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Four reasons to upgrade to a new garage door opener

The last thing you want to come home to after a long day is an unreliable, clunky or noisy garage door opener.

Every home deserves a garage door that opens seamlessly and safely every time, so if you’ve noticed your garage door opener is not letting you in from time to time, is slow to operate or making too much noise, it might be time to upgrade.

Below are four reasons why you need a new garage door opener.

Research from the Chamberlain Group has found that while one in two homeowners have no idea whether their garage door opener meets the required safety standards, compliance is important to them. Over 57% of homeowners surveyed said they would immediately replace their garage door opener if they knew it wasn’t safe and compliant.

All current Chamberlain products carry the Regulatory Compliance Mark as well as having ‘Certificates of Suitability’ to identify compliance.
To ensure your family’s safety, you should regularly take a few minutes to perform a safety reversal check. When working correctly, your garage door will reverse direction if it detects any obstructions before reaching the ground.

To perform a safety reversal test:

1.    Place a 40mm high object under the door (like a block of wood).
2.    Operate the door to come in contact with the object.
3.    Door should bounce back from the object in less than a second (or two seconds if safety beams are installed).
4.    If this does NOT occur, homeowners should contact Chamberlain Customer Service on 1800 665 438, who can help you explore options for a new garage door opener.

You can learn how to test the Safety Reversal System here.

No more noise

A properly functioning garage door opener should make minimal noise and be smooth in operation. You might think a noisy or clunky garage door opener is just a normal fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be!

If you’re tired of being woken up by your partner leaving for work or are a parent with a baby who wakes up to the sound of the garage door, then it might be time to consider upgrading your garage door opener.

Chamberlain’s range of garage door openers feature Soft Start and Stop technology, ensuring quiet, smooth operation no matter when you come and go.

Stay secure

With Chamberlain Security+ 2.0 technology, you can have peace of mind that your home is protected against potential intruders and so-called ‘tech-savvy thieves.

Security+ 2.0 technology ensures the garage door remote communicates on multiple frequencies and uses a unique code every time the button is pressed; selecting one code from 100 billion encrypted rolling codes. Enhanced radio technology also selects the strongest frequency every time, virtually eliminating interference from other devices.

Control your garage door from anywhere

From smart home devices and robotic vacuums to apps that can control lights or heating, there is nothing technology can’t help with around the home.

When it comes to garage door openers it is no different. Chamberlain’s myQ technology allow you to always be in control of your garage door opener regardless of your location, from your smartphone, tablet or Apple Watch. This means you can accept deliveries or allow family and friends access to your garage from the office, shops or even overseas.

The Chamberlain myQ Connectivity Kit is compatible with selected Chamberlain openers and is available from Bunnings Warehouse.

For more information about your options when it comes to upgrading your garage door opener, visit our website or contact Chamberlain Customer Service on 1800 665 438.