During extreme weather conditions your home is your lifeline. In those moments, you need to feel confident that you can quickly enter and exit your garage — without ever leaving your car.

According to the NOAA, the United States saw an unprecedented amount of billion-dollar weather disasters from 2010-2019. During that decade, the country experienced 119 disasters that exceeded $1 billion in losses—more than double the amount of billion dollar-loss disasters (59) experienced in the previous decade. These catastrophes predictably brought mass power outages across broad regional swaths. In these moments, a power outage is more than an inconvenience; it’s a major safety and security issue. 

Many homeowners wisely purchase various types of insurance to mitigate against the possibility of disaster. But it’s important to consider another type of insurance: one that allows you to move quickly in and out of your garage. More than 70 percent of homeowners enter their homes through their garage, which usually requires electronic power. Having a garage opener with integrated Battery Backup makes it possible to open and close your garage door during a power outage. 

“Even though a garage door can be manually opened, having to get out of your car in the freezing cold or a rainstorm to lift and open your garage door by hand can become a major inconvenience and safety issue,” said Jackie Lorenty, LiftMaster Vice President. “Additionally, in some cases, time is of the essence. When you need to get your car out of the garage quickly to flee from a hurricane or a forest fire, you might not have the extra time it takes to manually open your garage door when the power is out.”

LiftMaster garage door openers, powered by myQ® smart technology, offer an extensive lineup of garage door openers with integrated Battery Backup. LiftMaster was the first company to include a Battery Backup system in a garage door opener, allowing homeowners to safely get in and out of their garages even when the power is out.

The following LiftMaster garage door openers offer peace of mind and added functionality to accommodate a wide range of lifestyles. All are integrated with myQ technology and compliant with California SB-969, which mandates all garage door openers sold or installed after July 1, 2019, have battery backups.

LiftMaster Garage Door Openers with Battery Backup: These openers are available through professional dealers. Find your nearest dealer now. 

For those located in coastal states, the LiftMaster Automatic Garage Door Lock (Model 841LM), when used as a mandatory two-point garage door locking system, has been approved through a certified testing laboratory to meet hurricane-ready requirements throughout the U.S., except in Miami-Dade County, Florida. When two Automatic Garage Door Locks are installed on select code-compliant garage doors, the engaged locks reinforce the garage door automatically when the garage door is closed. The Automatic Garage Door Lock also automatically unlocks when the garage door is opened, offering homeowners the added benefit of not having to worry about damaging their door if they try to open it while locks are still engaged.

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