not be expected at first.
For example, increasing your home’s security with automatic deadbolts and open/close alerts can reduce your homeowner’s insurance. A long-term advantage can also be related to saving money on utilities.
In this case, if your garage door gets left open too often in the summer or winter, you can lose hundreds of dollars in lost utilities.
When You Need a Smart Home Garage Door, Call Us
At Byerly Garage Doors, we pride ourselves on installation and repair for both residential and commercial property owners. Our Danville, Illinois, location has a 30-year reputation as a family-owned business.
To find out more about wall mount garage door openers from LiftMaster, give us a call today. Although we can repair and install any garage door component, other brands we represent include CHI Overhead Doors, Genie, Chamberlain and Craftsman.
We will be happy to give you a free estimate, and you can get started by calling (217) 442-4705.