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
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
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.