Garage door openers have been designed to ease your life in such a way that you won’t even have to get out of your care when you want to enter the garage. A perfect device to add comfort and safety to your home, the Chamberlain WD832KEV is one of those state-of-the-art gadgets that bring technology to the door of your home. It’s a quiet device that takes away the hassle of opening and closing heavy garage doors.
This item is a very quiet unit thanks to the steel-reinforced belt drive system that ensures a silent and smooth functioning, so you can use this device on garage doors that are close to rooms. The Motor Vibration Isolation system eliminates the powerhead vibration found in many automatic door opener systems, thus reducing the noise. The entire opening and closing process is very silent, as well as the start and stop that doesn’t make a loud noise. Some of its characteristics are:
- Practical – This door opener has a ½ hp that makes it suitable for standard aluminum sectional doors found on most of the houses
- Energy-efficient – You won’t have to worry about energy consumption because this device only uses 1-watt of power
- Timer-to-close – The timer-to-close feature can be set in increasing time intervals of 1, 5, or 10 minutes, so you can relax in case you forgot to close the door when you left home
You can easily install it on a 10′ wide x 8′ high door and it will have no problems in closing and opening it. The MyQ technology enables you to monitor, open and close the garage door via smartphone by connecting to an Internet Gateway. With the help of a compatibility bridge, you can have the door opener working through your vehicle commands via the HomeLink buttons.
|Garage door type compatibility||10’ W x 8’ H|
|Motion detection lights||Yes|
|Warranty||Lifetime for motor, 5 years for the parts, 1 year for accessories|
Safety and Security Features
The system itself is a security measure, but this doesn’t mean that is all you get. Being a late technology gadget, it comes with additional security features like the timer-to-close function which automatically closes the garage door in case you forget to close it. The MyQ technology adds to its convenience as it allows your system to control the interior and exterior lights, so you will never come home and find complete darkness. This feature is available with the purchase of additional MyQ accessories that increase the functionality of the door opener. Some of its safety features are:
- PosiLock – The PosiLock theft protection that keeps the door locked for good once you close it, so no one will be able to unlock it and enter your garage
- Protector System – You will also love the Protector System safety sensors that automatically stop the door from closing in case they sense contact with a person or an object
- Control Panel – It features a motion-detecting control panel that controls the timer and turns on the lights in case it detects motion
The product comes with a 3-button remote control that works on a tri-band frequency that always searches the clearest frequency that will guarantee the best performance even on greater distances. Some of its particularities are:
- Wireless Keypad – This device also comes with a wireless keypad featuring unique 4-digit codes that allow you to easily enter the garage while still keeping a high level of security. The door closes with a single touch once you have opened the garage
- Light bulb – You will be able to feel safe as it features a light bulb that delivers 200 watts of power. Please bear in mind that the light bulb is sold separately
- Batteries – The remote control operates on lithium ion batteries that are included in the package
Warranty and Support
The warranty is something worth mentioning, as it comes with a lifetime warranty on the motor for increased reliability. The belt of the device also enjoys a lifetime warranty while the parts come with a 5-year warranty and the accessories enjoy a short 1-year warranty. You can find all the spare parts and the necessary accessories on the manufacturer’s website, as well as customer support for any trouble you have with your Chamberlain.
With so many door openers on the market, it’s hard to find one that is truly great, but as you have already seen after reading this review, it has everything that you can imagine. The MyQ compatibility is probably the most exceptional feature of this model due to the fact that it allows you to control it remotely via your smartphone, offering you the possibility to check on the door, close it, or open it without being at home. Also, the motion-detecting control panel that it comes with is definitely of superior quality when compared to what other models have to offer, ensuring a higher level of security. All in all, this is an exceptional choice to go with, and it comes at a reasonable price that makes it affordable for most people.