Top 3 Garage Door Opener Brands12/20/2016 Back To Blog
If you are planning to buy a new garage door opener or you simply want to learn more about the leading brands, you have come to the right place. Find out more about the top manufacturers and their latest creations. It is great to see how much opener technology has advanced in recent years.
LiftMaster and the Wi-Fi Models
It’s interesting to note that LiftMaster is a brand of Chamberlain, one of the oldest opener manufacturers in the United States. What makes this brand stand out is the innovative products it releases to the market. It offers chain, screw and belt drive openers which are packed with advanced features. Let’s take a closer look at them:
The brand currently offers Wi-Fi enabled door operators. They are designed to connect to the home’s wireless network automatically. Once this happens, they can be monitored and controlled with an app which is designed for smartphones and tablets, as well as for computers. You can get messages on the status of your automatic door and open and close it remotely via the app. This will give you both greater safety and security.
Other innovative opener features and accessories offered by the brand include battery backup, a timer for the automatic closing of the door, a wall-mounted control panel with motion detection sensor and remote controls with rolling code technology.
Craftsman Offers Convenience
This brand offers highly advanced belt and chain drive openers with internet connectivity (no wireless for the time being, however). Another technology worth your attention is the tri-frequency radio system, as it practically eliminates the risk of signal interference when you are using the clicker. It has a larger than the standard range too.
If you are not particularly fond of maintenance, just like most people, you will be happy to discover that the latest Craftsman openers have automatic force adjustment. You will not have to run the good old wood plank test to see if the force should be reduced several times a year.
Genie Stands for Tradition
This is the first brand making radio controlled garage door openers in America. Its origins can be traced back to the early 1950’s. Currently, it is best known for its screw drive models, which offer very high opening speed (up to 12 inches per second), but it offers chain and belt drive units too.
You will discover connected openers in the Genie range. Another one of the advanced features which the brand offers is the patented GenieSense monitoring and diagnostic technology. It ensures that the opener uses the optimal amount of power for running the door and monitors its performance. If an issue is detected, the motor stops automatically.