If you’re in the market for reliable garage door openers that will ensure the security of your property as well as the safety of your family, perhaps you’ve already heard about Chamberlain garage door openers. As products manufactured by the Chamberlain Group—a global leader in redefining access solutions, these garage door openers are known for easy installation, unbeatable security and safety features, quiet operation, strong lift power, and lifetime motor warranty, making them a worthy investment for your property.
Whether you already bought your own Chamberlain garage door opener or you’re just about to purchase one, here are four (4) important facts about this product that you may find helpful:
1. How to Check the Compatibility of your Garage Door Operator with Chamberlain Remote
Checking the compatibility of your garage door operator with Chamberlain remote is an easy and straightforward task. To do this, you simply have to know the color of the LEARN button on your garage door opener and then, you can use the remote compatibility chart available on the Chamberlain website to determine the compatible remote for your garage door operator.
First, you have to locate the LEARN button on your garage door operator, which is situated on the back or the right side, under the garage door opener light cover, near the hanging antenna wire. If you use myQ Control Panel to program, disregard the LEARN button color because in this case, the number of buttons is the basis of remote compatibility. If you have a Yellow LEARN button on your garage door opener, you need to use a remote that is suitable with Security+ 2.0 technology. For a garage door operator with a Purple LEARN button, you should buy a remote appropriate for Security+ 315Mhz technology. For a Red or Orange LEARN button, your remote should work with Security+ 390Mhz Rolling Code technology. As for a garage door opener that has a Green LEARN button, get a remote that is compatible with Billion Code technology.
Moreover, when finding a replacement for your remote, you must know that all Chamberlain garage door openers are compatible with Liftmaster—as the latter is the main brand they sell under—so essentially, they are interchangeable.
2. The History of Chamberlain
Chamberlain Group is the corporate parent company to LiftMaster, Chamberlain, and other brands such as Merlin and Grifco. It is one of the world’s largest, if not the largest, manufacturer of garage doors and other equipment that redefine access solutions around the world. It began as a subsidiary of The Duchossois Group (TDG) which was then acquired by the company in 1983 as its sole owner. The Chamberlain Group then became the consumer products division of the TDG and was named the Chamberlain Group, Inc. (CGI). Under Dick Duchossois’ management, CGI turned into the world’s biggest manufacturer of residential and commercial door openers, remote gate operators, and access control products.
In 1989 to 20002, the group acquired multiple companies to solidify its presence in the industry such as Gasselschaft of Germany and Wecla of France (makers of garage door openers and gates in Europe), Link Door Controls (a prominent manufacturer of commercial door operators in New York), Clicker Corporation (a manufacturer of universal remote transmitters based in California), Moore-O-Matic (also a manufacturer of garage door openers and gate operators), ABL Enterprises (another manufacturer of commercial door operators and other allied products in New York), Solid State Security (an established manufacturer of fire door release devices and control panels) and lastly, Atlas commercial door operators.
Having various companies with technological breakthroughs in its possession, it is not surprising that CGI became a global industry leader that always exceeds customer expectations with their excellent brands: Chamberlain, Liftmaster and Clicker.
3. Basic Tips on How to Program a Chamberlain or a Liftmaster Remote
You can program your Chamberlain or Liftmaster remote to your garage door opener in three ways: (a) using your garage door opener LEARN button, (b) using your door control LEARN button, or (c) using your Smart Control panel.
To do the first one, you have to locate the LEARN button on your garage door operator first and press it. You will notice that the LEARN LED will glow steadily. Then, you have to press the button on the remote control that you wish to operate your garage door within 30 seconds. You will see that the garage door opener lights will flash or you will hear two clicks—this means that your remote control is successfully programmed.
To program your remote using your door control LEARN button, locate the said button on your door control and press it twice. You will notice that the LED will blink. Then, press the button on the remote that you want to operate your garage door. Like the first one, you will see the garage door opener lights flash and hear two clicks that verifies you’ve programmed your remote to your opener.
To program your remote using your Smart Control panel, locate the navigation button below MENU to view the Features menu. Scroll to PROGRAM using the navigation buttons, and select REMOTE to program from the Program menu. Then, press the button on your remote control that you wish to operate your garage door. Again, the lights will flash or two clicks will be heard to signal that you’re done programming.
4. The Top 3 Bestseller Remotes in Chamberlain
• Chamberlain Clicker Black Universal Remote Control
This easily programmable universal remote control is compatible with more than 90 percent of garage door openers including those by Genie, Linear, Stanley, Overhead Door, Wayne-Dalton, Craftsman, Chamberlain, LiftMaster, and more. It features two buttons that can control up to two garage doors or gates of the same or different brands, and Security +2.0 technology. Moreover, it has a long battery life and withstands rigorous quality testing.
• Liftmaster 890max Mini Key Chain Garage Door Opener Remote
This mini garage door remote can fit in your purse, pocket or on a key chain. It can control up to three different openers or gates, or myQ enabled light devices. Furthermore, it works with all Liftmaster openers from 1993 to present and supports easy push-button programming. The best thing about this remote is its Security+2.0 rolling code technology that makes this tougher to clone.
• Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener
This universal smart garage control allows you to open and close your garage door from anywhere with your smartphone through the myQ App. It is compatible with most brands of garage door openers with standard safety sensors manufactured after 1993. With this, you can easily set alerts on open and close, and check the app for instant door status.
Having learned these four significant facts about Chamberlain, you may take this into consideration when purchasing or programming your new Chamberlain garage door opener or remote control.