LiftMaster 8550 Elite Series Ratings
Features - 86%
Ease of use - 87%
Security - 83%
Safety - 87%
The LiftMaster 8550 Elite Series is an average garage door opener that includes some security measures that turn out to be quite impressive. The warranty was another aspect that caught our attention and made us have a look at it.
Get in and out of your garage the easy way with the LiftMaster 8550 Elite Series, a device that minimizes your effort and keeps your house safe at the same time. A device like this will help you increase the security of your home while providing maximum comfort for your entire family. Forget about the inconvenience of power failures with the Battery Backup feature and count on it to close the door when you forget to close it thanks to the timer-to-close, all for the price of $244. Keep reading to see how efficient this garage door opener can be.
If we were to consider the reviews of the customers who have purchased this item, the performance is disappointing and there are considerable issues that keep this garage door opener from being useful. Some people state that the roller wheels fail to operate shortly after the installation while others have had problems with the sensors that make it operate. However, there have also been customers who were very satisfied with their device, so we can’t label this device as completely faulty.
The device uses a ¾ horsepower motor that makes it powerful enough to lift both standard sectional doors and heavy wood gatehouse-style doors that require more power. It has a belt-drive system with a quiet and smooth operating that makes less noise than a chain-drive device, which is great if you are annoyed by noisy devices or you want to use it in houses with rooms above the garage. You can sleep peacefully in a room close to the garage without hearing loud screeching and clanking noises every time you operate the door opener.
|Garage door type compatibility||Standard sectional doors, heavy wood gatehouse-style doors|
|Motion detection lights||Yes|
|Warranty||Lifetime for belt and motor, 5 years for railing and circuit board, 1 year for back-up battery|
Just as the other models, this one has most of the features included and in addition it comes with a maintenance alert system feature. Therefore, you can rely on the timer-to-close function that will automatically close the garage door in case you forget and on the motion sensor that will turn the lights on whenever it senses motion, so you don’t have to turn it on manually. Also, the great news is that you can purchase this innovative system at a very reasonable price, being one of the most popular choices among the customers. In case you’re still not convinced about the quality of this product, you’ll surely like the lifetime warranty on motor and lift system and the 5-year warranty on parts and 1-year warranty on battery.
You will appreciate the timer-to-close feature that can be set to 1, 5 or 10 minutes by simply pressing a button, or you can set it as you like for up to 99 minutes. But, most of all, you will appreciate the Battery Backup feature that helps the device open the garage door up to 40 times in case the power goes off at home.
Warranty and Support
It comes with a nice warranty package that ensures many years of security and comfort. It includes a generous lifetime warranty on the motor and belt while parts like the circuit board and the railing are covered by a 5-years warranty. The backup battery is covered for only one year, which is usually the standard warranty. What customers have complained about is the customer support which hardly clarifies any problems related to the functioning of the device.
As many other top-of-the-line door openers, this device is compatible with the MyQ home automation system, which is good news for those who want to be able to remotely control the device. But what really sets it apart from its competitors are the other many features that it comes with, such as the timer-to-close feature that ensures the door will close even when you forget to do it yourself. It’s made with complete safety in mind, not endangering your pets or children due to the fact that it automatically retracts the closing action when it encounters objects in its path. All in all, this top of the line model offers everything you need from such a security device, ensuring that your garage won’t ever be broken into as long as it’s installed.
- Generous lifetime warranty
- Battery backup
- Timer-to-close feature
- Rolling code technology
- Sensor lights
- The MyQ connectivity requires purchasing a Gateway