Extreme weather conditions have become more frequent over the past decade. This has caused an increase in power outages, which can impact garage door operation. Because 70 percent of homeowners enter their homes through their garages, it’s important to be able to open garage doors during power outages. A power outage is more than an inconvenience; it’s a major safety and security issue. 

“Even though a garage door can be manually opened, having to get out of your car in the freezing cold or a rain storm 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 battery backup-enabled garage door openers. 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 Backups: 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.

To learn more about LiftMaster garage door openers with battery backups go to https://www.liftmaster.com/battery-backup-openers/c/battery-backup-openers.