By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: June 2012
Chuck Billy of Assurance Overhead Doors demonstrates how the new LiftMaster® Elite SeriesTM garage door opener allows monitoring and operation of your garage door from anywhere via your smartphone or computer.
Assurance Overhead Doors is an authorized dealer for LiftMaster® and the new Elite SeriesTM 8550 Garage Door Opener. “The 8550,” says Chuck Billy of Assurance, “has a DC battery backup with belt drive. It runs so quietly you can hardly hear it, much like a hybrid vehicle.” Chuck highly recommends the new Elite Series because of its state-of-the-art quality and all the features and benefits built into the revolutionary design.
This garage door opener seems to be in a class all its own. You get in your garage every time, even when the power is out, because the 8550 has a battery backup system to ensure that your garage door opener and all the safety and security features continue to work when electricity fails. The Elite Series also has a timer-to-close feature that makes sure the door automatically closes after a pre-programmed number of minutes, from one to 99, determined by you. The unit’s energy-efficient operation consumes up to 75 percent less power in standby mode, according to the manufacturer.
Another great feature of the 8550 is that it is maintenance-free. The unit is driven by a powerful DC motor belt drive system that is durable and ultra-quiet. The unit provides lighting to your entire garage with its dual-side, 100-watt CFL (compact fluorescent light bulb) compatible design.
The new LiftMaster Elite Series 8550’s basic package includes built-in MyQTM technology, enabling you to control and operate your garage door anytime, from anywhere with a smartphone or computer that allows Internet access. This product is designed for how you live. You can pair the LiftMaster 8550 and built-in MyQ technology with other accessories, so you can monitor and control your garage door and house lights with one click on your computer or smartphone from anywhere in the world.
Exclusive Security+2.0TM technology used in the LiftMaster’s garage door opener remote control provides extra peace of mind for you and your family. Rolling code technology uses a new code at every click, making it virtually impossible for anyone to steal your remote control signal.
The intuitive menu-driven Smart Control Panel® provides complete control of your garage door opener. It displays the current temperature, time, and system diagnostics. A three-button premium remote control is also part of the basic package and allows you to control up to three garage door openers, devices, or MyQ enabled lights. It is compatible with all garage door openers manufacturer by LiftMaster since January of 1993.
LiftMaster can make your home safer and more responsive to how you live with its unmatched communication, safety and security. Safety sensors project an invisible light beam across the garage door opening and automatically reverse the door if anything interrupts the beam while the door is closing. Garage door opener lights turn on automatically when the infrared beam is broken. And the system has a patented locking system that ensures the door remains securely locked when it is closed.
There are several optional accessories that enable you to tap into even more features for maximum confidence, communication and compatibility. The new Elite Series also has a lifetime motor and belt warranty, five-year parts warranty, and one-year warranty on the EverCharge Standby Power System.
Estimates are always free, and operating hours for Assurance are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call Chuck Billy to schedule a meeting or visit Assurance Overhead Doors online for more information about the new LiftMaster Elite Series 8550.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.