Chamberlain WD832KEV Ratings
Features - 87%
Ease of use - 86%
Security - 92%
Safety - 84%
You can consider the Chamberlain WD832KEV as a good option for a garage door opener that won't be too expensive and will keep your home secure with all the security features it comes with.
Garage door openers have been designed to ease your life in such way that you won’t even have to get out of your care when you want to enter the garage. A perfect device to add comfort and safety to your home, the Chamberlain WD832KEV is one of those state-of-the-art gadgets that bring technology to the door of your home. It’s a quiet device that takes away the hassle of opening and closing heavy garage doors, so the $169 price will seem a knickknack compare to the advantages it brings.
This item is a very quiet unit thanks to the steel-reinforced belt drive system that ensures a silent and smooth functioning, so you can use this device on garage doors that are close to rooms. The Motor Vibration Isolation system eliminates the powerhead vibration found in many automatic door opener systems, thus reducing the noise. The entire opening and closing process is very silent, as well as the start and stop that don’t make a loud noise.
This door opener has a ½ hp that makes it suitable for standard aluminum sectional doors found on most of the houses built during the past 20 years. You can easily install it on a 10′ wide x 8′ high door and it will have no problems in closing and opening it. You won’t have to worry about the energy consumption because this device only uses 1-watt of power.
The timer-to-close feature can be set in increasing time intervals of 1, 5, or 10 minutes, so you can relax in case you forgot to close the door when you left home. MyQ technology enables you to monitor, open and close the garage door via smartphone by connecting to an Internet Gateway.
It features a motion-detecting control panel that controls the timer and turns on the lights in case it detects motion. With the help of a compatibility bridge, you can have the door opener working through your vehicle commands via the HomeLink buttons.
Safety and Security Features
The system itself is a security measure, but this doesn’t mean that is all you get. Being a late technology gadget, it comes with additional security features like the timer-to-close function which automatically closes the garage door in case you forget to close it. The MyQ technology adds to its convenience as it allows your system to control the interior and exterior lights, so you will never come home and find complete darkness. This feature is available with the purchase of additional MyQ accessories that increase the functionality of the door opener.
Another great security feature is the PosiLock theft protection that keeps the door locked for good once you close it, so no one will be able to unlock it and enter your garage.
You will also love the Protector System safety sensors that automatically stop the door from closing in case they sense contact with a person or an object. This way, you will prevent damage of your items and will keep your family and pets safe from getting hurt by the garage door.
The product comes with a 3-button remote control that works on a tri-band frequency that always searches the clearest frequency that will guarantee the best performance even on greater distances. The remote control operates on lithium ion batteries that are included in the package. This device also comes with a wireless keypad featuring unique 4-digit codes that allow you to easily enter the garage while still keeping a high level of security. The door closes with a single touch once you have opened the garage.
Warranty and Support
The warranty is something worth mentioning, as it comes with a lifetime warranty on the motor for increased reliability. The belt of the device also enjoys a lifetime warranty while the parts come with a 5-year warranty and the accessories enjoy a short 1-year warranty. You can find all the spare parts and the necessary accessories on the manufacturer’s website, as well as customer support for any trouble you have with your Chamberlain.
With so many door openers on the market, it’s hard to find one that is truly great, but as you have already seen after reading this review, it has everything that you can imagine. The MyQ compatibility is probably the most exceptional feature of this model due to the fact that it allows you to control it remotely via your smartphone, offering you the possibility to check on the door, close it, or open it without being at home. Also, the motion-detecting control panel that it comes with is definitely of a superior quality when compared to what other models have to offer, ensuring a higher level of security. All in all, this is an exceptional choice to go with, and it comes at a reasonable price that makes it affordable for most people.
- Low energy-consuming
- Motor Vibration Isolation system for quiet operating
- Motion-detection lights
- MyQ technology compatible for remote access
- The PosiLock theft protection secures the garage door
- Lifetime warranty on the motor
- Protector System safety sensors
- No battery backup