Liftmaster Launches First Residential Garage Door Opener with Built-In Wi-Fi


LiftMaster® Launches First Residential Garage Door Opener with Built-In Wi-Fi

LiftMaster 8550W Makes it Easier for Customers to Connect for Smartphone Control

Elmhurst, IL, August 3, 2015 — LiftMaster®, the number one brand of professionally installed garage door openers, introduces the LiftMaster 8550W Elite Series® Residential Garage Door Opener, the first with built-in Wi-Fi, enabling customers to easily get connected for smartphone control without buying additional hardware.

The new LiftMaster 8550W, like other LiftMaster MyQ®-enabled residential openers, gives users the ability to control their opener from anywhere with a smartphone via the free MyQ app, as well as from a tablet or computer. While all other LiftMaster MyQ®-enabled residential openers require the additional purchase of an Internet Gateway device to permit connectivity, the new LiftMaster 8550W allows for a direct connection to the opener. The new LiftMaster 8550W replaces the LiftMaster 8550 Elite Series Residential Garage Door Opener.

Superior Features

In addition to the new Wi-Fi feature, the new LiftMaster 8550W is powered by a highly efficient DC motor and comes standard with LiftMaster’s fully integrated Battery Backup system, which permits operation for up to 20 cycles in a 24-hour period when the power is out.

The LiftMaster 8550W is also outfitted with Security+ 2.0® technology, a superior, multi-frequency, narrow band radio system which provides greater radio range performance to automatically find the right frequency – either 310, 315, or 390 MHz – for each installation, every time. The radio system within the LiftMaster 8550W greatly reduces any source of interference and increases the range of the unit resulting in fewer callbacks.

Finally, the LiftMaster 8550W’s Timer-to-Close functionality allows users to set the time after which their garage door will automatically close, ensuring their door is never left open by accident. Because this feature allows the garage door to be closed without being in the “line of site” of the door, these units comply with UL325 codes which require audible and visual warnings to occur for 10 seconds before the door begins to close, reinforcing LiftMaster’s commitment to providing the safest garage door openers available.

About LiftMaster

LiftMaster is the number one brand of professionally installed residential garage door openers, as well as a major manufacturer of commercial door operators, residential and commercial gate operators, telephone entry systems and related access control products. Driven by the access and security needs of the marketplace, LiftMaster’s expansive line of state-of-the-art residential and commercial products are designed to fit any lifestyle or application, providing the latest technology and innovations in safety, security and convenience. For inquiries on LiftMaster products or to locate your local LiftMaster Dealer, please visit

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