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LiftMaster Showcases MyQ app for Home Automation

January 17, 2017

LiftMaster showcased products offering connectivity, security, safety, and peace-of-mind at the 2017 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS), the nation’s largest residential construction trade show attracting 50,000+ attendees to Orlando.

“This year at IBS, LiftMaster will show the nation’s home builders how they can exceed homebuyers’ expectations with garage door openers and other access control products that offer connectivity and home automation features, making life easier and more secure,” said John Villanueva, Vice President of Marketing.

For the first time at IBS, LiftMaster displayed the new LiftMaster 8160 DC Contractor Series Residential Garage Door Opener, giving builders the opportunity to offer their customers an opener combining value and the features homeowners want most.

The new LiftMaster 8160 features a rugged chain drive system and offers a quiet, DC motor with soft start/stop for smooth operation, ideal for builders who have designed living spaces near the garage. The opener also features MyQ technology which, combined with the Internet Gateway Model 828LM (sold separately) gives builders the opportunity to offer home buyers a home automation package with the ability to open or close their garage door from anywhere with a smartphone via the free MyQ app. Home lighting can also be controlled from the MyQ app with the Remote Light Control Model 825LM or Remote Light Switch Model 823LM (sold separately). Builders can add support for Apple HomeKit to the new LiftMaster 8160 with the MyQ Home Bridge (Model 819LMB), launching in April 2017.

The LiftMaster Model 8550W DC Elite Series Residential Garage Door Opener is the company’s first Wi-Fi residential garage door opener, that makes it easier than ever to connect an opener to a smartphone, enabling monitoring and control from anywhere with the free MyQ app. The opener also features Battery Backup to provide seamless access during power outages, as well as smooth, quiet operation with a powerful DC belt drive motor.

LiftMaster will also display the innovative LiftMaster Model 8500 Wall-Mount Garage Door Opener, which mounts on the wall next to the garage door rather than on the ceiling. This unique design creates a clean interior appearance and can free the garage ceiling for additional storage, if desired. The opener also features optional Battery Backup and the ability to monitor and control the system through a smartphone with the free MyQ app.

In addition to residential garage door openers, LiftMaster featured a working display of its Model CSW24U DC Residential/Light Duty Commercial Swing Gate Operator. Offering security and connectivity, this gate operator provides homebuyers with Battery Backup, unsurpassed solar performance, a powerful motor, and the ability to control the gate with LiftMaster’s free MyQ app. It is also compliant with new 2016 UL325 (Underwriters Laboratories) gate safety guidelines, which incorporates monitored safety protection devices at each entrapment point and includes capabilities to monitor for fault conditions of external entrapment protection devices.

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